“1, 2 Step” is a song recorded by Ciara and Missy Elliott for Ciara’s debut album, Goodies. Written by Ciara and Missy Elliott and produced by Jazze Pha, it was released as the album’s second single on October 23, 2004 in the United States and the second quarter of 2005 internationally.
The song is heavily inspired by 1980s electro music production. Throughout the song, Ciara gives a description of how the song’s beat feels as she demands party-goers to dance to the music. “1, 2 Step” was ranked 59th on Billboard’s Top 100 Songs of the Decade. In the United States, the song peaked at number two on the Billboard Hot 100 and stayed there for seven weeks.