Christine McVie, the vocalist and keyboardist of Fleetwood Mac, has died aged 79. She was a member of the rock group from 1969 to 1998, and rejoined them in 2014. Besides singing and playing the keyboard, McVie penned a number of hit songs that made the band a household name.

Fleetwood Mac is widely considered one of the greatest rock bands of the 1970s. They boast of a career that was nearly five-decades long. 1975 was a crucial turning point for the band when they were joined by Stevie Nicks and Lindsay Buckingham, with the duo writing a number of hit songs for the band.

Here we take a look at the five greatest songs by Fleetwood Mac:

Silver Springs

Written by Nicks, this song almost did not see the light of day when it was dropped from the album Rumours. However, after she rejoined the band years later, Silver Springs was released as a single. The lyrics talk about former lovers, and how there remains a connection even after they have parted ways.

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The only number one single in the band’s career, Dreams was also written by Nicks. She penned the song after going through a breakup with Buckingham. This song appears on the album Rumours.


Stevie Nick’s signature song, Landslide was written when she was in her mid-twenties. The song was written before Nicks was a member of the band. Landslide became a favourite among fans soon after its release, and was later covered by bands like the Dixie Chicks and Smashing Pumpkin.

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Go Your Own Way

Written by Lindsey Buckingham, Go Your Own Way is a rapturous rock anthem that once again has the relationship between him and Nicks at its centre. Buckingham’s guitar solo is a major attraction of this song. In 2010, Rolling Stone listed this song at #120 among the 500 Greatest Songs of All Time.

The Chain

The most popular Fleetwood Mac song of all time, The Chain is one of the few songs that the band wrote as a unit. When it was first composed, the song had no lyrics. Later, Stevie Nicks added the words and it soon became an all-time rock classic.