Step in the Name of Love

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"Step in the Name of Love (Remix)"
R. Kelly - Step In The Name Of Love.jpg
Single by R. Kelly
from the album Chocolate Factory
B-side"Thoia Thong"
ReleasedOctober 16, 2003
FormatCD
Recorded2002
Genre
Length5:42 (album version)
7:12 (remix)
4:29 (radio edit)
4:55 (Remix edit)
LabelJive
Songwriter(s)Robert Kelly
Producer(s)R. Kelly
R. Kelly singles chronology
"Snake"
(2003)
"Step in the Name of Love (Remix)"
(2003)
"Thoia Thoing"
(2004)
Chocolate Factory track listing
24 tracks
Track list
  1. "Chocolate Factory"
  2. "Step in the Name of Love"
  3. "Heart of a Woman"
  4. "I'll Never Leave"
  5. "Been Around the World"
  6. "You Made Me Love You"
  7. "Forever"
  8. "Dream Girl"
  9. "Ignition"
  10. "Ignition (Remix)"
  11. "Forever More"
  12. "You Knock Me Out"
  13. "Step in the Name of Love (Remix)"
  14. "Imagine That"
  15. "Showdown"
  16. "Snake"
  17. "Who's That"
Loveland bonus disc
  1. "Loveland"
  2. "What Do I Do"
  3. "Heaven I Need a Hug"
  4. "The World's Greatest"
  5. "Far More"
  6. "Raindrops"
  7. "Apologies of a Thug" (Europe bonus track)

"Step in the Name of Love (Remix)" is the title of a hit song by R&B singer R. Kelly. Taken from the 2003 album Chocolate Factory, the song became the tenth single from Kelly (and the final one to date) to reach #1 on the R&B chart, particularly on the strength of the song's remix. It also peaked at number nine on the pop charts on December 2, 2003. The original "Step in the Name of Love", which is on the unreleased 2002 album "Loveland" as well as the Chocolate Factory album, described a dance style initially created in Chicago called "stepping". That dance, and the music associated with it, was heavily featured on disc one of his 2004 double album, "Happy People/U Saved Me". The song became an impromptu "anthem" for steppers and the dance. In the UK, the song was a double A-side with "Thoia Thoing".

Music video[edit]

The music video is directed by Little X.[1]

Legacy[edit]

"Step in the Name of Love (Remix)" took 43 weeks to reach number one on the R&B/Hip Hop chart, making it the longest trip to number one in the chart's history. The song has spent 70 weeks on the same chart and is one of the songs that has spent the most weeks on that chart.

Track listing[edit]

UK CD single
  1. "Step in the Name of Love" (Remix) (Radio Edit)
  2. "Thoia Thong" (Album Version)
  3. "Thoia Thong" (Silk & Peoples Choice Remix)
  4. "Step in the Name of Love" (Remix) (Enhanced Video)

Charts[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ http://www.oocities.org/hypepaul/lxvideos.html
  2. ^ "2003 Year End Charts – The Billboard Hot 100 Singles & Tracks". Billboard. Prometheus Global Media. Retrieved January 3, 2012.
  3. ^ http://www.soulsystem.it/yend.asp?date=31/12/2003
  4. ^ "2004 Year End Charts – The Billboard Hot 100 Singles & Tracks". Billboard. Prometheus Global Media. Retrieved January 3, 2012.
  5. ^ http://www.soulsystem.it/yend.asp?date=31/12/2004

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