One Step Closer (S Club Juniors song)

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"One Step Closer"
File:Onestepcloser.jpg
Single by S Club Juniors
from the album Together
B-side "Reach", "Together"
Released 22 April 2002
Format CD single, Cassette
Recorded 2002
Genre Pop
Label Polydor
Writer(s) Cathy Dennis, Tim Lever , Mike Percy
S Club Juniors singles chronology
- "One Step Closer"
(2002)
"Automatic High"
(2002)
Frankie Sandford singles chronology
- "One Step Closer"
(2002)
"Automatic High"
(2002)

"One Step Closer" is the debut single by British pop group S Club Juniors, written by Cathy Dennis and released as the first single from their album Together. It was released on 22 April 2002 in the United Kingdom, where it peaked at #2 on the UK Singles Chart, losing out to the #1 spot by a mere 1000 copies.

Frankie Sandford sings the first verse. Calvin Goldspink sings the first part of the first and the third bridges. Jay Asforis sings the second part of the first and the third bridges and the first part of the second bridge. Daisy Evans sings the second verse. Hannah Richings sings a backing vocal during the second verse. Stacey McClean sings the second part of the second bridge and backing vocals during the final chorus. Rochelle Wiseman sings backing vocals in the final chorus. Aaron Renfree does not have any solos in this song. Recording was produced by Tim Lever and done at Hollywood's famed Radio Recorders by engineer Jordan Winsen.


Music Video

The video shows the band in a classroom which changes into a disco. The noise attracts the attention of the headmaster (played by Lee Cornes) who arrives only to find it a classroom again.

Track listing

Disc 1

  1. "One Step Closer"
  2. "Reach" (S Club Juniors vs. S Club 7)
  3. "Together"
  4. "One Step Closer" (CD-ROM)

Disc 2

  1. "One Step Closer"
  2. "One Step Closer" (Karaoke version)
  3. "S Club 7 Boys interview with S Club Juniors Girls"

Cassette

  1. "One Step Closer"
  2. "One Step Closer" (Acapella version)

Chart performance

The single was released on 22 April 2002 and during its first week it reached a peak position of #2 in the UK Singles Chart, remaining within the Top 40 for 11 weeks until mid-July. In Ireland it had a similar level of success with a high position of #5. It also made it into the top 20 of the European Hot 100 Singles chart, the most popular songs across Europe at that time, at #14.

Chart positions

Chart (2002)[1] Peak
position
UK Singles Chart 2
Irish Top 20 5
European Hot 100 Singles 14

American Juniors version

"One Step Closer"
File:American Juniors-One Step Closer.jpg
Single by American Juniors
from the album American Juniors: Kids In America
Released 2004
Format Digital download, 7"
Recorded 2003
Genre Pop
Label Jive Records
Writer(s) Cathy Dennis, Tim Lever , Mike Percy
American Juniors singles chronology
- "One Step Closer"
(2004)

"One Step Closer" was covered by American Juniors, recorded by the ten finalists on the American Juniors television program, not just the five who won. It was released by Jive Records in 2004.

Track listing

  1. "One Step Closer"
  2. "Kids in America (Pop Mix)"
  3. "Kids in America (Rock Mix)"
  4. "Circle of Life"

Chart history

The song "One Step Closer", a single from the album, went to #6 in the US, and #2 in Canada, on the respective Nielsen SoundScan single's charts.[2]

References

  1. "S Club Juniors - One Step Closer: Charts". Music Square. Retrieved 31 October 2008.
  2. "American Juniors' single "One Step Closer" soars in Canada but falls in U.S.", Reality TV World; URL accessed 4 May 2006.

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