Nowhere Fast

Album: Streets of Fire (1984)


  • Jim Steinman, who wrote Meat Loaf's hits, wrote this for the 1984 movie Streets Of Fire. The movie, which got its title from the Bruce Springsteen song, stars Diane Lane as a young singer with dreams of stardom. The song captures her restless energy as she sings about getting away but not caring about where she goes, as long as she goes there fast.
  • Fire Inc. is a studio group created to play the songs in the movie. While Diane Lane mimed this in the movie, the vocals were done by Holly Sherwood, who has appeared on many of Jim Steinman's productions and sang backup on tracks by Barbra Streisand, Billy Joel and Barry Manilow. Other musicians in Fire, Inc. include Rick Derringer, Max Weinberg and Davey Johnstone.
  • Steinman also wrote the song "Tonight Is What It Means To Be Young" for the movie. Also appearing on the soundtrack was "I Can Dream About You," which was a hit for Dan Hartman.
  • Meat Loaf also recorded this song, which appears on his 1984 album Bad Attitude.

Comments: 2

  • Shawn from Green Bay, WiGreat song that provided a fantastic opening to Streets of Fire. Both of Steinman's songs in this movie should have been big hits. They were both excellent tunes that really lifted the quality of the movie.
  • Michael from San Diego, CaOne of my favorite songs on the "Streets of Fire" soundtrack! Great high energy tune that opens the movie in style, and warns the audience to fasten their seatbelts and hold on for a really wild ride!
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