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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23. "Over My Head"

After Fleetwood Mac finished work on their self-titled 1975 LP, they found themselves at a loss as to which song to release as a first single. Eventually, they landed on one of the album's more subtle moments, "Over My Head," Christine McVie's soft ode to a rocky relationship. According to Christine, "It was the last track we ever thought would be a single." The single itself was substantially edited; the fade-in intro that appeared on the album version was removed, and louder guitars were added in the chorus. It became their first song to reach the American charts since 1970 and their first Top 20 hit in the U.S.

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