Just Got Lucky (Dokken song)

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"Just Got Lucky"
Just Got Lucky (Dokken).jpg
Single by Dokken
from the album Tooth and Nail
Released December 1984
Recorded 1984
Studio Cherokee Studios, Hollywood, California
Genre Heavy metal
Length 4:30
Label Elektra
Songwriter(s)
Producer(s)
Dokken singles chronology
"Into the Fire"
(1984)
"Just Got Lucky"
(1984)
"Alone Again"
(1985)
"Into the Fire"
(1984)
"Just Got Lucky"
(1984)
"Alone Again"
(1985)

"Just Got Lucky" is a song written and released by American heavy metal band Dokken on their 1984 album Tooth and Nail, reaching #27 on the Billboard mainstream rock chart.[1]

In 1985, while Dokken toured with Dio in Hawaii, the band decided to film a video for the single, “Just Got Lucky”. They wanted to film Lynch’s guitar solo atop an active volcano. While filming, seismic activity developed and steam started coming up, making it difficult for him to breathe. He said he could feel the heat through his shoes, but continued playing on. As night fell, park rangers came to warn the band and crew they needed to leave immediately. They were on the plane when the volcano later blew, and the camera crew spent about an hour circling the eruption for extra footage.[2]

The song was performed live in Tokyo, Japan in April 1988 and was released in November 1988 on Beast from the East.[3] It was also included on the 1999 compilation, The Very Best of Dokken, and the 2006 album, The Definitive Rock Collection.[4]

Track listing[edit]

Side A
No. Title Length
1. "Just Got Lucky" 4:35
Side B
No. Title Length
1. "Don't Close Your Eyes" 4:06

Chart positions[edit]

Chart (1984) Peak
position
US Main[5] 27

Personnel[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Tooth and Nail". Allmusic.com. Retrieved 2010-02-14. 
  2. ^ "Dokken to Lynch Mob to art". Retrieved 2010-08-10. 
  3. ^ "BE release dates: BE release dates". Retrieved 2010-02-07. 
  4. ^ "DRC release dates: DRC release dates". Archived from the original on 2013-01-23. Retrieved 2010-02-07. 
  5. ^ "Dokken - Chart history". Billboard. Prometheus Global Media. Retrieved June 24, 2017. 

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