7 Of Stevie Nicks Iconic Collaborations
Stevie Nicks and Tom Petty for "Stop Draggin' My Heart Around" - Stevie Nicks / Youtube
Stevie Nicks’ extensive career has spawned an impressive body of work, the highlights of which are her times with Fleetwood Mac and the solo path she forged for herself. But the songstress didn’t limit herself to the confines of these main focal points, as Nicks didn’t shy from the idea of collaborating with other artists. Here are some of her most notable team efforts with famous industry names.
“Whenever I Call You Friend” – Kenny Loggins
Kenny Loggins was right to have chosen Nicks as a partner for this jovial duet, the two dishing out sumptuous harmonies and runs. It’s a surprise and treat that Nicks matched Loggins with ease on this one considering her own raw power.
“Sorcerer” – Sheryl Crowe
Nicks’ collaboration with Sheryl Crowe on her 1972-written track (pre-Fleetwood era) was one of the most powerful she’d ever dish out, considering her amateur experience in the craft.
“Stop Draggin’ My Heart Around” – Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers
This classic collaboration with the one and only Tom Petty was probably one of the pivotal moments that led to Nicks’ solo success. It was also written by Petty and the Heartbreakers’ Mike Campbell, who also assisted her during performances of the song.
“Cheaper Than Free” – Dave Stewart
Dave Stewart was a familiar name to Nicks as they’ve worked together several times in the past already, but “Cheaper Than Free” remains to be one of Nicks’ personal favorites still. She said, “I thought it was going to be a tongue-in-cheek goofy song, and it ended up to be anything but. We were both very surprised. I believe in my heart that that song will live on forever. I said to everybody, ‘We have to really treat this song with kid gloves, because this may be the best song that Dave Stewart and Stevie Nicks ever does.’”
“Leather and Lace” – Don Henley
Nicks goes mellow with the Eagles’ Don Henley for the second track on Bella Donna. Free of frills and other synthetic approaches, the duo sounded their most genuine in his cut.
“Can’t Get Enough” – B.B. King
The blues royalty B.B. King couldn’t resist having Nicks on the song “Can’t Get Enough” as he saw her potential in making the track even better than it was already. Nicks provided backing vocals that matched King’s sheer power for a song that would continue to be a favorite years after it was released.
“Beautiful People Beautiful Problems” – Lana Del Rey
Nicks dives back into modern relevance with her work with Lana Del Rey on the song, “Beautiful People Beautiful Problems.” The two capitalized on each others’ strengths of evoking pain that it went on to become a certified gut-wrenching track.