Movin' Too Fast

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"Movin' Too Fast"
Single by Artful Dodger and Romina Johnson
from the album It's All About the Stragglers
Released26 July 1999 (1999-07-26)
GenreUK garage
LabelLocked On
  • Orlando Levene Johnson
  • Fabio Raponi
  • Ingo Peter Schwartz
Producer(s)Artful Dodger
Artful Dodger singles chronology
"What You Gonna Do"
"Movin' Too Fast"

"Movin' Too Fast" is a song by UK garage duo Artful Dodger, released on 26 July 1999. The song features Romina Johnson and was included on the duo's debut studio album, It's All About the Stragglers (2000). "Movin' Too Fast" was originally recorded by Johnson as a solo artist and appears on her debut album, Simply Passion, produced by Rolando Bacci Hardage. The Artful Dodger remix version of the track was first distributed as a white label vinyl release. After it was picked up by DJs, it was licensed to Locked On for mainstream distribution.[1]

"Movin' Too Fast" did not chart following its original release, but after the success of "Re-Rewind", it was re-issued in February 2000 and reached No. 2 on the UK Singles Chart. The song has gone platinum in the United Kingdom for sales and streams exceeding 600,000. Outside the UK, the single reached the top 40 in Ireland and Norway as well as on the Canadian RPM Top 30 Dance chart. Capital Xtra included the song in their list of "The Best Old-School Garage Anthems of All Time".[2]


Chart (2000) Peak
Belgium (Ultratop 50 Flanders)[3] 41
Canada Dance/Urban (RPM)[4] 15
Europe (Eurochart Hot 100)[5] 13
Germany (Official German Charts)[6] 63
Ireland (IRMA)[7] 21
Netherlands (Single Top 100)[8] 57
Norway (VG-lista)[9] 18
Scotland (OCC)[10] 9
UK Singles (OCC)[11] 2
UK Dance (OCC)[12] 1
UK Indie (OCC)[13] 1


Region Certification Certified units/sales
United Kingdom (BPI)[14] Platinum 600,000double-dagger

double-dagger Sales+streaming figures based on certification alone.

Release history[edit]

Region Date Format(s) Label(s) Ref.
United Kingdom 26 July 1999 (1999-07-26) 12-inch vinyl Locked On [15]
United Kingdom (re-release) 21 February 2000 (2000-02-21)
  • 12-inch vinyl
  • CD
  • cassette

Cover versions[edit]

In 2018, the House & Garage Orchestra featuring Kayla Amor on vocals recorded an orchestral version for the UK garage covers album Garage Classics.

In 2019, a version by DJ Spoony with Katie Chatburn and the Ignition Orchestra featuring Paloma Faith on vocals was released as a promo single for the UK garage covers album Garage Classical.

In July 2020, former Britain's Got Talent contestant and Love Island winner Paige Turley released a version of the song as her debut single.[17][18] The record was recorded with the House & Garage Orchestra (a project featuring Luck & Neat producer Shy Cookie in a manner similar to Pete Tong's recordings with Jules Buckley and the Heritage Orchestra) and was released by New State Music.


  1. ^ Sam, "Mark Hill/Artful Dodger [Producer]". Speakhertz, 24 April 2019. Retrieved 3 June 2020.
  2. ^ "The Best Old-School Garage Anthems Of All Time". Capital XTRA.
  3. ^ "Artful Dodger & Romina Johnson – Movin Too Fast" (in Dutch). Ultratop 50.
  4. ^ "Top RPM Dance/Urban: Issue 9955." RPM. Library and Archives Canada. Retrieved 13 November 2018.
  5. ^ "Eurochart Hot 100 Singles" (PDF). Music & Media. Vol. 17 no. 11. 11 March 2000. p. 11. Retrieved 22 June 2020.
  6. ^ "Artful Dodger & Romina Johnson – Movin Too Fast" (in German). GfK Entertainment Charts. Retrieved 13 November 2018.
  7. ^ "The Irish Charts – Search Results – Movin' Too Fast". Irish Singles Chart. Retrieved 13 November 2018.
  8. ^ "Artful Dodger & Romina Johnson – Movin Too Fast" (in Dutch). Single Top 100.
  9. ^ "Artful Dodger & Romina Johnson – Movin Too Fast". VG-lista.
  10. ^ "Official Scottish Singles Sales Chart Top 100". Official Charts Company.
  11. ^ "Official Singles Chart Top 100". Official Charts Company.
  12. ^ "Official Dance Singles Chart Top 40". Official Charts Company.
  13. ^ "Official Independent Singles Chart Top 50". Official Charts Company.
  14. ^ "British single certifications – Artful Dodger & Romina Johnson – Movin' Too Fast". British Phonographic Industry. 17 July 2020. Retrieved 17 July 2020.
  15. ^ "New Releases – For Week Starting 26 July, 1999: Singles" (PDF). Music Week. 24 July 1999. p. 23. Retrieved 28 July 2021.
  16. ^ "New Releases – For Week Starting 21 February, 1999: Singles" (PDF). Music Week. 19 February 2000. p. 27. Retrieved 28 July 2021.
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