In this fresh new travel series Andrew Daddo hits the road with friends to explore what makes Australia ‘The Lucky Country'. Amazing food, incredible events, inspiring characters, hilarious banter and entertaining yarns galore.
We showcase the magical spots around our mountains, valleys, rivers, beaches, islands, country towns and the outback. The people, places and picturesque scenery that makes our great country, The Lucky Country.
Status: To Be Determined
Runtime: 30 minutes
The Lucky Country - Lucky (Britney Spears song) - Netflix
“Lucky” is a song recorded by American singer Britney Spears. It was released on August 8, 2000 by Jive Records as the second single from her second studio album Oops!... I Did It Again. After meeting with producers Max Martin and Rami Yacoub in Sweden, the singer recorded several songs for the album, including “Lucky”. The song tells a story about a famous movie star named Lucky, who, despite seemingly having it all – fame, wealth, beauty – is truly lonely and unhappy on the inside. It was praised by music critics, who considered its melody and rhythm as sweet and catchy, and noted the lyrics to be about Spears herself. “Lucky” achieved commercial success worldwide, peaking at number one in Austria, Germany, Sweden and Switzerland, while reaching the top ten in several European countries. In the United Kingdom, the song peaked at number five, and is Spears' tenth best-selling single in the country, having sold over 225,000 copies there. An accompanying music video was directed by Dave Meyers, and portrays Spears as herself and a melancholy movie star Lucky, who just wants to have some fun in life. Spears has performed “Lucky” in a number of live appearances and in two of her concert tours.
The Lucky Country - Live performances and cover version - Netflix
Britney performed “Lucky” for the first time during her Oops!... I Did It Again World Tour in Columbia, U.S.A at June 20th 2000. The performance of the song featured a navy theme. The track was also on the Dream Within a Dream Tour (2001–02), where Spears emerged from the middle of a giant musical box on the stage as a ballerina, to perform the song in a medley with “Born to Make You Happy” and “Sometimes”, right after the performance of “Overprotected”. Spears also performed the song on several television appearances, including at the Top of the Pops Germany in 2000, and at The Today Show. “Lucky” was included on the setlist of the Britney: Piece of Me, Spears' Las Vegas residency show (2013 - 2016). Country singer Taylor Swift performed the song on her Speak Now World Tour on September 20, 2011 located in Louisiana, as a tribute to Spears. Wearing her signature lilac dress, Swift started to play the first chords of “Lucky” on her guitar, while singing, “Early morning/She wakes up/With a knock, knock, knock on the the [sic] door/It's time for makeup/Perfect smile/It's you they're all waiting for.” Scott Shetler of Pop Crush said that “the crowd energy for the Britney cover didn't seem as high as when Swift covered Eminem in Detroit or Justin Bieber in Toronto.” Jenna Hally Rubenstein of MTV, however, praised the performance, and noted that the show's crowd gave a positive reaction to the cover, saying, “though the video is sideways and features the amateur videographer's own personal sing-along, the excitement in her voice is a testament to Taylor's song choice. Or in other words, we can almost guarantee that every normal, living, breathing Louisiana-bred girl in attendance at Taylor's show is also obsessed with Britney Spears.” Becky Bain of Idolator said that she had no doubts that Swift would cover a Spears song, but was surprised that the song Swift chose was “Lucky”. PopDust writer Katherine St Asaph said that “Lucky” is “one of the few Britney lyrics that could just as easily be written for/by Taylor and one of the few songs that wouldn’t need massive re-arranging.”
The Lucky Country - References - Netflix