Christine McVie Death: Fleetwood Mac’s ‘Rumors’ Set For Top 10 Return on Charts?

Christine McVie’s legacy clearly still remains despite her untimely death, as Fleetwood Mac’s 1977 album “Rumors” is set to make a comeback to the charts’ top 10.

According to reportsthe seminal LP rose 15 spots and experienced a 200% uplift compared to the same period last week as per the Official Charts Company.

This comes after the recent news of the death of McVie, who died after a “short illness” at the age of 79 last Nov. 30.

The statement that announced her death read: “We kindly ask that you respect the family’s privacy at this extremely painful time, and we would like everyone to keep Christine in their hearts and remember the life of an incredible human being, and revered musician who was loved universally.”

True to the statement, McVie’s music was truly loved universally. Fans took to the streaming platforms to remember the singer-songwriter’s greatest works, like “Everywhere,” “Little Lies,” “Songbord,” and more.

Furthermore, Billboard released their annual year-end charts that included the Top Rock Albums of 2022, and “Rumors” topped the list.

Other albums included in the list: Queen’s “Greatest Hits,” “Diamonds” by Elton John, followed by Creedence Clearwater Revival’s “Chronicle: The Greatest Hits.”

In sixth place is Nirvana’s “Nevermind,” then Tom Petty and The Heartbreakers’ “Greatest Hits,” Guns N’ Roses’ “Greatest Hits, and “Back in Black” by AC/DC.

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Fleetwood Mac released “Rumors” in February 1977, and was mostly inspired by the heartbreak the members were nursing.

It was the rock band’s first No. 1 album on the UK Albums Chart as well as the US Billboard 200, making it one of their most prominent albums.

Moreover, while it enjoyed commercial success, “Rumors” also enjoyed critical acclaim, as it won Album of the Year at the 1977 Grammy Awards.

The album is divided into two sides. Side one includes “Second Hand News,” “Dreams,” “Never Going Back Again,” “Don’t Stop,” “Go Your Own Way,” and “Songbird.”

Side two includes “The Chain,” “You Make Loving Fun,” “Don’t Want to know, “Oh Daddy,” and “Gold Dust Woman.”

Fleetwood Mac’s eleventh studio album not only put them higher up on the charts and on the map, but it also continued to be one of the greatest albums in music history, as per Rolling Stone.

Metacritic gave it a 99 out of 100 rating, AllMusic, The Independent, Rolling Stone, Uncut, and Blender all gave the album five out of five stars, while Pitchfork gave it a perfect score of 10.

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