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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32. "What Makes You Think You're the One"

Buckingham rocks out with the raw spirit of a freewheeling garage band, while Fleetwood cuts loose on the drums. "That's one of the great drum tracks that I've ever heard," Buckingham said. "That's up there with 'Instant Karma.' That was a great moment. That was just Mick and myself late at night in the studio, me at the piano." Buckingham set up the mics to get the right "garage, trashy" sound, and something about the song's deceptively snide pop melody seemed to bring out Fleetwood's wild side. "He turned into an animal," Buckingham recalled. "And it was just two-piece, there was no Christine or anybody putting any constraints on what could or couldn't be done. That has to rate as one of my top-five moments in the band." In the liner notes of the 2015 deluxe reissue of Tusk, Buckingham described his attitude at the time: "There was a 'fuck you' thing about it on some level. Not directed at anybody in particular but at the business, the need to conform to some vague set of commercial standards."

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