On May 26, 1948, Stephanie Lynn Nicks was born, better known to all simply as Stevie Nicks. One of the most important voices in the history of music that captivated millions of people, thanks to the deep lyrics that she composes, full of catchy melodies that stay in your head from the first second.
“Edge of Seventeen”
This track is the third single from her first solo album, Bella Donna from 1981. In it, Stevie expresses the deep pain he felt upon learning of the death of her uncle Jonathan, although it is also inspired by the murder of John Lennon a few months before the song was released.
Another one of the great Stevie Nicks singles that came on the great album, The Wild Heart. “Stand Back” reached number five on the Billboard Hot 100 and two on the Top Mainstream Rock Tracks Charts, so you can see the caliber of this song.
“Rooms on Fire”
This could certainly be the anthem of many women today. In it Stevie Nicks sings about a girl like her, who must accept that her life will not be more than it already is, she will not marry or have children, but she will live and do what she wants to achieve her dreams. A very important message of women’s liberation in times when that subject was played almost in the dark.
“Gold Dust Woman”
According to Stevie herself, this song was recorded at 4 in the morning, after a long night in the studio, this song is part of the album Rumors, the best for many in Fleetwood Mac’s career. “Gold Dust Woman” speaks on drugs, specifically cocaine, to which Stevie Nicks was addicted for many years of his life.
Written by Nicks and performed by Fleetwood Mac, “Landslide” has remained one of the favorite songs of its fans over the years, and of course, because in it we hear Stevie in all her splendor.
“Planets of the Universe”
Recorded as a demo in 1977, Nicks included an edited version of this song on his 2001 album Trouble in Shangri-La, in which he cut almost two minutes of the original material.
“Stevie Nicks with John Stewart – Gold”
It’s from the same era as Modern Records. Again Nicks and Buckingham involved in the production of a song with another artist. Nicks’ voice helped this song reach number 5. It must be said that this song feels different from the collection of hits that this artist achieved in her career.
“Stevie Nicks with Walter Egan – Magnet And Steel”
Egan fell in love with Nicks when he came to do vocals for another song. On the way home, Egan later recounted, he knew everything and that is why he wrote the metaphor of magnet and steel in fifteen minutes, as if they were her and him. It is a song contained in the 1978 album Not Shy, produced by Richard Dashut and Lindsay Buckingham who also do backing vocals and put on the guitar. You can hear her voice perfectly in this song that reached number one and was Egan’s only hit.
“Stevie Nicks with Tom Petty – Stop Dragging My Heart Around”
Written by Tom Petty and Mike Campbell (guitarist and producer) Stevie Nicks has worked with Tom Petty so much that he can be considered one of the Heartbreakers, as Petty has said a thousand times. In fact, almost the entire band plays in the studio. It was the first single released from her solo work “Bella Donna”
“Stevie Nicks With Don Henley – Leather And Lace”
Nicks originally wrote it for the duo Waylon Jennings and Jessi Colter (country famous husbands) but they ultimately did not record it. It is considered one of the most beautiful songs ever written. He sang it with Don Henley of the band The Eagles and peaked at number 6 in ’82. Their two voices gave this song full meaning to that first time between a couple. The handwriting is beautiful.