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Complete Song List from STEP UP 2 June 2008

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I think it’s part of my (slightly) obsessive-compulsive nature to want to find out everything about my current “obsession.” Since STEP UP is currently on the top of my list, I bought an original DVD and downloaded the soundtrack within 2 days of first seeing the movie. I have been listening to the soundtrack nearly everyday on my way to and from the office.

It’s a lot of fun to listen to, but I kept thinking I would prefer a CD containing all the songs from the movie in the order they were played. For some reason I never thought to check out the list of songs in the credits, but thankfully found this song list from IMDB provided by blackbirdfly@gmail.com. The scene descriptions and links were from me though, plus a couple of minor corrections on the list:

Petey Pablo – Show Me The Money (included in the soundtrack)

This was played during the opening credits where they interposed scenes of dancers doing ballet and hip-hop to show how dancing has inherent similarities.

Clipse – Ain’t Cha (included in the soundtrack) 

This was played during the opening party scene at Omar’s, when Skinny bugged Mac (who was making out with a strangely deep-voiced woman) to leave the party saying, “This party’s whack.”

T I – Get It 

This was played in the scene you can call “Where Tyler’s At,” which was the first time we see Tyler dancing (and with PJ’s girlfriend too)! This song should have been included in the soundtrack, in my opinion.

Dolla – Feelin’ Myself (included in the soundtrack) 

This was the song Tyler listened to when he headed straight to his room (“I’m not hungry”) after getting 200 hours of community service.

Kathleen Crees – Violette

This was played while Tyler was on his balcony looking outside, after telling his foster sister Camille to get out of his room.

Jeanette Ortea et al – Maidens of the Grove

This was the song being sung by the three girls in the hallway of MSA, when Tyler first got there.

Nuttin but Stringz – Canon in D

This was the song played by the violinists in the hallway of MSA.

Black Sheep – The Choice Is Yours 

This was played while Tyler was dancing in the parking lot in his “garbage man jumpsuit,” when he noticed Nora watching him from a window.

Mark Ronson – Little Dap

This was played when Tyler, Mac and skinny were playing basketball at the court.

Shilo Monaco – Shilo’s Piano

This was the song played by the student practicing on piano while Principal Gordon was looking on approvingly. According to the DVD commentary, this was really the composition of the guy playing the piano.

Ron Feemster Cleaning Song

This was played while Tyler was cleaning MSA and being a jerk about it.

Fatboy Slim and Macy Gray – Love Life 

This was played when Nora was auditioning sophomores to be her temporary partner while Andrew was out injured, which was one of the funniest parts of the film. This should have been included in the soundtrack I think.

 Chris N Drop – Crazy Strings

This was played while Nora rehearsed alone, waiting for Tyler.

C. Ride – Pushin’ 

This was played while Tyler and the boys were going to Omar’s, and found out that them “dudes froze out.” 

Chris Brown – Say Goodbye (included in the soundtrack)

This was played while Lucy and Nora were talking in the cafe about Nora being so defensive and denying her feelings about Tyler.

Samantha Jade – Step Up (included in the soundtrack)

This was played during the montage of Nora and Tyler rehearsing. There were lots of funny scenes there. It was also used in the Step Up Dance Contest.

Josh Henderson – Philosophy

This was the song that Brett (Nora’s soon-to-be ex-boyfriend) was recording in the studio with Miles when Tyler came in late for his rehearsal with Nora. I wish this was included in the soundtrack so that we can hear the entire song.

Kwame B. Holland – Tonight

According to the website where I got this from, this was the new song Miles played for Nora, and was used during the group rehearsal (when Tyler found dancers to do back-up for Nora, so she could have it the way she imagined her routine to be). This is kind of weird though, because I think it was ‘Bout It. I’ll have to watch the movie again and check.

Gina Rene – U Must Be (included in the soundtrack)

This was played in that magical rooftop scene where Tyler and Nora danced. This has got to be one of the best scenes in film history.

