Stevie Nicks wrote Fleetwood Mac’s “Landslide” while she was living off other people’s charities. The classic rock track captures her complex feelings about someone who was very important in her life. She didn’t tell Lindsay Buckingham what the song was about until sometime in the 2000s.
Stevie Nicks Writes Fleetwood Mac’s ‘Landslide’ Reflecting on His Love Life
During a 2009 interview Entertainment WeeklyIn this episode, Nicks discusses the origins of several Fleetwood Mac songs, as well as songs from his solo career. In interviews she said that she lived on the floor of someone else’s living room for three months. This happened at a time when he and Buckingham were struggling financially.
“So one day as I was sitting there on his floor, looking out the window at all the snow, I decided if I wanted to continue the relationship with Lindsay musically and romantically, and I decided that I would take it as a And there was going to be a try, because we weren’t getting along very well, but the music was important,” Nick said. He then wrote the 1975 song “Landslide” by Fleetwood Mac.
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during an interview with performance lyricist, Knicks said that “Landslide” reflected his decision to continue working with Buckingham and that decision paid off well. “Within a year, Mick Fleetwood called us, and we were making $800 a week at Fleetwood Mac,” she said with a laugh. “Washing a $100 bill through the laundry. It was hysterical. It was like we got rich overnight.”
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How did Stevie Nicks feel about the song?
Buckingham had been in the dark about the meaning of the song for decades. Nix told Entertainment Weekly, “But I never told him what it was ’til years and years later, maybe only the last five.” “I knew it was a good song. Had I [the] Makes sense it would do anything or go anywhere? I do not know [laughs]. But I knew it was really cool.” Nicks cited the track as one of his favorite songs of his career, along with other classics like “Edge of Seventeen” and “Sarah”.
The way the world reacted to Fleetwood Mac’s ‘Landslide’ and The Chicks cover
“Landslide” was not a huge chart hit. It reached number 51 billboard hot 100, remained on the charts for 20 weeks. original album of the song, Fleetwood Mac, became more successful. it reached number 1 billboard 200 and stayed on the chart for 168 weeks. It became the band’s first #1 hit on the chart.
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Country music stars The Chicks released a faithful rendition of “Landslide” on their album House. official chart company Reports that their cover peaked at number 55 in the United Kingdom, remaining on the chart for two weeks. House The album achieved even greater success, peaking at number 33 in the UK and remaining on the chart for 14 weeks. Whether it was performed by Fleetwood Mac or The Chicks, the world embraced “Landslide”—and so did the Knicks.