Family Man (Fleetwood Mac song)

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"Family Man"
Single by Fleetwood Mac
from the album Tango in the Night
B-side "Down Endless Street"
Released 7 December 1987 (UK) / April 2, 1988 (US)
Format 7", 12"
Recorded 1987
Genre Synthpop, flamenco
Length 4:01
Label Warner Bros.
Songwriter(s) Lindsey Buckingham, Richard Dashut
Producer(s) Lindsey Buckingham, Richard Dashut
Fleetwood Mac UK singles chronology
"Little Lies"
"Family Man"
"Little Lies"
"Family Man"
Fleetwood Mac US singles chronology
(1987) Everywhere1987
"Family Man"
(1987) Family Man1987
"As Long as You Follow"
(1988) As Long as You Follow1988

"Family Man" is a song by Fleetwood Mac from their 1987 album Tango in the Night. It was written by Lindsey Buckingham and Richard Dashut. In the US, the song was released as the fifth single from the album as the follow-up to "Everywhere". It charted in March 1988, and reached number 90 on the Billboard Hot 100 singles chart.

In the UK, it was released as the fourth single following "Little Lies", where it debuted at number 91 on 19 December 1987. It later went on to peak at #54 on 19 January 1988. "Family Man" was released as a special limited edition box set featuring the 7" single, plus two prints by Susan Young and Christine Tongue. The 12" included several mixes of "Family Man" as well as the album track, "You and I, Part II".

The song is also featured on both the UK and US versions of the 2002 release The Very Best of Fleetwood Mac.

Track listing[edit]

12" US single (Warner Brothers Records 0-20842)

  1. "Family Man" (Extended vocal remix) – 8:30
  2. "Family Man" (I'm a Jazz Man dub) – 8:52
  3. "Family Man" (Extended guitar remix) – 6:26
  4. "Family Party" (bonus beats) – 4:36
  5. "Down Endless Street" – 4:24


Chart positions[edit]

Chart (1987) Peak
Australian ARIA Singles Chart 83
UK Singles Chart[1] 54
US Billboard Hot 100 90
US Adult Contemporary Chart 23
German Top 40 Singles Chart 29
Netherlands Top 40 Singles Chart 23


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