” Dancing With A Broken Heart ” is by Steps, the British dance-pop group. The line-up consists of Lee Latchford-Evans, Claire Richards, Lisa Scott-Lee, Faye Tozer and Ian ‘ H ‘ Watkins.
The group, formed by Barry Upton and Steve Crosby in May 1997, released four studio albums, three compilation albums and seventeen singles.
The name Steps is based on a marketing basis that the group’s videos were to include choreographed dance moves that could be copied by fans. The dance steps used in each of the videos were added in the sleeves of most of the group’s singles.
Steps have released a series of charting singles which included two Number One singles in the United Kingdom, one of which was a double A-side. They have also released two Number One albums in the country ( to date ). The group have had a string of hits throughout Europe and has sold over 20 million records worldwide.
” Dancing With A Broken Heart ” was written by Delta Goodrem, Vince Pizzinga and John Shanks. Initially released by Delta on the 10th of August 2012, it was taken as the second single her fourth studio album, Child of the Universe.
The album, released on the 26th of October 2012, debuted at number two on the albums chart. Child of the Universe was certified Gold by the Australian Recording Industry Association.
The song reached number fifteen on the ARIA ( Australian Recording Industry Association ) Chart and spent three weeks on the chart there.
Steps released their cover version on the 19th of September 2017. It was released as the first single from the Tears on the Dancefloor: Crying at the Disco, a re-issue of the original 2017 album, Tears on the Dancefloor.
Their cover version was produced by The Alias, a UK production, songwriting and remix team. They have worked with a variety of artists including Little Mix, Olly Murs, Britney Spears, Demi Lovato, Selena Gomez, Tulisa, Nicole Scherzinger and Pixie Lott. Their clients include major record labels like Polydor, RCA, Island, Syco and DefJam.
Lyrically, the song is about growing as a person after taking yourself out of a bad situation and moving on to be a better person from the bad experience.
The Steps version is more disco in composition; it differs from the original performed by Delta. Most of the vocals are by Claire Richards, Faye Tozer and Lisa Scott-Lee, while Lee Latchford-Evans and Ian ‘ H ‘ Watkins take a lesser role lyrically.
” Dancing With A Broken Heart ” has, to date, been a commercial success for Steps. In the United Kingdom, the single has reached number fifty-eight on the UK Download Chart and peaked at the same position in Scotland.
On the UK iTunes Chart, it debuted and peaked at number fourteen. To date, it has spent five days on the chart.
On the Spanish iTunes Chart, the single debuted at number seventy-one on the 19th of September 2017. The single spent two days on the chart there.
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Official Website: Stepsofficial.co.uk
FaceBook Page: Facebook.com/officialsteps
Wikipedia Page: Wikipedia.org/StepsGroups dancing with a broken heartdancing with a broken heart stepssteps