History | 3 October 2016Our top 5 Fleetwood Mac singles Share article facebook twitter google pinterest From this British-American band’s blues origins in the 1960s to its pop superstardom in the 1970s and 1980s to its 2015 reunion, Fleetwood Mac has endeared itself to audiences worldwide. With a career that began nearly fifty years ago and yielded seventeen studio albums, Fleetwood Mac has had a rollercoaster career. Although the band’s superstar phase in the 1970s is most familiar to the public, Fleetwood Mac’s roots were in the blues, and the band evolved in fits and starts before finding popular success. Fleetwood Mac: The Complete Illustrated History by Richie Unterberger covers the band’s illustrious career, highlighting details that will surprise even the most loyal fans. This is the first-ever complete, illustrated history of Fleetwood Mac, the legendary band that has sold more than 100 million records worldwide. Here are our top five Fleetwood Mac singles throughout the years: Landslide (Fleetwood Mac 1975) Probably slightly neglected upon its original release, this ‘pretty’ song has gone on to be covered by major artists such as The Smashing Pumpkins and The Dixie Chicks. Tusk (Tusk 1979) A popular marching band song with minimal lyrics. During the recording of this album, Mick Fleetwood allegedly placed a pair of elephant tusks either side of the console for inspiration. Albatross (1968) A guitar based instrumental composed by Peter Green; this tune has sold over 900,000 copies in the UK making it the biggest selling rock instrumental of all time. Dreams (Rumours – 1977) The only single to make it to number one on the US Billboard 100, a classic break-up song written by Stevie Nicks about fellow band member Lindsey Buckingham. Go Your Own Way (Rumours – 1977) The first single off the heart break album Rumours is another break-up song, this time a stinging message from Lindsey Buckingham to former flame Stevie Nicks. What would be your top five tracks from this iconic band? Fleetwood Mac: The Complete Illustrated History covers the band’s illustrious career, highlighting details that will surprise even the most loyal fans. With a career that began nearly fifty years ago and yielded seventeen studio albums, Fleetwood Mac has had a rollercoaster career, detailed here through a carefully researched text and myriad photographs and memorabilia, including some rare and little-seen items. Grab your copy here Share article facebook twitter google pinterest If you have any comments on this article please contact us or get in touch via social media.