Dance Floor Killer ‘STEP ON’ By HAPPY MONDAYS Turned 30 In 2020

Top singles from the past…

31 December 2020

Of all classic crackers that celebrated a birthday this year, and were featured here,
Turn The Volume picked STEP ON by HAPPY MONDAYS, released 30 years ago
this year, as the cracking cracker of all 2020 crackers.

Why? This is the dance floor killer I moved to in mysterious ways
for years now and will do so tonight (New Year’s Eve).

It was actually a reworked version of 1971 hit He’s Gonna Step On You Again by
South-Africa born, Greek singer and songwriter John Kongos (listen/watch below)

Released: April 1990 – 30 years ago
Producer: Sound wizard Paul Oakenfold
Score: No 5 in the UK
Album: Pills ‘n’ Thrills and Bellyaches
Third LP, released 5 November 1990

Shaun Ryder about the track: “It was fluke. We thought, this is the last thing we need! They sent over a tape with lots of songs from the back catalogue of Elektra. So we stuck the tape on and Step On was either first or second on the tape. We said, right – that’ll do!”


TOP OF THE POPS performance
(great moment: 3-minute mark when
Rowetta‘s voice fills the studio)