“Sara” is the fifth track from British-American rock band Fleetwood Mac and their twelfth 1979 album “Tusk”. Written by band member singer-songwriter Stevie Nicks with production by Fleetwood Mac, Richard Dashut and Ken Caillat and is 6:22 minutes long, with the edited version being 4:41 minutes.
“Sara” as first stated by Stevie Nicks in a radio interview for the Friday Rock Show with Tommy Vance, was partially written about her good friend Sara, who married Nicks’ ex and bandmate, Mick Fleetwood. However, Nick’s former boyfriend Don Henley claimed that the song was about their unborn child. In 1979 Nicks said “f I ever have a little girl, I will name her Sara. It’s a very special name to me.” And then later in a 2014 Billboard Magazine interview, Nicks spoke about the name again: “Had I married Don and had that baby, and had she been a girl, I would have named her Sara… It’s accurate, but not the entirety of it.”
However, in Mick Fleetwood’s 2014 autobiography, Fleetwood agreed with the suggestion that the song referred to an affair with a friend named Sara that ended his own relationship with Stevie Nicks.
There is no music video for “Sara”, however there is an audio upload of the song available on YouTube via Fleetwood Mac’s channel. Since its upload in April 2017, the audio has received over 11 million views and over 53 thousand likes.
Release Date: 5th December 1979
Songwriter: Stevie Nicks
Producer/s: Fleetwood Mac, Richard Dashut & Ken Caillat
Label: Warner Bros.
Chart Rankings: After its release, “Sara” charted at:
– #11 in Australia
– #14 in Belgium
– #3 & #12 in Canada
-#31 in France
– #44 in Germany
– #14 in the Netherlands
– #12 in New Zealand
– #18 in South Africa
– #37 in the UK
– #7 on the US Billboard Hot 100
– #13 on the US Billboard Adult Contemporary
The lyrics to “Sara” can be accessed here.
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