Fast Car

"Fast Car" is a single by American singer-songwriter Tracy Chapman. It was released in April 1988 from her self-titled debut album. Her appearance on the Nelson Mandela 70th Birthday Tribute was the catalyst for the song's becoming a top 10 hit in the US, peaking at number 6 on the Hot 100, and a top 10 hit the UK, peaking at number 4 on the charts there.

In April 2011, the song re-entered the charts in the United Kingdom after being performed by a participant, Michael Collings, on Britain's Got Talent. During a midweek update (April 20), the song was placed in the 4th position; it held on to that place until the singles chart on April 24, thus tying its original peak position from 1988. Kristian Leontiou's 2005 single version also charted at number 88 that same day.

Read more about Fast Car:  Content, Chart Performance, Cover Versions

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Fast Car - Cover Versions
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Fast Car (magazine)
... Fast Car magazine is a UK-based car magazine covering the modified car market and car culture ... Fast Car started as a performance car magazine, but now specialises in readers interested in Japanese, European cars and the car culture genre ... The Audited Bureau of Circulations (ABC) reports that Fast Car's sales peaked at 127,620 copies in 2003 ...
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... desire for freedom from responsibility, as symbolized by the ability to drive to freedom in a fast car ... with the protagonist of Tracy Chapman's "Fast Car" ... The protagonist of "Racing in the Street" using his fast car as a means to escape the city and responsibility, while the protagonist of "Fast Car" is using her ...

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