Jamie Scott – Made (included in the soundtrack)

This was the song Lucy’s older, “sophisticated” boyfriend Colin performed in the club. I love this song. Interestingly enough, Colin’s real name Jamie Scott is also the name of the son of my favorite TV show couple (Nathan and Haley from One Tree Hill). Another case of my favorite worlds colliding (the other case is Coach Carter. Channing Tatum was in the movie, which was written by Mark Schwann, the creator of One Tree Hill, and also starred Antwon Tanner, who plays Lucas’ best friend Skills in the show).

Sean Paul & Keyshia Cole – Give It Up to Me (included in the soundtrack)

This was the song played after Colin and his band took a break. He met Tyler and convinced Miles to play with them, while Nora arrived and headed to Tyler. Channing Tatum (who plays Tyler Gage) and Jenna Dewan (who plays Nora Clark) appeared in the music video and did a really cute dance sequence.

Drew Sidora featuring Mario – ‘Til the Dawn (included in the soundtrack)

This was the song Lucy performed in the club, when Nora asked Tyler to dance. He didn’t know it was a line dance, and fumbled through the steps at first, then ended up showing off his dance skills. My favorite scene in the entire movie!

Drew Sidora featuring Mario – For the Love (included in the soundtrack)

This was played while Lucy (played by Drew Sidora) and Miles (played by Mario) were talking after the performance. This was the song on the background when Tyler and Nora finally had their first kiss.

Kelis – ’80s Joint (included in the soundtrack)

This was played during Tyler and Camille’s dance-off while playing with a ball. FYI, Camille (played by Alyson Stoner) is actually the amazing kid dancing in the music videos of Eminem’s Lose It (ha-ha-ha-ha-ha) and Missy Elliot’s work it.

Novel – Damn

This should have been included in the soundtrack! This was played during another montage of Tyler and Nora rehearsing and goofing around.

Anthony Hamilton – Dear Life (included in the soundtrack)

This was played after Tyler and Nora’s major fight, because Andrew came back and Tyler had to drop out of the showcase.

Pitbull – Toma

This was played during the party scene at Omar’s, when Mac said “All these girls and he [Tyler] don’t feel like dancing.”

Rhymefest – What Up!

This was also played during the party scene at Omar’s.

Ryan “Alias” Tedder – Attention Please

This was also played during the party scene at Omar’s.

Youngbloodz – Imma Shine (included in the soundtrack)

This was the song Miles played in Omar’s party, to which Nora did lyrical jazz (her favorite style of dancing according to her audio commentary) and Tyler did hip-hop. This was also the song playing when Skinny got shot.

Tchaikovsky – Swan Lake Waltz

This was the song the ballerina was dancing to during the showcase.

Young Joc – ‘Bout it [instrumental] (included in the soundtrack, but with vocals)

This was the song used during the showcase. What a way to end the movie!

Ciara – Get Up (included in the soundtrack)

This was played during the closing credits where they included submissions from the dance contest. Channing Tatum and Jenna Dewan also appeared in the music video wearing black leather.


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10. yolo - 14 June 2013

best list ever ta=hank but what song was it at the really beggening

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12. Smile - 6 May 2013

Thanx a ton …… : ) love tyler n nora ….. dancing together !!!!

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16. Thanks! - 28 March 2013

Thank you for the detailed list!!

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18. Rimas - 3 December 2012

Kwame B. Holland – Tonight – its is not the song where Tyler invited more dancers so that it would be the way Nora imagined…. I mean the scene where Gordon came to take a look what they created. “Wow, the previous routine was great….but this….this…. can actually work. how did u come up with this? Nora: it is actually Tyler’s idea”
I think you got the scene i mean, so what’s the song ?

