Stand Back (4:57)

Cover of Enchanted

From Enchanted and 22 other releases

Nicks has often told the story of how she wrote the song. She wrote it shortly after she was married to Kim Anderson. The newlyweds were driving up to San Ysidro Ranch in Santa Barbara when Prince’s song “Little Red Corvette” came on the radio. Nicks started humming along to the melody, especially inspired by the lush synthesizers of the song, and “Stand Back” was born. They stopped and got a tape recorder and she recorded the demo in the honeymoon suite that night. Later, when Nicks went into the studio to record the song, she called Prince and told him the story of how she wrote the song to his melody. He came to the studio that night and played synthesizers on it, although his contribution is uncredited on the album. Then, she says, “he just got up and left as if the whole thing happened in a dream.”[1] Prince is occasionally listed as the song’s co-writer, especially on mainland European releases.

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No one looked as I walked by
Just an invitation would have been just fine
Said no to him again and again
First he took my heart then he ran

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  • R_CH

    Such a catchy song.

    27 Jul 12:37am Reply
  • RAY7654321

    I love you Stephanie Lynn. Perfect voice and a perfect woman. Stevie as teenager: http://www.last.fm/music/Stevie+Nicks/+images/102251707

    30 Dec 2014 Reply
  • porcelainstars

    Stevie's voice is so amazing,truly unique ♥

    2 Jul 2014 Reply
  • kissmylips22

    Nicks has often told the story of how she wrote the song. She wrote it shortly after she was married to Kim Anderson. The newlyweds were driving up to San Ysidro Ranch in Santa Barbara when Prince's song "Little Red Corvette" came on the radio. Nicks started humming along to the melody, especially inspired by the lush synthesizers of the song, and "Stand Back" was born. They stopped and got a tape recorder and she recorded the demo in the honeymoon suite that night. Later, when Nicks went into the studio to record the song, she called Prince and told him the story of how she wrote the song to his melody. He came to the studio that night and played synthesizers on it, although his contribution is uncredited on the album. Then, she says, "he just got up and left as if the whole thing happened in a dream."[1] According to U.S. Copyright Office records, Prince is officially a co-writer of the song, even though he is only occasionally credited as such.[2]

    17 Jun 2014 Reply
  • silversurfer250

    Probably Stevie's best contribution.

    17 May 2014 Reply
  • JuniorMcCartney

    I need a little sympathy.

    2 May 2014 Reply
  • GenaWindstarr

    its " like a willow ,i can bend "

    17 Jan 2014 Reply
  • chyprechypre

    Malibu etched eternally.

    16 Jan 2014 Reply
  • userabc123

    favorite song by her, its alright.

    16 Nov 2013 Reply
  • MJRocker1987

    Standing in a line.

    13 Aug 2013 Reply
  • supermediadave

    She is in my top 5 female vocalists.

    12 Jul 2013 Reply
  • TheDarkSide73

    It's hard to believe this song came out so quickly..It wasn't even recorded yet when Little Red Corvette came out but it was already in the countdown with 1999..

    7 Jul 2013 Reply
  • TheDarkSide73

    This song was actually inspired by Little Red Corvette by Prince.. http://www.songfacts.com/detail.php?id=6158

    12 Mar 2013 Reply
  • tripodthunder

    This video just dominated MTV air time when I was a kid, good times!

    9 Jan 2013 Reply
  • cohrie

    stand back stand back.... Beautiful memories

    1 Sep 2012 Reply
  • shedonist

    Feel like I need a little sympathy ...

    10 Aug 2012 Reply
  • littlechuckiec

    Just incredible. Song and woman.

    22 Jul 2012 Reply
  • h3lovenote

    her voice.........."sighs" ♥

    18 Jul 2012 Reply
  • dscomic

    "Like a weirdo, I can bend..."

    6 Jul 2012 Reply
  • december1968

    Ghost writer Prince.

    2 Jun 2012 Reply
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