Mike’s Top Five Stevie Nicks Singles
Stevie Nicks will be performing at the Xcel Energy Center tonight with special guest The Pretenders. Both of these artists have plenty of music to draw from in their long storied careers so this should be a memorable concert for those that go.
Nicks gained her fame as a member of Fleetwood Mac and had several songs written by her become hits including "Rhiannon," "Dreams," "Sara," "Gypsy" and more. She released her first solo album in 1981. Bella Donna was a huge hit for her as she capitalized on her Fleetwood Mac fame, propelling it to No. 1 on the U.S. Billboard 200. This release was also her best-selling album, although six of her eight studio works would go on to place in the U.S. Top 10.
I wish I was going to see this show, because I enjoy both Nicks and The Pretenders, but I'll have to settle for putting together a Top Five Favorite Stevie Nicks singles list instead:
This duet with Tom Petty was the first single from the Bella Donna album and peaked at No. 3 on the U.S. Billboard Hot 100.
This tune was the lead single from her 1983 release, The Wild Heart. This was another hit for Nicks, reaching No. 5 on the U.S. Billboard Hot 100 and No. 2 on the Top Mainstream Rock Tracks chart.
Taken from her third studio album, Rock a Little, this single scored Nicks another hit, coming in at No. 4 on the U.S. Billboard Hot 100 and No. 1 on the Top Mainstream Rock Songs chart in 1985.
This was the first single from her Rock a Little album and a song I used on my audition tape upon graduating from Brown Institute. It topped out at No. 16 on the U.S. Billboard Hot 100 and No. 6 on the Top Mainstream Rock Songs chart.
As the lead single from Nicks' fourth studio album, The Other Side of the Mirror, it reached No. 16 on the U.S. Billboard Hot 100 and No. 1 on the Top Mainstream Rock Songs chart in 1989.