Seven Wonders (song)

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"Seven Wonders"
Single by Fleetwood Mac
from the album Tango in the Night
B-side "Book of Miracles"
Released June 5, 1987
Format 7", 12", cassette single
Recorded 1986
Genre Pop
Length 3:37
Label Warner Bros.
Writer(s) Stevie Nicks, Sandy Stewart
Producer(s) Lindsey Buckingham, Richard Dashut
Fleetwood Mac singles chronology
"Big Love"
(1987)
"Seven Wonders"
(1987)
"Little Lies"
(1987)
Music video
"Seven Wonders" on YouTube

"Seven Wonders" is a song by Fleetwood Mac. It was released as the second single from the band's 1987 album Tango in the Night.

Stevie Nicks performed the lead vocals on this song, which was written by Sandy Stewart with contributed lyrics by Stevie Nicks. While listening to the demo by Stewart (who did not provide any written lyrics), Nicks misunderstood the phrase "All the way down you held the line" as "All the way down to Emmeline", which is what she sang. Nicks also added an ambiguous word, sounding like "Sara" or "Tara", during the breaks between choruses and verses. (The word may refer to Nicks' song "Sara", on Fleetwood Mac's 1978 album Tusk, or even to another Nicks composition on Tango in the Night, "Welcome to the Room... Sara"; the lyrics to the latter song include references to Scarlett O'Hara and Tara, and Nicks has used the name "Sara" several times in the past as a pseudonym for herself.) Some fans have also speculated that she may be saying "Aaron" rather than "Sara" or "Tara." The title of the demo by Sandy Stewart was reportedly called "Aaron." These additions as well as various other changes to the lyrics, led to Nicks' credit as co-writer of the song.[1]

The song was also released as a 12-inch single, which included an extended remix, a dub mix, and an instrumental, "Book of Miracles", which later became the track "Juliet" on Nicks' 1989 album The Other Side of the Mirror. A limited edition 12-inch picture disc version was also released in the UK.

In other media[edit]

In 2009 Pictureplane sampled "Seven Wonders" in song "Goth Star" from album Dark Rift. In 2013 Classixx sampled "Seven Wonders" in song "Hanging Gardens" from album of the same name. "The Seven Wonders", the season finale of American Horror Story: Coven, opened with Nicks performing the song. This helped the song to reach #18 on the Billboard 'Digital Rock Songs' chart with sales of 13,000.[2]

Track listing[edit]

12" UK single (Warner Bros. Records W8317T)

  1. "Seven Wonders" (extended remix)
  2. "Book of Miracles" (instrumental)
  3. "Seven Wonders" (dub)

Charts[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Explanation of lyrics on songmeanings.net
  2. ^ a b "Chart Moves: John Legend, Sara Bareilles Hit New Highs; Imagine Dragons Close In On Hot 100 History; Daft Punk's 'Lucky' Grows Post-Grammys". Billboard.biz. 9 February 2014. Retrieved 1 March 2014. 
  3. ^ Kent, David (1993). Australian Chart Book 1970–1992. St Ives, NSW: Australian Chart Book. ISBN 0-646-11917-6. 
  4. ^ "ultratop.be Fleetwood Mac – "Seven Wonders"" (ASP). Hung Medien (in Dutch). Ultratop. Retrieved 5 May 2013. 
  5. ^ "Top Singles - Volume 46, No. 22". RPM. 5 September 1987. Retrieved 5 May 2013. 
  6. ^ "Adult Contemporary - Volume 46, No. 24". RPM. 19 September 1987. Retrieved 5 May 2013. 
  7. ^ "dutchcharts.nl Fleetwood Mac – "Seven Wonders"" (ASP). Hung Medien. MegaCharts. Retrieved 5 May 2013. 
  8. ^ "Search the Charts" (enter "Fleetwood Mac" into the "Search by Artist" box, then select "Search"). Irish Recorded Music Association. Retrieved 3 May 2010. 
  9. ^ "charts.org.nz Fleetwood Mac – "Seven Wonders"" (ASP). Hung Medien. Recording Industry Association of New Zealand. Retrieved 5 May 2013. 
  10. ^ Salaverri, Fernando (September 2005). Sólo éxitos: año a año, 1959–2002 (1st ed.). Spain: Fundación Autor-SGAE. ISBN 84-8048-639-2. 
  11. ^ "The Official Charts Company – "Seven Wonders" by Fleetwood Mac Search". The Official Charts Company. 6 May 2013. 
  12. ^ a b c "Allmusic: Tango in the Night: Charts & Awards: Billboard Albums". allmusic.com. Retrieved 2 May 2011. 
  13. ^ "Single Search: Fleetwood Mac – "Seven Wonders"" (in German). Media Control. Retrieved 20 February 2013. 
  14. ^ Nielsen Business Media, Inc (26 December 1987). Billboard Magazine – Year End Charts of 1987. 

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