Take a look at the below list of Fleetwood Mac Top 10 Songs and Albums of All Time till 2017 with new and upcoming songs 2017. Fleetwood Mac is a rock band with its roots in both America and Britain. They band was formed in London in 1967. It has become one of the bestselling bands of all time with record sales exceeding 100 million all over the world. Their success in the rock music has promoted the induction of some of its members into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in 1998. The band has also been honored with a Brit Award for Outstanding Contribution to Music. They have 17 albums to their name and have had several cast changes in their career. We count down ten of their best songs throughout their music career.
List of Top 10 songs by Fleetwood Mac of all time Till 2017
‘Sara’ was a single from the band’s album titled ‘Tusk.’ It was released in 1979. In 1979, Stevie Nicks who was at the time the writer for the group had said that if she ever bore a daughter, she would name her Sara. From these remarks, after the band had released the song titled Sara, there were plethoric rumors that the song was an emotional account of Nick’s abortion after she was impregnated by Don Henley (a member of the Eagles). Nobody addressed these rumors, but in 2014, Stevie Nicks confirmed that the rumors were indeed an accurate representation of what happened. The song peaked at position 7 of the Billboard Hot 100 becoming the highest charting song of the album ‘Tusk.’
9. ‘Little Lies.’
‘Little Lies’ was a tune from Fleetwood Mac’s 1987 album titled ‘Tango in the Night.’ It was penned by Christine McVie and Eddy Quintela who was her husband at the time. As of today, ‘Little Lies’ is their final top 10 hit in the United States. The lyrics are a chronicle of a relationship during hard times. The song reached number 1 on the Adult Contemporary chart. The best position it managed on the pop chart was #4.
8. ‘Big Love.’
‘Big Love’ was penned by Lyndsey Buckingham. She had planned for it to be her solo album but instead, it found itself as the first single of ‘Tango in the Night’-an album released in 1987. Most listeners think that the echoing vocals in the song belong to both a man and a woman. Much to their dismay, both vocals belong to Buckingham. The female voice is an electronic alteration of his voice. It scaled the pop singles chart peaking at position 5. After a remix for ‘Big Love’ was released, it also featured in the top 10 dance chart.
‘Gypsy’ was released in 1982 of the album ‘Mirage.’ Earlier on, the song had been intended to be reserved for the solo debut of Stevie Nick. The lyrics from the song tell a twofold narrative. They tell of Nick’s story before joining the Fleetwood Mac and her struggles in paying her bills. It also serves as a memorial for Robyn Snyder Anderson who was Nick’s best friend. Robyn had succumbed to leukemia.
6. ‘Hold Me.’
‘Hold Me’ is yet another song from ‘Mirage.’ It was released as the first single off the album. It was penned by Robbie Paton in partnership with Christine McVie. Robbie Paton had become a regular collaborator with groups then. The song was a great one, thanks to an arresting video that had its inspiration from the works of Rene Magritte, a surrealist painter. ‘Hold Me’ reached the 4th spot on the pop singles chart thus becoming one of the band’s biggest pop hits.
5. ‘The Chain.’
This song is from the 1977 album titled ‘Rumours.’ It is the song in which credit went to all the members. The band’s members at the time were Mick Fleetwood, Lindsey Buckingham, Christine McVie, Stevie Nicks and John McVie. ‘The Chain’ derived its strength from its simplicity. The bass riff is tasked with taking the melody to its end. This is one of the Fleetwood Mac Top 10 Songs of All Time till 2017.
4. ‘Say You Love Me.’
‘Say You Love Me’ came off the band’s self-titled album. The song was penned by Christine. She was telling of her marriage at the time when she was married to the band’s bass player John McVie. The song reached position 11 on the pop singles chart. The song was later recorded by Stephanie Winslow (a country music artist) and Stephanie’s version reached the top 10 on the country chart.
Another song from the self-titled album. It was written by Stevie Nicks and was released in 1975. During this period, Nicks was at a crossroads. She was faced with tough decisions about her future. Lindsey and Buckingham were not doing well as a couple. On top of this, a recording they had done together had been dropped from its contract. ‘Landslide’ was released as an album cut off ‘Fleetwood Mac’ in 1975. The song has since become a staple for the Fleetwood Mac in their concerts. The song did not ever feature in the pop top 40, but it managed to reach position 10 on the adult contemporary chart.
2. ‘Don’t Stop.’
‘Don’t Stop’ was Christine’s reflection of her feelings after separating from John McVie to whom she had been married to for eight years. It was a cheerful song showing just how much of an optimist Christine was. The song was even adopted as a theme song for Bill Clinton during the 1992 election campaigns. The song nearly reached the top of the pop singles chart in the US but peaked at #3.
‘Dreams’ was written by Stevie Nicks in the middle of major romance and emotional Sturm and Drang for the Fleetwood Mac. Lindsey and Stevie were in the sunset days of their romantic relationship while Christine and John had already separated. Other members were not for the idea of recording ‘Dreams, ‘ but Stevie Nicks was able to convince them. The song was the second song on ‘Rumours.’ It went on to top the pop singles chart becoming the first single by the Fleetwood Mac to reach the #1 spot.
Fleetwood Mac New Songs 2016-2017
The Fleetwood Mac has not released any new music in 2016-2017. Their last album release in 2003 and was titled ‘Say You Will.’ The album was, however, incomplete and the group has been intending to make it complete. Mick Fleetwood has in the recent past lamented that Stevie Nicks is the person dragging the efforts to see their 17th album through.
Fleetwood Mac seems to have retired from music, albeit unofficially. The inability to complete their last album is disappointing. However, it does not overshadow the great work they have done for the last more than 50 years. It is exemplary work that deserves credit for having entertained us for more than half a century.