Lucky

Album: We Sing. We Dance. We Steal Things. (2008)
Charted: 48
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  • This song features Colbie Caillat. The "Bubbly" singer told MTV Asia News how their collaboration came about: "He (Mraz) emailed me many months ago, saying that he loved my music, that he's heard my album and he has a song on his album that he wanted me to help him finish writing and collaborate with. We finished writing through email. When he was in London recording his album, I was over there doing promotions for my album and I went over there to do vocals."
  • Mraz told The Sun December 19, 2008 why he hooked up with Caillat. He explained: "I became a fan of Colbie through MySpace and just cold-called her to see if she'd want to write and sing together. I dug her laid-back style and her attention to little things that make relationships work. She was a delight to share the mic with."
  • In our Caillat interview, she cited this as a song that has changed meaning for her over the years. On stage, she would perform the song with her guitarist, Justin Young, who was also her boyfriend. Said Colbie: "When I wrote 'Lucky' with Jason Mraz I couldn't fully relate to it because I had never been in love with someone I considered my best friend. Then I fell in love with my boyfriend Justin Young and got to sing that song on stage with him every night and could relate to the song 100%. It was an amazing feeling."
  • Mraz told Billboard magazine that this song was written back and forth with Colbie Caillat over email. He explained that the song's recording was "completely underground, because neither of our labels were into the idea."
  • This won the 2010 Grammy Award for Best Pop Collaboration with Vocals.
  • Mraz and Colbie Caillat performed this song together on both Saturday Night Live and The Ellen DeGeneres Show.
  • A version by the Glee Cast charted at #27 on the Hot 100 in October 2010, 21 places higher than Mraz and Caillat's original rendition.
  • Mraz recorded a Spanish version of this song, called "Suerte," with Mexican singer Ximena Sariñana for the Latin American and Spanish re-edition of We Sing. We Dance. We Steal Things.
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Comments: 9

  • Randy from Rio De Janeiro, -One can hope the two of them collaborate and sing harmony together again some day. Their voices blend together so well.
  • Megan from Stevenson, AlOh my God...this is such a beautiful song! It's gorgeous!!! Love the two parts:) This couldn't be any better!
  • Michael from Modesto, CaXimena deserves her own representation here! I only know of this song because of its linkage to her.
  • Teacup from Siargao, Philippinesthey grew up together in an island. they were best friends. she has to go abroad...they both look forward to seeing each other.
    this should should have been the perfect song, except that we broke up.
  • Tricia from Rockville Centre, NyThis is so beautiful...and another song that will definetly fill slots at weddings for the remainder of 2009. So pretty...like being on an island with the one you truly love....definetly a masterpiece! :)
  • Emily from Around Chicago, Ili absolutely love this song! jason and colbie just have perfect harmony together!
  • Thomas S. Tierney from San Bernardino, CaI love this song
  • Tayluur from Binghamton, NyBest. Song. Ever.
  • Emily from Langhorne, Pai love this song!! to me, it means that two people are having a long distance relationship
    "I'm talking to you
    Across the water across the deep blue ocean"
    ...
    "Boy I hear you in my dreams
    I feel your whisper across the sea"
    they have become best friends and they love each other. they talk about seeing each other again
    "Lucky to be coming home again"
    and they think/dream about seeing each other
    "And so I'm sailing through the sea
    To an island where we'll meet
    You'll hear the music fill the air
    I'll put a flower in your hair
    Though the breezes through trees
    Move so pretty you're all I see
    As the world keeps spinning round
    You hold me right here right now"
    again and how hard it is to say goodbye when they have to leave each other.
    "Every time we say goodbye
    I wish we had one more kiss"
    they also mention being truthful to each other even when their seperate
    "I'll wait for you I promise you, I will"
    basically, its a sweet song about two people who are apart from each other but realize how lucky they are that they have each other and are in love.
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