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Album cover
Album by Fleetwood Mac
Released February 4, 1977
Recorded March 3, 1976
Genre Rock
Length 40 min 03 sec
Label Reprise
Producers Fleetwood Mac,
Ken Caillat ,
Richard Dashut
Professional reviews
AMG 5/5 link
Fleetwood Mac Chronology
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Rumours was a rock and roll concept album, released by Fleetwood Mac in 1977 (see 1977 in music)., following the success of their self-titled Fleetwood Mac album (the first with a new line-up). The album was recorded on March 3, 1976 in the year Fleetwood Mac released a hit "Rhiannon".

The theme of the album dealt with personal tensions within the group that were put in to most of the album's songs. Rumours won a 1978 Grammy award for Album of the Year, and spent 31 weeks at the top of the Billboard Music Charts, in spite of critical panning for perceived pandering to mainstream tastes. By 1998 the album had generated more than $18 million and was certified by the Recording Industry Association of America as the third highest selling single-disc album in history. Then there was the Legacy, a hard copy with different interpetations such as the Corrs (Dreams, it was a hit in 1999).

In 1998 Q magazine readers voted Rumours the 25th greatest album of all time; in 2003 the TV network VH1 placed it at number 16.


Track listing

  1. "Second Hand News" (Buckingham) - 2:43
  2. "Dreams" (Nicks) - 4:14
  3. "Never Going Back Again" (Buckingham) - 2:02
  4. "Don't Stop" (McVie) - 3:11
  5. "Go Your Own Way" (Buckingham) - 3:38
  6. "Songbird" (McVie) - 3:20
  7. "The Chain" (Buckingham, Fleetwood, McVie, McVie, Nicks) - 4:28
  8. "You Make Loving Fun" (McVie) - 3:31
  9. "I Don't Want to Know" (Nicks) - 3:11
  10. "Oh Daddy" (McVie) - 3:54
  11. "Gold Dust Woman" (Nicks) - 4:51



  • Producers: Fleetwood Mac, Ken Caillat, Richard Dashut
  • Engineers: Ken Caillat, Richard Dashut
  • Mastering: Ken Caillat, Ken Perry, Charlie Watts
  • Concept: Fleetwood Mac
  • Design: Desmond Strobel
  • Hand Lettering: Larry Vigon



Year Chart Position
1977 Pop Albums 1


Song Chart Position
"Go Your Own Way" US Hot 100 10
"Dreams" US Hot 100 1
"Don't Stop" US Hot 100 3
"You Make Loving Fun" US Hot 100 9


1977 Grammy Awards

Category Winner
Album of the Year Fleetwood Mac, Ken Caillat and Richard Dashut
Last updated: 05-17-2005 17:50:51