Tracy Chapman talks about “Fast Car” and “Talkin’Bout A Revolution” on the BBC


Tracy Chapman talks about her songs “Fast Car” and “Talkin’Bout A Revolution” to the BBC World Service as part of a program about the biggest names in world music, who talk about the songs they have written which struck a chord with a nation, or a generation. The program is called “Striking a Chord: songs that spoke to a generation, country or culture”

Tracy talks about the tremendous success of the songs, what people told her about them through the years, how and when she wrote them. Click here to listen to it


  1. Alex Spiegel on

    A great great soul and musician.
    Yet such modesty and humility.
    God bless her soul for
    the music she lets us enjoy.
    Alex Spiegel,Israel.

  2. emmanuel abu on

    Tracy Chapman i love your music am really crazy 4 it,the 1st time i heard your music was 1996 talking about revolution,baby can i hold you,she got her ticket on our local FM station in Nigeria. i wanted buying it but there was no money a friend gave me a gift when i open it,it was your matter what, you are an Africa from Nigerian, i thought u are frm Jamica.ur music touch everyone that hear it cos its talk about africa’s culture,ur culture ur home cos this were you belong, there is these saying”that music is like water u drank without taste” Tracy ur music has taste,think of the words in some of ur track like:subcity,d promise,i’m reading,crossroad,bang bang….., telling stories,smoke and ashes,speak the word,wedding song,open arms etc…. track like “THE PROMISE” is the track that makes my girl to love and trust me,cos of the promise i gave her.pls i we love to see u one on one.pls i need ur update am ur number one fans!

  3. Good to know that yuo are doing fine helping us heal our wounds. your songs are just excellent my dear.
    From Nigeria.

  4. i have 2 things 2 say 1 the cops were ALWAYS there 4 me and 2 fast it holds a vrey special part of my heart

  5. Fast car is one of the most important songs in my life. Tracy is so smart an everything she write’s magic. I hope some day she comes to my country . I live in Brazil and i think Tracy will never come here.