"Nowhere Fast" is a song, first performed by Fire Inc. in 1984 for the rock movie Streets of Fire. A cover of the song was later recorded by Meat Loaf. The song was entirely written by Jim Steinman. Laurie Sargent performed the lead vocals. Holly Sherwood and Rory Dodd performed the background vocals.
The "Nowhere Fast" single contains an edit (edited down to 4:11 from the 6:02 album version) and the Marilyn Martin track "Sorcerer", also from the Streets of Fire soundtrack.
Both B-sides were recorded during Meat Loaf's sessions for the The Rocky Horror Picture Show soundtrack, and remained unreleased until this single.
There were four different versions of the 7" single, including a shaped picture disc, a pop-up cover and a gatefold sleeve.