The 5 Best Stevie Nicks Songs – Ever!
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Stevie Nicks first came to prominence when she teamed with Lindsey Buckingham, with whom she recorded the 1973 Buckingham Nicks album, which in turn led directly to the duo joining the ranks of Fleetwood Mac. Nicks kicked off her solo career with the release of 1981’s Bella Donna, an album remembered as much for its collaborations — including “Stop Draggin’ My Heart Around,” credited to Stevie Nicks and Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers, and “Leather and Lace,” a duet with Don Henley — but the swirling songstress quickly proved that she could produce memorable music all by herself.
Although it served as the lead-off track for Nicks’ first solo album since her departure from Fleetwood Mac, “Blue Denim” — a co-write with Mike Campbell of the Heartbreakers — failed to secure the first-single nod. After “Maybe Love Will Change Your Mind” peaked at a relatively unimpressive No. 42, “Blue Denim” got its shot at glory, but despite its insistent guitar riff and radio-friendly hook, it failed to chart in any capacity, making it somewhat of a rarity among Nicks’ songs released as singles.