"The Lucky One", also known as "The Lucky One (Like a Wild Bird of Prey)", is a song by American singer Laura Branigan. The song was released in 1984 as the second single from her third studio album, Self Control. 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).
The song was used as the theme for the 1983 TV movie An Uncommon Love.
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.