Fleetwood Mac's 50 Greatest Songs

From British blues to California rock, from smooth sunshine to the most haunting breakup epics ever

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18. "Hypnotized"

During the early Seventies, Fleetwood Mac gradually transformed from a blues unit into a much poppier band – and this beguiling contribution from singer-guitarist Bob Welch was a key link in that progression. Inspired by Welch's fascination with UFOs, "Hypnotized" features Christine McVie's bright harmonies and a fluid, jazz-influenced guitar solo by then-band member Bob Weston. "[The song is] classic Bob Welch from a relatively unknown era of Fleetwood Mac that goes overlooked," said Fleetwood. "This is also the beginning of the vocal harmonies, which later became our trademark."  

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