Fleetwood Mac, what can I say? They have a fantastic back catalogue of songs. In this post I am going to list their singles and albums since they formed up until the present day. But I will be concentrating on the 70’s & 80’s as this is when the band had their biggest successes.

Fleetwood Mac are a British-American rock band, formed in London in 1967. The original line up consisted of  Peter Green on guitar, Mick Fleetwood on drums, Jeremy Spencer on guitar and bassist John McVie. In 1968 Danny Kirwan joined as a 3rd guitarist. The 3 guitarists had all left by the early 70’s.These 3 were replaced by guitarists Bob Welch and Bob Weston also vocalist Dave Walker, The band were still unstable and these 3 had either been sacked or left before 1974.

This left the band without a vocalist or a guitar player. At the end of 1974 Mick Fleetwod was introduced to Lyndsey Buckingham and Stevie Nicks. Once they joined the band they produced more of a pop feel to their music and they had massive success.

The band had most of their success with their albums, Rumours becoming the 8th best selling album ever. I will list their single hits and then move on to the albums.

Fleetwood Mac Songs List – 70’s Hits

Before we start with their songs of the 70’s I have to mention they had 3 top 20 hits in the late 60’s. Albatross reached number 1 in 1968 and in 1969 Man Of The World made it to second spot as did Oh Well.

Here is a list of their top 50 hits in the 70’s, I have made this list into top 50 because a lot of these songs are now regarded as classics but didn’t do well in the UK charts at the time, I guess everyone bought the Rumours album instead:). I will add song name, year of hit and position reached here in the UK.

  1. The Green Manalishi (With The Two-Prong Crown) (1970) (10)
  2. Albatross (re-issue) (1973) (2)
  3. Say You Love Me (1976) (40)
  4. Go Your Own Way  (1977) (38)
  5. Don’t Stop (1977) (32)
  6. Dreams (1977) (24)
  7. You Make Loving Fun (1977) (45)
  8. Rhiannon (1978) (46)
  9. Tusk (1979) (6)
  10. Sara (1979) (37)
Fleetwood Mac Songs List
A picture of the band Fleetwood Mac as seen in the Fleetwood Mac Songs List post.

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Hit Singles Of The 80’s

Fleetwood Mac had only 4 top 20 hits in the 80’s, here they are below.

  1. Oh Diane (1982) (9)
  2. Big Love (1987) (9)
  3. Little Lies (1987) (5)
  4. Everywhere (1988) (4)

Fleetwood Mac Albums

The band have had 17 studio albums which I have listed below. The ones with no chart position did not make the charts here in the UK and were only minor hits in the US.

  • Fleetwood Mac (1968) (4)
  • Mr. Wonderful (1968) (10)
  • Then Play On (1969) (6)
  • Kiln House (1970) (39)
  • Future Games (1971)
  • Bare Trees (1972)
  • Penguin (1973)
  • Mystery to Me (1973)
  • Heroes Are Hard to Find (1974)
  • Fleetwood Mac (1975) (23)
  • Rumours (1977) (1)
  • Tusk (1979) (1)
  • Mirage (1982) (5)
  • Tango in the Night (1987) (1)
  • Behind the Mask (1990) (1)
  • Time (1995) (47)
  • Say You Will (2003) (6)

Fleetwood Mac The Album

This was the bands debut album and featured a mixture of blues covers and originals written by Peter Green and Jeremy Spencer. This is the only album that does not feature Christine McVie on Keyboard/Vocals. Here are the track listings.

Side 1

  1. My Heart Beat Like A Hammer
  2. Merry Go Round
  3. Long Grey Mare
  4. Hellhound On My Trail
  5. Shake Your Moneymaker
  6. Looking For Somebody

Side 2

  1. No Place To Go
  2. My Baby’s Good To Me
  3. I Loved Another Woman
  4. Cold Black Night
  5. The World Keep On Turning
  6. Got To Move

Rumours

This is what wikipedia has to say about the album Rumours.

