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Whitney Houston’s ‘Step By Step’ Was Released This Day In 1997

Whitney Houston - Step By Step single front cover

February 24, 1997 – “Step By Step” was released in the U.S. as a single from The Preacher’s Wife: Original Soundtrack Album. The song was originally written and recorded by Annie Lennox in 1992 — Whitney’s version was reworked as more R&B/pop with some new lyrics and omitting a portion of the bridge, with Annie singing backup vocals. Billboard called it “one of the shining moments” on the soundtrack. “Step By Step” reached #15 on the Billboard Hot 100, #12 on the Adult Contemporary chart, and #29 on the Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs chart, as well as charting successfully around the globe. The music video was directed by Paul Hunter.

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