"5, 6, 7, 8" was the first single released by the British pop group, Steps. The verses are performed by Lee, Lisa performed the middle 8, while the rest of the group join in for the choruses. It coincided with a minor line dancing craze in the UK at the time.
Although it is Steps' only single to miss the top ten in the UK, it is also one of their highest sellers. It remained in the top 20 for ten weeks and sold over 300,000 copies, more than some of their top 5 hits. In the UK it was the highest ever selling single of the 1990s not to enter the top 10 in the UK Singles Chart. The song however reached #1 in Australia.