Go Your Own Way (3:38)

Cover of Rumours

From Rumours and 49 other releases

“Go Your Own Way” is a song written by Lindsey Buckingham and performed by Fleetwood Mac. It is one of the band’s most enduring hits.

It was the first single to be released from the highly successful album, Rumours, which was to be released in February 1977 and peaked at number ten on the Billboard Hot 100. It is ranked #119 on Rolling Stone’s list of the 500 Greatest Songs of All Time, one of the group’s two entries along with “Rhiannon (Will You Ever Win)”, and is on The Rock and Roll Hall of Fame’s 500 Songs that Shaped Rock and Roll list. The song will appear as a playable track in the music video games, Rock Band 2 and Guitar Hero: World Tour.

Buckingham wrote this song with regard to his bandmate Stevie Nicks, with whom he had just ended a romantic relationship. It describes their breakup, with the most obvious line being, “Packing up, shacking up is all you want to do.” Nicks insisted she never shacked up with anyone when they were together, and wanted Lindsey to take out the line, but he refused.


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  • changelingette

    suuuuuch a good song

    23 Aug 4:21am Reply
  • blackcordelias

    the best "up yours" song

    11 Jul 10:56am Reply
  • porcelainstars

    you can go your own way

    30 Jun 5:15pm Reply
  • TheBullfrog

    I prefer Blues Mac to Pop Mac. www.jackybullfrog.com

    29 Jun 8:45pm Reply
  • hairdon

    best band ever.....with stevie nicks

    29 Jun 12:46pm Reply
  • Liloucat

    I like it ..with Christine ! great :)

    4 Jun 9:12pm Reply
  • PsychoDad149

    Awesomest album EVER. Most bands counted on one hit per album, maybe two, three if lucky. There was MAYBE one on Rumours that WASN'T a hit.

    31 May 11:26pm Reply
  • littlechuckiec

    The best Mac song IMHO

    26 Apr 1:29pm Reply
  • Hasen_Papa

    Great live act with Christine and Stevie !

    16 Mar 11:36am Reply
  • MackSpane

    How funny to see that RAYMOND.... I was just coming on here to mention, though I always knew Mick Fleetwood was an amazing drummer, you just have no idea HOW amazing until you see him play. Carl Palmer and Liberty DeVito are about the only two guys from the same time period I would put in his class. IIRC, Mick Fleetwood won the Playboy award for Best Rock Drummer something like 12 years consecutively, and though, to my knowledge, they no longer hand out those awards, it was no joke to get that award back then. Also, IIRC, Billy Joel on Keyboards was the only other artist to win as many consecutive awards, though of course Joel's awards were for piano/keyboards.

    16 Mar 10:15am Reply
  • jomabbs

    this just shows how go mick Fleetwood is on drums, I think he is so under rated.

    25 Feb 4:38pm Reply
  • sidney_adv

    Fleetwood Mac, espetacular!!!!

    18 Feb 7:30pm Reply
  • marjo47

    Good version with Christine McVie, she has been a great asset to this band to.Love Stevie Nix also!

    18 Feb 3:42pm Reply
  • davidbowiegirl

    Good song

    13 Feb 1:12pm Reply
  • scattyman

    Great song, also great news on Christine McVie returning to the band full time :-)

    15 Jan 4:50pm Reply
  • Druid66

    Wonderful, rocking kiss-off song. Guitars, drums, harmonies are just incredible on this!

    26 Dec 2013 Reply
  • t69gto

    Ahhhhh, The 70's I can dig it!

    7 Dec 2013 Reply
  • littlechuckiec

    spacemonkey2977 you said it all.

    23 Nov 2013 Reply
  • Storchel

    My god, this is miles away from their early stuff with Peter Green

    6 Nov 2013 Reply
  • kappicraig

    Old song but still brilliant.

    23 Oct 2013 Reply
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