I'm Up All Night to Get Lucky
I should be so lucky, lucky, lucky, lucky was ringing in our ears during the 80’s as a young Kylie Minogue sprang from our screens singing about being lucky in love but for decades before and since the word luck has featured in popular music.
Just what is luck? www.galacasino.com wanted to do some digging and find out what inspired some very successful music. The definition of the word luck can mean a chance event that is beyond our control and it can be a fortunate event like a big casino or lottery win or an unfortunate event which can be seen as bad luck.
So when Kylie sang 'I should be so lucky' she was referring to the fact that she didn't think she was lucky enough to win the man of her dreams, something all teenage girls could relate to and still can. This is one of the main reasons songs about luck don't date, they're essentially timeless as we all want to be lucky in love or money - it's a win win situation for the songwriter.
More recently a top ten hit in over 32 countries, Daft Punk's disco single, 'Get Lucky' featuring Pharrell Williams was co-written with music legend Nile Rogers and created waves in the music business even before its release in April this year. 'Get Lucky' was much anticipated and the buzz around radio stations across the globe created a storm of hype but clearly it wasn't just Daft Punk fans who thought it was worth the wait with over 7.3 million copies sold to date. The first release from Daft Punk's album 'Random Access Memories' the line 'Were up all night to get lucky' is less seedy than it sounds. Pharrell Williams has been quoted as saying that the lyrics refer to the fortune of connecting with someone and not just about sexual chemistry.
Clearly, Daft Punk's monumental disco hit was written with love in mind but some tunes simply mean nothing while others have a double entendre with Lady Ga Ga's 'Pokerface' a typical example. GaGa's lyric are casino based, the opening line begins with 'I wanna hold em like they do in Texas please. Fold em let em hit me raise it baby stay with me (I love it)'. GaGa's lyrics are like a sexual game as she says 'I'll get him hot, show him what I've got'. Since its release in 2008, Pokerface has sold more than 13 million copies and the video is one of the most watched on You Tube as GaGa is seen to be playing strip poker.
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