More than three decades since its radio heyday, the composer's original 1988 recording is back on the charts at number 42.

Tracy Chapman's “Fast Car” returned to Billboard's Hot 100 at No. 42 this week following a surge in sales and streams after she performed the track with Luke Combs at the Grammy Awards a week ago. The re-entry marks the first time Chapman's version has charted in more than 35 years, according to the publication: “Fast Car” last appeared on the Hot 100 the week of October 22, 1988.

The song's week of resurgence can largely be attributed to an astronomical jump in traditional sales following the Grammy performance, with 35,000 copies sold last week, an increase of more than 8,000 percent over the previous week. But streams have also increased significantly, with over 6 million last week, more than double the week before. Streams of the song more than tripled the day after the Grammys, as Rolling Stone reported last week.


Chapman's version, of course, returned to the mainstream after Combs released his cover of the song last April. Her version topped the country charts last year, making Chapman the first black woman to have a number one country song as the sole songwriter.

Since then, Combs' version spent much of the following year near the top of the Billboard Hot 100, peaking at number two. Her version rose to 8 after her duet with Chapman, Billboard reported on Monday. That performance was one of the most beloved segments of this year's awards show, a moment that had been months in the making and that began with a 30-minute private conversation between Chapman and Combs in November.