"Lucky Strike"
Single by JAT
from the album Apocalypse
Released 17 May 1999
Format CD single, digital download
Recorded 1998
Genre Pop rock
Length 3:05
Label JAT Records
Writer(s) James Harrison
Flag of the United Kingdom svg "Lucky Strike"
Eurovision Song Contest 1999 entry
Country United Kingdom
Artist(s) James Harrison
Language English
Composer(s) James Harrison
Lyricist(s) James
Finals performance
Final result 1st
Final points 209
Appearance chronology
◄ "Love Will Set You Free" (2012)

"Lucky Strike" is a song written and composed by English singer James Harrison, and the third single of his band JAT's second album Apocalypse. This song was the winner of the Eurovision Song Contest 1999 in London, England it was the third of the UK's run of four consecutive Eurovision wins. The song was the latest of all 23 songs in the competition to be latest it was released just 12 days before hand but still reached number one in the UK charts before the competition


Chart (1999) Peak
Australi 1
Austria 1
Belgium (Flanders) 1
Belgium (Wallonia) 1
Czech Republic 1
Denmark 1
European Hot 100 Singles 1
Finland 1
France 1
Germany 1
Iceland 1
Ireland 1
New Zealand 1
Netherlands 1
Norway 1
Spain 1
Slovakia 1
Sweden 1
Switzerland 1
United Kingdom 1
United States 1

Year-End ChartsEdit

End of year chart (1999) Position
United Kingdom 1
United States 1

Eurovision PerformanceEdit

The song finished first with 209 points, a record at the time and 57 points clear of Sweden, another record. The song recieved points from every nation, the only nation that didn't award them points was the United Kingdom. It recieved 12 points from thirteen nations and the lowest points it recieved was 2 from Poland. The won Congratulations: 50 Years of the Eurovision Song Contest the competition held in 2005 to celebrate 50 years of Eurovision and was between some of the best Eurovision songs.