Think About Me

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"Think About Me"
Single by Fleetwood Mac
from the album ''Tusk"
B-side "Save Me a Place"
Released March 1980
Recorded 1979
Genre Rock
Length 2:44
Label Warner Bros.
Writer(s) Christine McVie
Fleetwood Mac singles chronology
"Not That Funny" Think About Me "Sisters of the Moon"

"Think About Me" is a song by British-American rock band Fleetwood Mac, released in March 1980. The song was composed by Fleetwood Mac member Christine McVie.

The song peaked at number 20 on the U.S. Billboard Hot 100 singles chart and number 24 on Canada's RPM Top 100 Singles chart.[1][2]

"Think About Me" was considered a minor hit and was not included in the 1988 album Greatest Hits[3] but was included in the 2002 album The Very Best of Fleetwood Mac.

Canadian indie rock band The New Pornographers recorded a cover version of the song for the 2012 compilation album A Tribute to Fleetwood Mac. The version features backward-sounding guitars and Carl Newman on lead vocals.[4]

Lindsey Buckingham sings lead with McVie on the chorus.

Reception[edit]

In 1979, Ed Harrison of Billboard called the song "a more rocking, guitar punctuated tune backed with superb harmonies" and complimented McVie's songwriting.[5] Steve Morse of The Boston Globe gave the single a positive review, calling "predictably bouncy".[6]

In 2003, Rob Brunner of Entertainment Weekly gave the album a positive review, noting that it was a "must" and "fascinating mess, full of enough good songs", "Think About Me" included.

In 2010, Alfred Soto of PopMatters described the song as "the unlikeliest of things: a McVie rocker." Soto called it "a near-perfect punk number that snuck in below the radar" and that it was "anchored by her electric piano, (Lindsey) Buckingham's fuzzed-up 'Day Tripper'-esque riff, and the most sarcastic lyrics of McVie's career".[7]

Charts[edit]

Chart (1980) Peak
position
Canadian Singles Chart (RPM)[2] 24
US Billboard Hot 100[8] 20

References[edit]

  1. ^ "'Think About Me' - Fleetwood Mac - Chart History". Billboard. Retrieved December 24, 2012. 
  2. ^ a b "RPM 100 Singles". RPM (RPM Music Publications Ltd.) 33 (9). May 24, 1980. Retrieved December 24, 2012. 
  3. ^ Bogdanov, Vladimir; Woodstra, Chris; Erlewine, Stephen Thomas (2002). All Music Guide to Rock: The Definitive Guide to Rock, Pop, and Soul. Hal Leonard Corporation. p. 414. ISBN 087930653X. Retrieved December 23, 2012. 
  4. ^ Adams, Gregory (June 19, 2012). "The New Pornographers - 'Think About Me' (Fleetwood Mac cover)". Exclaim!. Retrieved December 24, 2012. 
  5. ^ Harrison, Ed. Closeup, October 27, 1979, Billboard, p. 90
  6. ^ Morse, Steve. "'Tusk' rates a hat's off", October 15, 1979, p. 27
  7. ^ Soto, Alfred (March 9, 2010). "Christine McVie's Warm Ways". PopMatters. Retrieved December 24, 2012. 
  8. ^ "Fleetwood Mac Album & Song Chart History" Billboard Hot 100 for Fleetwood Mac. Retrieved December 23, 2012.

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