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Suzanne Vega

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"Luka" is a song written and recorded by Suzanne Vega, released as a single in 1987.
She came to prominence in the mid 1980s, releasing four singles that entered the Top 40 charts in the UK during the 1980s and 1990s, including "Marlene on the Wall", "Left of Center", "Luka" and "No Cheap Thrill".

Jason Cerbone

The part of Luka was played by actor Jason Cerbone, who was chosen after the directors auditioned more than 90 children for the part.
Cerbone later appeared in Bon Jovi's "Silent Night" music video, as well as the title character in Suzanne Vega's video for the song "Luka".

Tales from the Realm of the Queen of Pentacles

The song, titled "Song of the Stoic", later appeared on her 2014 album Tales from the Realm of the Queen of Pentacles.
"Song of the Stoic" was a follow-up to Vega's 1987 hit single "Luka", and was written from the point of view of the character as he looked back on his life.

Lick (album)

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The song was covered by the Lemonheads on their 1989 album, Lick. The Lemonheads' singer is also wearing a "Hello My Name is Luka" name tag in the music video for their rendition of "Mrs. Robinson".
7) "Luka" (Suzanne Vega cover) – 3:09

Kasey Chambers

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Kasey Chambers covered the song on her 2011 album, Storybook.
Her single from the album, "Luka" (2011), is a rendition of Susan Vega's original from 1987.

Single (music)

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"Luka" is a song written and recorded by Suzanne Vega, released as a single in 1987.

Billboard Hot 100

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It remains her highest-charting hit in the United States, reaching No. 3 on the Billboard Hot 100.

30th Annual Grammy Awards

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"Luka" earned Vega nominations at the 1988 Grammy Awards, including Record of the Year, Song of the Year and Best Female Pop Vocal Performance.

Grammy Award for Record of the Year

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"Luka" earned Vega nominations at the 1988 Grammy Awards, including Record of the Year, Song of the Year and Best Female Pop Vocal Performance.

Grammy Award for Song of the Year

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"Luka" earned Vega nominations at the 1988 Grammy Awards, including Record of the Year, Song of the Year and Best Female Pop Vocal Performance.

Grammy Award for Best Female Pop Vocal Performance

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"Luka" earned Vega nominations at the 1988 Grammy Awards, including Record of the Year, Song of the Year and Best Female Pop Vocal Performance.

Child abuse

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The song deals with the issue of child abuse.

Michael Patterson

This video was directed by Michael Patterson and Candice Reckinge.

New York City

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It was shot over three days, in New York City.

Mainstream Rock (chart)

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Hot Latin Songs

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BBC Radio 4

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During a 2012 episode of BBC Radio 4's Mastertapes, Vega revealed that she had written a follow-up to "Luka", from the point of view of the character as he looked back on his life.

Mastertapes

During a 2012 episode of BBC Radio 4's Mastertapes, Vega revealed that she had written a follow-up to "Luka", from the point of view of the character as he looked back on his life.

The Lemonheads

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The song was covered by the Lemonheads on their 1989 album, Lick. The Lemonheads' singer is also wearing a "Hello My Name is Luka" name tag in the music video for their rendition of "Mrs. Robinson".

Mrs. Robinson

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The song was covered by the Lemonheads on their 1989 album, Lick. The Lemonheads' singer is also wearing a "Hello My Name is Luka" name tag in the music video for their rendition of "Mrs. Robinson".

Easyworld

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British indie band Easyworld covered the song on the B-side to their 2004 single "'Til the Day".