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NEW YORK, NY - OCTOBER 09: Stevie Nicks and Lindsey Buckingham of Fleetwood Mac perform on NBC's "Today" at the NBC's TODAY Show on October 9, 2014 in New York, New York. (Photo by Noam Galai/Getty Images)

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Fleetwood Mac: “Say You Love Me”

The Hook: The first song Christine McVie sang with Lindsey Buckingham and Stevie Nicks in the band — and she knew it was magic.

Album: Fleetwood Mac

Year: 1975

Writer: Christine McVie

Stats:
Peaked at number-11 on the Billboard Hot 100.

The Background: Fleetwood Mac had already been going eight years and released nine albums when Americans Lindsey Buckingham and Stevie Nicks joined the band. Christine McVie says she knew they’d found something good the first time she sang with them — on “Say You Love Me.”

Fleetwood Mac singer and keyboardist Christine McVie on the experience of recording “Say You Love Me” with Lindsey Buckingham and Stevie Nicks having just joined the band. OC:…of course. :27

“We did ‘Say You Love Me’ [to] start with, y’know, and Lindsey just started picking it up right away. And when I started singing the chorus part they were really hot on harmonies anyway and they both kind of looked at each other and they just fell right into it. And I was singing away, I was going, ‘Is this me singing?’ I mean, there’s these three great harmonies coming out, y’know, something which happened so quickly. We just all looked around with massive goose bumps on us and said, ‘We’re not going to like this very much, are we?’ — being facetious of course.”