Songbird (Fleetwood Mac song)

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"Songbird" cover
Song by Fleetwood Mac from the album Rumours
Released February 1977
Recorded March 3, 1976, Zellerbach Auditorium, Berkeley, California
Genre Rock
Length 3:20
Label Warner Bros.
Writer(s) Christine McVie
Producer(s) Fleetwood Mac, Ken Caillat, Richard Dashut
Rumours track listing

"Songbird" is a popular song by Fleetwood Mac. It first appeared on the 1977 album Rumours and was released as the B-side of the single "Dreams". It is one of four songs written solely by Christine McVie on the album. She would frequently sing the song at concerts.


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Eva Cassidy's version was released in 1998 on her posthumous compilation album of the same name Songbird. Despite being released two years after her death from melanoma, the album eventually reached number 1 in the UK in 2001.[1] "Songbird" finally charted in the UK in September 2009 at number 56, after a contestant (Shanna Goodhead) performed the song on The X Factor.

Willie Nelson covered "Songbird" on his own 2006 album Songbird, making it the second album to be named after the song. The album peaked at #87 on the Billboard 200.


  1. ^ The Official UK Albums Chart Top 75, August 25, 2001. Retrieved May 8, 2011.

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