Throwback Friday: ‘Luka’ by Suzanne Vega

Suzanne Vega Solitude Standing Luka

For a long time, I was posting an old school video on Fridays called Throwback Fridays.  It was probably the only thing I have done on this blog with some regularity, LOL.  Anyway, Suzanne Vega’s “Luka” popped into my head randomly today, and I thought it would be perfect for a Throwback Friday post.

If you followed any 80s pop music, you’ll recall Vega’s distinctive raspy voice and folksy style that led her to 2 hits off her sophomore album with A&M Records “Solitude Standing” album (order/download via Amazon) released in 1987.  “Luka” was one of those hits, and the other was “Tom’s Diner.”  “Luka” tells a dark tale of a physically abused boy living in her building.  Vega actually knew a young boy by that name at the time she was living in Spanish Harlem and it was the inspiration for the name of the song only- she never knew him to be abused.

Vega’s career is still going strong.  Check her out online: official website, Facebook, and Twitter.

VIDEO: “Luka” by Suzanne Vega

Link to lyrics for “Luka” – CLICK HERE.

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