” Fast Car ” is a cover by Jonas Blue ( Guy Robin ) with additional vocals by Dakota. The song was written by Tracy Chapman with the production of the single by Jonas Blue.
This version is Jonas Blue’s debut single and was released on the 4th of December 2015 by record labels Positiva, Virgin EMI and Capitol.
Originally ” Fast Car ” was written and performed by Tracy Chapman and released on the 1st of April 1988 as the lead single from Tracy’s album, Tracy Chapman.
After Tracy performed ” Fast Car ” at the televised Nelson Mandela 70th Birthday Tribute concert in June 1988, the song gathered pace in the United States, reaching number six on the Billboard Hot 100 Chart.
On the ” The 500 Greatest Songs of All Time ” list published by Rolling Stone Tracy was awarded a number 167 spot. The song is by far her most famous song.
Tracy explained to BBC Radio in 2010 what the song means, in an interview, she said ” In part everything that a person writes is autobiographical, but the songs are directly so, and most of them were not, and Fast Car wasn’t one that was directly autobiographical. I never had a Fast Car, it’s just a story about a couple, how they are trying to make a life together and they face challenges “.
The original version of ” Fast Car ” was a success for Tracy, it reached Number One in Canada, Belgium, Ireland and the Netherlands. In the United Kingdom, the song peaked at number five on the UK Singles Chart.
The song is still popular today some twenty-eight years later with Tracy playing it live during her concerts; it is featured on many radio playlists. Now in 2016, the single has experienced a revival, and a new version has hit Tracy all over again.
Jonas Blue has re-worked the track and released a tropical house cover of ” Fast Car ” as his debut single. The song features the vocals of Dakota, who was discovered by Jonas singing in a south London pub.
Jonas explained the reason for his cover version during an interview with thenational.ae ” It was pretty much the song of my childhood, my mum’s favourite song. I remember going on long car journeys, and it would always come on the radio – it just really stuck with me. Later on in life, when I became a DJ and producer, I always wanted to be able to play Fast Car within my set, the problem was it’s just way to slow “.
The decision to record a cover of ” Fast Car ” proved to be a good one. His version along with the vocals of Dakota peaked at number ninety-eight on the Billboard Hot 100 in the United States and reached Number One on the Dance Club songs Chart there.
Outside of the United States, the single reached Number One in Australia and Hungary and gained Top Ten positions in Germany, Ireland, Italy, the Netherlands, Belgium, New Zealand and Sweden.
In the United Kingdom, it entered the UK Singles Chart and reached a peak of number two; the song was kept off the top spot by ” Pillowtalk “, Zayn Malik’s ( ex-member of One Direction ) debut single.
BillBoard Highest Chart Position: 98
UK Highest Chart Position: 2
Other Countries Highest Chart Positions: Australia (ARIA) 1, Austria (Ö3 Austria Top 40) 3, Belgium (Ultratop 50 Flanders) 3, Belgium (Ultratop 50 Wallonia) 7, Canada (Canadian Hot 100) 27, Czech Republic (Rádio Top 100) 3, Denmark (Tracklisten) 6, Finland (Suomen virallinen lista) 10, France (SNEP) 14, Germany (Official German Charts) 2, Hungary (Single Top 40) 1, Ireland (IRMA) 2, Italy (FIMI) 5, Latvia (Latvijas Top 40) 1, Netherlands (Dutch Top 40) 3, Netherlands (Single Top 100) 3, New Zealand (Recorded Music NZ) 2, Norway (VG-lista) 9, Poland (Polish Airplay Top 100) 30, Scotland (Official Charts Company) 1, Slovakia (Rádio Top 100) 7, Slovakia (Singles Digitál Top 100) 3, Spain (PROMUSICAE) 18, Sweden (Sverigetopplistan) 2, Switzerland (Schweizer Hitparade) 4
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