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Luke Combs Takes a Joyride to Number 30 with “Fast Car” on UK Official Singles Charts

by Jonathan Currinn
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Country sensation Luke Combs has been racing up the UK Official Singles Chart with his heartfelt rendition of “Fast Car”. Originally penned by American singer-songwriter Tracy Chapman, this nostalgic cover has revved its engines, securing the 30th position.

“Fast Car” embarked on its journey from a debut at number 70, steadily gaining momentum as it moved from the 34th position to its current standing at number 30. This remarkable climb showcases Luke Combs’ deep connection to the song and its resonance with listeners.

Watch the official live video to “Fast Car” by Luke Combs here:

The lyrics of “Fast Car” paint a vivid picture of city lights and the warmth of an embrace: “City lights lay out before us and your arm felt nice wrapped around my shoulder / And I had a feeling that I belonged / I had a feeling I could be someone”. These lyrics encapsulate the song’s essence, evoking a sense of belonging and possibility.

Stream the Tracy Chapman original “Fast Car” song here:

Beyond the UK, “Fast Car” has charted prominently in various countries, reaching the pinnacle at number 1 on Canada’s Country Songs, the US Billboard Adult Top 40, and the US Billboard Country Airplay. The song also claimed the 2nd spot in Australia, Canada, on the US Billboard Hot 100, and on the US Billboard Hot Country Songs chart. It made waves at number 4 on Canada’s Hot AC and number 6 on Canada’s AC, as well as on the US Billboard Adult Contemporary chart. The track cruised to the 7th position on the US Billboard Mainstream Top 40, the 8th spot in New Zealand, and the 11th place on Sweden’s Heatseeker chart. “Fast Car” even left its mark at number 13 on the Netherlands’ Single Tip chart and number 14 on Canada’s CHR/Top 40. In Ireland, it found its place at number 16, and it revved up to number 18 on Billboard’s Global 200, with a pit stop at number 33 on the Netherlands’ Dutch Top 40. In the UK, it has also made its presence felt, charting at number 35 on the UK Sales Chart and number 34 on the UK Downloads Chart.

“Fast Car” is not just a cover; it’s a heartfelt tribute to Tracy Chapman’s original masterpiece. Luke Combs’ rendition was released on April 18, 2023, as part of his album “Gettin’ Old”. Luke Combs’ version faithfully preserves Chapman’s original lyrics, including the iconic line, “I work in the market as a checkout girl.”

Stream the rising track on Spotify here:

As “Fast Car” continues to accelerate up the charts, we eagerly await Luke Combs’s future music releases and the impact he will make on charts around the world.

“Fast Car” by Luke Combs is available for streaming and downloading on all major platforms, brought to you by River House Artists LLC, under an exclusive license to Sony Music Entertainment.

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