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Suzanne Vega


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  • 1987
  • 2012
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“Luka” is a song recorded by Suzanne Vega and released as a single in 1987. It remains her highest-charting hit in the United States, reaching #3 on the Billboard Hot 100. This song was one of the earliest to deal with child abuse and domestic violence. One critic said, “the ‘happy’ music is a metaphorical denial, making this seem beautiful and serene while discussing something terrible and devastating. It is a wonderful use of tune as a metaphor for how many abuse victims also deny their abuse, and is a profound classic”. Read on...

Song lines: ♪ Just don't ask me what it was ... You just don't argue anymore

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More songs by Suzanne Vega (See Charts): 99.9f*, Marlene On The Wall, Night Vision, Gypsy, Blood Makes Noise, and Cassidy.

Popular in Folk (See Charts): Blowin' In The Wind, Don'T Think Twice It'S Alright, Father And Son, Banana Boat Song, I Want You, Suzanne, The Blower'S Daughter, Vincent, Positively 4th Street, and Sad Eyed Lady Of The Lowlands.


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