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Artist: Loverboy

Title: Get Lucky

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Loverboy Get Lucky Album Cover


Category: AOR

Year: 1981

Label: Columbia Records

Catalog Number: CK-37638


Paul Dean guitar, vocals
Matthew Frenette drums
Doug Johnson keyboards
Mike Reno vocals
Scott Smith bass, vocals
Nancy Nash backing vocals

Remastered in 2006 with 4 bonus tracks


1.  Working For The Weekend  3:42
2.  When It's Over  5:08
3.  Jump  3:41
4.  Gangs In The Street  4:35
5.  Emotional  4:55
6.  Lucky Ones  3:51
7.  It's Your Life  4:05
8.  Watch Out  4:02
9.  Take Me To The Top  6:13
10.  I Told You So demo bonus track  1:13
11.  Boy Likes The Girl demo bonus trck  4:32
12.  Your Town Saturday Night demo bonus track  3:08
13.  Working For The Weekend demo bonus track  3:47
Total Running Time:  52:52

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Existing comments about this CD

From: Rob Date: October 10, 2001 at 11:05
Mike Reno is one who inspired me to become a rock singer. This album kicks major butt. Excellent song writing and hooks.

From: RichieRocker Date: June 24, 2002 at 22:01
"Working for the Weekend is cool" but overplayed. I love "Lucky Ones" that song does it for me anytime. When I go and play this album I always play that song.

From: freddy de keyze Date: January 20, 2003 at 9:14
Great record from another underrated, but fantastic canadian act ! Gangs in the street and Take me to the top are clear winners and are spinning around in year head. You can't afford to do without this one ! Great original AOR !

From: James Date: June 27, 2003 at 21:25
Freddy got it right, this is very underrated and should be up there very high on any list of best from the 80's

From: Rafo Phoenix Date: July 29, 2003 at 22:39
The Best, sin duda el mejor album de LOverboy solo escucha temazos como gang in the street, working for the weekend, lucky ones, realmente estos canadienses se pasaron con este album, uno de mis grupos favoritos de AOR. Claro junto a grupazos como Journey, Giant, Yel inigualable Stan Bush, Gracias a ellos es que no dejare jamas de escuchar AOR, LONG LIFE AOR!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

From: AOR freaky Date: December 4, 2003 at 4:24
Loveboy is the band of happy, catchy AOR tunes, and this album is full of it ! I personally like all songs here, but Working For The Weekend, Gangs In The Street and Take Me To The Top are favorites. And at the top this band should has been. Great AOR !

From: byrdman69 Date: December 15, 2003 at 12:44
I still like this band, and so do a lot of people, although some of them won't admit it today. This is a decent record, and good music for the time. My favorite tunes on here are "When It's Over" and "Lucky Ones".

From: Pigeon Date: January 17, 2004 at 18:55
Is that reallly Mike Reno's ass on the cover? And if so, how do I and everyone else who remembers this album seem to know that? Was there some kind of visual cue on the back? I personallly think he used an ass model, because he was pretty porked up only a year later.

From: GlenRavine Date: March 24, 2004 at 15:32
Brilliant - absolutely 'pompy' brilliance. Grab it - catchy hooks, great guitar driven keyboard sounding drum thumping music - fun. Great vocals. Classic.

From: AOR freaky Date: May 6, 2004 at 4:46
Want to say again : this is bloody great and so underrated !!!!! BRILLIANT !

From: Metal Pete Date: October 4, 2004 at 15:37
Folks, let's not forget to mention the awesome rocker 'JUMP'! I think it was the first Loverboy tune I heard. Followed them from that point on, up through 'lovin every minute..' Those first four albums will live on, and rightfully so!!

From: Rafo Phoenix Date: October 8, 2004 at 10:30

From: Jimbo Date: November 14, 2004 at 17:12
This band sure made it difficult for guys (e.g. "not chicks") to get into them. They called themselves "Loverboy", flounced around like two dollar gigolos in their videos and put a photograph of a red-leathered male derriere on the cover of their first album. The songs are good, the mix and production are way above average for pop/AOR, but gosh darn it, they're "Loverboy"! LOVERBOY! Why didn't they just call themselves "Pretty Perfumed Puppies" and have a Chippendale dancer on the cover? Really.

From: James Date: November 14, 2004 at 17:59
flounced around like two dollar gigolos in their videos and put a photograph of a red-leathered male derriere on the cover of their first album. thought you was talking about David Lee Roth for a second.

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From: Jez Date: February 4, 2005 at 10:17
Slightly tougher soundwise than the excellent debut, and generally stronger material wise also. You know you're onto a winner as soon as 'Working For The Weekend' blasts out of the speakers. The only track i don't really like on here is 'Emotional' where Mike Reno always reminds me of Mick Jagger in the vocal Dept. Great album non the less.

From: AOR freaky Date: February 4, 2005 at 13:32
Agreed again, Jez ! Fantastic CD by the mighty Loverboy. My fave on this one is 'Gangs In The Street ' !

From: Nick C Date: April 29, 2005 at 7:25
Top top top release that takes me right back to my early rockin' days. I have to agree with Jez on this with regards to Emotional which sounds like a bad Stones cast off! Jump is a great bop 'til you drop bouncy song and is probably my favourite although as Freaky points out Gangs in the Street is excellent...especially the keyboard intro that seems to swamp your ears. The best Loverboy album for me..just shading out the first

From: caritosmatanza Date: January 28, 2006 at 12:25
Compré este disco junto con el de Touch y ambos me engancharon a este estilo, así que no puedo decir una sóla palabra de un lp que ya me gustaba con 8 inocentes añitos y una melomanía en ciernes. Workin es un temazo, el sonido aún no es ochentero, pero el disco es una maravilla. 9/10

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From: Jez Date: July 29, 2006 at 7:19
The 25th anniversary edition is now avaliable with 4 bonus tracks (previously unreleased demo's) 'I Told You So', 'Boy Likes The Girl','Your Town Saturday Night' & 'Working For The Weekend. The Remastering treatment done by Paul Dean is also excellent. As with the first 2 FM re-issues from last year, this has also been re-issued as a double pack with the debut (also due out on seperate re-issue soon)on BGO, so my advice is to search out the much superior individual editions + bonus tracks.

