Writer: Christine McVie
Producers: Fleetwood Mac, Richard Dashut, and Ken Caillat
Recorded: Late summer and fall 1976 at studios in Los Angeles, North Hollywood, and Miami
Released: Spring 1977
|Players:||Christine McVie — vocals, keyboards
Lindsey Buckingham — guitar, vocals
Stevie Nicks — vocals
John McVie — bass
Mick Fleetwood — drums
|Album:||Rumours (Warner Bros.)|
One of four songs written solely by Christine McVie for Rumours, “You Make Loving Fun” stands out as the most conventional love song on the album, which reflected the breakup of relationships within the band.
The song was the fourth hit single from Rumours, hitting Number Nine on the Billboard Hot 100 and Number 45 on the U.K. pop chart.
At the time of Rumours, Stevie Nicks split with longtime boyfriend Lindsey Buckingham (which he documented in Rumours‘ angry “Go Your Own Way”), Christine and John McVie split up, and Mick Fleetwood‘s marriage went sour.
Nevertheless, Rumours was Fleetwood Mac‘s most popular album ever, spending 31 weeks at Number One on the Billboard 200 and launching five hit singles — an accomplishment unheard of in the mid- and late ’70s.
Rumours won a Grammy for Album Of The Year and was named Favorite Album at the American Music Awards (AMA). The group also won the AMA for Favorite Pop/Rock Duo Or Group.