"Gotta Go Fast" is the opening theme of the North American dub of Sonic X. It is used for all 78 episodes in the series, during the show's entire original run in the US from 23 August 2003 to 6 May 2006. The full version is played during the intro and a shortened version is played during the end credits for all English versions.
- Norman J. Grossfeld
- Joseph Garrity
- Russell Velázquez.
- Go, go, go, go, go, go, go, go, go, go
- Gotta go fast, gotta go fast,
- Gotta go faster, faster, faster, faster, faster
- Movin' at speed of sound (make tracks)
- Quickest hedgehog around
- Got ourselves a situation, stuck in a new location,
- Without any explanation, no time for relaxation!
- Don't, don't, don't, don't, don't blink, don't think,
- Just go, go, go, go, g-g-g-g-go, go!
- Sonic, he's on the run!
- Sonic, he's number one!
- Sonic, he's comin' next,
- So watch out... For Sonic X!
- Gotta go fast (Sonic!), gotta go fast (Sonic!),
- Gotta go faster, faster, faster, faster, faster!
- Go, go, go, go, go, go, go, go, go!
- So... (Sonic) nic... (Sonic) X,
- Gotta go faster!
- Gotta go fast!
- Gotta go faster, faster, faster, faster,
- Sonic X!
The opening video uses short clips from the following episodes:
- Sonic X pilot
- Chaos Control Freaks
- Sonic to the Rescue
- Missile Wrist Rampage
- Chaos Emerald Chaos
- Cracking Knuckles
- Party Hardly
- Satellite Swindle
- The Last Resort
- Beating Eggman, Part 2
- Skirmish in the Sky
Connection to the show
- Movin' at speed of sound, quickest hedgehog around - Sonic's ability to run at supersonic speeds and is the fastest living thing around.
- Stuck in a new location, without any explanation, no time for relaxation - Sonic and the others being accidentally teleported to Earth by Chaos Control, and that they have to find the seven Chaos Emeralds before Eggman does.
- Don't, don't, don't don't don't blink, don't think, just go, go, go, go, g-g-g-g-go, go! - Sonic acting based on actions, not thoughts.
- Sonic, he's on the run - Sonic always running.
- Sonic, he's number one - Sonic being the main hero.
- Sonic X - the name of the show itself.
- The name of the song has survived as an iconic Sonic catchphrase for over a decade after the initial release of Sonic X. As such it is also used in the titles of video game periodical articles to represent the Sonic the Hedgehog series, other fast-paced video games and speedrunning in general.