As Long as You Follow

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"As Long as You Follow"
Single by Fleetwood Mac
from the album Greatest Hits
B-side "Oh Well" (live)
"Gold Dust Woman"
Released November 1988
Format 7", 12", cassingle, CD single
Genre Adult contemporary, Pop
Length 4:05
Label Warner Bros.
Writer(s) Christine McVie, Eddy Quintela
Producer(s) Greg Ladanyi
Fleetwood Mac singles chronology
"Isn't It Midnight"
(1988 UK)

"Family Man"
(1988 USA)
"As Long as You Follow"
(1988)
"No Questons Asked"
(1988)

"As Long as You Follow" is a song by the British rock band Fleetwood Mac. Written and sung by band member Christine McVie, and her then-husband Eddy Quintela, the song was one of two new tracks on the band's 1988 greatest hits album.

Background[edit]

Released as a single in November 1988, the song reached number 66 on the UK Singles Chart late in the year.[1] It narrowly missed the Top 40 in the United States, peaking at number 43 on the Billboard Hot 100 chart in the early part of 1989; however, the song did spend one week at number 1 on the Billboard adult contemporary chart in January 1989.[2]

The B-side to "As Long as You Follow" was a live version of the band's 1969 song, "Oh Well", which peaked at number 2 in the UK when originally released. This live version was recorded at a 1988 Fleetwood Mac concert at the Cow Palace in San Francisco, California, and featured lead vocals by new band member Billy Burnette. The 12-inch and CD single formats further included the original 1977 studio version of the Stevie Nicks classic "Gold Dust Woman", as featured on the 1977 album Rumours. The cover sleeve is identical to its parent album, Greatest Hits.

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References[edit]

  1. ^ UK chart info at chartstats.com
  2. ^ Hyatt, Wesley (1999). The Billboard Book of #1 Adult Contemporary Hits (Billboard Publications)
Preceded by
"Two Hearts" by Phil Collins
Billboard Adult Contemporary Singles number-one single
January 28, 1989
Succeeded by
"Holding On" by Steve Winwood