Get Lucky (Jermaine Stewart song)

Last updated

"Get Lucky"
JermaineStewartGetLuckySingle1988.jpg
Single by Jermaine Stewart
from the album Say It Again
B-side "Imagine"
ReleasedMarch 1988 (UK) [1]
June 1988 (US) [2]
Genre Pop
Length3:45
Label 10 Records, Siren Records, Virgin Records, Arista Records
Songwriter(s) Errol Brown, Simon Climie
Producer(s) Aaron Zigman, Jerry Knight
Jermaine Stewart singles chronology
"Say It Again"
(1987)
"Get Lucky"
(1988)
"Don't Talk Dirty to Me"
(1988)

"Get Lucky" is a song by American singer Jermaine Stewart, released in 1988 as the second single from his third studio album Say It Again (1987). It was written by Errol Brown and Simon Climie, and produced by Aaron Zigman and Jerry Knight. For its release as a single, "Get Lucky" was given a remix by Phil Harding. [2] The song was a commercial success, particularly in Europe, but failed to chart in the United States, although it did reach No. 12 on the Billboard Dance Club Songs chart. [3] It reached No. 13 in the UK, [4] and No. 6 in both Switzerland and Germany. [5]

Contents

A music video was filmed to promote the single. It was directed by Dieter "Dee" Trattmann and produced by Anthony Taylor for Picture Music Int. [6] On March 13, 1988, a UK film crew visited Stewart at his home in Hollywood, with footage being shot behind the scenes of the "Get Lucky" video. In the UK, Stewart also performed the song on popular music show Top of the Pops . The single's B-side, "Imagine", which was exclusive to the single, written by Stewart and Roy Carter. [7]

Critical reception

Upon release, Max Bell of Number One commented: "Barely has "Say It Again" bade a cheery goodbye than he's back in the ring with a slice of doleful disco that's camper than weekend at Butlin's. Jermaine starts off threatening to be Depeche Mode but sees the error of his ways and ends up settling for a Bee Gees flavoured mood which is palatable in small doses. [8] Cash Box listed the single as one of their "feature picks" during July 1986. They commented: "A shuffling feel and a strong vocal highlight this fine track." [9]

Formats

7" single
  1. "Get Lucky" - 3:45
  2. "Imagine" - 4:01
12" single (UK release)
  1. "Get Lucky (Extended Remix)" - 6:15
  2. "Get Lucky (Dub)" - 4:50
12" single (US release)
  1. "Get Lucky (Extended Dance)" - 6:15
  2. "Get Lucky (Dub Version)" - 4:50
  3. "Get Lucky (Single Version)" - 3:45
  4. "Get Lucky (R&B Mix)" - 3:58
  5. "Imagine" - 4:01
12" single (European release)
  1. "Get Lucky (Extended Remix)" - 6:15
  2. "Get Lucky (Dub)" - 4:50
  3. "Imagine" - 4:01
Cassette single (US release)
  1. "Get Lucky (Single Version)" - 3:45
  2. "Imagine" - 4:01
CD single (UK release)
  1. "Get Lucky" - 3:46
  2. "Get Lucky (Extended Remix)" - 6:19
  3. "Say It Again (The Jingle Mix)" - 3:54
  4. "Places" - 4:01

Chart performance

Chart (1988)Peak
position
Belgian Singles Chart (V) [10] 10
Canada Dance ( RPM ) [11] 17
Ireland (IRMA) [12] 14
Netherlands (Single Top 100) [13] 14
Switzerland (Schweizer Hitparade) [14] 6
UK Singles (OCC) [15] 13
US Dance Club Songs ( Billboard ) [16] 12
US Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs ( Billboard ) [17] 69
West Germany (Official German Charts) [18] 6

Personnel

Production
Other

Related Research Articles

"Sweetheart" is a song recorded by Rainy Davis from her eponymous debut album, Sweetheart (1987). It was written by Davis and Pete Warner and reached number 24 on the Billboard Hot R&B chart in 1986. It was later re-recorded in 1998 by Jermaine Dupri and Mariah Carey, from Dupri's debut album Life in 1472 (1998), and from Carey's first compilation album #1's (1998).

Show You the Way to Go

"Show You the Way to Go" is a song written by Gamble and Huff and recorded by the Jacksons for their 1976 CBS debut album, The Jacksons. Released as a single in early 1977, it was the only number-one song for the group in the UK. It was later covered by Dannii Minogue in 1992.

