Luckiest  Girl  In  The World

Recording Artist: Bryan Adams
Writers: Jim Vallance
Bryan Adams
Date Written: April 2018, Marriott Marquis Hotel, Chicago
Released: February 23, 2022 (Bryan Adams YouTube channel)
Album: Bryan Adams - Pretty Woman: The Musical (March 11, 2022)
Bryan Adams: vocal and piano
Produced by Bryan Adams. Recorded and mixed by Hayden Watson at The Warehouse Studios, Vancouver, Canada. Mastered by Bob Ludwig.

Aimee Atkinson
"Vivian Ward" - London


Olivia Valli
"Vivian Ward" - U.S. Tour


Samantha Barks
"Vivian Ward" - New York


Patricia Meeden
"Vivian Ward" - Hamburg

Truth be told: Bryan and I are the "luckiest guys in the world" to have these amazing women perform our music for audiences all over the world, night after night!

This is one of the last songs we wrote for "Pretty Woman: The Musical". The show was already up-and-running at the Oriental Theatre in Chicago, but the director asked us for a new song for this particular scene, to replace our two previous unsuccessful attempts at writing something appropriate for this spot in the script.

It was a tough song to nail down. Bryan and I had been writing (and re-writing, and re-re-writing) every day for two years. Personally, I was starting to burn out. I was physically and mentally exhausted, my nerves were frayed. The director -- perhaps feeling the pressure in his home-town of Chicago, not to mention our New York "opening" in a few months time -- was becoming increasingly less diplomatic in his delivery. As a result, I "lost it" on a few occasions (sorry!).

It had been fun in the beginning, something new and interesting, a welcome challenge, but by opening night in Chicago much of the fun had gone out of it.


Beatrice Baldaccini
"Vivian Ward" - Milan

I was ready to quit but Bryan talked me off the ledge and we went back to working on the music. Somehow we managed to cobble this one last song together.

The original musical arrangement for "Luckiest Girl In The World" -- the one that's still in the show years later -- was a rock-gospell number. In contrast, Bryan performs it here as a gentle ballad, just piano and vocal, no adornment.

Despite the harsh words above, what has always been joyful about "Pretty Woman" is interacting with members of the cast and orchestra. Hugely talented young people, dedicated, hard-working, and always a source of inspiration. Nate, Matt, Rene, Jake, Sammy, Susan, Brian, Anna ... and too many more to mention: I've enjoyed rehearsing and hanging out with you in Chicago, New York, London, Hamburg and beyond.
Lyrics: Don't want this feelin' to go away
Just think about where you were yesterday
It's so amazin', can it be true?
That a billionaire would bother with a girl like you

You've got money to spend
You've got Champagne on ice
There's a smile on your face
You're gettin' treated real nice

It's starting to feel like you're the luckiest girl in the world

Well, you might think you've got it made
But always start by makin' sure that you get paid
He said two - you said four
You settled on three and that's a whole lot more

Let me remind you, that it might not be fair
But the rent's gettin' paid and there's money to spare

It's starting to feel like you're the luckiest girl in the world

Ah, it's a long, long way from a small town in Georgia
To Beverly Hills, CA
And if this keeps on goin' I can hardly imagine
What you might see, where you might be
When you walk out that door in six days

Somebody pinch me, it's overdue
Darlin', you deserve this after all you've been through
He could get a million girls for free
Anyone he wants
Yeah, it's easy to see

Look at this, here you are on the top floor
Everything is First Class
Everything is top drawer

I'm starting to feel like you're the luckiest girl in the world
Oh yeah, it's starting to feel like you're the luckiest girl in the world

Yeah, you're the luckiest girl in the world!