Saturday, October 13, 2012

"Think About Me" by Fleetwood Mac

Song#:  0084
Date:  03/08/1980
Debut:  79
Peak:  20
Weeks:  13
Genre:  Pop, Rock, Soft Rock



Pop Bits:  What do you do if you are coming off a Grammy-winning, huge selling, #1 album that pretty much became an instant classic? Take your clout and run with it! That is what Lindsey Buckingham did after the massive success of "Rumours." The other members of Fleetwood Mac allowed him to take control of the next album which he intended to be more experimental. The result was the expansive double-album "Tusk." Although there was great anticipation for the album and it had generated two Top 10 hits ("Tusk" and "Sara"), the album only peaked at #4 and sales fell far short of expectations. At the time it was generally considered a failure. It was lengthy, weird, indulgent and the work of a broken band run by a manic obsessive - and it is basically brilliant. It has grown in cult status and is considered by some to be the group's true masterpiece. Buckingham's songs take up almost half of the album, but Stevie Nicks and Christine McVie wrote the balance. McVie's "Think About Me" was the third single released.

ReduxReview:  After the oddity of the "Tusk" song and the dreamy "Sara," this single had to have been a refreshing blow sounding more like a classic Mac song. Although a good song, it is not one of McVie's strongest, especially when compared to her work on the previous albums. But it is a nice, bouncy, jaunty tune and there really wasn't much else on the album that could be pushed as a hit single, so it was an obvious choice.

ReduxRating:  6/10

Trivia:  At the time, "Tusk" was the most expensive album ever made. It was reported that it cost over one million dollars to record.

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