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View Poll Results: BTM: which songs do you like the most?
Burnette 3 17.65%
McVie 13 76.47%
Nicks 1 5.88%
Vito 0 0%
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Old 08-16-2023, 08:28 AM
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Default BTM: Your favorite songs, grouped by singer

Because you asked for it, here's the poll of Behind the Mask.

It may be complicated since many songs are co-written, so let focus on the singer. Err... some songs are kind of duets. Well, to avoid brain damages let say it's up to you who is the lead singer.
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Old 08-16-2023, 10:08 AM
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Maaan, this is a very hard one! Everyone has at least a good one, but it's true that there's some duets that change plans!
I would go with Chris for Behind The Mask, but Billy's work is so good, so I think I would go with him on this one!
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I've tried very hard to forget the overwhelming feeling of embarrassment I felt for a very long time after first listening to this record.

I exaggarete slightly for comic effect (the title track is pretty good, in my opinion) but maybe we should have an option for the second or so's silence between each track.
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Old 08-16-2023, 03:16 PM
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Christine by a landslide LOL! But I agree with moon that Billy Burnette is the unsung hero of BTM. He and Christine sound so good on Do You Know, and In the Back of My Mind is phenomenal. Hearing all three (Billy, Christine, and Stevie) on this song blows me away. Save Me is so damn good, with Rick’s blistering guitar work. Skies the Limit is better than Only Over You, Wish You Were Here, and Mystified, IMO. And I like Mystified LOL. Poor Stevie, her material is forgettable- not necessarily bad but not memorable. I remember listening to BTM and thinking “I can’t picture any one of Stevie’s songs getting airplay,” with the exception of maybe Love is Dangerous, and even that one would have bombed. Behind the Mask is also incredible.
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Old 08-16-2023, 05:39 PM
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Christine songs sound more like “FLeetwood Mac” to me anything with her vocals on it. Stevie’s tracks sound like they can be on a solo album except for maybe Love is Dangerous. I do still love this album. Ricks, Billy’s and Stevie’s songs are all tied for second place.
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Old 08-17-2023, 04:22 AM
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I voted for Chris. However Billy has the best song on the album (Back of my mind). He also has the worst song on the album (Hard Feelings). Chris has the best album single track (Save Me). She always brings great songs. Rick is fine but Stand On The Rock almost seems like padding. I dont like Second Time or Affairs of the Heart at all. You can hear the klonopin in Stevie's voice on those songs and its sad. By 1990 I was tired of hearing of these stairs and hallways from Stevie. Also that line about its better to have loved and lost then never have loved before.....has this not been a recycled line from her? Freedom is good but it could have been better. It should have been a rocked out song but it seems they are holding back.
While not successful in the States, I love the music even on songs I dont care for like Stand On The Rock. The album shines because you can hear that great Mac rhythm section humming again. Good grief Chris is playing keyboards again. All those things mostly missing from Tango. The band is really sounding really good on this album. I like the title track BTM but I can never understand why I dont love it. I think it has great lyrics. But something about the tempo of the song drags it. Maybe thats not it either. Its a good song but I can never understand why I dont love it like the other Chris songs. Love is Dangerous is a great song with Rick. So I guess each singer had at least 1 good song including the new guys. Chris just runs away with it though.
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Skies the Limit is better than Only Over You, Wish You Were Here, and Mystified, IMO. And I like Mystified LOL.
Um, really?
It’s great that we all have our own views, feelings and thoughts. That’s what helps to contribute to healthy discussion and debate.
With that said, I’m afraid you are quite wrong sir. This is nonsense.
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I almost picked Burnette, but I ultimately went with McVie. If it hadn't been for "When the Sun Goes Down", Burnette would probably claim the win. His duet with McVie on "Do You Know" works surprisingly well; if the song was even 5% cheesier, I would probably dislike it, but Greg Ladanyi struck a fine balance here. "In the Back of My Mind" is arguably the most unique song on the album and fairly adventurous with its intro, and "Hard Feelings" is a very solid ballad. A great showing for Burnette, but I really enjoy "Save Me", "Skies the Limit", and the title track.
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Skies the Limit is better than Only Over You, Wish You Were Here, and Mystified, IMO. .
I only agree about OOY, I like far more Skies than OOY.

OOY could be a nice song but, the I'm ooooooout of my mind... Oh no I have never been able to bear those meows. Sorry Christine I love your songs but in this case you ruined a nice melody. My personal opinion.
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I only agree about OOY, I like far more Skies than OOY.

OOY could be a nice song but, the I'm ooooooout of my mind... Oh no I have never been able to bear those meows. Sorry Christine I love your songs but in this case you ruined a nice melody. My personal opinion.
Care to comment, Fuzzy Plum?

Seriously, as you said, it’s all subjective anyway. I like Skies the Limit because of the incredible harmonies. There’s something reassuring to me when a FM album opens with a Christine McVie song, and Skies the Limit makes me feel good. And I agree completely with Villavic regarding OOY. Could be a good song, but “I’m ooooooout of my mind” makes me cringe every time I hear it. Although not as much as “Whassa matter baby…. baby… BAA-BY.”

My beef with Wish You Were Here is how the opening is lifted directly from Silver Springs. I’m sure it was unintentional but still.
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