Coverafbeelding Jonas Blue featuring Dakota - Fast car
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Artiestinformatie

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Jonas Blue is afkomstig uit Londen en haalt zijn muzikale aanknopingspunten uit een combinatie van pop en dance. Als inspiratiebronnen noemt hij Felix Jaehn, Lost Frequencies en Kygo en de klanken van de tropical house die ze produceren.



Met Fast Car (origineel een nummer 1-hit van Tracy Chapman uit 1988) blaast hij één dan de favoriete nummers van zijn moeder nieuw leven in. Het levert hem, en Dakota die de vocalen verzorgde, begin 2016 zijn eerste Top 40-hit op. Fast Car staat totaal 24 weken in de Top 40 en bereikt de derde plaats. Perfect Strangers, met daarop de stem van JP. Cooper, komt later dat jaar zelfs nog een plekje hoger. In oktober verschijnt By Your Side, waarop de Londense zangeres Raye voor de vocalen zorgt.

In 2017 werkt Jonas Blue samen met de Australische zanger William Singe op de track Mama. Dat wordt zijn eerste nummer 1-hit in de Top 40 en ook zijn grootste succes in ons land. In het najaar blijft We Could Go Back steken in de Tipparade.


Begin 2018 neemt hij Hearts Ain't Gonna Lie, origineel van de Britse zangeres Arlissa, onder handen. In mei is Rise, de track met het Amerikaanse rapduo Jack & Jack, de volgende track van Blue. Rise wordt zijn vierde top 3-hit in ons land. In oktober verschijnt Polaroid, een samenwerking met Liam Payne en Lennon Stella.


Songtekst

You got a fast car
I want a ticket to anywhere
Maybe we'll make a deal
Maybe together we can get somewhere

Anyplace is better
Starting from zero, got nothing to lose
Maybe we'll make something
Me myself, I got nothing to prove

You got a fast car
I got a plan to get us out of here
I've been working at the convenience store
Managed to save just a little bit of money

Won't have to drive too far
Just cross the border and into the city
You and I can both get jobs
And finally see what it means to be living

You got a fast car
Is it fast enough so we can fly away
We gotta make a decision
Leave tonight or live and die this way

So remember when we were driving, driving in your car
Speed so fast, it felt like I was drunk
City lights lay out before us
And your arm felt nice wrapped round my shoulder

And I
Had a feeling that I belonged
And I
Had a feeling that I could be someone

Had a feeling that I could be someone

You see, my old man's got a problem
He live with the bottle, that's the way it is
He says his body's too old for working
His body's too young to look like his

My mama went off and left him
She wanted more from life than he could give
I said somebody's got to take care of him
So I quit school and that's what I did

You got a fast car
We go cruising to entertain ourselves
We still ain't got a job
Now I work in a market as a checkout girl

I know things will get better
You'll find work and I'll get promoted
We'll move out of the shelter
Buy a big house and live in the suburbs

You got a fast car
Is it fast enough so we can fly away
You gotta make a decision
Leave tonight or live and die this way

So remember when we were driving, driving in your car
Speed so fast, it felt like I was drunk
City lights lay out before us
And your arm felt nice wrapped round my shoulder

And I
Had a feeling that I belonged
And I
Had a feeling that I could be someone

Had a feeling that I could be someone
Be someone
Had a feeling that I could be someone

Songinformatie

Het origineel is geschreven en gezongen door Tracy Chapman in 1988. Het nummer is al meer dan 30 keer gecoverd.

Deze versie door Jonas Blue feat. Dakota werd een hit in 2016. Zijn idee om dit nummer te gebruiken komt doordat het één van de favoriete nummers is van zijn moeder.

Trivia

Het origineel is van:

1988: Tracy Chapman (Produced by David Kershenbaum) (Engineered and Mixed by Kevin W. Smith)
[Elektra ‎7-69412]
[n°6 US-hit]
[Elektra EKR 73]
[n°5 UK-hit]
[Elektra 969 412-7]
[n°1 NL-hit]

Cover-versie is van:

Jonas Blue featuring Dakota - Fast Car (Radio Edit) 3:32
[Virgin EMI 00602547737007] (= MP3, 320 kbps)
(releasedatum: 28-05-2016)
(http://www.beatport.com/)

Jonas Blue featuring Dakota - Fast Car (Remixes)

1. Jonas Blue featuring Dakota - Fast Car (Club Mix) 5:30
2. Jonas Blue featuring Dakota - Fast Car (Grant Nelson Remix) 6:02
3. Jonas Blue featuring Dakota - Fast Car (Grant Nelson Dub) 5:12
4. Jonas Blue featuring Dakota - Fast Car (Rare Candy Remix) 5:42
5. Jonas Blue featuring Dakota - Fast Car (Rare Candy Dub) 5:15
6. Jonas Blue featuring Dakota - Fast Car (Daddy's Groove Remix) 5:23
7. Jonas Blue featuring Dakota - Fast Car (Daddy's Groove Dub) 5:23
8. Jonas Blue featuring Dakota - Fast Car (Steve Smart Remix) 4:58

[Virgin EMI 00602547796301] (= MP3, 320 kbps)
(releasedatum: 28-05-2016)
(http://www.beatport.com/)


ArtiestJonas Blue,
Dakota
 A-kant
Titel Fast Car (Radio Edit)
Lengte 3:32
Componist(en) Tracy Chapman
Producer(s) Guy James Robin
 B-kant
Platenlabel Positiva
Catalogusnr digital download
Releasedatum 04-12-2015
Hoogste positie UK 2
Hoogste positie US 98


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