I Feel Lucky

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"I Feel Lucky"
Chapin Carptenter - I Feel Lucky single.png
Single by Mary Chapin Carpenter
from the album Come On Come On
B-side"Middle Ground"
ReleasedMay 18, 1992
Songwriter(s)Mary Chapin Carpenter, Don Schlitz
Producer(s)Mary Chapin Carpenter, John Jennings
Mary Chapin Carpenter singles chronology
"Going Out Tonight"
"I Feel Lucky"
"Not Too Much to Ask"
"Going Out Tonight"
"I Feel Lucky"
"Not Too Much to Ask"

"I Feel Lucky" is a song co-written and recorded by American country artist Mary Chapin Carpenter. It was released in May 1992 as the first single from the album Come On Come On. The song reached number 4 on the Billboard Hot Country Singles & Tracks chart.[1] The Chipettes recorded a cover of this song for the 1992 album Chipmunks in Low Places. It was written by Carpenter and Don Schlitz.

Music video[edit]

The music video was directed by Jack Cole and premiered in mid-1992. It was filmed in CA's Mojave Desert. It begins with a middle-aged couple sitting outside their airstream trailer, each reading a magazine. They notice a van moving toward them, with Mary and her friends as passengers. Mary notices the unpleasant and dry feel of the landscape, and instantly throws an outdoor party complete with catered food, music and dancing. The couple seem surprised and reluctant to all this, and don't pay much attention, but eventually get up and join in. Posters of Dwight Yoakam and Lyle Lovett appear during the verse that mentions them. When the song is near over, a storm cloud appears and one of the passengers suggests they take the party into the trailer. They do, but only after the male in the couple receives a kiss on the cheek from one of the passengers. Once the trailer leaves, the couple go back to their chairs, as the woman in the couple says to the man regarding the party, "If you mention this to anybody, I'll divorce you," before putting their heads back in their magazines.

The majority of the video is in color, but the beginning and ending scenes are in greyscale to give it a deserted and dusty look.

Chart performance[edit]

"I Feel Lucky" debuted at number 58 on the U.S. Billboard Hot Country Singles & Tracks for the week of May 30, 1992.

Chart (1992) Peak
Canada Adult Contemporary (RPM)[2] 16
Canada Country Tracks (RPM)[3] 3
US Hot Country Songs (Billboard)[4] 4

Year-end charts[edit]

Chart (1992) Position
Canada Country Tracks (RPM)[5] 36
US Country Songs (Billboard)[6] 15


  1. ^ Whitburn, Joel (2004). The Billboard Book Of Top 40 Country Hits: 1944-2006, Second edition. Record Research. p. 70.
  2. ^ "Top RPM Adult Contemporary: Issue 1923." RPM. Library and Archives Canada. September 12, 1992. Retrieved August 15, 2013.
  3. ^ "Top RPM Country Tracks: Issue 1975." RPM. Library and Archives Canada. September 5, 1992. Retrieved August 15, 2013.
  4. ^ "Mary Chapin Carpenter Chart History (Hot Country Songs)". Billboard.
  5. ^ "RPM Top 100 Country Tracks of 1992". RPM. December 19, 1992. Retrieved August 15, 2013.
  6. ^ "Best of 1992: Country Songs". Billboard. Prometheus Global Media. 1992. Retrieved August 15, 2013.

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