Lucky (Jason Mraz song)

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"Lucky"
Single by Jason Mraz and Colbie Caillat
from the album We Sing. We Dance. We Steal Things.
Released January 13, 2009
Format CD single
Genre Pop rock, acoustic rock
Length 3:10
Label Atlantic
Writer(s) Jason Mraz, Colbie Caillat, Timothy Fagan
Certification Gold (RIAA)[1]
Jason Mraz singles chronology
"Make It Mine"
(2008)
"Lucky"
(2009)
"I Won't Give Up"
(2012)
Colbie Caillat singles chronology
"Somethin' Special (Beijing Olympic Mix)"
(2008)
"Lucky"
(2009)
"Fallin' for You"
(2009)

"Lucky" is a song by Jason Mraz and Colbie Caillat. It is the third single from Mraz's third studio album We Sing. We Dance. We Steal Things. The song has been on the Billboard charts as well as on the other music charts worldwide.

A Spanish version of the song, called "Suerte", was recorded alongside Mexican singer Ximena Sariñana for the Latin American and Spanish re-edition of the album.[2] Mraz and Caillat won the 2010 Grammy Award for Best Pop Collaboration with Vocals. Mraz and Lil Wayne also did a remix of the song "Lucky" and later was released on Z100. Brooke Elliott performed a karaoke version of the song on a 2009 episode of Drop Dead Diva.[3] Dianna Agron and Chord Overstreet performed the song on a 2010 episode of Glee.[4]

Conception and performances[edit]

Mraz became a fan of Caillat after hearing her music on MySpace. He then called her to see if she'd want to write and song together. In an interview with VH1, Mraz stated that he "played a songwriting game" with friends to see how the lyrics would go.[5] Mraz and Caillat performed the song on Saturday Night Live on January 31, 2009.[6] They performed the song again on The Ellen DeGeneres Show in February.

Chart performance[edit]

"Lucky" debuted on the Billboard Hot 100 at number 96 for the issue dated January 31, 2009. On the same week it had a debut on the Pop 100 chart at 84 and moved to a peak of 48. The next week the song rose to number 84 on the Hot 100 and peaked at number 48.[7] On the Hot Adult Top 40 Tracks, the song is already a Top 10 hit, reaching #9.

The song has also charted on the Dutch Top 40 at number 27 and moved to peak of 8.

On the Canadian Hot 100 charted on 70 and moved to 56. The song re-entry on the Canadian Charts on the issue of April 30, 2009 at #99.[8]

It also charted on the Swiss Singles Chart charts at 34 but started going down the following weeks.[7]

Music video[edit]

The video was shot in Prague, Czech Republic and the island of Kauai in Hawaii and was released January 16, 2009.[9] Mraz and Caillat's parts in the video were filmed separately. The video follows the context of the song, featuring Mraz and Caillat singing their verses.[10]

The video starts with a shot of Old Town city square in Prague. Mraz is shown getting ready to meet somebody. Caillat is in a hilly seaside area in Hawaii and sits on the beach as the song starts. Mraz gets ready and goes out to the square. Caillat continues to sing the song walking beside the sea and playing with her scarf. Mraz and Caillat sing the song with both in separate places. Scenes are interspersed with the scene of a car zooming inside and Mraz ultimately reaches Old Town Square in Prague and stands in front of the Jan Hus Memorial Statue. Both Mraz and Caillat look back and the video ends with the implication that both of them see one another.[11]

Charts[edit]

Chart (2008–09) Peak
position
Austrian Singles Chart[7] 44
Belgian Ultratip (Flanders)[12] 5
Belgian Ultratop 50 (Wallonia)[7] 12
Canada (Canadian Hot 100)[7] 56
Czech IFPI Radio Top 100[7] 62
German Singles Chart[7] 22
Netherlands (Dutch Top 40)[7] 8
South Korea International Singles (Gaon)[13] 24
Spanish Singles Chart[7] 43
Swiss Singles Chart[7] 21
US Billboard Hot 100[7] 48
US Billboard Adult Pop Songs 9
US Billboard Adult Contemporary 10
US Billboard Jazz Songs 24

Year-end charts[edit]

Chart (2009) Position
Swiss Singles Chart[14] 69

Spanish version[edit]

Along with Ximena Sariñana, Jason released a Spanish version of the song "Lucky". The video for the Spanish version has both her and Mraz in it, and it was released to MTV on June 22, 2009.[15]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Gold and Platinum accreditation - Jason Mraz 'Lucky'". RIAA. www.riaa.com. March 21, 2009. Retrieved 2009-03-26. 
  2. ^ "Graba Ximena Sariñana video de la suerte". esmas. 2009-05-22. Retrieved 2009-05-28. 
  3. ^ "Brooke Elliott sings 'Lucky". 
  4. ^ Wilkening, Matthew (October 7, 2010). "'Glee' Cast, 'Lucky' -- New Song From 'Duets'". AOL Radio Blog. Retrieved October 10, 2010. 
  5. ^ "Jason Mraz: Acoustic Spin on "Lucky"". VH1. 2009-03-25. Retrieved 2009-03-26. 
  6. ^ "Jason Mraz Brings Sunny Vibe to Chilly New York for "Saturday Night Live"". Rolling Stone. 2009-02-02. Retrieved 2009-03-26. 
  7. ^ a b c d e f g h i j k Lucky on world charts
  8. ^ http://www.billboard.com/bbcom/charts/chart_display.jsp?f=Canadian+Hot+100&pageNumber=Top+51-100&g=Singles
  9. ^ "New Video: Jason Mraz with Colbie Caillat: "Lucky"". Buzzworthy. MTV. 2009-01-16. Retrieved 2009-03-26. 
  10. ^ "Jason Mraz Official Website: Music video for Lucky". Jason Mraz.com. Retrieved 2009-02-05. 
  11. ^ Music video of Lucky
  12. ^ "Dutch Top 40". Ultratop.be. Retrieved August 14, 2011. 
  13. ^ "South Korea Gaon International Chart (Week: January 15, 2012 to January 21, 2012)". Gaon Chart. December 15, 2012. Retrieved December 21, 2012. 
  14. ^ "2009 Year End Swiss Singles Chart". Swiss Music Charts. 2009. Retrieved 2010-07-16. 
  15. ^ Jason Mraz Featuring Ximena Sariñana- Lucky at Youtube.com

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