Steam was a pop music group best known for their 1969 #1 hit song "Na Na Hey Hey Kiss Him Goodbye".
A one-hit wonder -- the band had already broken up by the time the song, intended to be a throwaway B-side, hit -- the group and song were largely forgotton until the 1977 Major League Baseball season, when Chicago White Sox organist Nancy Faust began playing the tune when opposing pitchers were relieved, or when the Sox had clearly won the game. Fans began singing along, playing the song during sporting events gradually became a tradition and today the Steam hit is commonly heard at arenas and stadiums throughout the US.
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The song was revived for the 2000 movie Remember the Titans. The third single "In The Middle" went top twenty in the UK and Ireland and top 40 in Europe and Australia. Fans began singing along, playing the song during sporting events gradually became a tradition and today the Steam hit is commonly heard at arenas and stadiums throughout the US. The second single "Too Lost In You" went top 5 in the UK, top ten in Norway as well as going top ten on both sides of the Straits of Taiwan (Taiwan and China). A one-hit wonder -- the band had already broken up by the time the song, intended to be a throwaway B-side, hit -- the group and song were largely forgotton until the 1977 Major League Baseball season, when Chicago White Sox organist Nancy Faust began playing the tune when opposing pitchers were relieved, or when the Sox had clearly won the game. It reached number two in Ireland and Norway, and was a minor American hit as well, reaching #96. Steam was a pop music group best known for their 1969 #1 hit song "Na Na Hey Hey Kiss Him Goodbye". The first single "Hole In The Head" was the group's third UK number one single and went to number one in Denmark as well.
The group's third album Three released in 2003 continued the momentum reaching number three on the UK album charts. The fourth single "Shape" went top ten in the UK, Netherlands and Ireland in early 2003. The third single from the album "Stronger" went top ten in the Netherlands and Norway while a "Stronger/Angels With Dirty Faces" double A-side single went top ten in the UK and top 20 in New Zealand in late 2002. On the back of these hits, Sugababes second album Angels With Dirty Faces reached number two on the UK album charts and was a hit elsewhere.
Their second single for Island Records "Round Round" was the groups second UK number one single and went to number 2 in Ireland, the Netherlands and New Zealand. The second single for Island Records. The song was also a European top ten song and reached the top 40 in New Zealand, Norway and Belgium. This song was a breakthrough for the group being their first UK number one in 2002 and reaching number two in Ireland.
The song featured Sugababes singing a lyric by Adina Howard over a sample of "Are 'Friends' Electric" by Tubeway Army. Their first single with the new label was "Freak Like Me", a version of a Bastard Pop song "We Don't Give a Damn About Our Friends" by Girls On Top (really Richard X). Heidi Range (born 23 May 1983) from Liverpool replaced Donaghy in the group and the group signed with Island Records. Siobhan Donaghy's solo record Revolution In Me released through London Records failed to achieve the same success as the Sugababes subsequent releases.
Siobhan Donaghy left the band mid-tour in 2001 due to depression, later deciding to pursue a career as a solo artist. Despite this, the One Touch didn't sell as well as London Records hoped leading to them dropping the band in 2001. The group largely wrote the One Touch album which had three further Top 40 hits in the UK - "Soul Sound", "Run For Cover" and "New Year" - with "Run For Cover" also making the Australian Top 40. The first single "Overload" made the UK Top 10 and was nominated for a Brit Award.
London Records decided to offer the group a contract when the girls were 14 and brought in Cameron McVey, known for his work with the All Saints to develop an album. The trio decided to form a group together soon after in 1998. Buchanan's family hails from Jamaica while Buena's comes from the Philippines. Keisha Buchanan (born 30 September 1984) and Mutya Buena (born Rosa Isabel Mutya Buena 21 May 1985) were childhood friends in London and met Siobhan Donaghy at a party when they were thirteen.
The band has also won at the Brit Awards for "Best British Dance Act". They have also had two UK top five albums in Angels With Dirty Faces in 2002 and Three in 2003. Sugababes are a UK girl group formed in 1998 and have so far have released 12 songs that have made top 40 charts around the world including three UK number one singles. Three (2003).
Angels With Dirty Faces (2002). One Touch (2000).