Top 10 Best Fleetwood Mac Songs of All Time
Fleetwood Mac formed in 1967 and were joined by Lindsey Buckingham and Stevie Nicks in 1975. Their push of songs lasted through the late 1970s and well into the 1980s. These represent the songwriting might of Buckingham, Nicks, and Christine McVie. These are our favorite Fleetwood Mac songs. Let us know what you think of the song list in the comments.
The Chain (1977)
The driving lead vocals are by Lindsey Buckingham and Stevie Nicks in this song about their troubled relationship. It also represents the resilience of the band
This unusual pop song has a tribal drum beat and ends with a marching band. While its meaning has been in question since the song was released, one thing that’s not is Buckingham’s studio skills.
Gold Dust Woman (1977)
Whether its meaning is interpreted as drug use or the band’s turbulent relationships, this song is iconic and a highlight of Fleetwood Mac concerts. On the 2014-2015 tour, the live version was over 10 minutes long.
Lindsey and Stevie wrote this together and recorded it with Fleetwood Mac after they joined. The song’s mystical appeal influenced how Nicks dressed on stage. Named after a goddess, the piece is one of her most iconic.
Hold Me (1982)
Written by Christine McVie and Robbie Patton, this chronicles her relationship with Dennis Wilson of the Beach Boys. It was the first single off “Mirage” and one of the band’s most successful hits.
Silver Springs (1976)
The song was put on the flip side of “Go Your Own Way” rather than on “Rumours” and later appeared on “The Dance”, the band’s live album. It was added to the 2004 edition of “Rumours”.
Another reference to Nicks’ and Buckingham’s breakup, the song alludes to other relationships in the band and the divorce between John and Christine McVie. It was the only #1 hit Fleetwood Mac had in the U.S.
Originally written for her solo album in 1980, the song was reserved by Stevie Nicks for “Mirage”. It was a tribute to her dying friend. Over the years, it has become one of her most recognized and iconic songs.
A beautiful song, this one has endured and been covered many times. It looks back on the past and to the future and alludes to a father-daughter relationship. Stevie Nicks wrote this in her 20’s, before joining Fleetwood Mac.
Go Your Own Way (1976)
This break up song was released as the first single from “Rumours”. It has one of Lindsey Buckingham’s most identifiable guitar solos which helps drive its intensity.
Don’t Stop (1977)
Also from “Rumours”, this was Christie McVie’s take on leaving the past behind. Should this be #1? It’s one of the band’s most recognized songs and was even used by Bill Clinton in his 1992 presidential campaign.
Tension and hearbreak are recurring Fleetwood Mac themes. The resulting songwriting changed the industry and led to some of the biggest pop-rock hits of the 70’s and 80’s. Great talent and a drive to create built the songs on this top 10 list.