Songbird (Fleetwood Mac song)
This article relies largely or entirely on a single source. (May 2011)
|Song by Fleetwood Mac|
|from the album Rumours|
|Recorded||March 3, 1976, Zellerbach Auditorium, Berkeley, California|
|Producer(s)||Fleetwood Mac, Ken Caillat, Richard Dashut|
|Rumours track listing|
"Songbird" is a popular song by British American rock band 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. The song came to McVie at 3am; she composed and wrote the whole song in half an hour, and played it continuously until she could record it the same morning. 
|United Kingdom (BPI)||Silver||200,000|
sales+streaming figures based on certification alone
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. "Songbird" finally charted in the UK in September 2009 at number 56, after a contestant (Shanna Goodhead) performed the song on The X Factor.
In popular culture
"Songbird" was originally going to be used for the 2013 video game Grand Theft Auto V for the non-fictional Los Santos Rock Radio station, but never made it into the final version of the game.
- Desert Island Discs, Christine McVie, BBC Radio 4, 22nd Dec 2017
- "British single certifications – Fleetwood Mac – Songbird". British Phonographic Industry. Retrieved 17 May 2019. Select singles in the Format field. Select Silver in the Certification field. Type Songbird in the "Search BPI Awards" field and then press Enter.
- The Official UK Albums Chart Top 75, August 25, 2001. Retrieved May 8, 2011.
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