Frank Sinatra - Luck be a Lady
"Luck Be a Lady" is a song written by Frank Loesser in 1950 and first performed by Robert Alda. The song was featured in the musical Guys and Dolls.
The lyrics relate the point of view of a gambler, Sky Masterson, who hopes that he will win a bet, the outcome of which will decide whether or not he is able to save his relationship with the girl of his dreams.
Marlon Brando sang the song in the 1955 film version. In 2004 that version finished at #42 in AFI's 100 Years...100 Songs survey of top tunes in American cinema.
Jack Jones recorded it for his 1964 album, Bewitched, arranged by Shorty Rogers.
Later, it became a signature song for Frank Sinatra, first released on the compilation Reprise Musical Repertory Theatre and rereleased on the album Sinatra '65: The Singer Today. It was released as a duet with Chrissie Hynde on Duets II (1994). The song was also recorded by Barbra Streisand for her album Back to Broadway, and appeared on The L Word 's soundtrack in episode 4.06, where it was performed by Brian Setzer. Dee Snider performed it as a duet with Clay Aiken on Snider's 2012 albumDee Does Broadway, while the Cherry Poppin' Daddies recorded a version on their 2014 Rat Pack tribute Please Return the Evening.
On December 14, 2011, Cîroc began airing a "Luck Be a Lady" advertising campaign for Ultra Premium Vodka, directed by Anthony Mandler. The ads feature a group of elegantly dressed friends (Diddy and his fellow makers of Cîroc Ultra Premium, Frank Vincent, Eva Pigford, Michael K. Williams, Aaron Paul, Matt Goss, Dania Ramirez, and Jesse Williams) enjoying a festive night on the town in "Sin City", rolling big and hitting the jackpot in scenes reminiscent of the original Rat Pack, with a recording of Frank Sinatra singing "Luck Be a Lady" playing throughout the commercial as mood music. Brand ambassador Sean "Diddy" Combs" has said, "The Rat Pack defined the art of celebrating in style. I cannot imagine a Spirit more suitable for commemorating life with family and friends than CÎROC; a brand that has become synonymous with celebratory occasions."
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