Christine McVie’s music: 5 songs to listen to in her honor
There’s a reason Christine McVie was considered the heart of Fleetwood Mac.
The band’s keyboardist, who died Wednesday at age 79 after a brief illness, was also the writer of some of the group’s best-loved songs.
Here are just five of those tunes:
It is associated with a drama.
Fleetwood Mac is, in part, known for their tumultuous relationships, especially when it comes to romantic relationships.
Band members Stevie Nicks and Lindsey Buckingham had a thing that ended badly and McVeigh famously married, and then divorced, his other bandmate, John McVeigh.
He reportedly thought of the song, with the lyrics “Sweet gorgeous you/You make me happy with your actions/Oh, could it be/This feeling follows me wherever I go,” his It was about the dog when the McVeese got married. Sam.
But it turns out that Christine McVie wrote the love song in honor of the band’s lighting director with whom she was having an affair.
Another tune from their famous “Rumours” album.
“don’t stop” It proved to be an optimistic song for the future, so meaningful to former President Bill Clinton that he used it as his 1992 campaign anthem.
On Wednesday, he tweeted a tribute to McVeigh.
“I am saddened by the passing of Christine McVie. “”Don’t Stop” was my ’92 campaign theme song – it perfectly captured the mood of a nation yearning for better days,” he tweeted. “I am grateful to Christine and Fleetwood Mac for giving us such a meaningful song. I will miss him. ”
It was originally a solo song for McVeigh.
The First single From his self-titled solo album, it sounds like it could be a Fleetwood Mac song with its rhythm and infectious chorus, “Oh, I got love/I got somebody/This love got me.”
Plus Buckingham plays guitar on it, giving it an even more Fleetwood Mac vibe.
“Say You Love Me” is a catchy tune that has become a staple of rock and easy listening radio stations.
He reflected on the sweet rapport that Nicks and Buckingham enjoyed, in a 1990 interview.
“The first time I started playing ‘Say You Love Me’ and I got to the chorus, they started singing along with me and got right into it,” Performing Songwriters magazine told her story. “I heard this wonderful sound, our three voices … and my skin went goosebumps.”
It feels right that many people on social media used the song to pay tribute to McVeigh after his passing.
He wrote the song Indicated as a perfect memory of a lost person.
Playing it now after his death seems haunting as he pours out his heart in the opening lyrics, “For you, there’ll be no more crying/For you, the sun will be shining/And I feel when I’m with you/ It’s right, I know it’s right.”