Top 10 Fastway Songs

Fastway Songs

Our Top 10 Fastway songs list looks back at the songs of a Heavy Metal band with its origins in the early 1980s. In many ways, Fastway was a supergroup. The group was started by former members of already very successful rock and roll bands. Fastway was given birth when the group was started by Fast” Eddie Clarke who had been a member of the band Motorhead. Also playing a big role in putting the band together was the great Pete Way of the band UFO. Rounding out the recruitment of superstar group musicians was Humble Pie’s Jerry Shirley. With Fast” Eddie Clarke on guitar, Pete Way on bass, and Jerry Shirley on drums, the band was in search of a singer. The group decided to hire the first non-superstar band musician in vocalist Dave King.  The band would record and release their first album in 1983 entitled Fastway. However, Pete Way had to quit the band before they recorded the album.

Fastway would release seven studio albums. There was also a twenty one year gap between their sixth and seventh albums. The group would go through major personal changes over the years including the use of three different lead singers. Sadly founding member  Fast” Eddie Clarke passed away in 2018. Our top 10 Fastway songs list takes a fun look at some of the band’s best songs.

# 10 – Tell Me

We open up our top 10 Fastway Songs list with the rocking song entitled “Tell Me.” We wanted to open up this Fastway songs list with a great one to catch your attention right away. Just listen to that Fast” Eddie Clarke guitar lick. Tell me you don’t love this. Dave King sounds like a mix of Brian Johnson of AC/DC  and Robin Zander of Cheap Trick. The guy could sing his heart out. This video is a lot of fun. Don’t miss it. The song was released on the album entitled All Fired Up. It was the opening song on side two. The album was released during the summer of 1974 when Bruce Springsteen’s Born In The U.S.A. and Prince’s Purple Rain albums dominated radio. The band got lost among the popularity of those artists dominating radio and MTV, but man, did this group sound great.

# 9 -The World Waits For You

Continuing with our top 10 Fastway Songs list we showcase the pulsating song entitled “The World Waits For You.” This one starts out with a great guitar riff surrounded by some dark synthesizer patches that set up Dave King’s luscious vocal. It’s the perfect song to be placed in the number two spot on an album. This one reminds us very much of the band UFO. The song “The World Waits For You” was released on the album entitled Waiting for the Roar. The album was released in 1986. The band recorded their third album at the legendary Abbey Road Studios made famous by The Beatles in the 1960s.

# 8 – Deliver Me

In the number eight spot on our top 10 Fastway Songs list, we present the song entitled “Deliver Me.” The song was released on the album entitled Eat Dog Eat. The album was released in 2011. This is a much different band from the original group as only Fast” Eddie Clarke reminded. The group sounds more like Soundgarden than their classic 80s sound. Still, it’s great rock and roll. Besides featuring Fast” Eddie Clarke on guitar, the lineup of the group’s final album featured lead vocalist Toby Jepson who also played bass. On drums was Matt Eldridge.

# 7 – Bad Bad Girls

In the number seven position on our top 10 Fastway Songs list is the savage song entitled “Bad Bad Girls.”  The song was released on the album also entitled Bad Bad Girls. The album was released in 1990. When Fastway released this 1990s album they found themselves without a lead singer as Dave King left the group to form his own band. So, this song, as well as the entire album featured new vocalist Lea Hart. We love the album cover.

# 6 – Tired Of Your Love

Landing in the number six spot on our top 10 Fastway Songs list we present the song “Tired Of Your Love.” The song was released on the album entitled Waiting For The Roar. The album was released in 1986. The band’s third album was much more keyboard-oriented than their first two albums as they were probably trying to resonate with the times. Still, it’s all Eddie and Dave stealing the show on this great track.  The song “Tired Of Your Love,” opened up the album’s second side

# 5 – She’s In Danger

At the halfway point on our Top 10 Fastway Songs list is the exhilarating song entitled “She’s In Danger.” On the band’s fifth album all that is left from the original group is the founding father Eddie Clark. The legendary guitarist found himself a great new lead vocalist in Lea Hart who is featured twice on this Fastway songs list. The song was issued on the album entitled On Target. The album was released in 1988. This one featured a great slick guitar solo from the ex-Motorhead guitarist.  The riff that resonates throughout the songs reminds us of the famous Eddie Van Halen riff from Michael Jackson’s “Beat It.” We like the song’s creepy opening which also may have been inspired by the Thriller album.

# 4 – After Midnight

At the number four spot on our top 10 Fastway Songs list we present the song entitled “After Midnight.” Tell me this doesn’t have AC/DC all over it, especially on the opening riff. “After Midnight,” is the first of two songs to appear on this list from the Trick Or Treat album. The band’s album served up many of the songs that appeared in the classic 1986 film Trick Or Treat. The album featured Dave King on lead vocals, Fast’ Eddie Clarke on guitars, Shane Carroll on guitars, Paul Reid on bass and Alan Connor on drums.

# 3 – Misunderstood

Cranking it way up on our top 10 Fastway Songs list we present the raging song entitled “Misunderstood.” This was pretty heavy stuff from the band. The song was released on the album entitled All Fired Up. The album was released in 1984. This is pretty much our favorite Fastway album. Charlie McCracken’s bass playing really lend itself well to the style of Eddie Clarke. They played really well together. Of course, Jerry Shirley was a monster on the drums. He stands as one of classic rock’s best drummers and probably one of the most underrated. The man was in Humble Pie and he also played with Sammy Hagar, John Entwistle, of The Who and Pink Floyd’s Syd Barrett.

# 2 – Trick Or Treat

Now talk about defining the 80s metal scene, it doesn’t get much clearer than this one. Just of the top spot on our top 10 Fastway Songs list, we celebrate the cinematic song entitled “Trick Or Treat.” If the video looks a little over the top, it’s because it represents the horror movie of the same name. The band recorded the soundtrack to the 1986 motion picture Trick Or Treat. The film also featured cameos by Ozzy Osbourne and Gene Simmons. This is one of those forgotten 80s films.  The group also released an album that contained all the songs from the film.

# 1 – All Fired Up

We close out our top 10 Fastway Songs list with the song entitled “All Fired Up.”  The song was released on the album also entitled All Fired Up. The band got some MTV exposure with the release of the video. The band on the record featured Dave King on lead vocals, ‘Fast’ Eddie Clarke on guitar, Charlie McCracken on bass guitar and Jerry Shirley on drums. This song is just hot. The band should have been much bigger than they were and this song is one of their great tracks that easily proves that argument.

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