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Top 10 Fleetwood Mac Songs

The Ten Best Fleetwood Mac Songs From the Past Four Decades


The hit TV show Glee is introducing an entirely new generation of pop fans to the music of the pop-rock group Fleetwood Mac. The group has six top 10 studio albums and nine top 10 pop singles to their credit. Their album Rumours is one of the biggest selling albums of all time.

1. "Dreams" (1977)

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Stevie Nicks has reported that she wrote the essentials of the song "Dreams" in about 10 minutes during a period of great romantic and emotional upheaval for the group. When released as the second single from the album Rumours it became the group's only single to hit #1 on the pop singles chart.

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2. "Don't Stop" (1977)

Fleetwood Mac - "Don't Stop"
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Christine McVie wrote the song "Don't Stop" to reflect her feelings after separating from John McVie, who is also part of the group. She says the song is upbeat because she is not a pessimist. "Don't Stop" was used as a type of theme song for President Bill Clinton. "Don't Stop" reached #3 on the pop singles chart.

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3. "Tusk" (1979)

Fleetwood Mac - "Tusk"
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"Tusk" is one of the most unusual songs recorded by Fleetwood Mac. It was recorded live with the USC Trojan Marching Band at Dodger Stadium. Those sessions were filmed for the song's accompanying music video. "Tusk" set a record for the most musicians appearing on a single top 40 pop hit single. It went to #8 on the Billboard Hot 100.

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4. "Say You Love Me" (1976)

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"Say You Love Me" was a hit single from Fleetwood Mac's self-titled breakthrough album. It went to #11 on the pop singles chart. "Say You Love Me" was written by Christine McVie.

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5. "Landslide" (1975)

Fleetwood Mac - "Landslide"
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Stevie Nicks wrote "Landslide" at a point where she needed to make decisions about the future. Her recording act with Lindsey Buckingham had been dropped from its contract, and they were not getting along as a couple. "Landslide" appeared as an album cut on the 1975 album Fleetwood Mac and has become one of the band's best loved in concert songs. The Dixie Chicks recorded a cover of "Landslide" that hit the pop top 10 in 2002.

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6. "Hold Me" (1982)

Fleetwood Mac - "Hold Me"
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"Hold Me" was the first single from Fleetwood Mac's album Mirage. The song was written by Christine McVie and Robbie Patton. It went all the way to #4 on the pop singles chart.

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7. "Go Your Own Way" (1976)

Fleetwood Mac - "Go Your Own Way"
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"Go Your Own Way" was written by Lindsey Buckingham. It has a very complex, driving rhythm structure. The song climbed to #10 on the pop singles chart and was one of four top 10 hits from the massively successful Rumours album.

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8. "Sara" (1979)

Fleetwood Mac - "Sara"
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Stevie Nicks wrote the song "Sara" about her best friend, Sara Recor Fleetwood, who is the wife of the group's drummer Mick Fleetwood. It details the impact she had on relationships in the band.

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9. "Big Love" (1987)

Fleetwood Mac - "Big Love"
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Lindsey Buckingham wrote "Big Love" intending it to be part of a solo album, but it ultimately became the first single for the Fleetwood Mac album Tango In the Night. The song reached #5 on the pop singles chart, and, in remixed form, it was a top 10 dance hit as well.

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10. "Little Lies" (1987)

Fleetwood Mac - "Little Lies"
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"Little Lies" was the third single from the Tango In the Night album. It became a #4 pop hit single and topped the adult contemporary chart. There is also a remix from Jellybean Benitez available.

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