Top Ten Best Fleetwood Mac Songs

The Top Ten
1 The Chain

Everyone in the band contributed to this. It was the only one off of Rumours where everyone added something. The result is a thumping acoustic tune that eventually builds up into one of the greatest fade-outs ever, with John McVie's unforgettable bassline.

This song is just so unique. There isn't another song like it. The bass part is easily within the top five bass lines of all time, to me rivaled only by Pink Floyd's Money and The Beatles' Come Together.

This song is probably the most memorable one for me. It builds up perfectly, and the bass and guitar in the end are A+. I love the eerie feeling of the song as well.

2 Go Your Own Way

This song shows how great Lindsey Buckingham is as a singer, songwriter, and guitarist. His vocals, in particular, are just so raw and full of emotion. I would argue it's the best vocals on a Fleetwood Mac song, along with The Chain and Seven Wonders.

Just like Queen's "Don't Stop Me Now," this song fills me with the unshakeable feeling that I can go whichever way I want in life and no one can stop me.

No offense, but this is the only Fleetwood Mac song I love. The rest I like or dislike. This one stands apart from the rest.

3 Dreams

Aside from the fact that this song is the only one that reached number one hit in the U.S., it is amazing. The chords are simply breathtaking, and the lyrics are deep and heartfelt. Dreams is a lovely song, and my personal favorite.

The vocals and instrumentation within this song make it their best song. I remember the Rumours album used to play on loop in our car when I was young. Good times with good songs.

Beautiful song, through and through. Great when you're happy, powerful when you're sad, all-around a genius piece of art. Timeless stuff.

4 Landslide

No offense to the songs ranked above Landslide, because they're great songs, particularly The Chain, but this will always be Mac's masterpiece to me. I think it's borne out in the number of artists who have done their versions of Landslide. No other Fleetwood Mac song has been redone like this one. When you see clips of Stevie and Lindsey playing this song, you can see the special meaning behind it. I've played this song on guitar hundreds of times. Unlike most songs, it never gets old.

This is the song that got me hooked on Fleetwood Mac. There is so much undisclosed passion hidden in this song. When I listen to it, an array of memories and emotions come back to me, and the next time I listen to it, I get a totally different experience. Number 1 in my opinion, no doubt.

While Go Your Own Way ramps out the power and passion, Landslide is a poignant, bittersweet hymn of lyrical beauty, a poem to lost love, and an acceptance of things passing. In its trembling guitar riffs and emotive vocals, it speaks to the little fears and loss in all of us.

5 Rhiannon

This is the best song ever. I love watching them play their songs, but this is their best. Stevie Nicks is a great singer, and this is like her signature song. I hope she keeps going like George Burns, until the day she dies.

Such a beautiful song. It paints such a vivid image for me of a woman who's just ethereal. Stevie is a blessing.

Definitely my favorite Fleetwood Mac song. Stevie's just a better writer.

6 Sara

Yep. Such an amazing song!

7 Don't Stop

My favorite song ever.

This song is so catchy!

Best catchy tune ever.

8 Little Lies

Is it just me, or did Christine McVie have most of the band's more tear-jerking and melodically beautiful material? Ever since her introduction after the release of "Kiln House," she had gained a reputation for contributing to the band's ballads, such as the ending tracks to some albums. "Why" from "Mystery to Me" (1973) is a notable example, with the final lyrics of the album consisting of "You don't have to give up, why is it all wrong, why don't you love me, why don't you just be strong..." A powerful message, indeed.

"Never Forget" from "Tusk" is another strong contender. But the most heart-rending has to be the final track of "Mirage," "Wish You Were Here." It hurts even more when you realize Christine has passed away... Now that she's gone, all we can do is treasure her memory...

"Tango in the Night" was certainly one of those ambitious albums for Fleetwood Mac, and they succeeded admirably. I found it to be an improvement over Mirage, in my opinion. Now, don't get me wrong, there aren't many songs with Stevie Nicks singing on the tracklisting, as she's mostly reduced to singing backing vocals. Most of the lead vocals were either given to Christine McVie or Lindsey Buckingham. Nevertheless, it's a near-flawless album from a band with a successful track record, and they harnessed the synth sounds of the late 80s perfectly.

Unfortunately, all that success would be ground to a halt once Lindsey left the group after this album. Plus, Vito and Burnette joined (I found "Behind the Mask" to be not bad, "In the Back of My Mind" is a great song, but to me, it's pretty middle-of-the-road).

9 Gypsy

No one can deny that this song makes you FEEL something so deep. It's not just a "good song" like the rest. It's a piece of life sliced right into a completely underrated album.

This was my favorite song growing up!

What? This isn't in the top ten?

10 Everywhere

A happy love song! I don't hear much from my times. Much more contemporary, but this is one of those rare underrated songs from Fleetwood Mac that makes me all preppy.

It's called Everywhere, but this song is everything and more. Beautiful.

