March 30, 1964 in Cleveland
Cleveland, OH, United States
Tracy Chapman is a Grammy-winning and multi-platinum singer/songwriter born on March 30, 1964 in Cleveland, Ohio. After signing with Elektra Records in 1987, she released her widely loved self-titled debut album. The release won the Grammy for Album of the Year and two other Grammy Awards. Her most recent release is 2008's Our Bright Future. Chapman remains best known for her earlier singles such as "Fast Car," "Talkin' 'bout a Revolution" and "Give Me One Reason." In 2010, Rolling Stone ranked "Fast Car" 167 on its list of 500 greatest songs of all time.
This song is a classic because it summarizes all the promises that are made in a relationship and so many times, they fail to become a reality. How many times a person doesn't say "sorry" or "forgive me" or "I love you." It's always the actions that speak louder than words, but still we need them.