what do you think is stevies favourite song sh…

what do you think is stevies favourite song she's ever written?

Hey anon! I like to think she’s very proud of everything she’s written, as she should be! But I don’t know… All the classics maybe? ‘Rhiannon’, ‘Landslide’, ‘Has Anyone Ever Written Anything For You’, ‘Stand Back’, ‘Moonlight’,… I could go on forever, lol, so I’m going to post some quotes where she mentions some of her favorites. I’m sure there are many more mentions out there, but this is a start…

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“Probably my favorite Stevie Nicks song, if I, I mean it’s really, that’s a hard question. But I would probably say that “Dreams” is probably my favorite song. Cuz it’s the one that I, that I , always enjoy doing it on stage, no matter what you know. It’s the song that never gets kicked outta the set.”  – Chum Radio, 2001

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“I have different favorites at different times in my life. And that doesn’t necessarily mean like I put out an album and one of the songs on that album is now my favorite song. It doesn’t mean that at all. It just means that whatever is happening to me in my life kind of tends to move me towards what might be my favorite song to sing on stage.” – 2011

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“Right now, for me, my favorite song is “Moonlight (A Vampire’s Dream)” [from In Your Dreams]. But part of that song was written in the mid-’70s, so that — it’s kind of an ancient song that travels down through time between Lindsay and Stevie and Edward and Bella. So for right now that’s my favorite.” – 2011

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“My personal favorite is Bombay Sapphires. When it says, ‘I can see past you to the white sand,’ that sentence right there is the whole reason for Bombay Sapphires. It means that I’m really trying to get over something, and though I’m freaked out about it I’m looking to the green ocean and can see past all of these problems to the incredibly beautiful white sand and the ocean beyond it. I’m gonna be OK because I am movin’ past you. And when Bombay Sapphires almost got pulled off the record because it wasn’t recorded right, I was horrified that one line was not gonna be on the record. It’s really important for me to tell people that if they’re in an unhappy situation they should not stay forever and be miserable. […] It was done in one night. I really did have a vision for that song, and nobody else saw my vision. The first time it was too R&B, the second time it was too Wagner, dirge-like. The third time it was back to its little funky reggae self.”  – VH1  Interview, 2001

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“One of my favorite songs on the record is called Illume.” – NicksFix Q&A, 2003

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I put ‘best of’ on it, but it’s really my favorite songs, my ‘space in time,’ the personal hits in my heart. I figured if I was going to pull them out, it was time to explain why they were written. So I typed two pages about every song, what experience caused me to write it. I tried to read Has Anyone Ever Written Anything About You to my parents, and we all choked up—my father, who will not shed a tear, walked out of the room to compose himself.” – The Denver Post, 1991

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Sara was my favorite [song] – for that kind of song. Sara was, and is, the love of my life. There are different kinds of favorites. You have your miserable favorites and your happy favorites. I can’t pick just one [song].” – Arizona Living Magazine, 1983

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Edge of Seventeen definitely – that’s probably the closest to being my favorite [song]. It was written about my uncle Jon having cancer and and that was about the time of [the murder of] John Lennon, and it was right before we knew Robin was sick – the final ‘white winged dove.’ When it starts playing my head turns around.” – Arizona Living, 1983

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The Blue Lamp is one of my very favorite songs. Blue Lamp was written about a blue lamp that my mother gave me when I first joined Fleetwood Mac. [A] very heavy leaded glass lamp that I carried on an airplane home with a friend of mine, she carried the base and I carried the shade, home to L.A. And we were really afraid it was going to get broken because it was this, you know, leaded glass lamp. They didn’t want us to take it on the plane cause it was too big. Well, we got it on the plane, by screaming and yelling and crying. So that is the lamp that I carried from my mother’s home. And it became and has remained my favorite possesion. It is the one thing that never changes. It is without a doubt the only light that shines through the shining night much of the time for me. And the blue lamp was supposed to be on the cover [of Bella Donna], the picture of the blue lamp. And I decided to change the cover so there are some very, very wonderful pictures of this group of women and this room and stuff around this blue lamp. So someday those pictures will come out and you’ll get to really see the blue lamp. Cause it really is the most beautiful thing you’ve ever seen, it looks like a huge blue mushroom. And it’s a wonderful thing for my mom, too, because it’s all so real, even though it sounds like sort of a gothic fairy tale song, you know, it’s totally real, every line in it is real.“ – WLIR interview, 1981

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“The most recent [song on Bella Donna] is Edge of Seventeen, which is also my favorite song on the record… Edge of Seventeen closes it [the album] -chronologically, anyway – with the loss of John Lennon and an uncle at the same time. That song is sort of about how no amount of money or power could save them. I was angry, helpless, hurt, sad.” – Bam Magazine, 1981

The Edge of Seventeen is my favorite tune. It’s the one that I really can’t wait to do onstage.” – WLIR New York interview, 1981

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“Stand Back was inspired by Prince, by Little Red Corvette, which, if you really listen carefully, you can sing Stand Back along to Little Red Corvette, and you can sing Little Red Corvette along to Stand Back. So, I gave him half of the song though, for that inspiration. That is, and always remains, my favorite song onstage to this day, and I’ve probably performed Stand Back– Fleetwood Mac even did Stand Back on two different tours. So then, I *always* do it on mine, so that means that since the day it came out, it has been performed in concert every time, either me or Fleetwood Mac went out [on tour]. So there’s something very exciting about Stand Back… when those drums start, you know, when it comes on the radio, I know it, I can hear it from, like, miles. And I know that it’s my song.” – 1994

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But her favorite track has bigger concerns than romance. “Mabel Normand” was written in 1985 after Nicks watched a documentary about the eponymous 1920s silent performer, who was “the rock star of her time.” She was also a cocaine addict. – OUT Magazine, 2014

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I really love the one that’s just me and the piano that’s called ‘Lady’ because it was the first piano song I ever wrote.” – 

Kathie Lee & Hoda, 2014

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“I thought, well, since ‘Alice’ happens to be one of my favorites, not that it was ever planned to be a single or that kind of a song, it probably is my favorite.” – 1989