Music Memories – This Week – Better Best Forgotten

The one thing I love about music is that everyone has their own story to tell – the musician, the lyrics, the way the fans decipher them and also the way a song can also create a memory or a meaning to someone. That is what this new article is all about. Each fortnight, we will take a look at a different song and I will take you as a trip down memory lane as to what it means to me. Welcome to Music Memories.

Track: Better Best Forgotten
Artist: Steps
Original Release Date: 8th March 1999

When I was a kid, I used to love entering talent shows because I used to really enjoyed singing and dancing. I would spend hours learning dance routines by pop bands and then enter talent shows on holiday so I had a place to show off what I had learnt. There is one that sticks very vividly in my head and that was the year that I decided to show a campsite in Devon my dance routine for Better Best Forgotten.

I have no real reason as to why this sticks out in my head but it really does, I can see the stage vividly and even remember what I was wearing. I used to spend a lot of time learning the dance moves to Steps music videos and always was so excited to show it off. I can still remember performing this dance and I can still see the stage and the audience watching me.

I loved performing from a young age and this was always so exciting performing, I loved the adrenaline that it created. I think the reason this particular one stands out is because I think I won it (i have a trophy with a paw print still to this day from it).

Facts About Better Best Forgotten

  • It was the final single to be taken from their debut album, Step One
  • A stripped back ballad version of the track was performed during the 2012 Christmas with Steps tour
  • Better Best Forgotten” entered the UK Singles Chart at number two in March 1999, beaten to number one by Boyzone’s “When the Going Gets Tough”
  • During the video shoot, a glass wall collapsed on Faye.

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