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2022-05-20 7:36:52 AM  
Whar songs!?
 
2022-05-20 7:46:27 AM  
Uh, subby?  You kind of reversed the whole left/right thing and I'm a little worried about you.
 
2022-05-20 8:24:11 AM  
Stevie Nicks used to take cocaine up her butt.
 
2022-05-20 8:27:07 AM  
Last year of college, 1975, a bunch of nerds at U Mass Amherst requested and got Fleetwood  Mack to play in the stadium for graduation.  Us in the hippie dorm went, "Who?"  We were literally across the street and didn't walk over to see them for free.
 
2022-05-20 8:29:32 AM  

Bslim: Stevie Nicks used to take cocaine up her butt.


If you're trying to keep your vocal cords intact, booty bumps are a pretty good way to do it.
 
2022-05-20 8:30:31 AM  
The studio version of Big Love is absolutely dreadful.  Lindsay doing it live is amazing.


/Little Lies should be higher
 
2022-05-20 8:32:49 AM  
I really like 'Big Love'.

Lindsey Buckingham - Big Love | Go Insane (Live)
Youtube gdd_fv0xrSo


But Buckingham is still a cock.
 
2022-05-20 8:34:40 AM  
Missing:

Never Going Back Again (2002 Remaster)
Youtube UHJiPVPXEAw


Easily one of the most listenable songs every written.  Even if you don't a thing about the guitar, you're still going to be impressed.
 
2022-05-20 8:36:21 AM  
Your girlfriend - who's in the same band as you are - breaks up with you.  So you write a song about how she's a bed-hopping slut, and make her sing it, and it becomes a Top 40 hit.

That's Fleetwood Mac.
 
2022-05-20 8:38:02 AM  

Bslim: Stevie Nicks used to take cocaine up her butt.


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"Shovel it in!"
 
2022-05-20 8:38:40 AM  
Like many 40-somethings, I remember Fleetwood Mac as "the band that mom listened to."
 
2022-05-20 8:39:18 AM  
Gold Dust Woman should be higher. Otherwise, meh.
 
2022-05-20 8:39:42 AM  

MoriartyLives: The studio version of Big Love is absolutely dreadful.  Lindsay doing it live is amazing.



Exact same thing with Oh Well (Pt. 1)

Oh Well (Pt. 1) (Live 1979, St. Louis, MO)
Youtube l2F0dzfI85I
 
2022-05-20 8:42:00 AM  

Bslim: Stevie Nicks used to take cocaine up her butt.


Pluto has a 70s music video station. Much of it is live concert footage because there weren't a lot of videos in the 70s.  They play a lot of Fleetwood Mac and she is completely farked up in most of them.
 
2022-05-20 8:44:12 AM  
FM didn't write it, but a crime this wasn't in their top 30 list

Fleetwood Mac/Lindsey Buckingham ~ Blue Letter ~ Largo live 1975
Youtube 7DKlOD9Qs_k
 
2022-05-20 8:46:08 AM  
Fleetwood Mac ~ World Turning ~ Largo Live 1975
Youtube vpqlvxwphqw
 
2022-05-20 8:49:51 AM  
Not a bad list, I think the average listener would put The Chain at #1 though.
 
2022-05-20 8:59:34 AM  

Boojum2k: Not a bad list, I think the average listener would put The Chain at #1 though.


I think there's a big US/UK split on that.

The Chain is so popular in the UK in part because they use the bass solo in the middle as the intro music for Formula One coverage on British TV.
 
2022-05-20 9:00:35 AM  
I'm a lame-o, but I like "As Long As You Follow".  Christine McVie always seems to get overshadowed by Stevie Nicks, but she takes the lead on a bunch of their hits.
 
2022-05-20 9:08:59 AM  
This probably makes me a weirdo, but my favorite song of theirs is "Hold Me."

/ I know. I know. This is the least of the things that makes me a weirdo.
 
2022-05-20 9:09:59 AM  
Maybe next time, Lindsey.

Every What Up With That Ever (Part 1 of 3) - SNL
Youtube tInUTLxGIRk
 
2022-05-20 9:33:38 AM  
"Hypnotised" should be top 10. not #19 but otherwise I have no quibbles.

Freshman year in college Mac played our Homecoming. This was 1974 and they JUST reformed after the break up and fake Fleetwood Mac days.
 
2022-05-20 9:48:23 AM  

phlegmjay: This probably makes me a weirdo, but my favorite song of theirs is "Hold Me."

/ I know. I know. This is the least of the things that makes me a weirdo.



I like that song as well.

Embrace the weird.  I'm a Rush fan who's favorite album is Presto.  So I feel ya.
 
2022-05-20 9:51:12 AM  
I would have put landslide a lot higher on the list.
 
2022-05-20 9:58:19 AM  
>> Boojum2k: Not a bad list, I think the average listener would put The Chain at #1 though.

