For those of you who don’t know who Fleetwood Mac is, we’re not going to waste time listing historical happenings and the large list of former group members. We're cutting to the chase.
Mick Fleetwood, John McVie, Christine McVie, Lindsey Buckingham, and Stevie Nicks are Fleetwood Mac, and their music is the only thing you need to experience to understand why Fleetwood Mac is one of the greatest rock bands of all time.
Fleetwood Mac Playlist Suggestions
Written by Stevie Nicks, “Dreams” is from the album, Rumours. If you don’t know the song by name, we’d bet that you’ve heard it at some point in your life. We’d double down that when you did hear it you thought, “Damn, that’s a good song.”
A little trivia, Rumours is the fourth-highest-selling album of all time.
From the album of the same name, "Tusk" has a strong beat and is quite famous among sports enthusiasts, specifically football. It is often played by marching bands, including University of Alabama and University of Arkansas who play the song as tribute to their mascots.
The song was originally recorded with the USC Marching Band
and has set a record for not only for the highest number of musicians performing on a single, but it also earned the marching band a platinum disc for their efforts.
Not only does the song have a great beat that's perfect for getting you into a competitive spirit but, for all those techy types out there, it also was one of the first songs ever to be released using a digital mix down from an original analog source.
What started out as a Lindsey Buckingham rehearsal riff turned into the title track of the album and a staple at football arenas across the country. You can't go wrong with "Tusk."
"Tusk" is also featured on the live album, The Dance.
From the Fleetwood Mac album, "Monday Morning" is a great jam any day of the week. It's upbeat and catchy. It's a good song to listen to while driving or doing household chore. It's a delight, and we think you'll enjoy having it come up randomly during a playlist shuffle.
Some Album Trivia
The Fleetwood Mac album, which also features other awesome songs you should sample like "Rhiannon" and "Say You Love Me," is the second self-titled album for the band.
The first album title Fleetwood Mac was their debut album, but it's sometimes known as Peter Green's Fleetwood Mac. That album wasn't popular in the U.S. but in the U.K, it brought the band overnight success by reaching No. 4 and then staying on the charts for 37 weeks, despite it not having one hit single.
There is no need to explain why you should have "Gypsy," from the Mirage album, in your playlist. Just give the song a listen, and Stevie Nicks will be all the reason you need. Her voice is like butter.
Another great song off the Rumours album, "Don't Stop" is a great song to jam to. It's inspirational and has an awesome message.
Want to hear another version?
Don't Stop (Live) from The Dance album is awesome, too. In that version the USC Marching Band accompanies the band.
Though the original version of "Big Love" from the Tango In the Night album is a good jam, "Big Love (Live)" from The Dance is awesome. Lindsey Buckingham rocks the guitar and takes the song in a completely different direction than the original. Check it out and we're confident you'll be, at the very least, impressed with the passion of the performance.
"Silver Springs" was originally recorded for the Rumours album but became a B-side for the song "Go Your Own Way," but it can be found on Rumours (Super Deluxe). Talk about passionate. This is a great song to listen to on a rainy day or while relaxing and reflecting.
The song is also on The Dance album as "Silver Springs (Live)" The live version is a great listen, too.