The Death of Christine McVie: Fleetwood Mac ‘Rumor’ Return to Top 10?

Despite Christine McVie’s untimely death, her legacy clearly lives on as Fleetwood Mac’s 1977 album Rumors returns to the top 10 name.

The groundbreaking LP has reportedly climbed 15 spots and experienced a 200% boost compared to the same period last week, according to the official chart company.

It follows McVie’s death on November 30 last year at the age of 79 following a “short illness”.

The statement announcing her passing read: “We ask that you respect the family’s privacy at this deeply distressing time, and we hope everyone will keep Kristen in their hearts and remember the life of an incredible human being, and A respected musician universally loved.”

As stated in the statement, McVie’s music is indeed universally loved. Fans have taken to the streaming platform to commemorate the singer-songwriter’s greatest hits, such as “Everywhere,” “Little Lies,” “Songbord,” and more.

Additionally, Billboard released their year-end year-end charts, which include the top rock albums of 2022, and “Rumor” topped the list.

Other albums on the list: Queen’s “Greatest Hits,” Elton John’s “Diamonds,” followed by Creedence Clearwater Revival’s “Chronicle: The Greatest Hits.”

In sixth place is Nirvana’s “Nevermind,” followed by Tom Petty and The Heartbreakers’ “Greatest Hits,” Guns N’ Roses’ “Greatest Hits,” and AC/DC’s “Back in Black.”

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Fleetwood Mac released “Rumors” in February 1977, largely inspired by the heartbreak the members were nursing.

It was the rock band’s first album to chart on the UK Albums Chart and the US Billboard 200 chart, becoming one of their most famous.

Additionally, alongside its commercial success, Rumors also received critical acclaim, as it won Album of the Year at the 1977 Grammy Awards.

The album is divided into two parts. Side one includes “Secondhand News,” “Dreams,” “Never Look Back,” “Don’t Stop,” “Go Your Own Way,” and “Songbird.”

Side two includes “The Chain,” “You Make Loving Fun,” “Don’t Want to know,” “Oh Daddy,” and “Gold Dust Woman.”

Not only did Fleetwood Mac’s eleventh studio album top the charts and maps, but it also went on to become one of the greatest albums in music history according to Rolling Stone magazine.

Metacritic gave it a 99 out of 100, AllMusic, The Independent, Rolling Stone, Uncut and Blender all gave the album five out of five stars, and Pitchfork gave it a perfect 10.

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