13. Stevie Nicks

Throughout the month of February, 102.9 WMGK will count down the 20 greatest classic rock singers decided by our listener vote. 

We’ll dedicate daily blocks to one singer who’s made the list every weekday throughout the month.

MGK will celebrate Stevie Nicks on Friday, Feb. 10. 

Nicks teamed up with Lindsey Buckingham to form a successful duo during the early 1970s, but her most memorable success came after both performers joined up with Fleetwood Mac. Nicks was the female lead vocalist featured in recognizable hits like “Rhiannon” and “Landslide.”

The surviving members of Fleetwood Mac paid heartfelt tribute after the recent passing of Christin McVie. 

Stevie Nicks and Billy Joel will perform at Lincoln Financial Field in June. 

Her work has earned him the #13 spot on the list in 2023. 

MGK’s Top 20 Classic Rock Singers

20. Brad Delp

19. Steven Tyler

18. Bruce Springsteen

17. Don Henley

16. Jon Anderson

15. Mick Jagger

14. Phil Collins

13. Stevie Nicks

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8 Stellar Covers of Fleetwood Mac Songs

  • "Go Your Own Way"- The Cranberries

    Dolores O’Riordan covered the voice of Stevie Nicks flawlessly in 1996.

    “Go Your Own Way” became one of the mot popular of the many songs on Rumours with lyrics alluding to breakups.

    However, the pace of the song invokes enough of a light mood despite its depressing lyrics. Listeners have the two legendary female singers to thank for that.

  • "The Chain"- Evanescence

    Amy Lee also nailed the Fleetwood Mac sound in the 2019 cover of “The Chain,” another intense song from Rumours.

  • "Don't Stop"- Elton John

    Elton John covered the upbeat classic “Don’t Stop” from Rumours in 1998.

  • "Landslide"- The Dixie Chicks

    The Dixie Chicks, who have now shortened their name to just the Chicks, covered “Landslide” in 2002.

    They added their own country sound, especially in the song’s opening, to put a new spin on the Fleetwood Mac classic.

    It became one of the many cover songs that many fans from a younger generation have heard more than the original version.


  • "Landslide"- The Smashing Pumpkins

    Billy Corgan switched it up from his typical style for this Fleetwood Mac cover.

    The Smashing Pumpkins became famous for a heavier sound, especially in the opening lines of top hits like “Bullet with Butterfly Wings” and “Today.”

    However, the creative idea worked for them, especially in this 2018 performance.

  • "Go Your Own Way"- Carrie Underwood/Lindsey Buckingham

    Maybe it’s not entirely a cover if a Fleetwood Mac band member was involved with the performance.

    Regardless, Carrie Underwood and Lindsey Buckingham performed “Go Your Own Way” together in 2007.

  • "Dreams"- Vanessa Carlton

    The soothing voice of Vanessa Carlton hits a little bit differently than Stevie Nicks. Her talent as a pianist, however, recreates the element Christine McVie brought to Fleetwood Mac.

  • "The Chain"- Florence and the Machine

    Before Evanescence stole the show, Florence and the Machine played “The Chain” in 2010.

Colin Newby is a digital content contributor for 97.5 The Fanatic, 93.3 WMMR, and 102.9 WMGK in Beasley Media's Philadelphia cluster. Topics include sports, music, entertainment, and Philadelphia local stories. He earned degrees as a Bachelor of Arts from Temple University and a Master of Science from Saint Joseph's University. His writing experience includes credentialed coverage of the NHL and the Philadelphia Flyers. He joined the Professional Hockey Writers' Association in 2022.

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