Christine McVie was a member of Fleetwood Mac before Lindsey Buckingham and Stevie Nicks. Despite that, her contribution to the band’s sound is often overlooked by everyone. She joined the band in 1970 and changed the face of the band with her unique songwriting skills.
Her voice and keyboards added a different kind of touch which was needed in the band. She helped remodel Fleetwood Mac into a powerhouse pop-rock band in the 70s and 80s. Christine mostly played the keyboard and sang vocals. She also wrote some of the band’s greatest hits.
Here are some of the best Fleetwood Mac Songs that she wrote
Little Lies was released all the way back in 1987 and is from the band’s fourteenth studio album, Tango in the Night. It is one of the biggest hits from the album and is one of their most successful singles. This song is loved by everyone and was really popular in the 80s.
The song was written by co-written by Christine with her husband, Eddy Quintela. This was also released as a single and was really popular. It managed to reach number one for four weeks on the US Billboard Adult Contemporary chart and number four on the Billboard Hot 100 in November 1987.
Think About Me
‘Think About Me’ is a great, upbeat pop song. Released in 1979 in the album ‘Tusk’ we especially appreciate the harmonious blending of Christine and Lindsey’s vocals when they sing together. The song peaked at number 20 on the Us Billboard Hot 100. It sounds tight, and compact, and canceled her bandmate’s sour notes with her soft sweet voice.
This song is McVie’s signature song. The song was released in 1977 in their album, ‘Rumours’. Christine was featured on piano and vocals most of the time, and this is one of her best compositions. She has a pure voice that is faultless.
The song also contains one of the best lines of lyrics.
“And I wish you all the love in the world. But most of all, I wish it from myself.”
Regarding the song she explained, “For some peculiar reason I wrote ‘Songbird’ in half an hour. I’ve never been able to figure out how I did that. I woke up in the middle of the night and the song was there in my brain, chords lyrics melody, everything. I played it in my bedroom and didn’t have anything to tape it on. So I had to stay awake all night so I wouldn’t forget it and I came in the next morning to the studio and had [producer] Ken Callait put it on a 2-track. That was how the song ended up being. I don’t know where that came from. I wished it would happen more often, but it hasn’t.”
This was Lindsey Buckingham’s last album with the band’s most successful lineup. This song is full of lightheartedness. The song features tinkling keyboards, a bouncy backbeat, and a great chorus. Everywhere is from Fleetwood Mac’s 14th studio album ‘Tango in the Night’. It was released back in 1970.
The song was number one on Billboard’s Rock Digital Song Sales Chart. It also reached number 14 on the US Billboard Hot 100 which was their last Top 20 hit.
Christine shines with the lead vocals in this song. Lindsey also provides backing vocals in the song. Together they sound perfect and were a big hit on the radio. Also, their video on MTV was popular.
This song was co-written by McVie with another British singer-songwriter Robbie Patton. The song made it to number four on the Billboard Hot 100 in the US and is one of the band’s biggest hits. It was on the album ‘Mirage’ which was released in 1982.
You Make Loving Fun
The song had a great tune and very catchy lyrics. It was released as Rumors’ third single and became one of the bestselling LPs ever. The song is about McVie’s affair with a member of Fleetwood Mac’s tour crew. It is widely circulated that it was Fleetwood Mac’s lighting director. She even told her husband John McVie it was about her dog. It was released in 1977.
Say You Love Me
‘Say You Love Me’ was released in 1975 for their self-titled album. The song peaked at number eleven on the Billboard Hot 100 for three weeks and is one of their most recognizable songs. This song also confirmed their status as pop stars. It also helped them sell the album over eight million copies worldwide.
The song peaked at number three on the Billboard Hot 100 chart in the US. The song was also the theme of Bill Clinton’s 1992 presidential campaign. This is McVie’s biggest song with Fleetwood Mac. She wrote the song and carries it with her piano melody. McVie shares lead vocals with Buckingham again and are better than before.