Step Up (Darin song)

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"Step Up"
Darin-Step-Up.jpg
Single by Darin
from the album Darin
Released7 September 2005
Recorded2005
Genre Pop, R&B, Dance
Length3:07
Label Columbia/Sony BMG
Songwriter(s) RedOne, Darin, Bilal Hajji
Producer(s) RedOne
Darin singles chronology
"Why Does It Rain"
(2005)
"Step Up"
(2005)
"Who's That Girl"
(2005)

"Step Up" is the third single released by Swedish singer Darin. The song is taken from his second album, Darin . The song was co-written by Darin with RedOne and Bilal Hajji and enjoyed much success in Sweden, where it charted for 26 weeks, debuting at number one. [1]

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Music video

The video has a very R&B theme to it featuring Darin singing through a broken window in front of green strobe lights similar to that of Yeah! by U.S. singer Usher. Darin is seen with his dancers performing in front of a wall of graffiti in a basement style setting where there also is a crowded party, with Darin being seen dancing in the crowd. In the video there is a wall with a picture of Darin painted on it, in front of which he is seen singing. The video is produced and directed by Mikedalica and Harakiri, and is featured on the DVD Tour Videos Interview.

Chart performance

The single debuted on the official Swedish singles chart at number one and remained on the chart for 26 weeks in total. The single has only been physically released in Sweden but has charted from digital sales at number nine in Finland and is available to download, as part of the album Darin , in various countries around the world.

Track listing

  1. "Step Up" 03:07
  2. "Step Up" (Instrumental) 03:07

Chart

ChartProvidersPeak
position
Certification
Swedish Singles Chart [1] IFPI1Platinum
Finnish Singles Chart [2] IFPI9

Notes

"Step Up" was heard playing in a club in episode 5 of the third series of UK comedy Benidorm on 30 October 2009. There is also an unofficial remix of the song mixed with the song Just a Lil Bit by rapper 50 Cent. The song has furthermore been covered by German boy band Part Six. [3]

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References

  1. 1 2 http://www.swedishcharts.com/showitem.asp?interpret=Darin&titel=Step+Up&cat=s
  2. http://www.finnishcharts.com/showitem.asp?interpret=Darin&titel=Step+Up&cat=s
  3. "Part Six - Want Ya!". Discogs (in German). Retrieved 2018-01-10.