Gett Off 1991 single by Prince and the New Power Generation

"Gett Off" is a song written and produced by American musician Prince for his thirteenth album Diamonds and Pearls (1991). The album was his first with his backing band the New Power Generation. "Gett Off" was released as the lead single from Diamonds and Pearls in June 1991. The cover uses a face drawn in place of the first letter in the word Off and Prince's name written in reverse.

Jermaine Stewart American singer

William Jermaine Stewart was an American R&B singer best known for his 1986 hit single "We Don't Have to Take Our Clothes Off", which peaked at number five on the Billboard Hot 100, and also peaked within the top ten of the charts in Canada at number, the Republic of Ireland, and the United Kingdom.

I Wanna Be with You (Mandy Moore song) 2000 song by Mandy Moore

"I Wanna Be With You" is a song by American pop singer Mandy Moore. It was released as the only single from Moore's second studio album of the same name (2000) on April 11, 2000, one day after Moore's 16th birthday. The song received mixed to positive reviews from critics, who complimented Moore's mature vocals and the song's arrangement. The song peaked at number 24 in the United States Billboard Hot 100, becoming Moore's first and only top 30 single in the US to date. The song also peaked at number 13 in Australia and was certified Gold by ARIA. It also peaked at number 21 in the UK, 66 in Austria and 70 in Germany. The song was featured on the soundtrack to the 2000 film Center Stage. The music video for the song, directed by Nigel Dick showed Moore singing the song to her love interest in a dance studio.

Chain Reaction (song) 1985 single by Diana Ross

"Chain Reaction" is an R&B song, sung by Diana Ross, and written by the Bee Gees, with Barry Gibb on backing vocals. The track was released as the second single on November 28, 1985 from her album Eaten Alive, and again in 1986.

We Dont Have to Take Our Clothes Off

"We Don't Have to Take Our Clothes Off" is American R&B vocalist Jermaine Stewart's first of three singles from 1986. The song was included on his second album Frantic Romantic, released that same year. "We Don't Have to Take Our Clothes Off" remains Stewart's biggest commercial success, peaking at number five on the Billboard Hot 100. Outside of the United States, "We Don't Have to Take Our Clothes Off" peaked within the top ten of the charts in Canada, the Republic of Ireland, and the United Kingdom.

<i>Rock the World</i> (Five Star album) 1988 studio album by Five Star

Rock the World is the fourth album by the British pop group Five Star. It was released in 1988 and reached #17 on the UK charts.

Seven Wonders (song) 1987 single by Fleetwood Mac

"Seven Wonders" is a song by British-American rock band Fleetwood Mac from their fourteenth studio album Tango in the Night (1987). Stevie Nicks performed the lead vocals on the song, written by Sandy Stewart, with contributed lyrics by Nicks. In the song, Nicks remembers a love affair in her past. She sings that even if she should live to see the Seven Wonders of the World, doing so would not compare to the beauty of that romance. The song was released on 29 June 1987, by Warner Bros. Records, as the second single from Tango in the Night. It climbed to #19 on the US Billboard Hot 100 on August 15, 1987.

<i>The Jets</i> (album) 1985 studio album by the Jets

The Jets is the debut studio album by The Jets, released in 1985.

<i>Frantic Romantic</i> 1986 studio album by Jermaine Stewart

Frantic Romantic is the second album by American R&B singer Jermaine Stewart, released in 1986. The album includes Stewart's biggest pop hit, "We Don't Have to Take Our Clothes Off", as well as the minor follow-up hit, "Jody", for whom Stewart's former Soul Train dance-mate Jody Watley was the inspiration. The album was re-issued on CD on October 18, 2010 by Cherry Red in the UK.

<i>Say It Again</i> (Jermaine Stewart album) 1988 studio album by Jermaine Stewart

Say It Again is a 1988 album by Jermaine Stewart. It was released in 1988 on Arista Records; his second full-length album for the label, and his final album to be released in North America. The title track of the album reached No. 27 on the Billboard Hot 100.

Rhythm Is Gonna Get You 1987 single by Gloria Estefan and Miami Sound Machine

"Rhythm Is Gonna Get You" is a song written by Enrique "Kiki" Garcia and Gloria Estefan, and released by Gloria Estefan and Miami Sound Machine in 1987 as the lead single from the album Let It Loose.

Everything Your Heart Desires 1988 single by Hall & Oates

"Everything Your Heart Desires" is a song by the American duo Hall & Oates, released as the lead single from their thirteenth studio album, Ooh Yeah! (1988). The song peaked at number three in the United States. It was their sixteenth and last Billboard Hot 100 Top 10 song. The 45 version was later included on their greatest hits album Playlist: The Very Best of (2008) while the video mix was included on VH1 Behind the Music: The Daryl Hall and John Oates Collection (2002) and on the box set Do What You Want, Be What You Are: The Music of Daryl Hall & John Oates (2009).

