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BURBANK, CA - APRIL 23: Fleetwood Mac performs on "The Tonight Show with Jay Leno" at the NBC Studios on April 23, 2003 in Burbank, California. (Photo by Kevin Winter/Getty Images)

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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.”

Fleetwood Mac - Landslide

i do not own this song, no copyright infringement intended Lyrics: I took my love, I took it down Climbed a mountain and I turned around And I saw my reflection in the snow covered hills 'Til the landslide brought it down Oh, mirror in the sky What is love?