Sunday, September 09, 2007
The End Of The Road...
On December 26th 2001, one of the most successful acts in Uk Pop History announced that they were calling it a day. They are one of the few bands who can truly say that they went out on top.
Their Greatest Hits album had gone number one and they had just finished their massive Greatest Hits tour across the Uk.
Despite only hitting number 1 twice in the Uk, Steps hold a number of records in the Uk. In fact they had 14 conecutive top 5 hits. An accomplishment only beat by the Beatles and Oasis. Their debut single '5, 6, 7, 8' holds a record for being one of the highest selling singles ever NOT to hit the top ten! In 2000 Steps received a special BRIT award for being the Best Selling British Live Act. In fact Steps were one of the biggest touring acts the Uk has ever seen and even hold a Guiness World Record to prove it.
It's been almost 6 years since Steps split up. With the trend of bands re-forming today many fans have asked if Steps are planning to reunite any time soon. Most recently Fave has spoken about the rumours and confirmed that the five of them have been approached to do a reunion. Unfortunately for fans like myself she says that each of them are busy with their own projects and that the time isn't right.
It seems even though 6 years have passed the fans still can;t get enough of their infectious singles and dance routines. Recently I held a poll - The Battle of The B-Sides. It turned out it wasn't much of a battle at all as you voted Steps - Just Like The First Time as the overwhelming winner!
So I'd like everyone to pull out your old singles... go through your mp3 list... practice your dance routines while you play some Steps and remember the good times.
"...You Put One Finger In The Air... And It's One For Sorrow... And It's Too Too Bad!"
Below you'll find some of the more rare yet AMAZING Steps songs and one of my all time faves - Chain Reaction. Enjoy.