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"Lucky Star"
Released 8th September, 1983
Length 5:37
Writer(s) Madonna
Producer(s) Reggie Lucas

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"Lucky Star" is the fourth single off Madonna's debut self titled studio album Madonna. The song was released as the first single however it was then re-released as the fourth single due to it not charting.

Background

The lyrics were based on a nursery rhyme: "Star light, star bright, first star I see tonight..." Written by Madonna, this was her first single from her debut album. It went nowhere, but was successfully re-released six months later after "Holiday" became a hit. The success the second time around was largely because of the video, which MTV put in hot rotation. It was commissioned by Jeff Ayeroff, who was an executive at Madonna's label, Warner Bros. Ayeroff said in the book I Want My MTV: "I made 'Lucky Star' for $14,000 with a friend who was a pot grower from Bolinas, California (Arthur Pierson). We'd released 'Everybody,' 'Burning Up,' 'Holiday' and 'Borderline' as singles. And Madonna didn't want to release 'Lucky Star.' Around the same time, she was getting sued and needed money. I said, 'Let me release 'Lucky Star,' and I guarantee you'll sell enough records to pay that off.' 'Lucky Star' broke the first album wide open."

Composition

The song is a medium-paced dance track, beginning with a sparkle of synth note and is followed by heavy beats of electronic drum and handclaps. A guitar is played in high riff and a bubbling bass synth is produced to accompany the guitar sound.

Live Perfomances

The song was performed on The Virgin Tour in 1985, the Who's That Girl World Tour in 1987, the Confessions Tour in 2006, and the Rebel Heart Tour in 2015 and 2016.

Music Video

Music Video Information
Madonna - Lucky Star04:03

Madonna - Lucky Star

Released Unknown
Length 4:02
Director Arthur Pierson
Production Co Glenn Goodwin
Choreographer N/A
Filmed N/A
Location N/A
VEVO views 1+ Million Views

Lyrics

You must be my lucky star
'Cause you shine on me wherever you are
I just think of you and I start to glow
And I need your light and baby you know

Starlight, star bright, first star I see tonight
Starlight, star bright, make everything all right
Starlight, star bright, first star I see tonight
Starlight, star bright, yeah

You must be my lucky star
'Cause you make the darkness seem so far
And when I'm lost you'll be my guide
I just turn around and you're by my side

Starlight, star bright, first star I see tonight
Starlight, star bright, make everything all right
Starlight, star bright, first star I see tonight
Starlight, star bright, yeah

Come on, shine your heavenly body tonight
'Cause I know you're gonna make everything all right
Come on, shine your heavenly body tonight
'Cause I know you're gonna make everything all right

You may be my lucky star
But I'm the luckiest by far
You may be my lucky star
But I'm the luckiest by far

Starlight, star bright, first star I see tonight
Starlight, star bright, make everything all right
Starlight, star bright, first star I see tonight
Starlight, star bright, yeah

Come on, shine your heavenly body tonight
'Cause I know you're gonna make everything all right
Come on, shine your heavenly body tonight
'Cause I know you're gonna make everything all right

He may be my lucky star
I'm the luckiest by far
He may be my lucky star
I'm the luckiest by far

He may be my lucky star
I'm the luckiest by far
He may be my lucky star
I'm the luckiest by far

Starlight, star bright, first star I see tonight
Starlight, star bright, make everything all right
Starlight, star bright, first star I see tonight
Starlight, star bright

Starlight, star bright, you make everything all right
What you do to me baby
You better stay by my side tonight

Starlight, star bright
Starlight, star bright
Starlight, star bright
Starlight, star bright

Starlight, star bright, baby
Starlight, star bright, stay by my side tonight
What you do to me baby
What you do, what you do to me baby
Stay by my side tonight


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