As I mentioned before, I Should Be So Lucky was Kylie's first official single from her debut album "Kylie" (1988). When Kylie flew to London to meet with songwriters Stock, Aitken & Waterman after the success of The Loco-motion in Australia, the three writers completely forgot that they were expecting her and wrote the song in 40 minutes while Kylie stood outside the recording studio.
It's been written that Mike Stock wrote the lyrics to the song because he believed that although she was a successful soap star in Australia, there must be something wrong with her and he figured that she must be unlucky in love. Kylie recorded the song in under an hour and returned to Australia to continue filming episode's of Neighbours.
The song was released in December of 1987 and went to #1 in both the Australian and UK charts.
The video was directed by Chris Langman and shot at Channel 7 Studio's in Melbourne, Australia. It features Kylie walking and dancing around her house and making cute faces to the camera, as well as images of her standing in front of green screen images of chalkboards and other wholesome images. In other words, being presented as the girl next door.