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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17. "Never Going Back Again"

"That was a very naive song," Buckingham said of this solo-acoustic ballad, one of the prettiest moments on Rumours. "I had broken up with Stevie and maybe met someone," he recalled of the song's inspiration. "It could have been someone who really didn't mean a thing." In the studio, co-producer Ken Caillat asked Buckingham to restring his guitar every 20 minutes. "I wanted to get the best sound on every one of his picking parts," Caillat said. "I'm sure the roadies wanted to kill me. Restringing the guitar three times every hour was a bitch. But Lindsey had lots of parts on the song, and each one sounded magnificent."

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