Seven Wonders (song)

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"Seven Wonders"
Seven Wonders single.jpg
Single by Fleetwood Mac
from the album Tango in the Night
B-side "Book of Miracles"
Released 29 June 1987
Recorded 1986
Genre Pop rock
Length 3:33
Label Warner Bros.
Fleetwood Mac singles chronology
"Big Love"
"Seven Wonders"
"Little Lies"
"Big Love"
"Seven Wonders"
"Little Lies"
Music video
"Seven Wonders" on YouTube

"Seven Wonders" is a song by British-American rock band 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 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 and 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 the song "Goth Star" from the album Dark Rift. In 2013, Classixx sampled "Seven Wonders" in the song "Hanging Gardens" from the 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] "Seven Wonders" supplies the title and the leitmotif for the third part of Caren Gussoff's novella Three Songs for Roxy.

Track listing[edit]

12" UK single (Warner Bros. Records W8317T)

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

Credits and personnel[edit]



  1. ^ Explanation of lyrics on
  2. ^ a b "Chart Moves: John Legend, Sara Bareilles Hit New Highs; Imagine Dragons Close In On Coldplay Hot 100 History; Daft Punk's 'Lucky' Grows Post-Grammys". 9 February 2014. Retrieved 1 March 2014. 
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  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. ^ "Single Search: Fleetwood Mac – "Seven Wonders"" (in German). Media Control. Retrieved 20 February 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. ^ " Fleetwood Mac – "Seven Wonders"" (ASP). Hung Medien. MegaCharts. Retrieved 5 May 2013. 
  10. ^ " Fleetwood Mac – "Seven Wonders"" (ASP). Hung Medien. Recording Industry Association of New Zealand. Retrieved 5 May 2013. 
  11. ^ Salaverri, Fernando (September 2005). Sólo éxitos: año a año, 1959–2002 (1st ed.). Spain: Fundación Autor-SGAE. ISBN 84-8048-639-2. 
  12. ^ "The Official Charts Company – "Seven Wonders" by Fleetwood Mac Search". The Official Charts Company. 6 May 2013. 
  13. ^ a b c "Allmusic: Tango in the Night: Charts & Awards: Billboard Albums". Retrieved 2 May 2011. 
  14. ^ Nielsen Business Media, Inc (26 December 1987). Billboard Magazine – Year End Charts of 1987. 

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