The Lucky One (Laura Branigan song)

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"The Lucky One"
Single by Laura Branigan
from the album Self Control
Released 1984
Format 7", 12"
Recorded 1983
Genre Pop, rock
Length 4:11
Label Atlantic
Writer(s) Bruce Roberts
Producer(s) Jack White
Laura Branigan singles chronology
"Self Control"
"The Lucky One"
"Ti Amo"

"The Lucky One" is the second single released from the 1984 album Self Control by Laura Branigan. It was a moderate-sized hit in the United States reaching number 10 on the Billboard Hot Dance chart and number 13 on the Adult Contemporary chart. The single became Branigan's fifth US Top 20 hit.

Branigan's performance of "The Lucky One" won the Grand Prix award at the Tokyo Music Festival held April 1 1984; the prize was three million yen ($13,400).[1]

As with "Self Control" an elaborate video was prepared to promote "The Lucky One" although the video for the latter is contrastingly light-hearted, with Branigan portraying a gas station attendant who dreams she's brought to a lavish country manor where she receives instruction in how to display a polished deportment.


Chart (1984) Peak
Australian Singles Chart 48
Canadian Singles Chart 53
Canadian Adult Contemporary Chart 6
French Singles Chart 23
German Singles Chart 33
Irish Singles Chart 29
Swiss Singles Chart 21
UK Singles Chart 56
U.S. Billboard Hot Dance 10
U.S. Billboard Hot 100 20
U.S. Billboard Hot Adult Contemporary Tracks 13
U.S. Cash Box 22


  1. ^ Miami Herald 2 April 1984

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