The video machine will take you back to the early 1980s, when big hair, neon colors, and synthesizers were all the rage. It was a time when pop music was king, and Fleetwood Mac was one of the biggest bands on the planet. The band had just released their thirteenth studio album, Mirage, another smash hit for them. The year was 1982, and the times were good.
Fleetwood Mac’s “Hold Me” performance from the Mirage album was a standout moment in the band’s career. The song was co-written by Christine McVie and her then-husband, Eddie Quintela, and it became a top-ten hit for the band in both the US and the UK. The song’s catchy melody and McVie’s soulful vocals made it an instant classic, and it’s still a fan favorite today.
Watching the video, you can’t help but feel a sense of nostalgia for a time when music was more straightforward, and the world seemed less complicated. The band’s fashion choices are pure Americana, with Stevie Nicks rocking a flowing, lace-covered dress and Lindsey Buckingham wearing a leather jacket and aviator sunglasses. The video’s pastel colors and soft focus add to the dreamy, nostalgic feel.
But it’s not just the aesthetics of the video that make it a joy to watch. Fleetwood Mac’s performance is top-notch, with each band member delivering a standout performance. McVie’s vocals are as soulful as ever, and her keyboard playing is the song’s backbone. Nicks adds her signature flair with her backing vocals and tambourine playing, and Buckingham’s guitar solo is a highlight of the performance.
Interestingly, most fans don’t know that “Hold Me” almost didn’t make it onto the Mirage album. In an interview with Rolling Stone, McVie revealed that the song was one of the last ones they recorded for the album, and it was only added because Mick Fleetwood insisted on it. “He came to my house and begged me to finish it,” McVie said. “I wasn’t going to bother with it. I didn’t think it was good enough.”
But luckily for Fleetwood Mac fans, Mick Fleetwood’s persistence paid off, and “Hold Me” became a hit for the band. It’s now considered one of their most iconic songs, and the performance in the video below is a testament to the band’s enduring talent.
So, if you’re looking for a trip down memory lane or just want to appreciate some classic pop music, be sure to check out Fleetwood Mac’s performance of “Hold Me” from the Mirage album. Hit the like and share button because this video should be shared with friends and loved ones. It’s a reminder of a time when music could transport us to another place and time, and Fleetwood Mac was one of the best at doing just that.