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Jul 14, 2019

Monday Morning by Fleetwood Mac (1976)

Monday Morning by Fleetwood Mac (1976)
"Monday Morning" is a 1975 song written and sung by Fleetwood Mac guitarist Lindsey Buckingham. It is the first track off the multi-platinum selling album Fleetwood Mac. It was later included on the 2002 compilation album, The Very Best of Fleetwood Mac. Reviewer Matthew Greenwald deemed the song "a brilliant opening to a brilliant album" which he attributed to Buckingham's "strong pop instincts and craftsmanship".

Mar 6, 2017

Fleetwood Mac - Sara on Tusk (1979)

Fleetwood Mac - Sara on Tusk (1979)
"Sara" is a song written by singer-songwriter Stevie Nicks by British-American pop/rock band Fleetwood Mac as a single from the 1979 Tusk double LP. The album version is 6:22 minutes and the edited version is 4:41 minutes. The song peaked at No. 7 in the US for three weeks, No. 37 in the UK for two weeks, No. 11 in Australia and No. 12 in Canada. Its success has led to it being included in various later best-of albums such as 2002's The Very Best of Fleetwood Mac.

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Oct 6, 2015

Fleetwood Mac - Dreams on Rumours Album (1977)

Fleetwood Mac - Dreams (1977)
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"Dreams" is a song written by singer Stevie Nicks, for the group Fleetwood Mac's 1977 album, Rumours. It is the only U.S. No. 1 hit for the group where it sold over a million copies, and remains one of their best known songs.

"Dreams" was the second single from the Rumours album in the US, and it reached the number one spot on 18 June 1977, and held it for one week. On the AC/Easy Listening chart, "Dreams" was Fleetwood Mac's highest charting song during the 1970s when it reached No. 11 on that chart. In the United Kingdom, "Dreams" went to No. 24 as the third single, staying in the top 40 for eight weeks, following "Go Your Own Way" (#38) and "Don't Stop" (#32). A performance of the song on stage was used as the promotional video. Fleetwood Mac would not begin to make concept music videos until 1979.

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mellow rock instrumentation
folk influences
a subtle use of vocal harmony
extensive vamping
major key tonality
melodic songwriting
mixed acoustic and electric instrumentation
a dynamic female vocalist
acoustic rhythm guitars
classic rhodes sound

Sep 26, 2015

Fleetwood Mac - Go Your Own Way (1976)

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"Go Your Own Way" is a song by the British-American rock band Fleetwood Mac, released as a single in December 1976. Like many of the singles released off of the previous album Fleetwood Mac, "Go Your Own Way" was very successful. The song peaked at No. 10 on the Billboard Hot 100, becoming the group's first top-ten hit in the U.S. In the UK, the single was not as successful, and would only reach No. 38. However, the song became quite popular in the U.K. over a longer period as Rumours received more radio airplay and it re-entered the singles chart on many occasions. This led to the song selling gradually over the years. It has been certified Silver in the U.K. for digital sales of over 200,000 copies. The song also hit the top 40 in many other countries, including the Netherlands, where it hit No. 1.

Jul 24, 2015

Fleetwood Mac - You Make Loving Fun (1977)

Fleetwood Mac - You Make Loving Fun (1977) on Rumours
"You Make Loving Fun" is a song written and sung by Christine McVie of the British-American band Fleetwood Mac. It was released as the fourth and final 45 rpm single from the band's album Rumours in 1977; its fourth top-ten hit, the song peaked at number nine on the Billboard Pop Singles Chart.

The song was inspired by an affair McVie had with Curry Grant. "To avoid flare-ups", she told her then-husband John McVie that the song was about her dog; he found out later what it was really about.

Early tracking of the song was done, according to McVie, in the absence of Lindsey Buckingham, which allowed her the freedom to "build the song on my own". The recording sessions were saturated with cocaine use. Buckingham played rhythm guitar (through a Leslie) and tracking was done with a Fender Rhodes, Nicks playing tambourine. John McVie's bass was rerecorded again later, and Mick Fleetwood and Christine McVie dubbed Hohner Clavinet parts. In an interview with the New York Post she remarked that she wanted it to be the third US single from the album, but instead "Don't Stop" was chosen, which boosted the album's commercial success in the US and the UK.

"You Make Loving Fun" was a concert staple for Fleetwood Mac and was played during every tour involving Christine McVie from 1976 until 1997, a year before McVie's departure from the band and retirement from touring. It has since been revived for Fleetwood Mac's 2014-2015 tour when McVie rejoined the band.

Jan 23, 2015

Fleetwood Mac - Don't Stop (1977) Song

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Don't Stop is a song by the rock group Fleetwood Mac, written by vocalist and keyboard player Christine McVie. Sung by Christine McVie and guitarist Lindsey Buckingham, it was a single taken from the band's 1977 hit album, Rumours. It is one of the band's most enduring hits, peaking at number three on the Billboard singles chart. In the UK market, "Don't Stop" followed "Go Your Own Way" as the second single from Rumours and peaked at #32. In the U.S, it was the third single released, and peaked at #3 in October 1977.

"Don't Stop" reflects Christine McVie's feelings after her separation from Fleetwood Mac's bass guitarist, John McVie, after eight years of marriage. "'Don't Stop' was just a feeling. It just seemed to be a pleasant revelation to have that 'yesterday's gone'," she remembers in The Fleetwood Mac Story: Rumours and Lies, "It might have, I guess, been directed more toward John, but I'm just definitely not a pessimist."

Jan 1, 2015

Fleetwood Mac - Gypsy (1980)

Fleetwood Mac - Gypsy (1980)
"Gypsy" is a song by the rock group Fleetwood Mac. Stevie Nicks wrote the song originally circa 1979, and the earliest demo recordings were recorded in early 1980 with Tom Moncrieff for possible inclusion on her solo debut Bella Donna. However, when Nicks' friend Robin Anderson died of leukemia, the song took on a new significance and Nicks held it over for Fleetwood Mac. "Gypsy" was the second single release and second biggest hit from the Mirage album, following "Hold Me", reaching a peak of #12 on the Billboard Hot 100 for three weeks.