For today’s post I would like to do a countdown of my top five picks for most magical songs by Stevie Nicks. I love the music of Stevie Nicks, both solo and with Fleetwood Mac. This countdown will have songs that have an ethereal and magical feel that Stevie is so known for!
Number 5: Gold Dust Woman
~This song has the mystical feeling that helped to make Stevie Nicks a household name. The song is really a song about the band’s usage of cocaine, but it also can be listened to as a much more ephemeral metaphor.
Number 4: Silver Springs
~This song was one that Stevie was very distraught to see removed from the Rumours album (due to time, and fairness of having equal numbers of writing credits). It always reminds me of being next to a babbling brook in the woods communing with nature.
Number 3: Sorcerer
~This song is one that uses the metaphor of two magic workers, the sorcerer and the woman from the mountain. My husband always tells me this song reminds him of me, so it had to rank upon this list!
Number 2: Seven Wonders
~Seven Wonders is just a truly magical sounding song, and even was performed by Stevie Nicks in the season finale of American Horror Story: Coven! The song makes me feel empowered and excited about life.
Number 1: Rhiannon
~Regular readers here at White Rose of Avalon are likely unsurprised that my number one magical Stevie song is Rhiannon. It truly is Stevie Nicks witchy anthem featured on her first album with Fleetwood Mac. The song takes its name from the Welsh Celtic Goddess, and Stevie always introduces the song in concert as “a song about an old Welsh witch!”
Special Mention: Leather and Lace
~This song is a duet with Don Henley, and while it is not as blatantly magical as the songs on the list, it is gorgeous and romantic! I could not resist mentioning it as it is mine and my husband’s wedding song!
Note on Image: The image at the top of the post is Stevie in the 70s. I found the image on rollingstone.com.