Lucky Love

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"Lucky Love"
Single by Ace of Base
from the album The Bridge
Released October 9, 1995 (UK)
January 22, 1996 (US)
Genre Pop
Length 2:52
Label Mega Records
Producer(s) Denniz PoP, Max Martin & Joker
Ace of Base singles chronology
"Living in Danger"
(1994)
"Lucky Love"
(1995)
"Beautiful Life"
(1995)

"Lucky Love" is a song recorded by Swedish group Ace of Base from their album The Bridge. It became their fifth worldwide single, and was the first single from The Bridge to be released in Europe; the acoustic version of the song was the second single in the United States and Canada. "Lucky Love" also became their first number 1 in Sweden.

Music video[edit]

Two videos were produced for the song.

European version[edit]

The first, released in Europe, directed by Rocky Schenck and featuring the original version of the song, focuses on a middle-aged woman reuniting with the boyfriend she had as a teenager. The band is seen around the actors in the video and also though footage shot by the band themselves using a handheld video camera. An alternate edit of this version featuring the acoustic version of the song was featured on the Greatest Hits, Classic Remixes and Music Videos DVD.

US version (acoustic version)[edit]

The second video, released in North America and featuring the acoustic version of the song, focuses on several young couples interacting in various scenarios with shots of the band cut in. A shot of the video for "Beautiful Life" can be seen on a television screen in this version. This version was filmed on January 29th and 30th 1996 in the Hampton Court House.[1] It is the last video in Malin's career in which she sang in a music video.

Track listing[edit]

  • Australian CD single
  1. "Lucky Love" - 2:52
  2. "Lucky Love" (Acoustic Version) - 2:52
  3. "Lucky Love" (Extended Original Version) - 4:49
  • United Kingdom Maxi single
  1. "Lucky Love" - 2:52
  2. "Lucky Love" (Acoustic Version) - 2:52
  3. "Lucky Love" (Raggasol Version) - 2:53
  4. "Lucky Love" (Amadin Mix) - 5:39
  5. "Lucky Love" (Armand's British Nites Mix) - 11:21
  • United States Maxi single
  1. "Lucky Love" (Frankie Knuckles Classic Club Mix) - 7:22
  2. "Lucky Love" (Vission Lorimer Funkdified Mix) - 6:02
  3. "Lucky Love" (Amadin Mix) - 5:39
  4. "Lucky Love" (Lenny B's Club Mix) - 7:08
  5. "Lucky Love" (Armand's British Nites Mix) - 11:21
  6. "Lucky Love" (Acoustic Version) - 2:52

Personnel[edit]

  • Vocals by Linn Berggren, Jenny Berggren
  • Backing Vocals by Jeanette Söderholm
  • Guitar by Chuck Anthony and Jonas Berggren
  • Fretless Bass by Per Ahlström
  • Music by Jonas Berggren
  • Lyrics by Jonas Berggren and Billy Steinberg
  • Produced by Denniz Pop, Max Martin and Jonas Berggren
  • Recorded and produced at Cheiron Studios

Charts[edit]

Preceded by
"The New Anthem" by N-Joi
Billboard Hot Dance Club Play number-one single
March 23, 1996
Succeeded by
"Salva Mea" by Faithless

References[edit]

  1. ^ Ace of Base gallery
  2. ^ "Australian-charts.com – Ace of Base – Lucky Love". ARIA Top 50 Singles. Retrieved 2011-04-13.
  3. ^ "Austriancharts.at – Ace of Base – Lucky Love" (in German). Ö3 Austria Top 40. Retrieved 2011-04-13.
  4. ^ "Ultratop.be – Ace of Base – Lucky Love" (in Dutch). Ultratop 50. Retrieved 2011-04-13.
  5. ^ "Ultratop.be – Ace of Base – Lucky Love" (in French). Ultratop 50. Retrieved 2011-04-13.
  6. ^ Canada peak
  7. ^ "Ace of Base: Lucky Love" (in Finnish). Musiikkituottajat – IFPI Finland. Retrieved 2011-04-13.
  8. ^ "Lescharts.com – Ace of Base – Lucky Love" (in French). Les classement single. Retrieved 2011-04-13.
  9. ^ "Chartverfulgong > Ace of Base > Lucky Love – musicline.de" (in German). Media Control Charts. PhonoNet GmbH. Retrieved 2011-04-13.
  10. ^ "Dutchcharts.nl – Ace of Base – Lucky Love" (in Dutch). Single Top 100. Retrieved 2011-04-13.
  11. ^ "Charts.org.nz – Ace of Base – Lucky Love". Top 40 Singles. Retrieved 2011-04-13.
  12. ^ "Norwegiancharts.com – Ace of Base – Lucky Love". VG-lista. Retrieved 2011-04-13.
  13. ^ Salaverri, Fernando (September 2005). Sólo éxitos: año a año, 1959–2002 (1st ed.). Spain: Fundación Autor-SGAE. ISBN 84-8048-639-2. 
  14. ^ "Swedishcharts.com – Ace of Base – Lucky Love". Singles Top 60. Retrieved 2011-04-13.
  15. ^ "Swisscharts.com – Ace of Base – Lucky Love". Swiss Singles Chart. Retrieved 2011-04-13.
  16. ^ "Archive Chart: 1995-11-11" UK Singles Chart. Retrieved 2011-04-13.
  17. ^ "Ace Of Base Album & Song Chart History" Billboard Hot 100 for Ace Of Base. Retrieved 2011-04-13.
  18. ^ a b c Allmusic. Ace of Base | Billboard Singles.
  19. ^ 1995 French Singles Chart Disqueenfrance.com (Retrieved January 30, 2009)

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