Steps in 2022

IP Issues, Charts, 2000 Charts, Box Tops 2000, Dancing In The Moonlight

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In today’s new UK charts, It’s The Way You Make Me Feel drops down to number 33 on the singles chart spending its seventh week on the chart. Buzz drops down to number 31 in the albums chart spending its 16th week on the chart and in the music videos chart, the Live Wembley Video drops to number four. For full chart information check out the chart pages.

Thanks to Chris for this Chart information on last years sales:

Deeper Shade Of Blue – 169,000
Summer Of Love/When I Said Goodbye. – 162,000
Stomp – 163,000
Buzz – 541,000
Steptacular – 312,000.

You may have noticed on the UK charts that the Toploader song, Dancing In The Moonlight, is enjoying a huge run on the UK charts on its re-release due to the fact its being used in a Sainsburys advert on the TV! Well today on TOTP Plus in a Toploader interview, they mentioned that Pete Waterman turned the song down a year ago for STEPS of all groups! With the sucess of this song was it a mistake to turn the song down? Would it have had the same success if the song was a STEPS song? – Thanks to Derek for pointing this out!

This isn’t STEPS related, hence the line above, but this single was our single of the week last week, NME are a bit slow and have reviewed it now that is has entered the chart, its just one of those reviews that should be read:

Single Of The Century: Backstreet Boys – The Call
Who could have imagined that, after such a long reign as men kings of pop, the Backstreet Boys would find themselves in a ‘which is best?’ contest with their arch-adversary tribute band *N Sync? Current popular thinking swings toward the Syncs.
We can put this down to the perverse side of human nature that suddenly decides it prefers Pepsi to Coke or ‘Miami 7’ to ‘LA 7’. They are wrong. *N Sync may have been first off the boy band blocks (very big in Germany since 1972 apparently) but it’s how you play the game, run the race, every loser wins, or whatever.
Backstreet have far more style and class and a much smaller mutant count amongst its members. ‘The Call’ is fast, futuristic and, in the video, Howie turns into a girl. In your face Lance Bass!

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