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Johnny Stew 05-09-2005 09:25 PM

Which of Christine's singles should have hit #1?
 
In the 1993 article that MacFan57 posted earlier today, Christine said that one of her regrets was that she never had a #1 single with Fleetwood Mac... and that made me wonder which single other fans felt most deserved to hit the top of the charts.

I'm only going to list Christine's Mac singles from 1975 onward, as I think that's the time frame in which she would have been most likely to have a #1.
I'm also going to only list the songs that were released as singles in the US, as it seems to have been the US charts that she was referring to in the article.


Over My Head (#20)
Say You Love Me (#11)
Don't Stop (#3)
You Make Loving Fun (#9)
Think About Me (#20)
Hold Me (#4)
Love In Store (#22)
Little Lies (#4)
Everywhere (#14)
As Long As You Follow (#43)
Save Me (#33)
Skies The Limit (--)

So... which should it have been?
Do you vote for that anthem of optimism, "Don't Stop," or the pure pop bliss of "Little Lies"?
Will it be the gorgeous "As Long As You Follow," or the lilting "Over My Head"?
Or maybe you prefer the slinky tones of "Love In Store"?

And, no... "all of them" isn't an acceptable answer, Homie! :p ;)

amber 05-09-2005 09:44 PM

Or would you pick the fun little ditty with great harmonies that is "Say You Love Me"?

Johnny Stew 05-09-2005 09:52 PM

"As Long As You Follow" is, I'd have to say, my all-time favorite Christine song... however, I think the single most deserving of that spot at the very top of the charts, is "Little Lies."

It's everything I think a great single should be... buoyant and hooky, with a chorus that couldn't be catchier if it had pneumonia.

HomerMcvie 05-09-2005 11:08 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Johnny Stew

And, no... "all of them" isn't an acceptable answer, Homie! :p ;)

Yo yo B, are you trying to give me a bad rep? Or do I have one already? :confused: :xoxo: If being Chris' greatest fan is my cross to bear, I gladly accept it.
Anyway, "my" favorites would be YMLF, and As Long As You Follow, BUT, as far as public opinion goes, I would think Little Lies would be the ultimate song/ production, as far as being a #1 hit.

GypsySorcerer 05-09-2005 11:13 PM

Great topic, Stew. :thumbsup:

"Little Lies" deserved to hit #1. It is one of the definitive songs of the 80s, IMO. "Say You Love Me" is another strong single.

I have a soft spot for "Over My Head." It's hypnotic and quite sensual. :nod:

ontheEdgeof17 05-09-2005 11:31 PM

Little Lies is my top choice for the #1 spot. It just oozes the '80s without being so cheesy about it.

Don't Stop and Hold Me were so damn close. It's funny how both of them were a Chris and Linds duet. They should have had more of those. :thumbsup:


Personally, The Chain should have been a single. It would have definately been number 1. Then they all could have said they had a #1 single.

face of glass 05-10-2005 04:38 AM

"Hold Me". Christine's songwriting with Lindsey's brand of idiosyncratic nuttiness. :nod:

macfan 57 05-10-2005 06:09 AM

I could have picked all of them. ;) But, I guess I'd have to go with "Don't Stop". I remember that song was on the radio all the time all that summer & it did come closest to #1. It's such a terrific upbeat song. "Little Lies" would be my second choice, extremely catchy, pure perfect pop. But my favorite song of her singles is "You Make Loving Fun". The most underrated song of her singles is "Think About Me". That song should have charted much higher.

Technically, Chris had four #1 singles-"Got A Hold On Me", "Little Lies", "Everywhere" & "As Long As You Follow"(on the Adult Contemporary chart).

I also agree about "Friend". That was one of her best singles ever.

ThePenguin 05-10-2005 07:25 AM

Hmm if I had to choose a few... I'd go w/ Little Lies, Say You Love Me and Don't Stop. Even today you still hear those three songs everywhere.

I agree w/ GypsySorcerer that Over My Head is amazingly sexy!!!! :D Gotta love that song on a good sound system.

-Lis

chiliD 05-10-2005 08:39 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Johnny Stew
And, no... "all of them" isn't an acceptable answer, Homie! :p ;)


DAMN!!!! :D Then, these should've hit the top spot.

Quote:

Over My Head (#20)
Say You Love Me (#11)
Don't Stop (#3)
You Make Loving Fun (#9)
Hold Me (#4)
Love In Store (#22)
Little Lies (#4)
Everywhere (#14)
Along with:

Got A Hold On Me
Love Will Show Us How
I Do

Josh2003 05-10-2005 08:59 AM

It seems that among all of my non-FM-fan friends, "Little Lies" is the most recognized. When they ask me what Fleetwood Mac sings, I usually first sing the chorus of "Little Lies" and more than likely, they say "Ahhhh, ok!"

GateandGarden 05-10-2005 09:43 AM

The first one I thought should have that spot is "Hold Me," but I agree with everyone on "Little Lies," too.

The Tower 05-10-2005 10:56 AM

"You Make Loving Fun" !!!!!
That song gives me chills every time. For me, it's the ultimate 1977 summer song.

Remember when they played just the harmony vocals on the Classic Albums: Rumours thing? :blob2: ZIIIIPPPPPPPPPP! There go the chills again!

strandinthewind 05-10-2005 11:15 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by The Tower
"You Make Loving Fun" !!!!!
That song gives me chills every time. For me, it's the ultimate 1977 summer song.

Remember when they played just the harmony vocals on the Classic Albums: Rumours thing? :blob2: ZIIIIPPPPPPPPPP! There go the chills again!


HOLD YOU HAT AND HALLELUJAH - YES CHILD

AND - La Nicks' look of pure elation at the end of the Rumor's live footage makes me beam.

I LOVE THIS SONG!!!!!!!!!!!!

jbrownsjr 05-10-2005 11:19 AM

Hold Me

the harmonies and voices are so well cut,that it can't be done live as good as studio! this was a #1 song in my mind


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