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Old 07-03-2014, 18:33
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Was thinking this.

What Steps track would work? The Christmas album wasn't successful, so what would.

Steps was camp, cheesy (was it considered cheesy then?), and normally upbeat.

Well it has a gay following, so it has to camp and upbeat. The music has to be under the name Steps. But, it also has to be about the charts today, which is full of club/dance which I like. Was Steps successful in nightclubs? It's gotta be a sorta track that is a good for a nightclub.

So camp, under the name Steps, about the charts today, maybe add some clubbyness in the mix (David Guetta/Calvin Harris). Gangnam Style had rememberable dance moves in, so in Steps songs, there can be a dance element (maybe 2) like in club songs today with rememberable dance moves. The dance moves in Steps were very 90s, so put more modern rememberable dance moves in (it worked for Gangnam Style). Steps had dancing though, so they can keep that throughout the song,'modern Steps' style (Saturdays still have dancing throughout songs. In the dance elements in songs (with no or hardly any lyrics, that's where the most heaviest (sorta)) dancing is.

Do you see what I mean? Kind of clubby (with campness and maybe a little pop) with dancing in it like in pop songs.

You may not agree with my idea, just thinking of things that may work. Oh and if you hate Steps, don't reply.
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Old 07-03-2014, 19:36
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Back in the day, it was most common to hear the radio edits being played in gay bars rather than the dance versions being played in gay clubs. With the exception of the Sleaze Sisters remix of Deeper Shade Of Blue, their dance remixes were never really that good and were quite dated even then.

At the moment, the London gay clubs are playing either electro house or funky house, so they'd really need to be in those genres to get played in the clubs, thought funky house is sounding shockingly dated these days. Perhaps something Gaga-esque might work with their camp appeal.
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Old 07-03-2014, 19:54
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Some songs I think Steps could have done;

Happiness Alexis Jordan
Change Your Life Little Mix
Poker Face Lady Gaga
How Long Will I love you Ellie Goulding
Dark Side Kelly Clarkson
Skyscraper Demi Lovato
Broken Strings James Morrison

Obviously these are just songs I could see them singing in a steps style
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Old 07-03-2014, 20:07
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I really don't think steps should make new music! They were great in the 90s but music has changed so much that I cant see a new album from them of new material being successful
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Old 07-03-2014, 20:18
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Probably the same pap they've always done.
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Old 07-03-2014, 20:20
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None they were very much of their time the and the music appealed to the ages of their core fanbase at that time.
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Old 07-03-2014, 21:28
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They were a product of their time. If they made new music now it wouldn't really fit into today's chart. This is off-topic but out of all the 90s/early 00s manufactured bands I think Liberty X and maybe Blue could fit into today's music scene. Some of The Saturdays' music reminds me of Liberty X a bit.
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Old 07-03-2014, 23:07
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Nothing would work. They are over. Also, Lisa Scott Lee was never the front of the band, however much she wishes she was. In fact, she was always the least interesting member who sung the pointless part of the songs.
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Old 08-03-2014, 07:01
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Was thinking this.

What Steps track would work? The Christmas album wasn't successful, so what would.

Steps was camp, cheesy (was it considered cheesy then?), and normally upbeat.

Well it has a gay following, so it has to camp and upbeat. The music has to be under the name Steps. But, it also has to be about the charts today, which is full of club/dance which I like. Was Steps successful in nightclubs? It's gotta be a sorta track that is a good for a nightclub.

So camp, under the name Steps, about the charts today, maybe add some clubbyness in the mix (David Guetta/Calvin Harris). Gangnam Style had rememberable dance moves in, so in Steps songs, there can be a dance element (maybe 2) like in club songs today with rememberable dance moves. The dance moves in Steps were very 90s, so put more modern rememberable dance moves in (it worked for Gangnam Style). Steps had dancing though, so they can keep that throughout the song,'modern Steps' style (Saturdays still have dancing throughout songs. In the dance elements in songs (with no or hardly any lyrics, that's where the most heaviest (sorta)) dancing is.

Do you see what I mean? Kind of clubby (with campness and maybe a little pop) with dancing in it like in pop songs.

