Don't Stop (Fleetwood Mac song)
|Single by Fleetwood Mac|
|from the album Rumours|
|B-side||"Never Going Back Again" (USA) / "Gold Dust Woman (UK)|
|Released||July 6, 1977 (USA) / March 1977 (UK)|
|Producer||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."
Political significance 
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.
Music video 
A live performance of the song was used as a music video.
Cover versions 
A cover by Elton John was included on the 1998 compilation Legacy: A Tribute to Fleetwood Mac's Rumours.
Included as one of the many songs in the The Official BBC Children in Need Medley single.
There is a cover version in Oscar Brand's album, "Presidential Campaign Songs." It is the "William J. Clinton" song.
Appearances in other media 
- In the pilot episode of Knight Rider, the song is played when Michael falls asleep at the wheel.
- In the early 1990s, family restaurant/arcade Chuck E. Cheese had a show featuring animatronic characters that "danced" and "played" "Don't Stop".
- The song features in the films Accepted (2006) and Definitely, Maybe (2008).
- This song has featured twice in The Simpsons, in the episodes "The Twisted World of Marge Simpson" and "Brother's Little Helper".
- The song appeared in 2009 as a downloadable track for the music video game Rock Band.
- The song was featured on a commercial for the television show Doomsday Preppers in 2012.