Fast Car – Tracy Chapman

“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.[2] Kristian Leontiou’s 2005 single version also charted at number 88 that same day.