19. Bailey - 29 July 2012

Can someone tell me what the song was when Nora was with Moose and Moose’s phone rang and it was his mom, and then he played some more of his ringtones to Nora and he was dancing on the stairs..? Please, and thank you! :) x

Umang Singh - 5 August 2012

name of the song is “the way i are”

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21. blade - 16 July 2012

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22. Jessica - 24 June 2012

there is a reggaeton song that plays at the end where all the students come out and start dancing. I thought it was wisin y yandel. I had the song on a cd i burned and can’t find nor can remember the song anymore! Anyone know?

23. Nigga - 27 May 2012

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24. PRINCE ALEX - 1 May 2012

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25. Naveena K - 14 April 2012

Thanks bro…

26. shraddha - 29 March 2012

hey..thanks for dis ..i hav been dying to find all these songs..btw i can find josh henderson’s philosophy anywhere..help me find it.. thanks a lot for d tracks again..

27. Anonym - 16 March 2012

Heey! Do you know what song it is, when Tyler is in the bus listening to the song after he’d left Nora because of her real partners leg was fine again?
Pleeeease, I need it so very much!

28. Nitika - 29 February 2012

thanks so very much for all this ! <3 :) the hard work is showing!!
can you confirm one thing for me, is it really 'Philosophy' which nora's ex sung ????? i am in huge confusion here :( i love that song but can't seem to find the right one !! please help me out !!!!!!! bye! <3

29. mariebel - 27 December 2011

thank you so much for putting this up..you helped me a lot! you see.. i’ve been searching for the movie’s soundtrack for years!!!! by the way..i think Nora is the best female dancer step up ever had. She’s totally amazing & plus i’ve read on the internet that she is actually A PROFESSIONAL dancer..its her forte. channing tatum is hot,talented and whew! hot..wait did i mention he’s hot?? hahaha..love him..the best male dancer too. STEP UP 1 IS MY ALL TIME FAVORITE ♥♥♥

30. aadil - 5 November 2011

i cant find Josh Henderson – Philosophy sound track anywhere plz hlp me get it

31. naga - 23 August 2011

dude i think the song u entered “Kwame B. Holland – Tonight”
which Miles played for Nora, and was used during the group rehearsal,,,,,i cant find that song…..and kwane is something diff one….

32. humera - 24 June 2011

i think that,this is the most marvellose song from the bottom of my heart

33. Hey anyone knows wats the name of the song : wen andy got expelled and she's packing her stuff. Its a sad song. - 15 May 2011

Hey anyone knows wats the name of the song : wen andy got expelled and she’s packing her stuff. Its a sad song.

34. ledy cruz - 7 May 2011

well to me it was the best of all because it was romantic!!! also the others was good!!

35. NILESH SATISH PRABHU - 20 March 2011

hey m wanted 2 know the music name which u danced in the inal show.

36. Chery - 11 September 2010

can anyone help me?…I really want to find the Kwame B. Holland – Tonight

“According to the website where I got this from, this was the new song Miles played for Nora, and was used during the group rehearsal (when Tyler found dancers to do back-up for Nora, so she could have it the way she imagined her routine to be). This is kind of weird though, because I think it was ‘Bout It. I’ll have to watch the movie again and check.”…but i didn’t find the song..maybe is not the right one..please if you now the name of it or if you find it tell me..please…it’s the best thing i ever heard and i just can’t find it..thank you so much

37. Anonymous - 31 August 2010

the best soundtracks are only found here i love actress as she devosed me

38. Anonymous - 30 August 2010

So happy you put this up. I hate how soundtracks are never in order. One of the songs on the soundtrack wasn’t in the list though. Lovely by Deep Side. Any idea where that was in the movie/order?

39. passionate - 21 August 2010

thank you, posting this up, very helpful. But you know that “Ron Feemster – Cleaning Song

This was played while Tyler was cleaning MSA and being a jerk about it. ” this song can`t find full version. I`ve found it so Long time. BUT all about this song is a part of the movie scene added. SO I sincerely want to hear full song. you have it??

P.S. I`m nat an american, and English speakers. so I`m poor at English. i want you to get it.
latly, this is my blog “http://passionate03.blog.me” Come to play!! hh good bye.

