Get Lucky

Label
Columbia/Legacy
Running length
23 tracks
Running time
96:45

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Tracklist

    Track     Duration Listeners
1 Working for the Weekend (Remastered 2006) 3:41 1,625
1 Working for the Weekend 3:40 164,663
2 When It's Over (Remastered 2006) 5:06 324
2 When It's Over 5:08 25,145
3 Jump (Remastered 2006) 3:38 203
3 Jump 3:38 9,114
4 Gangs In The Street 4:31 6,582
4 Gangsters in the Street 4:33 55
4 Gangs In The Street (Remastered 2006) 4:33 173
5 Emotional (Remastered 2006) 4:51 132
5 EMOTIONAL 4:52 1,740
6 Lucky Ones 3:49 16,779
6 Lucky Ones (Remastered 2006) 3:49 228
7 IT'S YOUR LIFE 4:03 5,165
7 It's Your Life (Remastered 2006) 4:03 188
8 Watch Out (Remastered 2006) 3:56 150
8 Watch Out 4:01 1,745
9 Take Me To The Top (Re-Mix) 6:10 326
9 Take Me To The Top (Remastered 2006) 6:09 231
10 I Told You So (DEMO - previously unreleased) 1:12 127
11 Boy Likes The Girl (DEMO - previously unreleased) 4:29 135
12 Your Town Saturday Night (DEMO - previously unreleased) 3:07 103
13 Working For The Weekend (DEMO - previously unreleased) 3:46 1,012

About this album

After making a promising start with their self-titled debut, Loverboy hit the big time in 1981 with Get Lucky. This canny combination of AOR hooks and new wave production gloss boasts some memorable radio-ready tunes but isn’t as solid an album as its success might lead one to believe. The best tunes on Get Lucky were the songs that became its hit singles: “Working for the Weekend” is a party anthem that blends some gutsy hard-rock guitar riffs with a synthesizer-drenched new wave rhythm arrangement to become a huge hit , while “The Lucky Ones” layers clever lyrics about the jealousy that success inspires in others over a song that mixes pomp rock grandeur with a punchy AOR arrangement full of gutsy yet slick guitar riffs. Loverboy got additional airplay with “When It’s Over,” a moody power ballad that boasts a show-stoppingly emotional vocal performance from Mike Reno, and “Take Me to the Top,” a sleek mid-tempo piece built on a hypnotic synthesizer arrangement. The rest of Get Lucky isn’t as impressive as these hits because it relies on filler to pad the album out: “Gangs in the Street” is an overwrought song about street tensions whose lyrics are melodramatic to the point of being unintentionally funny, and “Emotional” is a sloppy bar band jam with annoyingly sexist lyrics and an awful vocal from Paul Dean. Due to this overabundance of less than stellar tracks, Get Lucky fails to be as consistent a listen as Loverboy or Keep It Up, but offers enough solid tracks to please the group’s fans and AOR fanatics.

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  • sicilianbabe74

    if you look in their photo's their's only one person who wears red like that ... and he is all MALE ... and this is one delicious album cover ... Mike wears jeans... lol

    7 Oct 2010 Reply
  • Kiljaredan

    Ya it is a nice looking butt.

    26 May 2010 Reply
  • tigertime

    possibly the greatest album cover of all time.

    11 Dec 2008 Reply
  • schirenz

    nope. that hairy hand is woman's for sure

    9 Aug 2007 Reply

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