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Joe Jackson – Steppin’ Out (Europe 12″)

Posted by DjPaulT on April 19th, 2012


“Steppin’ Out” is a song written by Joe Jackson, originally included on his 1982 album, Night and Day.

The song is about the anticipation and excitement of a night out on the town. Released as a single in August 1982, it became Jackson’s biggest Billboard Hot 100 hit in the U.S., peaking at number six. It was his second biggest hit on the UK Singles Chart, also reaching number six. Only “It’s Different for Girls”, which reached number five in the UK in 1980 did better. The music video for the song, directed by Steve Barron, featured a housekeeper pretending she was a Cinderella figure. It was filmed over one night in the St. Regis Hotel in New York during the summer of 1982.

“Steppin’ Out” eventually earned Grammy nominations for Record of the Year and Best Pop Vocal Performance, Male.

The song was produced and mixed by David Kershenbaum who also produced and mixed some Duran Duran’s early work.

Steppin’ Out 4:17
Written-By – Joe Jackson

T.V. Age (Long Disco Mix) 5:56
Written-By –Joe JacksonSteve Tatler

Vinyl: Near Mint
Sleeve: Near Mint


Year Single Chart Position
1982 Steppin’ Out U.S. Billboard Hot 100 #6
1982 Steppin’ Out U.S. Billboard Adult Contemporary Tracks #4
1982 Steppin’ Out U.S. Billboard Hot Dance Club Play #45


Label: A&M Records – AMS 12-9257
Format: Vinyl, 12″, 45 RPM, Maxi-Single
Country: Europe
Released: 1982
Genre: Electronic, Jazz
Style: Leftfield, Jazz-Funk, Synth-pop, Disco
Credits: Mixed By, Producer – David KershenbaumJoe Jackson

Taken from the A&M LP “Night And Day”
Made in Holland

Find The 12″ On DISCOGS

Turntable: Pro-Ject Debut III
Cartridge: Ortofon Super
Stylus: Ortofon OM Stylus 30
Bellari VP130 Tube Phono Preamp
Soundcard: ESI Juli@
VPI HW 16.5 Record Cleaning Machine
Brother MFC-6490CW Professional Series Scanner

Adobe Audition 3.0 (Recording)
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All vinyl rips are recorded @ 32bit/float
Downsampled to 24bit/96kHz and16bit /44kHz using iZotope RX Advanced 2
FLAC (Level Eight)
MP3 (320kbps)
Artwork scanned at 600dpi

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15 Responses to “Joe Jackson – Steppin’ Out (Europe 12″)”

  1. Steve W Says:

    Fantastic track – I have loved this since release.

    Thank you so much. Paul 🙂


    DjPaulT Reply:

    You’re welcome Steve 🙂


  2. Dave Says:

    One of my all time favorite songs! Thank you SOOOOOOO much!


    DjPaulT Reply:

    Hi Dave it’s one of my all-time favs too. Enjoy!


  3. Jbird Says:

    Thanks much Paul. Joe Jackson is a favorite 80s icon.


    DjPaulT Reply:

    You’re welcome Jbird 🙂


  4. Drake Says:

    Thanks for post , the b side is very good!


    DjPaulT Reply:

    You’re welcome Drake 🙂


  5. 80spornstar Says:

    Almost 30 years since its release and still one of the greatest tunes ever. I remember when I saw video for this track for the first time sometimes in 1983. Damn, am I so old?
    Thanks, another unforgettable post.


    DjPaulT Reply:

    You’re welcome 0spornstar I am right there with ya. I remember watching this video in 83 also 🙂


  6. ric Says:

    The perfect blend of pop and jazz! And even after 30 years, it still sounds timeless and classy!
    Despite peaking only at #6, it was such a long survivor in both the Top 40 (15 weeks) and Hot 100 (27 weeks) that it ended the year as one of the biggest hits!
    Joe kept coming up with the goods…Breaking Us In Two, Be My Number Two, Happy Ending (one of my favourites) and of course, You Can’t Get What You Want (with that Jellybean remix).
    Let’s not forget his gorgeous tinkling on Suzanne Vega’s Left Of Centre.


  7. bodyalive Says:

    Never heard this version with the fade in on the start of the song.
    I got a 12”demo on this song with 8 measures of beat only on the start (no fade in) and its lenght is 4’23”-


  8. Darryl Says:

    I remember sitting outdoors in a cafe in Honolulu in 1982 and hearing this album (and Steppin Out) and it blew me away. I purchased the vinyl on that vacation and treasured it since. I followed Joe for a couple of albums, but nothing touches the Night & Day album. Thanks for the post.


  9. Junior Says:

    Classy track, still love it now.

    Thanks Paul 🙂


  10. Grant Says:

    Ahhh, thank you, thank you for this!


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