Read our list of Fleetwood Mac's 50 greatest songs, stretching from their Sixties origins up through their reunion. Huge amounts of illicit materials, yards and yards of this wretched stuff. Days and nights would just go on and on. They began as a vehicle for the blues visions of tragic genius Peter Green, continued through fascinating, often overlooked, transitional records during the early Seventies with Jeremy Spencer, Danny Kirwan and Bob Welch, and hit an astonishing peak when songbird Christine McVie, mad drummer Mick Fleetwood and ultra-reliable bassman John McVie hooked up with the Southern California songwriting team of Lindsey Buckingham and Stevie Nicks. Everett Collection. Newswire Powered by. Close the menu. Rolling Stone. Log In.
19. "Hypnotized" (1973)
'Think About Me'
Hardcore fans will tell you, and insist, that Fleetwood Mac formed in and released their first album a year later. Those may be the facts, but for all intents and purposes the band didn't really start until , when Americans Lindsey Buckingham and Stevie Nicks joined what was left of the British blues rockers, transforming the band into one of the most popular groups of the '70s. Fleetwood Mac's best songs feature a mix of British-rock muscle, L. Our list of the Top 10 Fleetwood Mac songs cover their golden era from to But the third single from the album is one of its most straightforward songs, a super-catchy slice of radio pop that clocks in at less than three minutes. The song -- written by Christine McVie, who's joined by Buckingham on the chorus -- might be the most baggage-free track in Fleetwood Mac's extensive catalog. It's a love song, and a relatively simple one at that. No easy task for a band that's treated the subject like a hard-impact contact sport. Lindsey Buckingham's 'Second Hand News' is the perfect introduction to the greatest breakup album ever made.
The band have just crossed the Atlantic to play three gigs as part of their latest world tour, having played Dublin on 13 June, and with two Wembley gigs on 16 and 18 June. Two struggling musicians, Stevie Nicks and Lindsey Buckingham, then joined the band and the rest, to use a well worn cliche, is history. Just as English football existed long before the advent of the Premier League, Fleetwood Mac were successful long before they morphed into laid-back West Coast soft rockers. Nicks was considering giving music up altogether. She stood at the crossroads of her life and poured all her doubts and fears into one cathartic song; shortly afterwards came the wholly unexpected invitation to join Fleetwood Mac. It was Welch who eventually replaced the departed Peter Green in and who, along with Christine McVie laid the soft rock foundations that would blossom fully when his departure in paved the way for Buckingham and Nicks to join. An enduring classic indeed. However Mac enthusiasts will point to the 8.
Everyone has heard at least one song by Fleetwood Mac. Whether it was while listening to Smooth Radio or living your best life in a nightclub with your mates, Mick Fleetwood and his fellow singer-songwriters must have figured in your playlists at some point. Being one of the most recognised and admired bands of all times, it also goes without saying that Fleetwood Mac have had their fair amount of changeover of band members over the years. And while they released some truly amazing hits, some of them are still considered as hidden treasures by many people. The six songs that represent the heartbreaks, the on-going affairs, and also the Dreams of a band that have made it to the top. Produced by Peter Green and released in , this guitar-led track is probably one of the most famous instrumental tracks out there. A beautiful ballad that deserves to be recognised for the masterpiece that it is. Stevie Nicks strikes again. Inspired by a novel called Triad written by Mary Bartlet Leader, the story is all about a woman possessed by another woman called Rhiannon. Listening to the track itself, the opening guitar drives us through the story of Rhiannon adding to that a sombre and almost haunting side to it all.