Fleetwood Mac - Greatest Hits (1988)

Reason for Listening:
#52 on the Billboard 200 (Week of 20201219). Weeks on Chart greater than 1.5x the rank.
Last Week: 42 | Peak: 14 | Weeks on Chart: 172

Released 19881115.
16 songs. 64:19. Greatest Hits (US) (1988)
First listen.

4: "Don't Stop";
3: "Go Your Own Way"; "Dreams";
2: "Rhiannon"; "Everywhere"; "Gypsy"; "Little Lies";
1: "Hold Me"; "You Make Loving Fun"; "Say You Love Me"; "Over My Head";
0: "As Long as You Follow"; "Tusk"; "Sara"; "Big Love"; "No Questions Asked";

Overall, this album was a good listen, but I was unfamiliar with some of the songs. I suppose I would rather just listen to Rumours (this compilation contains four tracks from that album: "Don't Stop", "Dreams", "Go Your Own Way", and "You Make Loving Fun"). On a slightly related note, this compilation consists of singles (at the time of release). I mention this because I had wondered why "Landslide" wasn't on the album. Apparently, although "Landslide" was on the 1975 eponymous album, it was not released as a single (see footnote for details*). Relative to Rumours, which I gave a 5.0 for the standard album version, I decided to give this compilation album a 4.4.

Overall Rating: 4.4/5
Favorite Song: "Don't Stop" *A forum thread further comments that it was not widely popular until the live version was released as a single for their live reunion album The Dance (1997). Prior to that, it was just a fan-favorite (e.g., people who went to Fleetwood Mac concerts). Remark: I did not confirm the narrative(s) regarding the song's popularity prior to release of the live version.

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