Tracy took the world by storm with three songs on her debut album!
Coming from the coffee shop scene in Massachusetts, Tracy not only sold multi-platinum but won three Grammy awards for her debut. She changed music history as she paved the way for other female acts with more political lyrics. Something that had gotten lost in the spandex and make-up of the ’80s.
Following Tracy Chapman, many popular acts were now more honest. More female acoustic acts, like Jewel, were being signed in huge bidding wars by record labels as everyone was looking for the next Tracy Chapman.
A few years later, when male rock bands like grunge trio Nirvana and political metal hip-hoppers Rage Against The Machine became popular, the tide had shifted.
Hair metal was dead, and hundreds of rock bands were dropped overnight. There are numerous stories of band members going from sipping champagne on a private Jet to stacking shelves in their local supermarket overnight.
For Tracy, her career peaked with that first album, but she never managed to write anything of the same calibre.
In 1997, the Irish boy band Boyzone had a huge hit with Baby Can I Hold You which brought Tracy back into the charts with the same song, a decade later.
Boyzone attracted another generation of teenage girls to Tracy Chapman who saw a new revival, mainly of that first album…
Tracy Chapman tunes | Related pages
Baby Can I Hold You
You can learn how to play Baby Can I Hold You by Tracy Chapman using chords, lyrics, chord analysis, TAB, and the original recording.
| D (Dsus2) | A7sus4 A7sus2 A7 | Em |
Sorry, is all that you can say…
You can learn how to play Fast Car by Tracy Chapman using chords, lyrics, TAB, chord analysis, and Spytunes video guitar lessons.
| Cmaj7 G5 | Em Dadd4 |
You got a fast car, I want a ticket to anywhere…
Talking About A Revolution
Learn how to play Talking About A Revolution by Tracy Chapman using chords, lyrics, TAB, chord analysis, and Spytunes video guitar lessons.
| G Cadd9 | Em D Dus4 D |
Don’t you know, they’re talkin’ about a revolution…