"Seven Wonders" - Fleetwood Mac
from the album Tango In The Night (1987)
Billboard Hot 100 peak: #19 (one week)
Weeks in the Top-40: 8
Today's SOTD comes from Fleetwood Mac, whose fifth and so far latest studio album featuring their classic five-person lineup of Stevie Nicks, Lindsey Buckingham, Christine McVie, and band namesakes Mick Fleetwood and John McVie, Tango In The Night, had scored them a top-5 hit in America with "Big Love". The second single from the record was far removed sonically from that moody and percussive song, as Stevie Nicks' "Seven Wonders", co-written (primarily) by her backup singer/protege Sandy Stewart, delved into more folk-rockish territory...
"Seven Wonders" became the second pop hit from Tango In The Night, reaching the American pop top-20 in August of 1987. The song did best on Billboard's Mainstream Rock chart, matching "Big Love"'s #2 peak, while topping out at #13 on their Adult Contemporary radio list. Internationally, while the song made the top-40 in Canada (#17), Australia, Ireland, and the Netherlands, it puttered out at #56 in Fleetwood and the McVie's native Britain.
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And here's the Mac on tour in 1987 (after Lindsey took off already)...
In 2014, Stevie reprised her "Seven Wonders" for the finale of American Horror Story: Coven, using the title to describe the test the witches must pass before becoming "the Supreme"...
Up tomorrow: Twin powers unite! A top-ten pop hit for this disco/soul group.