This song belongs in the top ten. It's got a certain charm that makes it wonderful.

The Contenders
11 Tusk

I get why people wouldn't choose this song. It's different than nearly all others, but it is brilliant. Proof? The only rock song that I know of that features a marching band - and it's cool! With all of its disparate elements, it (unlike many punk songs) comes together as a followable whole. Weird and brilliant!

Another Fleetwood Mac song that sounds like no other. Fleetwood Mac definitely doesn't get enough credit for how innovative they are.

Love it, along with many others. An amazing, fun song from the genius of Lindsey Buckingham!

12 Seven Wonders

A great intro. Great singing by Stevie. Great chorus. Great song. And from the best Fleetwood Mac album after Rumours.

A beautiful song! I think the song really fits Stevie Nicks' voice!

Even better once you watch the music video.

13 Gold Dust Woman

This is definitely top ten. Stevie Nicks is awesome, awesome, and more awesome. This is number three for me, behind Landslide and The Chain.

Did she make you cry? Make you breakdown? Shatter your illusions of love?

Amazing song, so dark and blunt, with a great beat. I love it. One of their best.

14 Songbird

Stunningly beautiful song.

Great piano, lovely song!

15 You Make Loving Fun

This is their feel-good song! The most optimistic and sweet declaration of love ever. It's impossible to listen to this song and not feel good.

A great, sweet, happy love song.

16 Say You Love Me

This song is unfathomably catchy. This is probably the Fleetwood Mac song that makes me want to dance the most.

Best Fleetwood Mac song.

Great song, I love it.

17 Big Love

Big Love deserves to be much higher. I love the way Lindsey rocks out when he does this song. He deserves as much credit for the success of this band as Stevie. Both are great! Keep on rocking.

This song has such a hyped melody, it's amazing. You have to listen to it quite a bit before you love it. It's definitely an acquired taste.

18 Never Going Back Again

One of my favorite songs ever. It amazes me how Lindsey Buckingham can keep all the fingerpicking so clean. Just beautiful guitar.

This song is so upbeat and quirky. It's my favorite song to listen to when I'm having a bad day.

Such a great guitar sound to it. I love it a lot and think it should be ranked higher.

19 Hold Me

You want a percentage, but I'm the fool paying the dues. I clearly remember the video in the desert. Not my favorite song, but near their top 10. Being in the 30s is ridiculous.

This is my all-time favorite. I hear it and it gets stuck in my head (soul) for days. Such a feel-good song.

Thought this would be higher... so beautiful.

20 Silver Springs

Best female vocal performance. Cannot be replicated, not even by Stevie Nicks herself. A truly magical recording. It's a shame it was only a B-side.

I will follow you down 'til the sound of my voice will haunt you. It doesn't really get more stirring than that.

This song should be number one! So beautiful!

21 Second Hand News

Say what? Second Hand News isn't in the top ten? This is one of the greatest songs they ever recorded! It's a distinct blend of rock, pop, country, and traditional Celtic jigs. It even has a "Jive Talking" Bee Gees beat under it all - and, due to Buckingham's brilliant composition, it works. I saw the song dissected by Buckingham on "The Making of Rumours" DVD, and it was astounding. Also features a great lead vocal by Buckingham and beautiful Buckingham/Nicks harmonizing. It's a fun song that never fails to get the audience up and moving when played live.

22 I Don't Want to Know
23 Black Magic Woman
24 Hypnotized

While this is a good song coming from the Bob Welch era of the band, I also like a lot of the band's other material during that era, such as the Southern rock-infused "Spare Me a Little of Your Love," the country tune that is "The Derelict," the soft rocker "Sentimental Lady," and most of their songs on "Heroes Are Hard To Find." These are the songs that helped shape the band into what it is today, and without Bob Welch and Christine McVie, the band would never be the same.

Why is the pre-Stevie Nicks era of Fleetwood Mac so underrated? I actually kind of like Bob Welch's voice, and I think Penguin is their best early album, in my opinion. This song is actually a good rare song from them.

Wonderfully rhythmic and haunting song by Bob Welch.

25 Oh Well

I think this is "The Chain" before "The Chain." The Peter Green era really showed off the musical talent the band had to offer, and this song presents just that. It starts off with a Southern-style blues rock melody. The song goes all out with the instruments, until it slows down to a crawl and you're treated to something that sounds like an old Western film. It certainly does show off the American influences the band would incorporate throughout the years.

And of course, listening to the Peter Green era of the band made me start listening to some underrated British blues rock/pop rock artists such as Dave Mason, who would eventually become a member of Fleetwood Mac in 1993 and would leave the band in 1995 following the bombing of "Time" (you're not alone, FM fans, I didn't like "Time" either, as it showed the band's all-time low). My favorite albums of his? Probably Mariposa De Oro, Alone Together, Split Coconut, and Dave Mason (1974).

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