Lucky Day

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Editorial Reviews

Barnes & Noble - Mark Schwartz
If the ladies didn't believe Shaggy's earnest, platinum plea of "It Wasn't Me," they can take much of Lucky Day as an apology. Over some of the deepest dancehall tracks of his pop-reggae career, Mr. Boombastic limns the beauty of women -- on "Strength of a Woman," he even wonders if God is female. Earthly Everywoman Chaka Khan drops by to give her blessing on "Get My Party On," as Shaggy drops his trademark blend of brazen come-ons and self-effacing humor. The mariachi-themed single "Hey Sexy Lady" is no "It Wasn't Me" -- in fact, this may be the first Shaggy album that doesn't lean on covers, clever pop-staple interpolations, or novelty songs. Which is not to say that...
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Editorial Reviews

Barnes & Noble - Mark Schwartz
If the ladies didn't believe Shaggy's earnest, platinum plea of "It Wasn't Me," they can take much of Lucky Day as an apology. Over some of the deepest dancehall tracks of his pop-reggae career, Mr. Boombastic limns the beauty of women -- on "Strength of a Woman," he even wonders if God is female. Earthly Everywoman Chaka Khan drops by to give her blessing on "Get My Party On," as Shaggy drops his trademark blend of brazen come-ons and self-effacing humor. The mariachi-themed single "Hey Sexy Lady" is no "It Wasn't Me" -- in fact, this may be the first Shaggy album that doesn't lean on covers, clever pop-staple interpolations, or novelty songs. Which is not to say that he doesn't have help: classic lovers' rock vocalist Barrington Levy joins his countryman on "Full Control" and, of course, Ricardo "Rik Rok" Ducent of "Angel" is on board for "These Are the Lips." Without abandoning his chart-friendly formula, Shaggy advances an honest, more mature version of the crowd-pleasing ruffneck who's risen to the top of the pop-reggae heap.
All Music Guide - Alex Henderson
Both commercially and creatively, Hot Shot was a tough act to follow. That 2000 release boasted some of Shaggy's best work including the naughty smash "It Wasn't Me", and it sold an impressive ten million units internationally. So when the time came to record a follow-up, Shaggy no doubt felt the sort of pressure that Janet Jackson felt when she recorded a follow-up to Control. This October 2002 release is Shaggy's first album of new material since Hot Shot, although MCA did release an album of Shaggy remixes in early 2002. And even though Lucky Day isn't quite in a class with Hot Shot, it is still an enjoyable follow-up. The album is full of the type of congenial, good-natured crossover dancehall that Shaggy is best known for; those who don't mind the fact that Shaggy is very much a crossover artist won't be disappointed to learn that infectious ditties like "Get My Party On" which boasts a cameo by guest Chaka Khan and "Shake Shake Shake" have a lot of pop and urban contemporary appeal. But Lucky Day doesn't come across as formulaic, and Shaggy -- for all his commercial moves -- isn't afraid to offer some surprises. "Hey Sexy Lady" successfully fuses dancehall and funk with Spanish flamenco; it's an unlikely combination, but one that works. And Shaggy, who specializes in lighthearted fun, brings a surprisingly serious tone to "Lost" a warning against the dangers of crime and street life and "Walking in My Shoes" which is about persevering despite challenges and adversity. Although not Shaggy's most essential album, Lucky Day is a rewarding effort that takes its share of chances -- both musically and lyrically.
Rolling Stone - Gavin Edwards
Bump up the tempos and Shaggy turns into the mad scientist of pop reggae, combining unstoppable rhythms, his growly voice and random sonic flubber.
Entertainment Weekly
This follow-up to 2000's ridiculously successful Hotshot is another crop of dance tracks for the masses. [B] Cheo Tyehimba

Bump up the tempos and Shaggy turns into the mad scientist of pop reggae, combining unstoppable rhythms, his growly voice and random sonic flubber.
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 10/29/2002
  • Label: Mca
  • UPC: 008811307028
  • Catalog Number: 113070
  • Sales rank: 110,352

Tracks

Disc 1
  1. 1 Shake Shake Shake (3:26)
  2. 2 Full Control (3:50)
  3. 3 Hookie Jookie (3:32)
  4. 4 Hey Sexy Lady (3:20)
  5. 5 Get My Party On (4:43)
  6. 6 Lucky Day (3:21)
  7. 7 Strength of a Woman (3:50)
  8. 8 Lost - Prince Mydas (3:29)
  9. 9 Strange Love - Mona (3:15)
  10. 10 Leave Me Alone (3:52)
  11. 11 These Are the Lips - Ricardo "RikRok" Ducent (3:30)
  12. 12 Give Thanks (3:46)
  13. 13 Walking in My Shoes (2:53)
  14. 14 We Are the Ones (4:33)
  15. 15 [Untitled Hidden Track] (3:59)
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Album Credits

Performance Credits
Shaggy Primary Artist
Dave Kelly Musician
Chandra Armstead Background Vocals
Armando Colon Background Vocals, Musician
Michael Fletcher Musician
Tony Gold Background Vocals
Robert Livingston Musician
Rik Roc Background Vocals
Phillip Smart Musician
Christopher Birch Musician
Gordon Dukes Background Vocals, Musician
Shaun "Sting Int'l" Pizzonia Background Vocals, Musician
Robert Browne Musician
Prince Mydas Background Vocals
Kent Bryan Musician
Gwen Laster Musician
Paul Gregory Background Vocals
Wondress Background Vocals
Shaun Darson Musician
Brian Gold Background Vocals
Ricardo "RikRok" Ducent Background Vocals
Gwendolyn Laster Musician
Wondress Hutchinson Background Vocals
Technical Credits
Dave Kelly Producer, Engineer
Mister Doo Producer
Errol Brown Producer, Engineer
Armando Colon Producer
Michael Fletcher Producer
Chris Gehringer Mastering
Robert Livingston Producer, Executive Producer
Phillip Smart Producer, Engineer
Christopher Birch Producer
Eliud "Lou" Ortiz Engineer
Shane Brown Producer
Shaun "Sting Int'l" Pizzonia Producer, Engineer
Manuel J. Donayre Art Direction
Kent Bryan Producer
Orville Burrell Executive Producer
Kevin "Wingy" Thompson Engineer
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Customer Reviews

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    reggae history maker

    this album like his other albums gonna put reggae to the next level

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    THE BEST!!!

    I have to say that I absouletly love this album. Although I am sure that I would like any song that Shaggy sung but this album is HOT!!! He is the BEST!!!

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    Posted October 25, 2008

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