Comic Relief beats Steps to the top spot
This is taken from Dotmusic.
BETTER BEST FORGOTTEN – UK #2 Single (Steps) Just two weeks after Heartbeat / Tragedy sold its one millionth copy in the UK and with said single still floating around the Top 20 after 18 weeks on release, Steps return to the chart with another pop masterpiece. To coincide with their current UK tour and on the back of the brief did-they-win-or-not Brits controversy they release Better Best Forgotten from the album Step One. Those see the band as little more than Abba sound likes will find plenty of ammunition in this single, easily their most derivative release so far but in actual fact it is no poorer for this. Better Best Forgotten was widely expected to become the second number one single for Steps but circumstances have worked against them and for the moment they have to be content with the runners up slot. When the midweek chart was announced on Wednesday, Steps were #1. They had sold 1,500 more than Boyzone. But Comic Relief came to their aid and helped to boost sales to outsell Steps at the last minute! Better Best Forgotten was a new entry and number two.
First it was the Manics and now Boyzone who stop Steps getting a debut number one single – there’s always next time :-). Heartbeat/Tragedy is now at number 20, after 18 weeks which means Steps have two singles in the UK Top20. Step One drops out of the Top10 to number 14. Steps The Video stays the number one music video. Heartbeat/Tragedy is now the longest running single that Steps have had in the UK charts!