When I Said Goodbye / Summer of Love

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"When I Said Goodbye"/"Summer of Love"
Single by Steps
from the album Steptacular & Buzz
Released July 3, 2000
Format CD Single, cassette
Recorded 1999 and 2000
Length 3:32 / 3:52
Label Jive Records
Songwriter(s) Topham & Twigg
Producer(s) Topham, Twigg, Waterman
Steps singles chronology
"Deeper Shade of Blue"
"When I Said Goodbye" / "Summer of Love"
"Deeper Shade of Blue"
"When I Said Goodbye"/"Summer of Love"

"When I Said Goodbye"/"Summer of Love" is a double A-side single, the tenth single released by Steps. "When I Said Goodbye" is a ballad taken from the album Steptacular, while "Summer of Love" was a previously unavailable track. The latter is a Latino-flavoured uptempo pop song, which later appeared on their third album Buzz. It features various lyrics in Spanish which include: Disfruta la vida (Enjoy life) and Pienso que te quiero (I think that I love you).

When I Said Goodbye features Claire and H on lead vocals. It was re-recorded with an orchestra for the single release. Summer of Love features Claire, Faye, Lisa and H on lead vocals.

Music videos[edit]

The video for "When I Said Goodbye" was a black-and-white video shot in Rome, Italy. It featured shots of the members singing solemnly. In contrast, the video for the Latin-flavoured "Summer Of Love" featured brightly coloured clothes and energetic dancing. It portrayed Steps and their dancers as "good steps" (very colourful and dressed innocently) and "bad steps" (dressed in leather, with black makeup, somewhat raunchy looking) in the end good steps chased bad steps away with their amazing dancing.

Track listings[edit]


  1. "When I Said Goodbye" – 3:32
  2. "Summer of Love" – 3:52
  3. "Summer of Love" (W.I.P. Remix) – 6:38


  1. "When I Said Goodbye" – 3:32
  2. "Summer of Love" – 3:52


  1. "Summer of Love" (D-Bop's Tequila Slammer Dub)
  2. "Summer of Love" (D-Bop's Tequila Sunrise Vocal)
  3. "Summer of Love" (Tour Mix)
  4. "Summer of Love" (TV edit)

Credits and personnel[edit]

Chart performance[edit]

"When I Said Goodbye"/"Summer of Love" peaked at #5 and spent eleven weeks in the Official UK Top 75 Singles chart, two of which were spent in the top ten. It is their earliest single release (and one of only four in the band's original run) not to have reached at least a Silver certification.

Chart positions[edit]

Chart (2000) Peak
Irish Singles Chart 18
UK Singles Chart 5

External links[edit]

  1. ^ Steptacular (Liner notes). Steps. Jive Records, EBUL. 1999. 0519112. 
  2. ^ "Buzz" (Liner notes). Steps. Jive Records, EBUL. 2000. 0518492.