One of my all-time favorite songs from childhood is Tracy Chapman's "Fast Car." It's both a heartfelt, noble tune and an incisive social critique...and this live performance just hits it out of the park. The slower tempo just adds to its already considerable gravitas, and Chapman, unlike so many other popular singers these days, actually sings in tune and knows how to play classical guitar. If you aren't familiar with the song, watch this video. Now. Seriously.