Kylie Minogue - I Should Be So Lucky (1987)
- 80's score: 2.68
- Genre(s): Pop / Hi nrg
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"I Should Be So Lucky" is a 1987 song performed by Australian recording artist and songwriter Kylie Minogue from her debut ...
"I Should Be So Lucky" is a 1987 song performed by Australian recording artist and songwriter Kylie Minogue from her debut studio album Kylie (1988). Released on 29 December 1987 by Mushroom Records and PWL Records, the song became a worldwide breakthrough hit; its image of Minogue on the front cover was shot by David Levine. The song was written and produced by Stock Aitken Waterman for Minogue, and they went on to produce Minogue's first four studio albums.
"I Should Be So Lucky" received positive reviews from contemporary music critics, who thought that the song was an instant highlight and good song within the 80s, while some dismissed the lyrical content. Despite this, the song received commercial attention around the world where the song topped the charts in countries such as the United Kingdom, Australia, and Germany and peaked in the top ten in many countries including New Zealand, Japan, and the Dance charts in the U.S.
The music video for "I Should Be So Lucky" was directed by Chris Langman and filmed in November 1987 at Channel 7 Studios in Melbourne, Victoria, Australia. The video features Minogue walking through her home, with scenes of her dancing in front of a colourful chalkboard background intercut throughout. It presented a cute, wholesome, young "girl-next-door" image of Minogue to the public, with scenes of her giggling and making funny faces to the camera.
Another version of the video was made for live television promotion. This version of the video shows Kylie riding in a car with several friends through Sydney. In other parts of the video, she's in the park and passersby are waving to her as she walks by them. This video premiered in the UK on Christmas Day 1987 in a live broadcast from the British Telecom Tower (Christmas Morning With Noel Edmonds, BBC1).
The complete version of "I Should Be So Lucky" featured in the music video has been released commercially through multiple VHS and DVD collections. Its most recent inclusion is on the companion DVD to her 2012 greatest hits album, The Best of Kylie Minogue. Outtakes from the music video were used in Kylie: The Videos.