Wednesday, May 26, 2021

Fleetwood Mac et al: Top 100 Songs

Fleetwood Mac et al

Top 100 Songs

Drummer Mick Fleetwood and bassist John McVie, Fleetwood Mac’s two consistent namesakes and only members throughout every incarnation, initially formed the group in 1967 as a blues outfit with Peter Green (guitar: 1967-70) and Jeremy Spencer (guitar: 1967-71). Members during the late ‘60s and early ‘70s included included Danny Kirwan (guitar: 1968-72), Christine McVie (keyboards, vocals: 1968-), Bob Welch (guitar: 1971-74), Bob Weston (guitar: 1972-73), and Dave Walker (guitar: 1972-73).

In 1975, Lindsey Buckingham (vocals, guitar: 1975-87,98-18) and Stevie Nicks (vocals: 1975-93,97,03-) joined, giving the band a more California sound and making for their most popular lineup. Other members have included Billy Burnette (guitar/vocals: 1987-93), Rick Vito (guitar/vocals: 1987-91), Bekka Bramlett (vocals: 1993-95), Dave Mason (vocals, percussion: 1993-95),

This list was originally created in honor of Bob Welch, who passed away on June 7, 2012. It has since been updated in honor of Stevie Nicks’ birthday (born May 26, 1948). This includes songs by Fleetwood Mac as well as its individual members.

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Top 100 Songs


Dave’s Music Database lists are determined by song’s appearances on best-of lists as well as chart success, sales, radio airplay, streaming, and awards. Songs which hit #1 on various charts are noted. (Click for codes to singles charts.)

DMDB Top 1%:

    1. Go Your Own Way (1976)
    2. Dreams (1977)

    DMDB Top 2%:

    3. Don’t Stop (1977)
    4. Rhiannon (Will You Ever Win) (1975)

    DMDB Top 5%:

    5. You Make Loving Fun (1977)
    6. Stop Draggin’ My Heart Around (Stevie Nicks with Tom Petty & the Heartbreakers, 1981)
    7. Edge of Seventeen (Stevie Nicks, 1981)
    8. Say You Love Me (1975)
    9. Sara (1979)
    10. Albatross (1968)
    11. The Chain (1977)

    DMDB Top 10%:

    12. Tusk (1979)
    13. Oh Well (1969)
    14. Gypsy (1982)
    15. Gold (John Stewart with Stevie Nicks & Lindsey Buckingham, 1979)
    16. Leather and Lace (Stevie Nicks with Don Henley, 1981)
    17. Whenever I Call You “Friend” (Kenny Loggins with Stevie Nicks, 1978)
    18. Stand Back (Stevie Nicks, 1983)
    19. Little Lies (1987)
    20. Landslide (1975)

    21. Trouble (Lindsey Buckingham, 1981)
    22. Over My Head (1975)
    23. Black Magic Woman (1968)
    24. Hold Me (1982)
    25. Talk to Me (Stevie Nicks, 1985)

    DMDB Top 20%:

    26. Silver Springs (1977)
    27. Big Love (1987)
    28. Got a Hold on Me (Christine McVie, 1984)
    29. Everywhere (1987)
    30. Gold Dust Woman (1977)

    31. I Can’t Wait (Stevie Nicks, 1985)
    32. Nighbird (Stevie Nicks, 1983)
    33. Save Me (1990)
    34. If Anyone Falls (Stevie Nicks, 1983)
    35. Rooms on Fire (Stevie Nicks, 1989)
    36. Seven Wonders (1987)
    37. Ebony Eyes (Bob Welch, 1977)
    38. Go Insane (Lindsey Buckingham, 1984)
    39. Magnet and Steel (Walter Egan with Stevie Nicks & Lindsey Buckingham, 1978)
    40. Think about Me (1979)

