Don't Stop (Fleetwood Mac song)
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|Single by Fleetwood Mac|
|from the album Rumours|
|B-side||"Gold Dust Woman" (UK)|
"Never Going Back Again" (US)
|Producer(s)||Fleetwood Mac, Richard Dashut, Ken Caillat|
|Rumours track listing|
"Don't Stop" is a song by the British-American rock band Fleetwood Mac, written by vocalist and keyboard player Christine McVie. Sung by guitarist Lindsey Buckingham and McVie, it was a single taken from the band's hit album Rumours (1977). It is one of the band's most enduring hits, peaking at No. 3 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 No. 32. In the US market, it was the third single released, and peaked at No. 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."
The song was the theme music for United States presidential candidate Bill Clinton's 1992 presidential campaign, and was played at the 1992 Democratic National Convention during its final night balloon drop. Upon winning the election, Clinton persuaded the Rumours lineup of the group to perform the song for his inaugural ball in 1993.
At the 2000 convention, he ended his speech by saying, "Keep putting people first. Keep building those bridges. And don't stop thinking about tomorrow!" Immediately after the final sentence, the song began playing over the loudspeakers. The song was also played for Clinton's appearances at the 2004, 2008 and 2012 conventions.
- Christine McVie – piano, tack piano, Vox Continental, lead vocals
- Mick Fleetwood – drums
- John McVie – bass guitar
- Lindsey Buckingham – electric guitars, lead vocals
- Stevie Nicks – tambourine, backing vocals
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