“The band’s eleventh studio album, Rumours (the band’s first release on the main Warner label after Reprise was retired and all of its acts were reassigned to the parent label), was released in the spring of 1977. In this album, the band members laid bare the emotional turmoil they were experiencing at the time. Rumours was critically acclaimed and won the Grammy Award for Album of the Year in 1977. The album generated multiple Top Ten singles, including Buckingham’s “Go Your Own Way”, Nicks’s US No.1 “Dreams” and Christine McVie’s “Don’t Stop” and “You Make Loving Fun”. Buckingham’s “Second Hand News”, Nicks’s “Gold Dust Woman” and “The Chain” (the only song written by all five band members) also received significant radio airplay. By 2003 Rumours had sold over 19 million copies in the US alone (certified as a diamond album by the RIAA) and a total of 40 million copies worldwide, bringing it to eighth on the list of best-selling albums. Fleetwood Mac supported the album with a lucrative tour.”
Here is a link to the full article on wikipedia.

Let’s have a look at the track list.

Side 1

  1. Second Hand News
  2. Dreams
  3. Never Going Back Again
  4. Don’t Stop
  5. Go Your Own Way
  6. Songbird

Side 2

  1. The Chain
  2. You Make Loving Fun
  3. I Don’t Want To Know
  4. Oh Daddy
  5. Gold Dust Woman

 

 

Tusk

Tusk was also a number 1 album for the band here in the UK. It was released as a double album in 1979, here are the track listings.

Side 1

  1. Over & Over
  2. The Ledge
  3. Think About Me
  4. Save Me A Place
  5. Sara

Side 2

  1. What Makes You Think You’re The One
  2. Storms
  3. That’s All For Everyone
  4. Not That Funny
  5. Sisters Of The Moon

Side 3

  1. Angel
  2. That’s Enough For Me
  3. Brown Eyes
  4. Never Make Me Cry
  5. I Know I’m Not Wrong

Side 4

  1. Honey Hi
  2. Beautiful Child
  3. Walk A Thin Line
  4. Tusk
  5. Never Forget

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Conclusion

There you have it a look at the music of Fleetwood Mac. I hope you enjoyed the post and if you did leave a comment below and let me know what you favourite songs were. Mine were probably Albatross as it just reminds of lying on a beach in the sun, I don’t know why. I also like Don’t Stop and You Make Loving Fun. It would be good to see what other people liked and what memories it brought them. Perhaps you were lucky enough to see them live, anyway let me know below. I look forward to hearing from you.

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I want to get people together to share their memories of the music, their favourite artists and songs of the 70’s. We all have those memories and they come flooding back to you when you hear certain songs don’t they?

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6 Replies to “Fleetwood Mac Songs List Of The 70’s & 80’s”

  1. Wow, this is a long list of Fleetwood Mac. I love music and especially the ones of the ’70s and ’80s.
    It’s also equally a pleasure to learn from this post that the band changed its players.

    That was a detailed listing of the tracks the band, Fleetwood Mac had produced for everyone and to have some fun listening to their songs. Doubtlessly, You Make Loving Fun is a superb piece as I listened to.

    Was wondering if you could also list some of the best hits of the Beatles in the next post. They are my favorite.
    You did a good article, do keep up the good gameplay.
    All the best.

    1. I am happy you enjoyed the post, I don’t know about The Beatles as they had most of their hits in the 60’s before breaking up in the early 70’s. I may do a post on how the solo careers of George, John, Paul and Ringo went after The Beatles split up.
      Come back to the site someday and see if I have posted it.

      Frank

  2. Frank,
    Nice post about Fleetwood Mac. The fact that I am from the ninetees, does not mean I did not hear this music. Moreover, my dad owned basically every Vinyl you can think of the 70’s and 80’s. So, he, pretty much educcated me on this genre of music. We really enjoyed Earth, Wind and Fire, so next post can be a tracck list of them ; ).
    Thanks, for this list I will givee it a try!

    Have a good day,
    Stefano.

    1. Hi Stefano, my daughters are the same as you born in the nineties and also heard so much music from before they were born. All down to me I’m afraid, I think it’s a good thing learning about music that was made before you came onto this planet. I am the same with 50’s music, Buddy Holly, Bill Haley etc…
      Thanks for visiting today and hope you will return as I build the site.

      Frank

  3. I’m glad I stumbled across this article. I like to read about different bands and their history (gives more meaning to the songs, sometimes) and see just how successful they were with songs that I may never have heard. It truly does allow you to broaden your playlist with great music. Keep up the good work. I’m off to read your Rolling Stones article!

    1. I’m glad you are enjoying the posts on my site today, keep calling back as I build the site. It makes a difference when people take the time to leave comments, it makes it all worthwhile.

      Call back soon, Frank

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