You may not agree with my idea, just thinking of things that may work. Oh and if you hate Steps, don't reply.
you describe possible the most horrendous version of steps ever concocted...

tbh i dont think that would be appropriate now, they are too old to court the young teen market, and id like to think gay men have better taste then cheesy dance pap.

if theres a market for the music you describe, lets have a new young act doing it, steps have had their day.
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Old 08-03-2014, 10:42
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Some songs I think Steps could have done;

Happiness Alexis Jordan
I love Deadmau5 and could just about accept this, but Steps all over it? That would've been horrendous... I doubt the Mau5 would have given his permission.
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Old 08-03-2014, 13:07
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Nothing would work. They are over. Also, Lisa Scott Lee was never the front of the band, however much she wishes she was. In fact, she was always the least interesting member who sung the pointless part of the songs.
No one mentioned Lisa. Did you just have to try and shoehorn a dig at her in there?

you describe possible the most horrendous version of steps ever concocted...

tbh i dont think that would be appropriate now, they are too old to court the young teen market, and id like to think gay men have better taste then cheesy dance pap.
Even if they do you should respect that. It's not for you to say what music is good or bad. Music snobbery at its worst!
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Old 08-03-2014, 13:40
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LMFAO nothing would work!
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Old 08-03-2014, 16:30
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No one mentioned Lisa. Did you just have to try and shoehorn a dig at her in there?
Yes. I needed to get that off my chest.
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Old 08-03-2014, 18:17
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I was a big fan as a teenager, Nowadays I'm extremely indifferent to the, and very very rarely go out of my way to play anything by them nowadays, there's nothing they could do nowadays that would catch my interest..
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Old 08-03-2014, 19:21
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The music steps are doing nowadays is the best music they could do right now and that is non
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Old 08-03-2014, 19:38
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I would love them to do a proper 4th album, but they should try and make it an update of Buzz rather than Steptacular/Step One.

I can see songs like http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=an1-5YArWD0 fitting them very well with Claire's voice. They would sound great on a dance track with the boys doing the bass and Claire going for the high notes, Faye having the verses.

I just want Steps back to be honest, the Christmas album should never have happened, nobody wanted it, the fans didn't react well to it so I don't know who they thought would buy it.
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Old 08-03-2014, 19:48
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I would love them to do a proper 4th album, but they should try and make it an update of Buzz rather than Steptacular/Step One.

I can see songs like http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=an1-5YArWD0 fitting them very well with Claire's voice. They would sound great on a dance track with the boys doing the bass and Claire going for the high notes, Faye having the verses.

I just want Steps back to be honest, the Christmas album should never have happened, nobody wanted it, the fans didn't react well to it so I don't know who they thought would buy it.
The thing is they don't have the record company behind them. It was a very rushed album though. That is when they should've released proper album number four but they couldn't get the writers without the label.

Claire's recording an album which I won't be buying as I never really liked her.
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Old 08-03-2014, 19:54
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Old 08-03-2014, 23:04
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I agree about them being a product of their time. Same for groups like S Club 7 - the whole mixed genre pop group thing with cheesy/generic pop songs & dance routines is totally past it's sell by date. It wouldn't be taken seriously these days by anybody.
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Old 09-03-2014, 01:14
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They would be that bad that they would be given stuff that those autotuned idiots 1D rejects.
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Old 09-03-2014, 07:32
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Even if they do you should respect that. It's not for you to say what music is good or bad. Music snobbery at its worst!
i dont respect cheap, unimaguinitive, cynically manufactured music.

huh the old 'musical snobbery' accusation, said by those trying to justify their bad taste
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Old 24-03-2014, 11:30
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The sort that we couldn't hear!

No offence intended btw but they were absolutely dire and I hope they never return
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Old 24-03-2014, 12:22
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I love Steps, I grew up on cheesy pop music like them and S Club 7. The reunion worked well and I think of all the reunions that have happened in recent years, behind Take That's, they have been one of the more successful ones. They got two (I think) sell out tours, a number one album and a successful TV show out of it.

But I don't think new music would work now. Nostalgia tours can be great, The Big Reunion in the first series worked really well on the nostalgia but I don't think any of the bands, maybe with the exception of 5ive who are pretty much always doing gigs, could sell music these days but I think 5ive would struggle too.

The Christmas album was a terrible idea, if was never going to work. It should have been left as a nostalgia tour and greatest hits album with the option of a third tour in the future.
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Old 14-04-2014, 23:08
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I can't think, they were very much of their era
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