“Everywhere” by Fleetwood Mac
It can be said that from the vocalist’s perspective, the lyrics of “Everywhere” speak to Christine McVie being in the euphoric stage of a romance. But the problem with coming to so simple of a conclusion is that the wording also implies that the addressee, i.e. the apple of her eye, has yet to actually accept her as a lover.
But as plainly indicated, the vocalist ‘wants to be with him everywhere’. And what’s being further implied is that she has already made these feelings known to him. As such, the singer is imploring the addressee to expeditiously take her hand. For if not she will suffer from a broken heart, i.e. coming to the realization that her love for him is not mutual.
That said, it has been put forth that maybe this was Christine McVie’s ode to Eduardo Quintela, the fellow musician she married just prior to “Everywhere” being dropped.
All in all, the lyrics of “Everywhere” focus on the vocalist banking on her romantic interest hopefully feeling the same way she feels about him.
Release Date of “Everywhere”
This track was dropped on 13 April 1987 as part of “Tango in the Night”, which was the long-tenured Fleetwood Mac’s 14th studio album.
This is a band who has been around since the late 1960s and really hit their stride during the mid-1970s. And Fleetwood Mac was still, to some degree, poppin’ when this track was released through Warner Records.
In fact Fleetwood Mac have come out with a handful of albums since “Tango in the Night”, but to date this is their most-recent LP to have achieved multi-platinum status.
Success of “Everywhere”
Everywhere contributed to the aforementioned success. This track topped the US Adult Contemporary chart and peaked at number 4 on the UK Singles Chart. It further went on to achieve triple-platinum status (as of 2021) across the pond.
Also to note, this track reappeared on the UK Singles Chart and Scottish Singles Chart in 2013. During this reappearance, it made it onto the top 15 of both lists. This was made possible after the song was utilized on a commercial by a British telecom known as 3.
Furthermore, it stands as Fleetwood Mac’s biggest hit single of the 1980s and also one of only three multi-platinum songs in their discography (and only one to be released after the 1970s).
It was a Top-10 hit in the following countries:
Writing and Production Credits
This track was written by Christine McVie, who served as one of Fleetwood Mac’s lead singers during the band’s heyday. The track’s production was done by one of her bandmates, Lindsey Buckingham, alongside one of the group’s regular behind-the-scenes’ collaborators, Richard Dashut.
There are a couple of official music videos to this track. Apparently the more famous of the two is the one based on an early 20th century poem known as The Highwayman, with Alex Proyas, who is better known for directing major-motion pictures, helming the visual.
Notable Covers of “Everywhere”
Niall Horan, of One Direction fame, co-led a 2021 cover of this song alongside fellow British singer Anne-Marie. They did so as part of a charity initiative known as BBC Children in Need and as such were backed by some of their A list musical countrymen, including Ed Sheeran, Lewis Capaldi, Sam Smith and Yungblud.
American outfit Paramore is also on record as having covered “Everywhere” in 2018.
Australian group Moustache ft. Melinda Jackson took a house spin on “Everywhere” in 2005.
On 19th May 2018, Rumours of Fleetwood Mac performed “Everywhere” live at The Sage, Gateshead in England.
First episode of Season 2 of the British comedy-drama series “Sex Education”, which aired on 17th January 2020. The school choir performed “Everywhere” during the assembly.
The eighth season of American comedy series “The Goldbergs”. The song was featured on its fifteenth episode. which aired on 31st March 2021.
Chevrolet featured the song to promote their new line of Chevy electric vehicles in 2022.
Fleetwood Mac’s “Tango in the Night”
Fleetwood Mac, released “Tango in the Night” on April 13 of 1987 as their 14th studio album. The album comprises 12 tracks and shares the same title with its 5th track, “Tango in the Night”.
Recording took place between November, 1985 and March, 1987, in the following recording studios:
- The Slope
- Rumbo Recorders
“Tango in the Night” was co-produced by band member Lindsey Buckingham and a longtime collaborator of the band, Richard Dashut, a renowned American record producer.
The album’s production and eventual release was faced with a number of challenges as some band members were simultaneously working on their solo projects.
“Tango in the Night” ended up as the final project the band executed with Buckingham as a feature on their lineup. The reason for his exit from the band has been surrounded by conflicting reports, including a reported disagreement on the commencement of a tour the band was about to embark on to support the album.
“Tango in the Night” was officially released through Warner Bros, an American record label. Three decades after its release, lovers of Fleetwood Mac were blessed with the release of two deluxe editions.
Success of Album
“Tango in the Night” was a commercial success, becoming the band’s best performing album after their “Rumours” album of 1977. In the US, it remained within top-20 on the Billboard 200 for an impressive 7 months, peaking at No. 7. It was No. 1 in the UK as well as Sweden. It ranked top-10 in these countries:
- Australia (5)
- Canada (5)
- New Zealand (9)
- Germany (2)
- Finland (3)
- The Netherlands (2)
The album has recorded global sales of not less than 15 million copies and has received certifications in a number of countries, including the US and UK where it has been certified 3x and 8x platinum respectively.