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Steps - General Discussion

Discussion in 'Pop & Justice' started by johnoc2006, Jun 28, 2006.

  1. Just heard The Runner and I am just so confused as to why it's not chosen as the lead single for this era. The build-up towards the end and the drama as the song progresses by each minute are just astounding! The beginning bits sound a bit dated but that's what makes Steps sound so unique.

    It's funny that as soon as I hear it, I hear "ABBA". It's not the case when Bananarama's doing it or even Third Degree. Steps definitely put a stamp on it!

    The Runner = Tragedy x The Slightest Touch.
  2. The best part is Claire's "YOU'RE A RUNNAH!"
  3. SBK


    Criminal that they make us wait until the third verse for her to shine.
  4. Mvnl

    Mvnl Staff Member

    The intro is very Ding-A-Dong
  5. 6 more days and I'll finally get to hear it. I know it's only one song but any new steps song since Dancing Queen always makes me feel like a giddy school girl. Ha

    And speaking of the completest in me needs Dancing Queen on streaming.
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  6. Nobody needs Dancing Queen on streaming.
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  7. My OCD does haha

    Yet it does have great adlibs from HRHLSL
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  8. If they redid Dancing Queen with their current producers, it would worth listening to.
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  9. W2K


    Would it though?
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  10. So glad The Runner wasn’t the lead because it’s crap x
  11. I'm absolutely obsessed with their cover of 'The Runner', its perfect everything-and-the-kitchen-sink bonkers bop.
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  12. I'm irrationally annoyed that so many of you have heard it. General consensus appears to be positive in here though. I didn't actually like the original of Slightest Touch, but loved their cover, which in turn made me love the original too.

    But I absolutely LOVE the original of The Runner, so I just need it to keep as much of the bonkers disco flourishes of that, and not be a generic bore-a-thon like the Bananarama version.
  13. TMI


    I want to heart the Runner for the first time when my vinyle arrives which will be one week late at best. Will I be strong enough?
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  14. God knows why anyone would want to listen to anything but the ABBA version of Dancing Queen! Steps have definitely improved some songs but no one should touch this one.
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  15. W2K


    I agree, I love it. It’s bonkers and picks up where The Slightest Touch left off.
  16. That’s true. I feel the same way about Better the Devil too.
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  17. MB


    The slightest touch is one of the best things Steps have ever created. The Runner is one of the worst. I understand everyone has different opinions and I can see why people would like it but to compare it against the masterpiece of the slightest touch? Never in a million years!
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  18. W2K


    I mean you said it yourself, everyone’s opinions and the way they hear things differ so…
  19. Don't know if it's just me but the overall production value on Hard 2 Forget and The Runner just sound way cheaper than anything found on What the Future Hold Parts 1 or 2.
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  20. Mvnl

    Mvnl Staff Member

    I definitely prefer this to The Slightest Touch, but then preferring the (original) song does half the job. I just prefer my Steps bittersweet. That being said they definitely threw everything at the production of this and not necessarily in the best way. But still love it.
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