Started up in the late 1960’s, Fleetwood Mac is a British-American band that has amazingly kept the founding members for which they were named. They’ve sold roughly 100 million records worldwide and are still active today, which is saying a lot for an older band that was popular when a lot of us were either very young or not yet born. As of today they’ve contributed quite a bit to pop culture and continue to do so as aging fans and new fans come together to enjoy their music and the delightful feel it gives to so many different film and TV shows. Chances are they’ll be one of the many to be remembered for generations to come.
Here are a few of their hits that have been big with current pop culture.
5. Guardians of the Galaxy vol. 2-The Chain
Since the first film Guardians of the Galaxy have made it known that their choice in music stems largely from Quill’s chosen repertoire and his love for older music from his childhood. Some might think that this might have hampered the film just a bit but honestly it’s made it that much better. The more meaningful sounds and lyrics of the older songs definitely give Guardians an edge that a lot of films don’t have.
4. The Tonight Show w/ Jay Leno-Say You Will
Anytime a band goes on a live talk show it could be a big step up in their career or it could mean that they’re on a downward slide. For Fleetwood Mac however, a band that’s already proven their worth and can do so much, it was just one more appearance that continued to prove that they were among the rock elite and could be counted on to provide a stirring live performance.
3. South Park-Landslide
Despite it’s rather simplistic animation and convoluted story lines, South Park is known for employing decent music now and again. It might not be the most respected adult cartoon but it’s definitely one of the most popular. It stands to reason that many bands would simply allow their music to be played on the show simply because it would be another bit of exposure.
2. Black Mass-Warm Ways
Black Mass is the story of James “Whitey” Bulger, a notorious gangster from Boston that created a reign of terror that lasted for a good long while. While the movie took certain liberties a lot of people said that Depp did a rather good job of depicting the infamous thug. The real Bulger apparently wasn’t too impressed however, but given all that’s been said about him it’s not too surprising.
1. American Horror Story: Coven-Seven Wonders
It was Stevie Nicks for the most part that showed up in AHS: Coven, but the song was a part of Fleetwood Mac’s long list of hits as well. The song helped to set the backdrop for the final two episodes of Coven as the young witches finally could look forward to the tests that would enable them to decide just who the next Supreme would be. Thankfully it wasn’t Madison.
Fleetwood Mac’s music is simply powerful and impressive all at once.