Lucky Stars

Album: Well Well Said The Rocking Chair (1978)
Charted: 3

Songfacts®:

  • Dean Friedman's first hit, "Ariel," told the story of burgeoning teenage love. This song from his second album opens with a couple who are clearly on each others nerves and embroiled in a bitter fight, complete with jealousy ("Do you still want her?") and sarcasm ("Your endearing mother called today"). In the end, they make up, thanking their lucky stars that they're "not as smart, as we'd like to think we are," which is sometimes the only thing holding them together.
  • This song is a duet with Denise Marsa, who was performing in the New York area when Friedman spotted her and asked her to sing on this track. She joined Dean to perform this song on the show Top Of The Pops, and went with him on his tour of the UK. She later joined an all-girl band called The Flirts, who recorded a popular dance song called "Helpless (You Took my Love)."
  • In the UK, there are some very big fans of this song, one of whom is Gaby Roslin, who hosted a morning TV show called the Big Breakfast. In 1995, her staff surprised Roslin by presenting her with a large box on the air, which she opened to reveal Dean Friedman, who then played the song with Roslin singing the female part with him. Here's a clip from the show.

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