Fleetwood Mac’s “Rumors” is Better Than Most “Best Of” Albums

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In this new series, we will be looking at albums that were not “Greatest Hits” albums by design, but quickly got recognized as such over time.  These are albums that are made up predominately of songs that would dominate the record rankings of that year and the majority of the songs on these albums would be Top 40 hits. There may be some exceptions when songs on albums later got a second life and found itself on later “best of” anthologies. We will include the YouTube videos when available to enjoy the songs from these albums. We want to hear your feedback on our choices as well as your suggestions for an album to consider.  Email us at producer@usabusinessradio.com

Rumors was as famous for its strife as its incredible sound. “Rumours is the eleventh studio album by English-American rock band Fleetwood Mac, released on 4 February 1977 by Warner Bros. Records. Largely recorded in California in 1976, it was produced by the band with Ken Caillat and Richard Dashut. The band wanted to expand on the commercial success of their eponymous 1975 album, but struggled with relationship breakups before recording started. The Rumours studio sessions were marked by hedonistic behaviour and interpersonal strife among band members, which shaped the album’s lyrics.”  It not only “shaped” the lyrics, but led to it becoming an iconic album respected to this day.  Rumors shook the rock world and it became next to impossible to turn on your Top 40 station on in the late 70s and not hear a song from that album.

Rumor” Album Songs that Deserved “Best Of” Status

Second Hand News


Never Going Back Again

Don’t Stop


Go Your Own Way

The Chain

You Make Loving Fun

Gold Dust Woman

Great Songs, But “Greatest Hits” Worthy? You Decide

Songbird — A McVie favorite sung at almost every concert, but a “greatest hit”? 

I Don’t Want to Know — arguably the most strongly received by the critics of virtually every Fleetwood Mac, but never had the sells as the others. Greatest hits worthy?

Oh Daddy



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