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Watch Sam Smith cover Tracy Chapman’s ‘Fast Car’

By Sam Rigby

Sam Smith performed a cover of Tracy Chapman’s Fast Car in BBC Radio 1’s Live Lounge today (September 3).

The singer delivered an acoustic rendition of the famous track, a top five hit in 1988, as well as singing his latest single I’m Not the Only One.

Speaking to presenter Fearne Cotton, Smith said that he has been of Chapman’s much-loved song since he was a young boy.

Cotton praised the singer’s performance after the show, tweeting:

Smith recently revealed that his hit debut album tn The Lonely Hour was inspired by his unrequited love for a straight man – read more here.

Meanwhile, the singer has also said that he doesn’t want to be a “spokesperson” for the gay community after publicly speaking about his sexuality – read the full story here.