On August 8 1984, Madonna’s Lucky Star was released. Lucky Star became Madonna’s first U.S. top five hit (No. 4), and the first in a string of 17 consecutive U.S. top fives. The video was directed by Arthur Pierson, a stark performance piece bringing together her brother Christopher Ciccone and Erica Bell as backup dancers. The clip was filled with black rubber jelly bracelets, lace and a certain gyrating belly button.
Lucky Star was written by Madonna and produced by Reggie Lucas and Jellybean Benitez.
Lucky Star is all these things and more! The song is also Madonna’s opening as a tribute to her late mother. Therefore it has a resonance and a sadness to the song that became a Madonna hallmark and signature! Lucky Star reached Transcendence on the 2006 Confessions Tour in which Lady Madge confessed, broke down and cried! A wonderful song and performance by Madonna! Nice going Ciccone!
August 8 1984 or September 8 1983?
September 8 1983 is the UK release date. Although Lucky Star was released promotionally as a double A-side with Holiday in the U.S. in September 1983, it was not released commercially in North America until August 1984 as the album’s last single.