“Silver Springs” was the twelfth track from British-American rock band Fleetwood Mac and their 1997 live album, “The Dance”. Written by Stevie Knicks from the group, the song was originally intended for their 1977 “Rumours” album, but was left off due to time constraints.
Nicks has been open about the meaning behind “Silver Springs” and how it was inspired by her breakup with lead guitarist from the band, Lindsey Buckingham. In an interview in 1998, Nicks spoke about “Silver Springs”: “I wrote Silver Springs uh, about Lindsey. And I ~ we were in Maryland somewhere driving under a freeway sign that said Silver Spring, Maryland. And I loved the name. …Silver Springs sounded like a pretty fabulous place to me. And uh, ‘You could be my silver springs…’ that’s just a whole symbolic thing of what you could have been to me.” In 1998, the band was nominated for a Grammy Award for “Best Pop Performance by a Duo or Group with Vocals” for their live version of the song.
The official music video for “Silver Springs” was uploaded to Fleetwood Mac’s YouTube channel in September 2018. It is a live performance of the track at the Warner Brothers Studios in California in 1997. As of February 2020, the video has 2.6 million views. On Spotify, the 2004 remaster of the song has 20.4 million streams worldwide.
Release Date: December 1976
Songwriter: Stevie Nicks
Producer/s: Fleetwood Mac, Ken Caillat & Richard Dashut
Label/s: Warner Bros. & Reprise
Chart Rankings: “Sliver Springs” hit various charts when a live version of the song was released on Fleetwood Mac’s 1997 live album, “The Dance”. “Silver Springs” hit #38 and #18 on various Canadian charts; #96 in the Netherlands, and #5, #16, #22, #39 and #41 on various US Billboard charts.
The lyrics to “Silver Springs” can be accessed here: LINK