Are you feeling blessed today? As luck would have it, we have the perfect playlist for you! Whether you think all the Cosmo stars are lining up for you or you’re feeling optimistic, there’s a song for you here. Singers and songwriters have different perceptions of luck, and it shows.
Here are the 21 best songs about luck:
Table of Contents
- 21. Sunday Best — Surfaces
- 20. Some Hearts — Carrie Underwood
- 19. Push My Luck — The Chainsmokers
- 18. Lucky Me — Big Sean
- 17. Lucky Strike — Maroon 5
- 16. The Lucky One — Taylor Swift
- 15. Lucky Star — Madonna
- 14. Luck — American Authors
- 13. Lucky One — Simple Plan
- 12. Lucky One — EXO
- 11. Lucky — Jason Mraz ft. Colbie Caillat
- 10. Lucky — Britney Spears
- 9. Lucky — Elle King
- 8. Luckiest Man — Chris Brown
- 7. Bad Luck — Khalid
- 6. I’M THE LUCKY ONE — HONNE
- 5. I Feel Lucky — Mary Chapin Carpenter
- 4. Get Lucky — Daft Punk ft. Pharrell Williams and Nile Rodgers
- 3. Best Day Of My Life — American Authors
- 2. The Gambler — Kenny Rogers
- 1. Luck Be A Lady (2008 Remastered) — Frank Sinatra
21. Sunday Best — Surfaces
Genres: Alternative/Indie, R&B/Soul, Pop
Album: Where the Light Is (2019)
There’s nothing like a feel-good song to start your day. “Sunday Best” is an electropop song by Surfaces. The song was about feeling good and not stressing, even when things are not going your way. It’s a great reminder that sometimes not getting what you want is a wonderful stroke of luck. The song has garnered over 138 million hits on YouTube and was among the US Mainstream Top 40 of 2020.
20. Some Hearts — Carrie Underwood
Genre: Country, Country pop
Album: Some Hearts (2005)
“Some Hearts” is about someone who has stumbled upon a great relationship by luck. Isn’t that what we always feel? That’s what love can do, according to Carrie Underwood. The song was released with Underwood’s debut album, which is also titled Some Hearts. The album was also the best-selling country album in the United States in 2006 and 2007.
19. Push My Luck — The Chainsmokers
Genres: Dance/Electronic, Pop
Album: World War Joy (2019)
For many of us, getting lucky is a once-in-a-lifetime occurrence. “Push My Luck” by The Chainsmokers is about a man who got lucky once and tried to push his luck again. The song beautifully portrays the beauty of a budding relationship and the eagerness of both parties to see each other again.
18. Lucky Me — Big Sean
Album: Detroit 2 (2020)
Genre: Hip hop
When it comes to luck, Big Sean seems to have it all. In his song “Lucky Me,” Big Sean talks about how lucky he is in various aspects of his life. His friend “lady luck” has saved him from heart disease and brought him far in life.
17. Lucky Strike — Maroon 5
Album: Overexposed (2012)
Are you looking for a love song? You’re in luck. Once again, Maroon 5 never fails to express what winning feels like. Listen to “Lucky Strike,” one of the best songs on Maroon 5’s album called Overexposed. The song topped many charts across the US, Canada, and South Korea.
16. The Lucky One — Taylor Swift
Album: Red (Taylor’s Version) (2021)
Genre: Soft rock
Fame and luck seem to come hand in hand when living the American dream. “The Lucky One” is a rock song by the music genius Taylor Swift. The song talks about how a famous person ahead of her got out of the spotlight to live a quiet life away from the paparazzi. She then refers to that famous person as the “Lucky One” for choosing peace.
15. Lucky Star — Madonna
Album: Album: Madonna (1983)
Genres: Alternative/Indie, R&B/Soul, Pop, UK R&B
“Lucky Star” is a pop song written by Madonna. The song was derived from a nursery rhyme called “Star light, star bright.” However, Madonna’s song was about luck and gratitude, dedicated to her then-boyfriend Mark Kamins, whom she called the person who brought her luck.
Album: Oh, What a Life (2014)
Genre: Indie/Pop Rock
Luck can come unexpectedly in many faces, but the most important thing is creating your fortune. “Luck” by American Authors is about owning your fate and not relying on anyone else. That doesn’t mean you won’t ever make mistakes, but it’s critical to pick yourself up every time you do.
13. Lucky One — Simple Plan
Album: Get Your Heart On – The Second Coming! (2013)
Unfortunately, not everyone is lucky enough to find the stars aligning for them. Simple Plan’s approach to their heart-rending song “Lucky One” will leave you feeling emotional. This pop song is about wishing for your time to come to be the ‘lucky one.’ Don’t you wish the same sometimes?
