With the band announcing a European tour for — and a Wembley Arena show on the horizon — we gathered together our top twenty Fleetwood Mac songs right here just because. Using the layered male and female vocals of the other tracks on the album, coupled with flamenco guitar and a beatboxing segment ought to sound rushed and ill-advised. Instead, it feels like all the best bits of a mix-tape, all in just over four minutes. Melancholic harmonies between Nicks and McVie lament the loss of innocence, but also look forward to change and growth. All ish of them. Silvery strings echo around a slide guitar, as the harmonies rise, as Nicks leaves the past behind. Sometimes a song becomes so familiar that what makes it special is nudged into the background, like a favourite dress worn too many times. Feel free to give the Disney-via-ITV accompanying video a miss though. The story behind the song is twofold.
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'Think About Me'
This past weekend, we sadly had to say goodbye to original Fleetwood Mac leader Peter Green. He formed the band in with drummer Mick Fleetwood and soon recruited bassist John McVie, both of whom would take the band to stardom in the late '70s. All three of those musicians had previously played in the influential UK blues rock group John Mayall and the Bluesbreakers which at various points also included future Cream members Eric Clapton and Jack Bruce and future Rolling Stones member Mick Taylor , and Peter Green played a crucial role in beginning Fleetwood Mac as a blues rock band before taking them in a more psychedelic direction. Because we're mourning Peter Green and because it looks like we have plenty of early Fleetwood Mac to look forward to this year, we took the opportunity to make a list of 16 essential songs from the band's early years , anything before Lindsey Buckingham and Stevie Nicks joined. It's a more unsung era of the band, but they released plenty of classic material during those years that does not deserve to go overlooked. And since there's a lot to dig into from those albums nine studio albums and several non-album singles included , we hope this list can help as a starting point if you've yet to dive in. It's not the "best" songs -- because that might just be all of Then Play On plus Green's other singles from the era -- but it's all songs that hold up extremely well today and all help show off the many different sides of early Fleetwood Mac. The roots of this Peter Green-penned song date back to Green's "I Loved Another Woman" from the band's self-titled album, which has a similar song structure and melody, but a few months later Green fleshed it out, added in a hint of psychedelia and a slight Latin twist, and turned it from a traditional blues vamp into a timeless classic. It was released as a single and appeared on some comps the next year, but a lot of people first heard this song when Latin psychedelic rockers Santana turned it into a hit with their cover, which Peter green approved of, as evidenced when he performed the song with Santana at The Rock and Roll Hall of Fame.
On Air Now
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.
Fleetwood Mac have one of the most unique stories of any band in history. From their '60s British blues beginnings to world-dominating California rock of the '70s to their on-and-off lineup changes, they remain one of music's greatest groups. Whether you prefer the early blues sound of the Peter Green era or their iconic Rumours period with the arrival of Lindsey Buckingham and Stevie Nicks , Fleetwood Mac have always been about crafting fantastic songs. Following the passing of Mick Fleetwood's co-founder Peter Green , we've picked 20 of Fleetwood Mac's finest songs to make for a perfect introduction to the legendary band:.