The Lucky One (Laura Branigan song)

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"The Lucky One"
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Single by Laura Branigan
from the album Self Control
Released July 2, 1984
Recorded 1983
Length 4:10
Label Atlantic
Writer(s) Bruce Roberts
Producer(s) Jack White
Laura Branigan singles chronology
"Self Control"
"The Lucky One"
"Ti Amo"

"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).[1]

The song was used as the theme for the 1983 TV movie An Uncommon Love.

Music video[edit]

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.

Track listings[edit]

7" single[2]
No. Title Length
1. "The Lucky One" 4:10
2. "Breaking Out" 3:50
7" single (Japan)[3]
No. Title Length
1. "The Lucky One" 4:10
2. "Silent Partners" 4:06
12" single[4]
No. Title Length
1. "The Lucky One" (Jack White mix) 5:04
2. "Breaking Out" 3:50
12" single (Europe)[5]
No. Title Length
1. "The Lucky One" (Jack White mix) 5:04
2. "The Lucky One" (John Robie mix) 5:25
3. "Breaking Out" 3:50


Chart (1984) Peak
Australian Singles Chart 48
Canadian Singles Chart 53
Canadian Adult Contemporary Chart 6
French Singles Chart 27
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


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