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.
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.
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.
"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.
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.
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.