12. Lucky One — EXO
Album: Ex’Act (2016)
Genres: Korean Dance, Pop, Korea Ballads, K-Pop
Fall in love again with Billboard World Digital Songs’ top-three hit. “Lucky One” by EXO is a Korean pop song about love and luck. The song is about what a person is willing to do to be with the one they love. What a lucky situation to be in.
11. Lucky — Jason Mraz ft. Colbie Caillat
Album: We Sing. We Dance. We Steal Things (2008)
Genres: Alternative/Indie, Pop
“Lucky” by Jason Mraz and Colbie Caillat is one of the most popular songs of 2008. The song is about being in love with your best friend, the best thing in the world. Aside from this song’s light beat and instrumentals, everyone can relate to its romantic lyrics.
10. Lucky — Britney Spears
Album: Oops!… I Did It Again (2000)
Genres: Electropop, Dance Pop
Oops, Britney Spears certainly did again! The song is a 20th-century classic that earned multiple awards, such as Billboard Music Award, Teen Choice Award, Guinness World Records, and many more! This song is about a woman named Lucky that is blessed to have everything a pop star could imagine— Hollywood fame, a prominent career, and money. However, despite all the luck she has, she can’t help but feel lonely.
9. Lucky — Elle King
Album: Get Your Wife (2023)
Genres: Alternative/Indie, Country
“Lucky” is a country song by Elle King. The song describes a confusing time in King’s life before she got lucky and met her fiancé. It sums up her life, thanking luck as the number one factor she’s gotten this far. And although she rose to fame, the song wasn’t about fame and money. You can hear her son giggle at the music video’s end. And as a cherry on top, she even named her son Lucky. Was it a coincidence? We think not!
8. Luckiest Man — Chris Brown
Album: Breezy (2022)
Falling in love can make you feel like the luckiest man in the world… or so Chris Brown says. His latest song, “Luckiest Man,” is an R&B song from his Breezy album. The song takes us on an emotional ride that is love. In this song, Chris Brown also talks about putting a ring on it because what else is there to do?
7. Bad Luck — Khalid
Album: Free Spirit (2019)
“Bad Luck” is a song by Khalid that combines R&B and soul. The song is about having bad luck in his love life. Discussing bad luck is no easy feat, especially if you’re going to sing about it. However, Khalid is one of the best things that’s happened to the music industry. His skill and talent allow him to create great music that makes you feel something inside.
6. I’M THE LUCKY ONE — HONNE
Album: LET’S JUST SAY THE WORLD ENDED A WEEK FROM NOW, WHAT WOULD YOU DO? (DELUXE) (2021)
One of the most unexpected songs from this list is an Indie, “I’m The Lucky One” by HONNE. HONNE is a British duo that grew popular in Korea due to its dreamy and easy-to-understand lyrics. The song says, “I get to kiss you every night and day. I’m the lucky one.”
5. I Feel Lucky — Mary Chapin Carpenter
Album: Come On Come On (1992)
Genres: Folk, Country
“I Feel Lucky” is a feel-good song by American country music artist Mary Chapin Carpenter. The song was one of the biggest hits when it came out and was ranked top 4 by Billboard Hot Country Singles & Tracks chart, for a good reason. Listening to this song will convince you that you are indeed lucky.
4. Get Lucky — Daft Punk ft. Pharrell Williams and Nile Rodgers
Album: Random Access Memories (2013)
Genres: Funk, Disco, UK R&B
Are you looking for a funky disco song about luck? “Get Lucky” is a timeless song by Daft Punk, Pharrell Williams, and Nile Rodgers. Although it was published in 2013, the song still feels incredibly fresh and quite new. The song oozes fun and confidence, making you feel like you’re truly getting lucky tonight. What that luck is all about, we’ll never know!
Album: Oh, What a Life (2014)
Genres: Alternative/Indie, Children’s Music
Whether you believe luck is true or not, manifesting luck starts with your positive outlook. “Best Day of My Life” is about a man who dreamed about the best day of his life. According to interviews, the author of this song wanted to inspire listeners, make them feel better, and provide an escape from reality.
2. The Gambler — Kenny Rogers
Album: The Best Country Album In The World…Ever! (1978)
“The Gambler” is a song by the famous American country singer Kenny Rogers. Although the song talks about gambling, there’s more to it than that. Once you read between the lines, you will realize that the singer also talks about life and how much it resembles any type of gambling. You got to know how to read people’s faces… and some luck to win.
1. Luck Be A Lady (2008 Remastered) — Frank Sinatra
Album: Nothing But The Best (Remastered) (2008)
If you’re a charming man like Frank, wouldn’t you want luck to be a lady, too? “Luck Be A Lady” is among the signature songs of the legendary singer and actor Frank Sinatra. The major hit song was first released in 1963 and was remastered in several versions. One of our favorite versions of the song was the 2008 Remastered version, which was captured when Frank’s voice was at the peak of its power.