"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).
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.