Warner Bros.
Release date
18 May 2007
Running length
11 tracks
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    Track     Duration Listeners
1 Second Hand News 2:47 221,767
2 Dreams 4:12 520,087
3 Never Going Back Again 1:55 262,797
4 Don't Stop 3:09 404,564
5 Go Your Own Way 3:38 604,889
6 Songbird 3:24 207,390
7 The Chain 2:54 351,950
8 You Make Loving Fun 3:28 331,062
9 I Don't Want to Know 3:18 141,133
10 Oh Daddy 3:55 144,984
11 Gold Dust Woman 4:59 189,086

About this album

Rumours is the eleventh studio album by British-American rock band Fleetwood Mac. Largely recorded in California during 1976, it was produced by the band with Ken Caillat and Richard Dashut and was released on 4 February 1977 by Warner Bros. Records. The record peaked at the top of both the main United States Billboard chart and the United Kingdom Albums Chart. “Go Your Own Way”, “Don’t Stop”, “Dreams”, and “You Make Loving Fun” were released as singles. A Grammy Award winner, Rumours is Fleetwood Mac’s most successful release with sales of over 40 million copies worldwide, and diamond certifications in several countries, including the US, UK and Australia.

The band wanted to expand on the commercial success of the 1975 record Fleetwood Mac, but struggled with relationship breakups before recording started. The Rumours studio sessions were marked by hedonistic behaviour and interpersonal strife between Fleetwood Mac members; these experiences informed the album’s lyrics. Influenced by pop music, the record’s tracks were recorded using a combination of acoustic and electric instruments. The mixing process delayed the completion of Rumours, but was finished by the end of 1976. Following the album’s release in 1977, Fleetwood Mac undertook worldwide promotional tours.

Rumours garnered widespread critical acclaim. Praise centred on its production quality and harmonies, which frequently relied on the interplay among three vocalists. The record has inspired the work of musical acts in different genres.

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  • micahaguas

    I can't believe I've never noticed the set of balls hanging on the album cover until just now...I'm utterly stunned.

    4 Jan 5:53am Reply
  • JuniorMcCartney

    If you are currently in a relationship hold on to this one, chances are you are gonna need it.

    2 Jan 7:48am Reply
  • kiwipocho

    Un album completísimo. Todas y cada una de sus canciones son buenísimas.

    13 Dec 2013 Reply
  • angelosam_

    Um dos melhores álbuns que já ouvi.

    2 Dec 2013 Reply
  • kajo_93

    This album overshadows the other ones too much. And I find Tusk, Mirage and Tango in the Night much more enjoyable.

    27 Oct 2013 Reply
  • EpicGeeza36

    deserves the recognition it has, just a brilliantly structured album with such emotion in it

    10 Sep 2013 Reply
  • TylerSymes

    @DavidSmith98 Most of those glee fans would have listened to Go Your Own Way or another song before as well.

    7 Sep 2013 Reply
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    29 Aug 2013 Reply
  • colobela

    Known first about them in Sound City. That was an awesome documentary!

    5 Jul 2013 Reply
  • the_strand

    I used to hate this album as a kid. My mom used to play it in the morning on weekends. Listening to it now, I like it but it drags quite a bit in the middle.

    5 Jul 2013 Reply
  • Abomination317

    Very very dull.

    9 May 2013 Reply
  • PanienkaPaulina

    Mam do sprzedania ten album.

    1 May 2013 Reply
  • treradical

    Such an incredible album.

    8 Apr 2013 Reply
  • DavidSmith98

    i understand glee helps show people this "older" music because not everyone is born awesome, but i really would expect more people to dig into stuff like Rumours on their own even now. it's sold what 25 million? 35 million? come on it's not hard to find

    4 Apr 2013 Reply
  • DavidSmith98

    fuck glee (2) and this album is proof of Mick Fleetwood's fantastic drumming

    4 Apr 2013 Reply
  • shibuyadepunch

    great album no matter what musical background you come from. [4] So true!

    24 Mar 2013 Reply
  • mauriciocaton

    Fuck Glee

    6 Mar 2013 Reply
  • mauriciocaton

    this is so fucking epic

    16 Feb 2013 Reply
  • XDRory

    @supersmashsteve Unfortunately that's the world we now live in. Depressing, isn't it?

    10 Feb 2013 Reply
  • Pusstulio

    great album no matter what musical background you come from. [3]

    9 Feb 2013 Reply
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