WCSX Classic Cuts
Fleetwood Mac: “Landslide”
The Hook: A song that struck a chord with fans, even though it took 16 years for it to be released as a single.
Albums: Fleetwood Mac and The Dance
Years: 1975 and 1998
Writer: Stevie Nicks
Stats: The live single from The Dance peaked at number-51 on Billboard Hot 100.
Background: Stevie Nicks’s “Landslide” was a fan favorite from Fleetwood Mac’s self-titled 1975 album, the first one with Nicks and Lindsey Buckingham in the band. Even though it wouldn’t be released as a single for another 23 years, when the live version from The Dance came out, drummer Mick Fleetwood says it always had a powerful effect on people.
Fleetwood Mac drummer Mick Fleetwood on the Stevie Nicks song “Landslide.” OC:…with it. :18
“‘Landslide’ is like a perennial song. That song seems very precious to a lot of people. They feel like it’s theirs. They come up and see Stevie talking, and even myself — people emote to that song, [they have] a real empathy with it.”