A step in time with 90s dance-pop

There is usually an interesting story behind the names of different music bands and groups. British dance-pop group Steps aren’t an exception to that general rule. The five member group was formed in 1997 and their name was based on a marketing premise: that each of their music videos were to be choreographed, and the dance steps were included in the sleeve with most of their songs. Their music has a 1990s dance-pop sound and so far they’ve released four studio albums, three compilation albums and seventeen singles. Some of their songs have garnered comparisons to ABBA due to their similarly composed infectious pop melodies and soaring vocals.
Steps achieved a series of charting singles between 1997 and 2001 including two number 1 singles in the UK, two number 1 albums in the UK, fourteen consecutive top 5 singles in the UK and several hits across Europe. They’ve sold over 20 million records globally. The group disbanded in 2001 but reformed in 2011 for a documentary series on Sky Living titled Steps Reunion.

It was quite timely and fitting when the group released the single “Story of a Heart” in 2017. The songs written by ABBA’s Bjorn Ulvaeus and Benny Andersson and originally recorded for the Benny Anderson Band’s album of the same name in 2009. Steps’ version was taken from their fifth studio album Tears on the Dancefloor. Check it out right here at Lovesongs247 the song is described as a tears-on-the-dancefloor track. Fans were really pleased with the single and the album.

The song also received positive reviews from music critics and if you listen to it, it’s understandable why the ABBA comparisons surface again. They reformed for a second time in 2017 and their fans will be hoping that they keep on stepping in the right direction!

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