Go Your Own Way (3:38)

Cover of Rumours

From Rumours and 52 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 appeared 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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  • Druid66

    A blazing track from one of the best albums in rock, featuring incendiary guitar work by Lindsey Buckingham.

    28 May 5:13am Reply

    Never get tired of Fleetwood Mac

    5 Mar 1:41pm Reply
  • DZRTsurfer88


    13 Feb 1:11am Reply
  • HayleighRayment

    Don't call coax Heathcliff another baby and there's no joy and the control plays with him and he is a song which breaks my heart hearing this when he

    31 Jan 10:22pm Reply
  • selene_101


    29 Jan 4:05pm Reply
  • usamike

    Glee made me love this song !

    23 Dec 2014 Reply
  • RAY7654321

    I love you Stephanie Lynn. Stevie when I met her in July 1976 for 17 seconds, she took my breath away: http://www.last.fm/music/Stevie+Nicks/+images/51027861

    23 Nov 2014 Reply
  • bicknor

    I shall go my way................ as does everyone else.

    1 Nov 2014 Reply
  • changelingette

    suuuuuch a good song

    23 Aug 2014 Reply
  • porcelainstars

    you can go your own way

    30 Jun 2014 Reply
  • hairdon

    best band ever.....with stevie nicks

    29 Jun 2014 Reply
  • Liloucat

    I like it ..with Christine ! great :)

    4 Jun 2014 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 2014 Reply
  • littlechuckiec

    The best Mac song IMHO

    26 Apr 2014 Reply
  • Hasen_Papa

    Great live act with Christine and Stevie !

    16 Mar 2014 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 2014 Reply
  • jomabbs

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

    25 Feb 2014 Reply
  • sidney_adv

    Fleetwood Mac, espetacular!!!!

    18 Feb 2014 Reply
  • marjo47

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

    18 Feb 2014 Reply
  • davidbowiegirl

    Good song

    13 Feb 2014 Reply
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