Don't Stop (Fleetwood Mac song)
|Single by Fleetwood Mac|
|from the album Rumours|
|B-side||"Never Going Back Again" (US) / "Gold Dust Woman (UK)|
|Released||March 1977(UK) / July 1977(US)|
|Producer(s)||Fleetwood Mac, Richard Dashut & Ken Caillat|
|Fleetwood Mac singles chronology|
"Don't Stop" is a song by the rock group Fleetwood Mac, written by vocalist and keyboard player Christine McVie. Sung by Christine McVie and guitarist Lindsey Buckingham, it was a single taken from the band's 1977 hit album, Rumours. It is one of the band's most enduring hits, peaking at number three on the Billboard singles chart. In the UK market, "Don't Stop" followed "Go Your Own Way" as the second single from Rumours and peaked at #32. In the U.S, it was the third single released, and peaked at #3 in October 1977.
"Don't Stop" reflects Christine McVie's feelings after her separation from Fleetwood Mac's bass guitarist, John McVie, after eight years of marriage. "'Don't Stop' was just a feeling. It just seemed to be a pleasant revelation to have that 'yesterday's gone'," she remembers in The Fleetwood Mac Story: Rumours and Lies, "It might have, I guess, been directed more toward John, but I'm just definitely not a pessimist."
It was used by U.S. presidential candidate Bill Clinton as the theme for his first campaign, most notably at the 1992 Democratic National Convention. Upon winning the election, President Clinton persuaded the then-disbanded group to reform to perform it for his inaugural ball in 1993. At the 2000 DNC, he ended his speech by saying, "Keep putting people first. Keep building those bridges. And don't stop thinking about tomorrow!" Immediately after this sentence, the song began playing over the loudspeakers.
A live performance of the song was used as a music video.
|Belgium (Ultratop 50 Wallonia)||4|
|Germany (Media Control AG)||41|
|Netherlands (Mega Single Top 100)||6|
|UK Singles (Official Charts Company)||32|
Nina Nesbitt version
|Single by Nina Nesbitt|
|from the album Peroxide|
|Released||August 23, 2013|
|Nina Nesbitt singles chronology|
Scottish singer-songwriter and guitarist Nina Nesbitt released a cover version of "Don't Stop "on August 23, 2013 in the United Kingdom. It is included on the Deluxe edition of her debut studio album Peroxide (2014). The song was used in a 2013 advert for the department store John Lewis. The song has peaked to number 61 on the UK Singles Chart.
A lyric video to accompany the release of "Don't Stop" was first released onto YouTube on August 21, 2013 at a total length of two minutes and forty-five seconds. The official music video was released March 9, 2014 because of the return to air of the John Lewis advert including this song.
|UK Singles (Official Charts Company)||61|
|United Kingdom||August 23, 2013||CD, digital download||Universal Music Group|
Other cover versions
A cover by Elton John was included on the 1998 compilation Legacy: A Tribute to Fleetwood Mac's Rumours.
It is included as one of the many songs in The Official BBC Children in Need Medley.
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- Nina Nesbitt -- Don't Stop (Lyric video) -- as heard on the John Lewis advert - YouTube
- "Nina Nesbitt - Don't Stop".
- "Nina Nesbitt" UK Singles Chart.