Random thought after a few drinks: if she were to re-record this today with, say, Max Martin, with every bit as many synthesizers but with new production values that aren't QUITE so eighties, could it take over the world?
I'd like to think so.
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." 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.
Dieses Lied machte mich endgültig zum "Stevie Nicks"- fan. Schon das Album "Rumors" von Fleetwood Mac hat bewiesen, dass Sie eine hervorragende Sängerin ist. Ihre Stimme klingt zwar etwas tief, ist aber klar und voll. Nebenbei sieht Sie noch gut aus. Ich mag Sie sehr.