Happy Birthday: Christine McVie
Today we celebrate the birthday of one of the primary voices of Fleetwood Mac, not to mention one of its predominant songwriters. In fact, to celebrate the occasion, we felt like it’d be nice if we spotlighted one of her numerous top-notch contributions to the band’s catalog of classic singles, so we’ve selected a little ditty called “Everywhere.”
One reason in particular that “Everywhere” is such a notable track is that it’s the only solo songwriting contribution that Christine McVie made to Fleetwood Mac’s 1987 album TANGO IN THE NIGHT. Oh, sure, she brought other tracks to the table, but the others were all co-writes: “Mystified” and “You and I, Part II,” for instance, were penned with Lindsey Buckingham, whereas “Isn’t It Midnight” was a collaboration with Buckingham and Eddy Quintela.” “Little Lies,” meanwhile, was just McVie and Quintela. In the liner notes for Rhino’s deluxe reissue of TANGO IN THE NIGHT, Stevie Nicks went on record about her appreciation of McVie’s contributions to the album. “I love ‘Little Lies’ and ‘Everywhere,’” said Nicks. “It just shows you that Christine is the hit songwriter in Fleetwood Mac, and I love that more than anyone because I’m the first person to say, I’m not a big single writer. But that is one of Christine’s many gifts.” The proof is in the chart pudding: “Everywhere” hit #14 on the Billboard Hot 100 when it was released as the fourth single from TANGO IN THE NIGHT.
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