December 23, 2008

Bedtime Music: Tracy Chapman - Fast Car

Several years ago, when I was teaching English to teenagers from around the world, I was delighted to find that the textbook and accompanying cassette tapes included Tracy Chapman's song Fast Car, off her 1988 self-titled debut album. What a joy that lesson was. Of course the kids loved the song, too; "Play it again," they would say, to which I was all too happy to oblige. ;) Fast Car won Chapman a Grammy Award for "Best Female Pop Vocal Performance" (the song was also nominated for "Song of the Year" and "Record of the Year"), and is listed at #165 on Rolling Stone's list of the 500 greatest songs of all time.

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