The song, which is a cover of Tracy Chapman‘s 1988 pop hit, spent 11 weeks on the chart before ascending to the peak. Currently, it’s also #2 on the Billboard Hot 100 chart, just behind Morgan Wallen‘s multi-week #1, “Last Night.”
Luke’s latest success with “Fast Car” also marks the first time a song “with a Black woman as the sole writer” has topped the Country Airplay chart, according to Billboard.
“Fast Car” is featured on Luke’s album, Gettin’ Old, which arrived in March. The 18-track collection also includes “Love You Anyway,” which is #9 and rising on the Country Airplay chart.
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