Benny's Fleetwood Mac Top 30, #3 - #1

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Postby Benny » Sun Feb 05, 2012 6:36 pm

Fleetwood Mac are one of my all-time favourite bands, so I decided to rank their 30 best songs. This countdown only includes songs from 1975 onwards, when Lindsey Buckingham and Stevie Nicks joined the group; there are no songs by the original Fleetwood Mac from the late 1960s/ early 1970s.

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Postby CrazyCrazy » Sun Feb 05, 2012 6:37 pm

Oooh a chance to discover songs from them I don't know! :D
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Postby Wayne » Sun Feb 05, 2012 6:41 pm

I adore Fleetwood Mac! I find it interesting that you're excluding their pre-1975 work - that means no Albatross! :( [unless you're including the re-release?]
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Postby Benny » Sun Feb 05, 2012 6:53 pm

04wayne wrote:I adore Fleetwood Mac! I find it interesting that you're excluding their pre-1975 work - that means no Albatross! :( [unless you're including the re-release?]
I'm not very familiar with their pre-1975 work, so I'm not including Albatross or any other songs from that era :wink:
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Postby Benny » Sun Feb 05, 2012 6:54 pm

30. Hollywood (Some Other Kind Of Town) (1995; from the album "Time")

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29. Over My Head (1975; from the album "Fleetwood Mac")

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28. Sara (1979; from the album "Tusk")

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Postby johnnyboy » Sun Feb 05, 2012 8:45 pm

Fleetwood Mac are one of my favourites too. Like you Benny I'm more into their stuff from 1975 - but unlike you ending in 1987 ie when the line up was John McVie, Mick Fleetwood, Christine McVie, Lindsay Buckingham and Stevie Nicks.

Not too sure about material released in nienties and noughties. Wasn't that album "Time" a resounding flop?
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Postby Benny » Sun Feb 05, 2012 9:10 pm

johnnyboy wrote:Fleetwood Mac are one of my favourites too. Like you Benny I'm more into their stuff from 1975 - but unlike you ending in 1987 ie when the line up was John McVie, Mick Fleetwood, Christine McVie, Lindsay Buckingham and Stevie Nicks.

Not too sure about material released in nienties and noughties. Wasn't that album "Time" a resounding flop?
"Time" was a big flop, it only reached number 47 in the UK and failed to enter the US chart. However, the album is not entirely bad, it has some nice Christine McVie songs on it.

But you're right that their best years were from 1975 to 1987 - most of the songs on my countdown will be from that time :D.
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Postby NothingFails » Mon Feb 06, 2012 12:38 am

Over My Head is nice, not a fave but certainly a classic hit for them.

Sara is one of Stevie's finest compositions IMO

I think it all depends where you're from. In Europe, FM were huge and already on their third or fourth life when Stevie and Lindsey joined, in North America that is "the beginning", even though they had cult success prior to 1975.
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Postby Tiger » Mon Feb 06, 2012 6:26 am

28. Sara (1979; from the album "Tusk")

Sara's good
These foolish games are tearing me apart

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Postby Benny » Mon Feb 06, 2012 7:09 pm

27. Say You Will (2003; from the album "Say You Will")

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26. Songbird (1977; from the album "Rumours")

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25. Tango In The Night (1987; from the album "Tango In The Night")

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Postby johnnyboy » Mon Feb 06, 2012 7:31 pm

These songs are okay. Far from their best.
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Postby Wayne » Mon Feb 06, 2012 7:48 pm

Songbird is absolutely stunning, though Eva Cassidy did it better. I'd rank it inside of Fleetwood's top 10.

The rest are just okay, as johnnyboy said.
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Postby Benny » Tue Feb 07, 2012 9:22 am

24. Monday Morning (1975; from the album "Fleetwood Mac")

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23. Oh Diane (1982; from the album "Mirage)

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22. Nights In Estoril (1995; from the album "Time")
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21. Seven Wonders (1987; from the album "Tango In The Night")

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Postby johnnyboy » Tue Feb 07, 2012 9:32 am

#23 Oh Diane
I love this. Very under-rated

#21 Seven Wonders
Stevie Nicks is my least favourite Fleetwood Mac singer. This is my favourite song of hers.
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Postby Spartan » Tue Feb 07, 2012 3:53 pm

Songbird is a classic. I was more familiar with Eva's version but I equally love both.
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Postby Grybop » Wed Feb 08, 2012 8:02 am

Stevie Nicks is my favourite Fleetwood Mac member! Good songs so far, not familiar with their post-1990 stuff though.
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Postby Benny » Wed Feb 08, 2012 12:15 pm

Thanks for the comments :D
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Postby Benny » Wed Feb 08, 2012 12:15 pm

20. Save Me (1990; from the album "Behind The Mask")

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19. Landslide (1975; from the album "Fleetwood Mac")

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18. Family Man (1987; from the album "Tango In The Night")

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Postby johnnyboy » Wed Feb 08, 2012 1:26 pm

#18 Family Man
I like this. The 5th of 6 singles from the brilliant Tango in the Night

I was disappointed with Save Me and Behind the Mask generally. Such a let down after Tango.
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Postby francisplaiy » Wed Feb 08, 2012 4:36 pm

Benny wrote:20. Save Me (1990; from the album "Behind The Mask")
Good songs so far Benny,and this
Save Me is really a beauty from them.
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Postby Benny » Thu Feb 09, 2012 1:51 pm

17. Love In Store (1982; from the album "Mirage")

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16. I Don't Want To Know (1977; from the album "Rumours")

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15. Big Love (1987; from the album "Tango In The Night")

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Postby johnnyboy » Thu Feb 09, 2012 2:48 pm

#15 Big Love
Great song
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Postby Tiger » Thu Feb 09, 2012 3:40 pm

19. Landslide (1975; from the album "Fleetwood Mac")

Think that's their best
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Postby Spartan » Thu Feb 09, 2012 3:46 pm

I love Landslide. and anything from their Rumours album is a classic for me!
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Postby francisplaiy » Thu Feb 09, 2012 7:03 pm

johnnyboy wrote:#15 Big Love
Great song
+1 actually a brilliant song.
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