Lucky Love

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"Lucky Love"
AceOfBaseLuckyLoveCDSingleCover.jpg
Standard European artwork (Scandinavian CD single pictured)
Single by Ace of Base
from the album The Bridge
Released 9 October, 1995 (UK)
22 January, 1996 (US)
Genre
Length 2:52
Label Mega
Songwriter(s)
Producer(s)
Ace of Base singles chronology
"Living in Danger"
(1994)
"Lucky Love"
(1995)
"Beautiful Life"
(1995)

"Living in Danger"
(1994)
"Lucky Love"
(1995)
"Beautiful Life"
(1995)
Music video
"Lucky Love" on YouTube

"Lucky Love" is a 1995 song recorded by Swedish group Ace of Base. It is taken from their album The Bridge.

Release[edit]

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-one in Sweden. It also peaked at number one in Finland. The song peaked within top 10 in Belgium, Canada, Denmark, France, Hungary, Spain and Zimbabwe.

The song was performed during the 1995 World Championships in Athletics opening ceremony in Göteborg.[1][2]

Critical reception[edit]

Billboard wrote about the song: "This is the single that the act's diehard fans have been screaming for since the launch of the album "The Bridge." Far more substantial and satisfying than the previous "It's A Beautiful Life," the song rides a brainseeping chorus that you will be singing to yourself whether you want to or not."[3]

The Gavin Report wrote: "Proving their particular style of music comes in all shapes and colors, Jenny, Linn, Buddha, and Joker roll into '96 with a song that people like B96-Chicago MD Erik Bradley were testifying about long before the end of last year. "Lucky Love" was released as their first single in the U.K., where it became an instant smash—a fact that should come as no big surprise to anyone who's heard the song. More than a few programmers predict Number One, and you'll get no argument here."[4]

Music & Media wrote: "All the hits from the Happy Nation CD are a hard act to follow, but the Swedish quartet succeeds here hands down. Are they maybe on a special frequency allowing them to download top melodies?"[5]

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 2008 Greatest Hits 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 29 and 30 January 1996 at Hampton Court House.[6] 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]

References[edit]

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  2. ^ "Svenska seder på VM-invigningen" (in Swedish). Dagens nyheter. 5 August 1995. Retrieved 30 October 2016. 
  3. ^ "Billboard: Single Reviews" (PDF). Billboard magazine. Retrieved 23 January 2018. 
  4. ^ Sholin, Dave (2 February 1996). "Gavin Picks > Singles" (PDF). Gavin Report. No. 2090. p. 62. Retrieved 16 April 2018. 
  5. ^ "New Releases: Singles" (PDF). Music & Media (16 September 1995, page 10). Retrieved 27 February 2018. 
  6. ^ Ace of Base gallery
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  17. ^ "Top 10 Hungary" (PDF). Music & Media. Retrieved 5 March 2018. 
  18. ^ "Íslenski Listinn Topp 40 (18.11.1995 - 24.11.1995)" (PDF). Dagblaðið Vísir - Tónlist. Retrieved 3 February 2018. 
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  31. ^ "Cash Box Top 100 Pop Singles" (PDF). Cash Box (1996-04-13). Retrieved 20 February 2018. 
  32. ^ * Zimbabwe. Kimberley, C. Zimbabwe: singles chart book. Harare: C. Kimberley, 2000
  33. ^ 1995 French Singles Chart Disqueenfrance.com Archived 2012-03-07 at the Wayback Machine. (Retrieved January 30, 2009)
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