The Chain - one of the best "angry love songs" .. EVER
 
2022-05-20 10:00:43 AM  

CarnySaur: I'm a lame-o, but I like "As Long As You Follow".  Christine McVie always seems to get overshadowed by Stevie Nicks, but she takes the lead on a bunch of their hits.


I was surprised Songbird wasn't on there tbh.
 
2022-05-20 10:01:41 AM  

labman: I would have put landslide a lot higher on the list.


I hate that song so much and I don't even really know why.
 
2022-05-20 10:06:19 AM  
Little Lies, then Seven Wonders, then, you know, whatever it is you like.
 
2022-05-20 10:07:54 AM  

Kitty2.0: labman: I would have put landslide a lot higher on the list.

I hate that song so much and I don't even really know why.


This is for you, Kitty.

Fleetwood Mac - Landslide (Official Music Video)
Youtube WM7-PYtXtJM
 
2022-05-20 10:10:54 AM  

Joe Stapler: Kitty2.0: labman: I would have put landslide a lot higher on the list.

I hate that song so much and I don't even really know why.

This is for you, Kitty.

[YouTube video: Fleetwood Mac - Landslide (Official Music Video)]


What did I ever do to you? 😩
 
2022-05-20 10:11:21 AM  

gopher321: I really like 'Big Love'.

[YouTube video: Lindsey Buckingham - Big Love | Go Insane (Live)]

But Buckingham is still a cock.


Everytime i see and hear how he plays guitar, I'm always mesmerized.
 
2022-05-20 10:20:43 AM  

FrancoFile: Your girlfriend - who's in the same band as you are - breaks up with you.  So you write a song about how she's a bed-hopping slut, and make her sing it, and it becomes a Top 40 hit.

That's Fleetwood Mac.


I'm trying to figure out what song you're referring to here. Don't Lindsey, Stevie and Christine usually do the vocals on their own songs?

The Chain was a group effort but was originally a Stevie song.

Nope drawing a blank.
 
2022-05-20 10:22:45 AM  

You'd turn it off when I was halfway across: FrancoFile: Your girlfriend - who's in the same band as you are - breaks up with you.  So you write a song about how she's a bed-hopping slut, and make her sing it, and it becomes a Top 40 hit.

That's Fleetwood Mac.

I'm trying to figure out what song you're referring to here. Don't Lindsey, Stevie and Christine usually do the vocals on their own songs?

The Chain was a group effort but was originally a Stevie song.

Nope drawing a blank.


Go Your Own Way.

Lindsey sang main vocals, Stevie had a lot of backing/harmonizing.
 
2022-05-20 10:23:49 AM  
Ok, Gold Dust Woman is ranked lower than The Ledge???  I'd rather hear Stevie warble than Lindsey be all artsy and Yoko Ono-ish any day of the week.  I'm happy Silver Springs cracked the top 10 however no mention of Why???  Single handedly the greatest song from Christine McVie I've ever heard.

Why
Youtube XBgG6FtQOCQ
 
2022-05-20 10:28:12 AM  

FrancoFile: You'd turn it off when I was halfway across: FrancoFile: Your girlfriend - who's in the same band as you are - breaks up with you.  So you write a song about how she's a bed-hopping slut, and make her sing it, and it becomes a Top 40 hit.

That's Fleetwood Mac.

I'm trying to figure out what song you're referring to here. Don't Lindsey, Stevie and Christine usually do the vocals on their own songs?

The Chain was a group effort but was originally a Stevie song.

Nope drawing a blank.

Go Your Own Way.

Lindsey sang main vocals, Stevie had a lot of backing/harmonizing.


Oh yeah, backing vocals. It's not really the same, though, it's just like he had to play guitar on half a dozen songs about what a cock he was.
 
2022-05-20 10:32:31 AM  

Kitty2.0: labman: I would have put landslide a lot higher on the list.

I hate that song so much and I don't even really know why.


You probably heard the Smashing Pumpkins cover.
 
2022-05-20 10:35:56 AM  
And just here to say that Stevie Nicks used too much vibrato.

To the gypsyyyyyyyy
That remaiiiiiiiiiiiiiiins
Her face says freedommmmmmmm
With a little fearrrrrrrrrr
I have no fearrrrrrr
Have only looooooooooooove
 
2022-05-20 10:36:00 AM  
Rhiannon.
 
2022-05-20 10:36:01 AM  
That Stevie guy kind of sings like a girl.
 
2022-05-20 10:40:32 AM  
Albatross, Tusk, and Over My Head.

I'm old enough to remember Over My Head being played at discos. Tusk is the last and possibly the only time Fleetwood Mac were ever fun. Albatross is a pretty tune.

Stevie Nicks twirling a baton FTW.
 
2022-05-20 10:45:37 AM  

bostonguy: Kitty2.0: labman: I would have put landslide a lot higher on the list.