From: Rafo Phoenix Date: October 16, 2006 at 13:23
Ordenando mis albums nuevamente me topo con esta Joya, pasaron 25 años y suena tan fresco es el tipo de albums que nunca pasara de moda, personalmente el mejor disco de AOR del 81 a la par con el 4 de Foreigner y un poco mas abajo el Escape de Journey, junto al High 'n Dry de Leppard que es Hard Rock en mi ranking personal los mejores albums de ese año este album por todo lo que significo por salir en un año asi donde la mayoria de bandas sonaba a 70's facil tiene un 4.5/5 obligado tenerlo.

From: SexGunLover Date: November 27, 2007 at 15:30
pues si es joya .. fue el motivo q busque y busque el Vynil de esa banda porq un verdadero coleccionista no solo debe tenerlo en CD, tambien en Vynil asi q me siento muy orgulloso de tenerlo ... y disfrutar el verdadero sonido y original de los audios .. Working for the Weekend ... lo escucho a cada rato y lo disfruto ... pues muchachos vayan y busquen en vynil de todas estas bandas porq asi se siente el puro, duro y original sonido de la musica ... atte: un amigo

From: SexGunLover Date: November 27, 2007 at 15:32
y no olviden comprenla en CD y vynil ....

From: Animal! Date: January 28, 2011 at 21:14
Very good effort and this really started to build their momentum with the rest of their albums. 8 out of 10

From: Old Rocker Date: March 14, 2012 at 19:22
This is arguably Loverboy's best album, so many standouts namely.... When It's Over - my all time favourite Loverboy song, Working For The Weekend, Gangs In The Street and Take Me To The Top.

From: Leykis101 Date: January 20, 2013 at 22:05
My 2nd least favorite Lovergirl album, after ST that is, perhaps it's at a disadvantage as it produced a lead off track that I swore at one point in time, if I ever heard Working For The Weekend ever again, I was going to strap dynamite to myself and run into wherever I was hearing it at, that being said, Take Me To The Top is maybe one of their best tracks of their career! I also really really dug the song Jump, thought it kicked ass for a pop song, I'm sure there aren't a whole lot of you that are on here reading this that haven't already heard this album, so just putting in my 2 cent.

From: Doghouse Reilly Date: September 17, 2018 at 15:21
Really kind of a snapshot of the times, as this was before metal went mainstream. So the flavor of the day was this glossy hard-rock with some new-wave undercurrents (bouncy rhythms, chirpy synths). It's recognizable as hard rock for the people (and they were the majority) who didn't spend their money on NWOBHM imports, but never accepted as metal by people who did. Much the way, years later, Warrant and Poison were hard enough for most people who didn't have any access to (or interest in) anything truly heavy or underground. And Loverboy later became poster boys and punching bags for cheesy '80's rock. But, for their time, they weren't half bad. These are well-written, well-played songs you only need to hear once before they're embeded in your brain. But again, Doghouse's Five-Year Hypothesis applies, and by the time Wildside came out in '87, they were done, no one cared, even with one last hit. Get Lucky is essential though, if you're sitting around some night pretending it's 1981.

From: edwithmj Date: September 17, 2018 at 16:30
Damn your reviews are depressing Doghouse. I think it's better to judge albums by the music they make not by how successful (or not) the bands were at the time.

From: Doghouse Reilly Date: September 17, 2018 at 17:12
Hahahaaa! I do too, dude. I love music for its own ake as well. But I also like to put things in their place, in the context of their time. I'm endlessly fascinated by the ways that people relate to music and how it an take us back to a particular time in our own lives. But I'm not wrong, am I? You can try my Five-Year Hypothesis out. Pick any year, name the bands that were most popular (not necessarily the best); now skip ahead five years, and name how many of those bands were still truly firing on all cylinders, creatively and/or commercially.

From: edwithmj Date: September 18, 2018 at 12:46
Your 'five year rule' could easily be explained by bands' first and/or second albums being their best. Very few bands have albums after their first two that come even close to the brilliance of their first.

From: Doghouse Reilly Date: September 18, 2018 at 16:29
That's absolutely one reason. Others? The grind of (in those days) producing an album every 18 months (at east); making music becoming more like a job that you go to every day whether you feel a spark or not; labels more or less forcing bands to work with outside writers (especially in the '80's) or just simple changing of tastes. Loverboy's sound is linked to the early '80's. That's neither good nor bad, it just is. They, like most bands, were a product of their time.

From: tomdwa Date: April 8, 2020 at 14:55
With this disc, they really took off. Four clear winners here: Working for the weekend, Lucky ones, When it's over, and Gangs in the street. And more was to come...!

From: Rafo Phoenix Date: April 26, 2020 at 16:52
Great AOR! Their best album, totally agree with my old comment (2003) Working For The Weekend(A1Gold), When It's Over(A1), Jump, Gangs In The Street, Lucky Ones my favs, the bonus demo "Working For The Weekend" is perfect with that amateur sound grabation! 90/100.

From: juan carlos Date: April 27, 2020 at 3:38
4 great songs in my book, the rest is good songs but not a Classic AOR album in my opinion. 85/100 PS: what's the meaning of ´grabation´? Could anyone explain to me?

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