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Column: Grab some juice (Ocean Spray?) and vibe to Fleetwood Mac

<p>Brooke Dougherty writes for the opinion desk at The Daily Tar Heel.&nbsp;</p>
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Brooke Dougherty writes for the opinion desk at The Daily Tar Heel. 

Fleetwood Mac is making a comeback, and I, for one, am not complaining. It might be that Gen Z is finally catching on to what good music really is, but it’s more likely thanks to Nathan Apodaca’s recent viral TikTok. You know, the one where he's skateboarding down the road while (very joyfully) downing some cranberry juice? 

"Dreams," the song featured in the video, is currently number three on Rolling Stone's Top 100 Songs chart. Sometimes, it’s the little things that make us smile, and the uplifting energy of Apodaca’s TikTok does just that.

Times are stressful, but hearing Fleetwood Mac circulating recently has brightened a few of my days. It also fits in with the season; something about Stevie Nicks’ ethereal presence screams autumn to me, and I find myself listening to their music on repeat as the leaves change colors and we make our way through October. 

If you’re interested in exploring more of Fleetwood Mac’s discography, but don’t know where to start, look no further! 

My favorite Fleetwood Mac songs (in no particular order, because it’s always changing):

"Silver Springs" ("Rumours")

"Planets of the Universe" (Demo from "Rumours") – This one is one of my favorites because it’s an unfinished, raw rendition of the song.

"Everywhere" ("Tango In the Night")

"Little Lies" ("Tango In the Night")

"Rhiannon" ("Fleetwood Mac")

"Gypsy" ("Mirage")

"Storms" ("Tusk")

"Songbird" ("Rumours") 

"You Make Loving Fun" ("Rumours")

"Seven Wonders" ("Tango In the Night")

"Say You Love Me" ("Fleetwood Mac") 

"Sara" ("Tusk") 

Honorable mentions: The Classics

"The Chain" ("Rumours")

"Landslide" ("Fleetwood Mac")

"Go Your Own Way" ("Rumours") 

"Don’t Stop" ("Rumours")

And, of course, "Dreams" ("Rumours")

Bonus: Four of my favorite solo Stevie Nicks songs

"Blue Denim" ("Street Angel") 

"Rooms on Fire" ("The Other Side of the Mirror")

"Leather and Lace" ("Bella Donna" – Duet with Don Henley)

"Has Anyone Ever Written Anything for You" ("Rock a Little")

"Stop Draggin' My Heart Around" ("Bella Donna" – Duet with Tom Petty)

More honorable mentions: Tom Petty duets featuring Stevie Nicks

"Insider" ("Hard Promises") – My favorite version is from "Live at the Forum in 1981."

"The Apartment Song" (Demo on "An American Treasure") 

Now more than ever, we could all do with a little extra positive energy. Fleetwood Mac has transcended generational bounds with perfect timing. Whether you’ve been listening to them your whole life, got into their music after watching American Horror Story’s "Coven" or discovered them through Harry Styles’ "The Chain" cover, Fleetwood Mac has music for all. I’d recommend turning up the volume, putting your driver’s seat windows down and going for a long drive.

If you need me, I’ll be recreating that iconic TikTok, but maybe with apple juice instead of cranberry.


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