The Success Of Fleetwood Mac That Came From “You Make Loving Fun”
SANTA MONICA, CA - JANUARY 16: Fleetwood Mac (L-R Mick Fleetwood, Stevie Nicks, Christine McVie, John McVie and Lindsey Buckingham) pose for photographers backstage at the 5th American music Awards held at the Santa Monica Civic Auditorium on January 16, 1978 in Santa Monica, California. (Photo by Michael Ochs Archives/Getty Images)
Christine McVie is among the driving engines of Fleetwood Mac, but somehow, she doesn’t often get the praise she deserves. Her then-husband John McVie and Mick Fleetwood became the faces of the group, and when Lindsey Buckingham and Stevie Nicks entered the scene, Christine was nowhere near the definition of “overrated.”
But she deserved it when she wrote Fleetwood Mac’s smashing song “You Make Loving Fun,” a single from the band’s seminal album Rumours. The song rose right in the middle of the band’s ongoing relationship issues, where both the McVies are on the brink of separation and so was Buckingham & Nicks, and even with Fleetwood and his wife. So, it was a bit off at the start; Christine even lied to John it was about her dog, when in fact, it was written about the guy she was currently seeing at that time – Curry Grant, their lighting director.
But it all turned out fine, each one of the members felt the urge to shine through their different parts. Rumours topped the album chart for 29 weeks, cementing the legacy of this British-American group. Apart from that, “You Make Loving Fun” became the 4th single from the album to become a top 10 hit, placing at no. 9. Now, it’s not easy to pick a favorite song from Rumours, but this song could hook you up.
Listen to the song below.