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Greatest Fleetwood Mac Songs of All Time

Work + Money logo: MainLogo Work + Money 1/31/2023 Michelle Nati
Fleetwood Mac formed in London in 1967. © Wikipedia Fleetwood Mac formed in London in 1967.

Fleetwood Mac began as a blues-infused rock band in 1967, but it wasn't until the mid-1970s when Christine McVie, Stevie Nicks and Lindsey Buckingham joined that they became rock legends. 

Fleetwood Mac has sold 120 million albums worldwide (and counting), and their success has given them a collective net worth of $480 million.

The Chain

Year released: 1977

Album: Rumours

Bottom line: Most of the songs on "Rumours" reflect the fracturing of the band members' relationships. "The Chain" is one such example.

Different studio tracks were pieced together to complete the song, but the lyrics are all Stevie Nicks, who wrote them about Lindsey  Buckingham as they were splitting up.

Nicks and Buckingham share lead vocals on the song, the only one credited to all five members. 


Year released: 1979

Album: Tusk

Bottom line: "Sara," written and sung by Stevie Nicks, peaked at No. 7 on the Billboard singles chart in 1979.

The song was, in part, written about Nicks' romance with drummer Mick Fleetwood after she and Buckingham broke up. Her friend, Sara, married Fleetwood, effectively ending their romantic relationship.

Nicks' former boyfriend Eagles member Don Henley also claimed that the song is an ode to their unborn child. Nicks said, "Had I married Don and had that baby, and had she been a girl, I would have named her Sara."

Over My Head

Christine McVie wrote and sang © Discogs Christine McVie wrote and sang

Year released: 1975 

Album: Fleetwood Mac

Bottom line: Christine McVie penned and sang this 1975 track off of the band's self-titled album.

The song was not written from McVie's own experience (she was married to John McVie at the time), but it does tell the tale of having a relationship with a man whose moods turn on a dime, and a woman whose heart overrules her head. 

While the band had been together since 1967 (with different members, except John McVie and Mick Fleetwood), this was the first Fleetwood Mac song to chart in the U.S. 

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