I hate that song so much and I don't even really know why.

You probably heard the Smashing Pumpkins cover.


Wow so you're that guy, now?

My music collection spans 50 years across vinyl, cassette, disc, and digital.

/both versions suck
 
2022-05-20 10:46:52 AM  

Kitty2.0: bostonguy: Kitty2.0: labman: I would have put landslide a lot higher on the list.

I hate that song so much and I don't even really know why.

You probably heard the Smashing Pumpkins cover.

Wow so you're that guy, now?

My music collection spans 50 years across vinyl, cassette, disc, and digital.

/both versions suck


It was a joke because I really don't like Billy Corgan :)
 
2022-05-20 10:52:15 AM  

bostonguy: Kitty2.0: bostonguy: Kitty2.0: labman: I would have put landslide a lot higher on the list.

I hate that song so much and I don't even really know why.

You probably heard the Smashing Pumpkins cover.

Wow so you're that guy, now?

My music collection spans 50 years across vinyl, cassette, disc, and digital.

/both versions suck

It was a joke because I really don't like Billy Corgan :)


Oops, sorry then. My meters are broken.

I like two Smashing Pumpkins songs and neither are Landslide.
 
2022-05-20 10:59:11 AM  
I remember Fleetwood Mac being too popular for me to like. Yet I enjoyed Peter Frampton Comes Alive. What of that?
 
2022-05-20 11:05:14 AM  

FrancoFile: Your girlfriend - who's in the same band as you are - breaks up with you.  So you write a song about how she's a bed-hopping slut, and make her sing it, and it becomes a Top 40 hit.

That's Fleetwood Mac.


I can top that.  The Mamas And the Papas.  Michelle Phillips had an affair with bandmate Denny Doherty.  Her husband, John Phillips, sits down with Doherty and writes "I Saw Her Again," the gist of which is "I'm having a fling with a woman who's really into me, but I don't really give a crap about her."  Denny sings lead on it and Michelle has to sing backup.  Now two of your fellow band members are standing on stage singing a song about what a slut you are, and you have to harmonize with them as they mock you because "she thinks that I love her / though I never think of her."   Savage.

Mamas and the Papas - I Saw Her Again
Youtube 9zBMK5OAGyE
 
2022-05-20 11:14:16 AM  

Uzzah: FrancoFile: Your girlfriend - who's in the same band as you are - breaks up with you.  So you write a song about how she's a bed-hopping slut, and make her sing it, and it becomes a Top 40 hit.

That's Fleetwood Mac.

I can top that.  The Mamas And the Papas.  Michelle Phillips had an affair with bandmate Denny Doherty.  Her husband, John Phillips, sits down with Doherty and writes "I Saw Her Again," the gist of which is "I'm having a fling with a woman who's really into me, but I don't really give a crap about her."  Denny sings lead on it and Michelle has to sing backup.  Now two of your fellow band members are standing on stage singing a song about what a slut you are, and you have to harmonize with them as they mock you because "she thinks that I love her / though I never think of her."   Savage.

[YouTube video: Mamas and the Papas - I Saw Her Again]


And John was sleeping with his child.  So yeah, that tops everything Fleetwood Mac ever did, even Stevie and Lindsey attempting to kill each other.
 
2022-05-20 11:19:04 AM  

You'd turn it off when I was halfway across: CarnySaur: I'm a lame-o, but I like "As Long As You Follow".  Christine McVie always seems to get overshadowed by Stevie Nicks, but she takes the lead on a bunch of their hits.

I was surprised Songbird wasn't on there tbh.


Bingo. Songbird was a glaring omission.
 
2022-05-20 11:20:23 AM  
They misspelled "Never Going Back Again" as "Oh Well Part 1"
 
2022-05-20 11:23:58 AM  

Bslim: Stevie Nicks used to take cocaine up her butt.


Is......is there video of that?
 
2022-05-20 11:46:29 AM  

You'd turn it off when I was halfway across: FrancoFile: You'd turn it off when I was halfway across: FrancoFile: Your girlfriend - who's in the same band as you are - breaks up with you.  So you write a song about how she's a bed-hopping slut, and make her sing it, and it becomes a Top 40 hit.

That's Fleetwood Mac.

I'm trying to figure out what song you're referring to here. Don't Lindsey, Stevie and Christine usually do the vocals on their own songs?

The Chain was a group effort but was originally a Stevie song.

Nope drawing a blank.

Go Your Own Way.

Lindsey sang main vocals, Stevie had a lot of backing/harmonizing.

Oh yeah, backing vocals. It's not really the same, though, it's just like he had to play guitar on half a dozen songs about what a cock he was.


Actually on the subject of backing vocals, I found out the other week that Lindsey did them on Warren Zevon's Poor Poor Pitiful Me.
 
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