Lucky Number

Lene Lovich

About Lucky Number

"Lucky Number" is a song by recording artist Lene Lovich. Originally released as a B-side for Lovich's cover of "I Think We're Alone Now", the song was re-released on January 26, 1979, by Stiff Records as an A-side and became the lead single of her debut studio album Stateless (1978). The song was written by Lovich and Les Chappell, who produced the song. "Lucky Number" received very positive reviews from music critics and was a commercial success, peaking at number two in Australia, number three in the Netherlands, New Zealand and the United Kingdom, and number five in Belgium. The single also charted well in Ireland and Austria. It became a defining song of the new wave genre. "Lucky Number" was covered by German punk artist Nina Hagen. The German version "Wir leben immer... noch" ("We are living… still") was released on the album Unbehagen (1979). 


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I never used to cry 'cause I was all alone 
For me, myself and I is all I've ever known 
I never felt the need to have a hand to hold 
In everything I do I take complete control 
That's where I'm coming from 
My lucky number's one 

I've everthing I need to keep me satisfied 
There's nothing you can do to make me change my mind 
I'm having so much fun 
My lucky number's one 
Ah! Oh! Ah! Oh! 

I now detect an alien vibration here 
There's something in the air besides the atmosphere 
The object of the action is becoming clear 
An imminent attack upon my heart I fear 
The evidence is strong 
My lucky number's wrong
Ah! Oh! Ah! Oh! 

Something tells me my lucky number's gonna be changing soon 
Something tells me lucky number's gonna be oweoweoweoweoweowe

You certainly do have a strange effect on me 
I never thought that I could feel the way I feel 
There's something in your eyes gives me a wild idea 
I never want to be apart from you my dear 
I guess it must be true 
My lucky number's two 

This rearrangement suits me now I must confess 
The number one was dull and number two is best 
I wanna stay with you 
My lucky number's two 
Ah! Oh! Ah! Oh! 

Number two, number two

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Lene Lovich

Lene Lovich (born 30 March 1949) is an American singer of English descent based in England, who first gained attention as part of the New Wave music scene of the late 1970s and early 1980s. Her most popular hit single was "Lucky Number", first released in 1978. more »

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13 facts about this song

Genre and Release
"Lucky Number" falls under the New Wave genre, released by English-American singer Lene Lovich in 1979.
Album Success
The song is a part of Lene Lovich's debut studio album "Stateless". It's the album's most popular and successful single.
Chart Performance
"Lucky Number" reached number 3 in the UK singles chart, providing a significant breakthrough in Lovich's career.
International Success
The song was also successful internationally; it was No.1 in Australia, No.2 in New Zealand, and was in the top 10 in several European countries.
Writing and Composition
The song was written by Lene Lovich and Les Chappell, who she met while attending art school. This song is noteworthy for Lovich's distinctive squeaky, Betty Boop-like singing voice.
The music video for "Lucky Number" was innovative for its time, featuring stop-motion animation.
Song's Themes
The song represents themes of luck, superstition, fortune and fate, with the 'number' relating to a lucky lottery number.
Different Versions
"Lucky Number" has been covered by several artists and was performed by Lovich and Chappell in different versions, including a punk version and a piano-driven version.
The song is widely recognized as a staple of the New Wave genre and has often been included in various Best of New Wave compilals and playlists.
Even after more than four decades since its release, "Lucky Number" remains one of Lovich's most recognizable songs and continues to receive radio play.
Unique Sound
The song's sound is unique and stands out with its combination of keyboard hooks, heavy percussion, and Lovich's theatrical and unmistakable vocal style.
Second Single
"Lucky Number" was re-released as a single in the UK where it replaced "I Think We're Alone Now", Lovich's first single from "Stateless".
Lovich re-recorded "Lucky Number" and several other songs from "Stateless" in 2013 for the compilation album "The Best of Lene Lovich".

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