The song was released two days after Tracy Chapman and Luke Combs' moving performance at the Grammy Awards Fast car – Launched in 1988 by Tracy Chapman – is at the top of the charts.
For many viewers, the appearance of the duo Tracy Chapman and Luke Combs on stage with guitar in hand was one of the most remarkable moments of the recent Grammy Awards evening. So much so that the singer's 1988 hit is currently No. 1 on the iTunes Top Songs list.
It must be said that this was one of the rare public appearances by the now 59-year-old singer-songwriter, who has not toured since 2009.
Tracy Chapman won the Grammy for Best Female Pop Vocal Performance for “Fast Car” at the 31st Annual Grammy Awards in February 1989. “Fast Car” was the first single from her self-titled debut studio album, which was hailed by several critics as one of the The best albums are considered to be from the 80s.
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Luke Combs released a cover studio version of Fast Car by Tracy Chapman on his album Gettin' Old, released in March 2023.
The Grammy Effect
The Grammy Awards have had a significant impact on iTunes' top songs chart: “Fast Car” is currently followed by “Flowers” by Miley Cyrus, winner of two Grammy Awards, and “Turn the Lights Back On”, the new song by Billy Joel, which was performed during the evening.
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Also on the list is Joni Mitchell's “Both Sides Now,” which was also performed during the gala. Luke Combs' version of “Fast Car, What Was I Made For?” by Billie Elish (Song of the Year winner) and Vampire by Olivia Rodrigo (multi-Grammy nominee) are all in the top 10.