Contenders (song) 1986 single by Heaven 17

"Contenders" is a song by the British new wave and synth-pop band Heaven 17, released in 1986 as the first single from their fourth studio album Pleasure One. It was written and produced by Glenn Gregory, Ian Craig Marsh and Martyn Ware. The song reached No. 80 in the UK and spent four weeks on the chart. It also reached No. 6 on the U.S. Billboard Dance/Club Play Singles Chart. A music video was filmed to promote the single.

Is It Really Love? 1989 single by Jermaine Stewart

"Is It Really Love?" is a song by American singer Jermaine Stewart, which was released in 1989 as the fourth and final single from his third studio album Say It Again (1988). The song was written by André Cymone and Jody Watley, and produced by Cymone. The single was released in Germany only and reached No. 41.

Dont Talk Dirty to Me 1988 single by Jermaine Stewart

"Don't Talk Dirty to Me" is a song by American singer Jermaine Stewart, released as the third single in 1988 from his third studio album Say It Again. The song was written by Stewart and André Cymone, and produced by Cymone.

"Say It Again" is a song written by Bunny Sigler and Carol Davis. It was originally recorded and released as a single by African-American singer Shawn Christopher in 1983. In 1984, American singer Lou Rawls recorded a version for his album Close Company. In 1985, Rége Burrell released his own version of the song as a single from his album Victim of Emotion. In 1986, American female R&B vocal trio Sinnamon recorded their own version, which was released as a single. The best known version is the 1987 recording by American singer Jermaine Stewart, released as a hit single from his album of the same name.

Jody (song) 1986 single by Jermaine Stewart

"Jody" is a song by American singer Jermaine Stewart, released in 1986 as the third single from his album Frantic Romantic. It was written by Stewart, Narada Michael Walden and Jeffrey Cohen, and produced by Walden.

Every Lovers Sign 1986 single by The Lover Speaks

"Every Lover's Sign" is a song by the British duo The Lover Speaks, released in 1986 as the third single from their self-titled debut album. It was written by David Freeman and Joseph Hughes, and produced by Jimmy Iovine and The Lover Speaks.

References

  1. "Jermaine Stewart - Get Lucky / Imagine - Siren - UK - SRN 82". 45cat. April 2, 1988. Retrieved April 9, 2018.
  2. 1 2 "Jermaine Stewart - Get Lucky / Imagine - Arista - USA - AS1-9714". 45cat. Retrieved April 9, 2018.
  3. Billboard. "Jermaine Stewart Get Lucky (Remix) Chart History". Billboard. Retrieved April 9, 2018.
  4. "JERMAINE STEWART | full Official Chart History | Official Charts Company". Officialcharts.com. Retrieved April 9, 2018.
  5. Steffen Hung. "Jermaine Stewart - Get Lucky". austriancharts.at. Retrieved April 9, 2018.
  6. Billboard magazine - Music video: new videoclips - July 16, 1988 - page 54
  7. "Jermaine Stewart - Get Lucky (Vinyl) at Discogs". Discogs.com. Retrieved June 23, 2012.
  8. Number One magazine - Singles - Max Bell - 2 April 1988 - page 42
  9. Cash Box newspaper - July 23, 1988 - Single releases - page 16
  10. "Jermaine Stewart - Get Lucky". ultratop.be. Retrieved April 9, 2018.
  11. "Item Display - RPM - Library and Archives Canada". Collectionscanada.gc.ca. Retrieved June 23, 2012.
  12. Jaclyn Ward. "The Irish Charts - All there is to know". Irishcharts.ie. Archived from the original on January 5, 2010. Retrieved June 23, 2012.
  13. "Dutchcharts.nl – Jermaine Stewart – Get Lucky" (in Dutch). Single Top 100.
  14. "Swisscharts.com – Jermaine Stewart – Get Lucky". Swiss Singles Chart.
  15. "Jermaine Stewart: Artist Chart History". Official Charts Company.
  16. "Jermaine Stewart Chart History (Dance Club Songs)". Billboard.
  17. "Jermaine Stewart Chart History (Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs)". Billboard.
  18. "Offiziellecharts.de – Jermaine Stewart – Get Lucky". GfK Entertainment Charts. Retrieved 2020-03-03.