It’s common knowledge for rock fans to know that Fleetwood Mac formed in 1967 and released their debut a year later. Those may be true, but if you’re a hardcore Fleetwood Mac fans, then you know that the real start was when Lindsey Buckingham and Stevie Nicks joined the band in 1975 – they were the ones who put the band into the limelight.
Below are the 7 Songs That Summarize The Career Of Fleetwood Mac:
7. Big Love
“Tango in the Night” was the last classic album of the band before their 2003 reunion LP ‘Say You, Will.‘ And Big Love stands out as a single on the album, written and almost entirely performed by Buckingham. It peaked at No. 5 in 1987.
6. Silver Springs
The track that was included in ‘Rumours,’ and was a flip side of ‘Go Your Own Way,’ released in 1976. At the time of its release, turmoil and personal relationships were beginning to wrinkle. Luckily, Silver Springs added more to the greatness of the band despite their downfall.
One of Stevie Nicks’s greatest contributions to the group. Originally released on their 1975’s self-titled album, and was on side two. Over the years, the song became one of the band’s essential songs.
Powered by a tribal drum beat, featuring a marching band. Included on the list because it’s one of Fleetwood Mac’s cornerstone showcasing Buckingham’s finest moment as a studio maestro.
The start of Stevie Nick’s transformation and formidable presence as frontwoman for the band. Released as a single in 1976 from their self-titled album.
Just like Landslide — Dreams was one of Nicks’ greatest contribution not only for the band but for the entirety of classic rock. Dreams’ was the only Fleetwood Mac No. 1 hits, and signaled the Nicks-Buckingham breakup.
1. Go Your Own Way
The song that indicated the eight-year relationship of Nicks to Buckingham was falling apart. Lindsey Buckingham backfires to Nicks which also featured his one of a kind guitar solo at the end.