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For most, when Fleetwood Mac is mentioned, they immediately think of the contributions of Stevie Nicks and Lindsey Buckingham. However, Christine McVie, who celebrates a birthday today (July 12), is responsible for writing some of the band’s best songs. What better way to celebrate McVie than with a list of the five best Fleetwood Mac songs that she wrote/co-wrote. Enjoy!

  • 'Don't Stop'

    “Don’t Stop” peaked at #3 on the Billboard Hot 100 chart and would famously serve as the theme to Bill Clinton’s 1992 presidential campaign. The band was even persuaded to reunite for the first time since 1982 to perform “Don’t Stop” at the inaugural ball in 1993.

  • 'You Make Loving Fun'

    Fun fact: While “You Make Loving Fun” was written by Christine McVie about her affair with Fleetwood Mac’s lighting director, she told then-husband/bassist John McVie it was about her dog.

  • 'Songbird'

    Christine McVie said of the moving piano ballad in a June 2017 interview with People, “For some peculiar reason I wrote ‘Songbird’ in half an hour. I’ve never been able to figure out how I did that. I woke up in the middle of the night and the song was there in my brain, chords lyrics melody, everything. I played it in my bedroom and didn’t have anything to tape it on. So I had to stay awake all night so I wouldn’t forget it and I came in the next morning to the studio and had [producer] Ken Callait put it on a 2-track. That was how the song ended up being. I don’t know where that came from. I wished it would happen more often, but it hasn’t.”

  • 'Oh Daddy'

    “Oh Daddy” was inspired by Mick Fleetwood, who was the only father in the band at that time, even though some allege the track was another track about McVie’s affair with Fleetwood Mac’s lighting director. According to Setlist.fm, the last time the band played the track live was on November 30, 1997 at the USAir Arena in Landover, MD. 

  • 'Say You Love Me'

    The last single released from 1975’s Fleetwood Mac, “Say You Love Me” would peak on the Billboard Hot 100 chart at #11.