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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33. "Oh Diane"

Growing up in Palo Alto, California, Buckingham used to spend hours alone in his room listening to 45s by Elvis Presley, Buddy Holly and Little Richard. That Fifties influence came out on "Oh Diane," the fourth single from Mirage. According to Fleetwood, Buckingham wrote "Oh Diane" while the bandmates were in a mansion in Hérouville, 20 miles outside Paris, where they recorded the album. "He'd done what he needed to do on Tusk and was eager to get back to recording as a band," Fleetwood says. "His playing and approach was back to basics and called to mind his appreciation for early rock & rollers."

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