Album: Tango In The Night (1987)
Charted: 4 14
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  • Written and sung by Christine McVie, this is a straightforward love song. Stevie Nicks, the other female member of Fleetwood Mac, had a completely different songwriting style.
  • The video is based on the poem The Highwayman and follows the story of a traveler in love with the landlord's daughter. >>
    Suggestion credit:
    Chris - Leeds, England
  • The song re-entered the top 20 of the UK Singles Chart in March 2013 thanks to it soundtracking an advert for UK cell phone provider 3. The commercial featured some Shetland Ponies performing a variety of dance moves to the song.
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Comments: 8

  • John from An AreaDoes anyone know where that video was filmed ?
  • Jeff from Kingston, TnOne of my favorite songs by Fleetwood Mac. I read somewhere that Stevie was not available to due the lead because of personal issues. Her background vocals were added later.
  • Larry from Coral Springs, FlThis is one of my top most liked songs.
  • Fred from Laurel, MdWell, the lyrics alone give absolutely no hint of any connection to the poem "The Highwayman" (Alfred Noyes, 1907), but I can certainly imagine basing the video on it, not having seen it myself. Now I'm gonna have to hunt for it. BTW, The Highwayman has been put to music, probably more than once, but the one I know of is wonderful and is by Loreena McKennitt on her album, "The Book of Secrets" (1997). She omits 3 of the original 17 stanzas, and with the first of the 3, drops the character whose actions sort of explain how the redcoats knew where and when to ambush the highwayman. But just hearing the song without having the poem to compare it to, you'd never miss that aspect of the story, and it's still a v-e-r-y long song at 10:21!

  • Constance from Dallas, TxThis is one of my favorite fleetwood mac songs. This song to me is about being straight up sprung, in love, head over heads, or crazt in love to want to be with someone everywhere. I understand that feeling because i was once in love like that. Great song Christine!
  • Annabelle from Eugene, OrIs that windchimes in the beginning and the bridge of the song? Whatever it is, it sounds pretty interesting!
  • Sara Mackenzie from Middle Of Nowhere, Flgreat song, but it's kinda like, she's in luv with someone, wants to be with them everywhere (hence "i want to be with you everywhere") but at the same time, doesn't want to tell anyone and calls out their name in secret, so to say ("calling out your name...")
  • Rick from Humboldt, Iahaha on the dance she plays marracas while singing this song
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