    41. Sentimental Lady (Bob Welch, 1977)
    42. As Long As You Follow (1988)
    43. Precious Love (Bob Welch, 1979)
    44. Needles and Pins (Tom Petty & the Heartbreakers live with Stevie Nicks, 1985)
    45. Sometimes It’s a Bitch (Stevie Nicks, 1991)

    Beyond the DMDB Top 20%:

    46. Love Will Show Us How (Christine McVie, 1984)
    47. Has Anyone Ever Written Anything for You? (Stevie Nicks, 1985)
    48. A Love in Store (1982)
    49. Peacekeeper (2003)
    50. Hypnotized (1973)

    51. After the Glitter Fades (Stevie Nicks, 1982)
    52. Isn’t It Midnight (1987)
    53. Fireflies (1980)
    54. Midnight Wind (John Stewart with Stevie Nicks & Lindsey Buckingham, 1979)
    55. Man of the World (1969)
    56. Maybe Love Will Change Your Mind (Stevie Nicks, 1994)
    57. Need Your Love So Bad (1968)
    58. Holiday Road (Lindsey Buckingham, 1983)
    59. The Green Manalishi with the Two-Prong Crown (1972)
    60. The Two-Prong Crown (1970)

    61. Say You Will (2003)
    62. Hot Love, Cold World (Bob Welch, 1977)
    63. Songbird (1977)
    64. Church (Bob Welch, 1979)
    65. Countdown (Lindsey Buckingham, 1992)
    66. Family Man (1987)
    67. Monday Morning (1975)
    68. Second Hand News (1977)
    69. Rattlesnake Shake (1969)
    70. Paper Doll (1992)

    71. Never Going Back Again (1977)
    72. Oh Diane (1982)
    73. Sisters of the Moon (1979)
    74. Heroes Are Hard to Find (1974)
    75. Skies the Limit (1990)
    76. Sorcerer (Stevie Nicks, 2001)
    77. Violet and Blue (Stevie Nicks, 1984)
    78. Long Way to Go (Stevie Nicks, 1989)
    79. Love Is Dangerous (1990)
    80. Every Day (Stevie Nicks, 2001)

    81. Big Love (live, slower version; 1997)
    82. Tango in the Night (1987)
    83. Enchanted (Stevie Nicks, 1983)
    84. Secret Love (Stevie Nicks, 2001)
    85. World Turning (1975)
    86. Dreams (Deep Dish with Stevie Nicks, 2006)
    87. I Don’t Want to Know (1977)
    88. Nothing Ever Changes (Stevie Nicks, 1983)
    89. No Questions Asked (1988)
    90. I Believe My Time Ain’t Long (1967)

    91. I Will Run to You (Stevie Nicks with Tom Petty & the Heartbreakers, 1983)
    92. Whole Lotta Trouble (Stevie Nicks, 1989)
    93. Did You Ever Love Me (1973)
    94. Planets of the Universe (Stevie Nicks, 2001)
    95. In My World (Lindsey Buckingham & Christine McVie, 2017)
    96. Dragonfly (1971)
    97. Soul Drifter (Lindsey Buckingham, 1992)
    98. In the Back of My Mind (1990)
    99. Straight Back (1982)
    100. Blue Denim (Stevie Nicks, 1994)


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    First posted 6/9/2012; updated 5/26/2021.

2 comments:

  1. One Peter Green selection? No "Man Of The World"? Nothing from Kirwan or Spencer?

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    1. Yeah, the unfortunate result of doing these lists is that the more familiar material rises to the top. I compile them based on sales, chart success, awards, and myriads of best-of lists. While lists sometimes honor lesser known songs, they are more likely to acknowledge the tried and true.

      In the case of this list, the 1967-74 era of Fleetwood Mac is barely represented. Had I continued the list to a top 100, it would have also included "Hypnotized" (#62), "Sentimental Lady" (70), "Man of the World" (77), "The Green Manalishi with the Two-Prong Crown" (78), "Need Your Love So Bad" (91), "Heroes Are Hard to Find" (97), and "Come a Little Bit Closer" (99).

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