Lucky Britney Spears
Song Title: Lucky
Artist: Britney Spears
Date of release: 8th of August 2000
Description: ” Lucky ” is by Britney Spears ( Britney Jean Spears ), the American singer, dancer and actress. The song was written by Max Martin ( producer ), Rami ( producer ) and Alexander Kronlund.
Max Martin ( Karl Martin Sandberg ) has written or co-written over 20 Billboard Hot 100 Chart Number One’s with a majority of the songs being produced or co-produced by Max. He won the ASCAP Songwriter of the Year award in 2016, the sixth consecutive year he has won the award. It made it his ninth overall.
Rami ( Rami Yacoub ), is a Swedish music producer who has worked with the likes of Madonna, Bon Jovi and the Backstreet Boys. In his early career Rami worked largely with Max, his first collaboration being ” …Baby One More Time “, the song that launched Britney on to international stardom.
Alexander Kronlund is a Swedish producer and songwriter. Along with this song, Alexander also co-wrote ” Don’t Go Knockin’ on My Door “, both of which are on Britney’s Album Oops!… I Did It Again. Other artists he has worked with include Backstreet Boys, Lesley Roy and *NSYNC.
” Lucky ” was released on the 8th of August 2000 by record label Jive ( now defunct but active in France as JIVE Epic ) and taken as the second single from Britney’s second Album Oops!… I Did It Again. The Album debuted at the top the Billboard 200 Chart, reportedly the Album sold half a Million copies in its first day of release in the United States.
The song is about Lucky, a famous movie star. She seems to have everything, fame, wealth and beauty, but is in reality very lonely and unhappy below the facade. Some critics noted that the lyrics could actually be about Britney herself.
The accompanying music video was directed by Dave Meyers. David is an American music video, commercial and film director. He has worked extensively with P!nk and Missy Elliott. David has also directed videos for People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals ( PETA ), the American animal rights organization.
The video starts with Britney telling a story about Lucky, a very famous Hollywood actress. Britney watches as Lucky goes through the motions of fame, concerned. The end of the video shows Lucky crying herself to sleep.
” Lucky ” was a commercial success for Britney. In the United States the song reached a peak of number 23 on the Billboard Hot 100 Chart and spent 11 weeks on the chart there. It also reached number 9 on the Top 40 Mainstream chart.
In the United Kingdom the song entered the UK Singles Chart on the 26th of August 2000 and reached a peak of number 5. It spent 3 weeks in the top ten and a total of 11 weeks on the UK chart.
BillBoard Hot 100 Highest Chart Position: 23
UK Highest Chart Position: 5
Other Countries Highest Chart Positions: Australia (ARIA) 3, Austria (Ö3 Austria Top 40) 1, Belgium (Ultratop 50 Flanders) 9, Belgium (Ultratop 50 Wallonia) 10, Canadian Singles Chart (RPM) 2, Denmark (Billboard) 8, Finland (Suomen virallinen lista) 15, France (SNEP) 16, Germany (Official German Charts) 1, Ireland (IRMA) 2, Italy (FIMI) 8, Netherlands (Dutch Top 40) 4, New Zealand (Recorded Music NZ) 4, Norway (VG-lista) 5, Poland (Polish Airplay Charts) 2, South Korea International Singles (Gaon) 57, Scotland (Official Charts Company) 5, Spain (PROMUSICAE) 12, Sweden (Sverigetopplistan) 1, Switzerland (Schweizer Hitparade) 1
Official Website: Britneyspears.com
FaceBook Page: Facebook.com/britneyspears
Wikipedia Page: Wikipedia.org/BritneySpears