One thing about love songs sung as duets is that they sound terrific with a band with multiple singers. Having a strong lead male and strong lead female allows us to recreate the sound precisely how it sounds on the recording. The song “Lucky” performed by Jason Mraz and Colbie Caillat is an absolutely delightful duet. The tune is elegant with the lyrics romantic and sentimental without ever turning saccharine. The key lyric that makes this such a perfect First Dance has got to be the elegantly simple…“Lucky I’m in love with my best friend.”
Do you hear me, I’m talking to you?
Across the water across the deep blue ocean
Under the open sky, oh my, baby I’m trying
Boy, I hear you in my dreams
I feel your whisper across the sea
I keep you with me in my heart
You make it easier when life gets hard
Lucky I’m in love with my best friend
Lucky to have been where I have been
Lucky to be coming home again
I think this is a subtle, timeless tune that’ll stay fresh for decades. A perfect First Dance
Let me know what you think.