Get Lucky (Jermaine Stewart song)

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"Get Lucky"
JermaineStewartGetLuckySingle1988.jpg
Single by Jermaine Stewart
from the album Say It Again
B-side "Imagine"
Released March 1988 (UK)[1]
June 1988 (US)[2]
Format 7", 12", CD
Genre Pop
Length 3:45
Label 10 Records, Siren Records, Virgin Records, Arista Records
Songwriter(s) Errol Brown, Simon Climie
Producer(s) Aaron Zigman, Jerry Knight
Jermaine Stewart singles chronology
"Say It Again"
(1987)
"Get Lucky"
(1988)
"Don't Talk Dirty to Me"
(1988)

"Say It Again"
(1987)
"Get Lucky"
(1988)
"Don't Talk Dirty to Me"
(1988)

"Get Lucky" is a song by American singer Jermaine Stewart, released in 1988 as the second single from his third studio album Say It Again (1987). It was written by Errol Brown and Simon Climie, and produced by Aaron Zigman and Jerry Knight. For its release as a single, "Get Lucky" was given a remix by Phil Harding.[2] The song was a commercial success, particularly in Europe, but failed to chart in the United States, although it did reach No. 12 on the Billboard Dance Club Songs chart.[3] It reached No. 13 in the UK,[4] and No. 6 in both Switzerland and Germany.[5]

A music video was filmed to promote the single. It was directed by Dieter "Dee" Trattmann and produced by Anthony Taylor for Picture Music Int.[6] On March 13, 1988, a UK film crew visited Stewart at his home in Hollywood, with footage being shot behind the scenes of the "Get Lucky" video. In the UK, Stewart also performed the song on popular music show Top of the Pops. The single's B-side, "Imagine", which was exclusive to the single, written by Stewart and Roy Carter.[7]

Critical reception[edit]

Upon release, Max Bell of Number One commented: "Barely has "Say It Again" bade a cheery goodbye than he's back in the ring with a slice of doleful disco that's camper than weekend at Butlin's. Jermaine starts off threatening to be Depeche Mode but sees the error of his ways and ends up settling for a Bee Gees flavoured mood which is palatable in small doses.[8] Cash Box listed the single as one of their "feature picks" during July 1986. They commented: "A shuffling feel and a strong vocal highlight this fine track."[9]

Formats[edit]

7" single
  1. "Get Lucky" - 3:45
  2. "Imagine" - 4:01
12" single (UK release)
  1. "Get Lucky (Extended Remix)" - 6:15
  2. "Get Lucky (Dub)" - 4:50
12" single (US release)
  1. "Get Lucky (Extended Dance)" - 6:15
  2. "Get Lucky (Dub Version)" - 4:50
  3. "Get Lucky (Single Version)" - 3:45
  4. "Get Lucky (R&B Mix)" - 3:58
  5. "Imagine" - 4:01
12" single (European release)
  1. "Get Lucky (Extended Remix)" - 6:15
  2. "Get Lucky (Dub)" - 4:50
  3. "Imagine" - 4:01
Cassette single (US release)
  1. "Get Lucky (Single Version)" - 3:45
  2. "Imagine" - 4:01
CD single (UK release)
  1. "Get Lucky" - 3:46
  2. "Get Lucky (Extended Remix)" - 6:19
  3. "Say It Again (The Jingle Mix)" - 3:54
  4. "Places" - 4:01

Chart performance[edit]

Chart (1988) Peak
position
Belgian Singles Chart (V)[10] 10
Canada Dance (RPM)[11] 17
Germany (Official German Charts)[12] 6
Ireland (IRMA)[13] 14
Netherlands (Single Top 100)[14] 14
Switzerland (Schweizer Hitparade)[15] 6
UK Singles (Official Charts Company)[16] 13
US Dance Club Songs (Billboard)[17] 12
US Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs (Billboard)[18] 69

Personnel[edit]

Production
  • Aaron Zigman, Jerry Knight - producers of "Get Lucky"
  • Csaba Petocz, - engineer on "Get Lucky"
  • John Arrias - additional engineer on "Get Lucky"
  • Mick Guzauski - mixing and recording on "Get Lucky"
  • Gary Wagner - engineer and recording on "Get Lucky"
  • Phil Harding - remixing and additional production on "Get Lucky"
  • Roy Carter, Jermaine Stewart - producers of "Imagine"
  • Peter Rackham - engineer on "Imagine"
Other
  • Timon at Bill Smith Studio - sleeve design
  • Marc Le Bon - photography

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Jermaine Stewart - Get Lucky / Imagine - Siren - UK - SRN 82". 45cat. 1988-04-02. Retrieved 2018-04-09. 
  2. ^ a b "Jermaine Stewart - Get Lucky / Imagine - Arista - USA - AS1-9714". 45cat. Retrieved 2018-04-09. 
  3. ^ Billboard. "Jermaine Stewart Get Lucky (Remix) Chart History". Billboard. Retrieved 2018-04-09. 
  4. ^ "JERMAINE STEWART | full Official Chart History | Official Charts Company". Officialcharts.com. Retrieved 2018-04-09. 
  5. ^ Steffen Hung. "Jermaine Stewart - Get Lucky". austriancharts.at. Retrieved 2018-04-09. 
  6. ^ Billboard magazine - Music video: new videoclips - July 16, 1988 - page 54
  7. ^ "Jermaine Stewart - Get Lucky (Vinyl) at Discogs". Discogs.com. Retrieved 2012-06-23. 
  8. ^ Number One magazine - Singles - Max Bell - 2 April 1988 - page 42
  9. ^ Cash Box newspaper - July 23, 1988 - Single releases - page 16
  10. ^ "Jermaine Stewart - Get Lucky". ultratop.be. Retrieved 2018-04-09. 
  11. ^ "Item Display - RPM - Library and Archives Canada". Collectionscanada.gc.ca. Retrieved 2012-06-23. 
  12. ^ "Musicline.de – Jermaine Stewart Single-Chartverfolgung" (in German). Media Control Charts. PhonoNet GmbH.
  13. ^ Jaclyn Ward. "The Irish Charts - All there is to know". Irishcharts.ie. Archived from the original on 2010-01-05. Retrieved 2012-06-23. 
  14. ^ "Dutchcharts.nl – Jermaine Stewart – Get Lucky" (in Dutch). Single Top 100.
  15. ^ "Swisscharts.com – Jermaine Stewart – Get Lucky". Swiss Singles Chart.
  16. ^ "Jermaine Stewart: Artist Chart History". Official Charts Company.
  17. ^ "Jermaine Stewart Chart History (Dance Club Songs)". Billboard.
  18. ^ "Jermaine Stewart Chart History (Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs)". Billboard.