40. Anonymous - 9 August 2010

Thanks, this is really helpful and pretty clear too

41. Anonymous - 7 July 2010

what is the song played in the dvd menu? its instrumental

42. anonymous - 9 June 2010

what is the song from the trailers? it starts out with the really cool violin portion, but i thought it was a whole song…

Anonymous - 7 July 2010

imma shine- youngbloodz

Marge - 10 April 2011

wYp2W5 That’s the best answer of all time! JMHO

43. Georgia'Nichole - 13 May 2010

Madest movie, Lucy’s got the bomb voice in that song she sings & Mario madest nigga ay! I got the step up sound trak its sick

44. Anonymous - 13 April 2010

THX MAN!! I’ve been looking for this

45. marie - 5 April 2010

hmm i don’t think it is…

46. Soph - 4 April 2010

I’ve been looking for the same song, the beat that noras dancing to when her n Tyler first meet, can’t find it anywhere but someone said it was a sped up instrumental of the beginning of mj’s- the way you make me feel.

priscilla - 30 June 2010

yeah! if you listen to the beat in the movie and to the instrumental of mj’s the way you make me feel, it’s perfectly correlated but just tweeked to make it sound more modern

47. marie - 2 April 2010

do you what’s the music that is played during Nora’s dance class, when she and tyler meet the first time?

48. tin - 27 March 2010

thank ya soooooooo much….u r helpful

49. Anonymous - 25 February 2010

Whats the name of the instrumental at the end when they start the showcase

Anonymous - 7 July 2010

bout it (instrumental)- young joc

50. hayley - 17 September 2009

i’ve met rymefest!!!!

51. Anonymous - 31 August 2009

thank you for this but i cant seem to listen to “crazy strings” by chris n drop anywhere!

52. bee - 10 August 2009

omg ive been watching step up all day and i could not find the song damn on line you dont know how many times i typed in the lyrics in google. thanks alot!

53. Anonymous - 2 July 2009

thank you very much for posting every song titles in the movie making…i had watched the movie 6 times & finally, i found waht i’ve been looking for..thanks you

54. Anonymous - 21 February 2009

thanx so much for putting this on here

i agree Damn should have been put on ive been looking for it everywhere

55. Josh - 3 February 2009

so i saw someone commenta bout the song i want.. its the one where nora is in class and the instructor is counting but there is a beat.. and same song is in step up 2 when andy first goes into MSA

56. Erica - 26 January 2009

Thank you so much for this website!!!!! I have been dying to fund out the names of lots of songs that I found here!!

57. scos18hua - 25 January 2009

I too had an obsession with this movie. i actually found your page through another one of you obsessions, one tree hill and naley. I just started my own blog and am formatting it much after your blog, hope you don’t mind. I find it funny we have so much in common.

58. Emma - 7 January 2009

Hi – I’m looking for the name of the song where there’s the lyrics ‘i see you, give it to me’. Any ideas?

Anonymous - 7 July 2010

bout it instrumental- young joc

59. Anonymous - 6 January 2009

hey thanks this was really helpful!!,but mate where can i download these songs(the one which are not included in soundtrack)

60. Renette - 21 October 2008

I’ve always wanted to, but I never found the time…

61. Chantal - 17 October 2008

You should do Step Up 2!

62. Renette - 23 July 2008

I’m pretty sure it was just drum beats and the character of the ballet instructor, Stephanie (played by director Anne Fletcher) saying “And a one and two and three and four and five and six and – good, Nora…” on the background. I think there wasn’t any song playing.

63. Anonymous - 23 July 2008

What about the instrumental where Nora first saw Tyler. She was dancing in a class? Any thoughts on a name? Thanks.

64. Anonymous - 2 July 2008

Thanks for posting this up – Young Joc’s ‘Bout it instrumental used for the final showcase was one of my favourite soundtracks – thank you

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