Lucky Star" is a song written and recorded by American singer Madonna for her eponymous debut album Madonna (1983). Sire Records released it as the fourth single from the album on September 8, 1983. The song was produced by Reggie Lucas, but Madonna was not impressed by his final version. She called her then-boyfriend John "Jellybean" Benitez to remix the track according to her ideas.
For her debut album (original title: Lucky Star), Madonna enlisted Warners in-house producer Reggie Lucas. Lucas had been part of Miles Davis' 70s ensemble and in 1980, co-wrote the Grammy award winner, Stephanie Mills' devotional disco classic, 'I Never Knew Love Like This Before'. Again Madonna clashed with him, finding him unresponsive to her ideas and too "busy" with the arrangements. The 'Lucky Star' promo, featuring just two back-up dancers and a blank set, was a showcase for Madonna as auto-erotic magnet. At one point, she appears to be cradled by the pure white backdrop, like Keith Haring's Radiant Baby, both wide-eyed innocent and shrewdly knowing.
On August 8 1984, Madonna’s Lucky Star was released. Lucky Star became Madonna’s first . top five hit (No. 4), and the first in a string of 17 consecutive . The video was directed by Arthur Pierson, a stark performance piece bringing together her brother Christopher Ciccone and Erica Bell as backup dancers. Lucky Star was written by Madonna and produced by Reggie Lucas and Jellybean Benitez.
Soon both realised they couldn't cooperate that well. Lucas produced the album his way, while Madonna complained that she had different concepts and ideas. She took the finished but unsatisfactory album to her friend John -Jellybean- Benitez, who remixed and rearranged the whole album. He also added a song written by Curtis Hudson and Lisa Stevens: Holiday.
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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 starbright First star I see tonight Starlight starbright Make everything all right Starlight starbright First star I see tonight Starlight starbright Yeah You must be my lucky star 'Cause.
Producer – Reggie LucasWritten-By – Madonna
Producer – Mark KaminsWritten-By – Madonna
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