Songbird (Fleetwood Mac song)

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"Songbird" cover
Song by Fleetwood Mac from the album Rumours
Released February 1977
Recorded 1976
Genre Rock
Length 3:20
Label Warner Bros.
Writer Christine McVie
Producer Fleetwood Mac, Ken Caillat, Richard Dashut
Rumours track listing

"Songbird" is a popular song by Fleetwood Mac. It first appeared on the 1977 album Rumours and was released as the B-side of the single "Dreams". It is one of four songs written solely by Christine McVie on the album. She would frequently sing the song at concerts.

Eva Cassidy version[edit]

Eva Cassidy's version was released in 1998 on her posthumous compilation album of the same name Songbird. Despite being released two years after her death from melanoma, the album eventually reached number 1 in the UK in 2001.[1] "Songbird" finally charted in the UK in September 2009 at number 56, after a contestant performed the song on The X Factor.

Willie Nelson version[edit]

Single by Willie Nelson
from the album Songbird
Released September 19, 2006
Length 2:39
Label Lost Highway Records
Writer(s) Christine McVie
Producer(s) Ryan Adams

Nelson covered "Songbird" on his own 2006 album Songbird, making it the second album to be named after the song. The album peaked at #87 on the Billboard 200.


Red Hot Chili Peppers[edit]

Guitarist John Frusciante performed this song during the 2006-2007 Stadium Arcadium tour before playing the band's hit "Snow (Hey Oh)".

Ronan Parke[edit]

Ronan Parke covered "Songbird" on his 2011 debut album Ronan Parke.

Stan Walker[edit]

Stan Walker's 2011 album Let The Music Play also featured a cover of "Songbird".


Naya Rivera performed a cover of "Songbird" in an episode of Season Two of Glee. As character Santana Lopez, she used the song as a way of expressing her feelings for Heather Morris' Brittany Pierce.


  1. ^ The Official UK Albums Chart Top 75, August 25, 2001. Retrieved May 8, 2011.

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