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You Make Loving Fun
    Authors »
Christine McVie

    Year Written »
1976

    Lyrics »

Sweet wonderful you,
You make me happy with the things you do,
Oh, can it be so,
This feeling follows me wherever I go.

I never did believe in miracles,
But I've a feeling it's time to try.
I never did believe in the ways of magic,
But I'm beginning to wonder why.

Don't, don't break the spell,
It would be different and you know it will,
You, you make loving fun,
And I don't have to tell you you're the only one.

You make loving fun.
You make loving fun.

    Fan Interpretation »

Contributors to this interpretation included: Kyle, Jessica, Becky, Villavic, Phil, and Blackcat.

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You Make Loving Fun, the fourth single from Rumours, is definitely one of the songs that made Fleetwood Mac who they are today. When performed live, You Make Loving Fun always gets the crowd going and usually gets a "Christine McVie" shout from Lindsey Buckingham for the recognition she deserves. Its funky keyboards and outstanding harmonies make the song unique and a favorite of many Fleetwood mac fans. In one of the few optimistic songs on Rumours, Christine tells us of her love affair of Fleetwood Mac's then lighting director, Curry Grant. While going through a rough break-up at the time with John McVie, Curry gave her something special; he made her feel valued and, of course, loved. Curry seemed to have been just what Christine needed at the time, somebody to love, and somebody to love her. "Sweet, wonderful you, you make me happy with the things you do", shows how much she adores Curry and how well he treats her.

When she sings, "I never did believe in miracles, but I have a feeling its time to try. I never did believe in the ways of magic, but I'm beginning to wonder why", it shows Christine is experiencing emotions she has never felt before. Curry is so important to her that in him she finds miracles and magic. She continues with, "Don't, don't break the spell", letting us know she doesn't want this "magic" to ever end, that she's happy and content with Curry. Curry made loving fun for Christine, something John may or may not have done for her. Either way, she had found the kind of love she was looking for with him and it was fun.

(The interpretations to these lyrics were compiled through discussions on the message boards of the Penguin, The Ledge. It is entirely possible that the artists had something completely different in mind.)

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Performance #1:
Date Performance 1976-00-00
Running Time 3:31
Sound Clip Listen.
Performers Stevie Nicks (Vocals), Lindsey Buckingham (Guitars), Lindsey Buckingham (Vocals), Christine McVie (Keyboards), Christine McVie (Synthesizers), Christine McVie (Vocals), John McVie (Bass), Mick Fleetwood (Drums), Richard Dashut (Produced With), Ken Caillat (Produced With), Fleetwood Mac (Produced By), Stevie Nicks (Produced By), Lindsey Buckingham (Produced By), Christine McVie (Produced By), John McVie (Produced By), Mick Fleetwood (Produced By)
CommentsChart: Billboard US Hot 100 Singles Peak Position: 9 Peak Dates: Dec 17, 1977 Weeks on Charts: 14 Chart: Billboard UK Top 50/40 Singles Peak Position: 45 Peak Dates: Nov 5, 1977 Weeks on Charts: 2
Appears On
Rumours (1977)
Fleetwood Mac
25 Years: The Chain (1992)
Fleetwood Mac
Performance #2:
Date Performance 1997-06-00
Running Time 3:50
Sound Clip Listen.
Performers Stevie Nicks (Vocals), Lindsey Buckingham (Guitar), Lindsey Buckingham (Vocals), Christine McVie (Keyboards), Christine McVie (Vocals), John McVie (Bass), Mick Fleetwood (Drums), Brett Tuggle (Keyboards), Brett Tuggle (Guitars), Brett Tuggle (Background Vocals), Neale Heywood (Guitar), Neale Heywood (Background Vocals), Lenny Castro (Percussion), Sharon Celani (Background Vocals), Mindy Stein (Background Vocals)
Appears On
The Dance (1997)
Fleetwood Mac
Performance #3:
Date Performance 1982-10-22
Running Time 3:33
Performers Lindsey Buckingham (Guitar), Mick Fleetwood (Drums), Christine McVie (Keyboards), John McVie (Bass), Stevie Nicks (Vocals), Lindsey Buckingham (Vocals), Christine McVie (Vocals), Stevie Nicks (Tambourine)
CommentsRecorded at the Inglewood Forum, Los Angeles
Appears On
In Concert Mirage Tour '82 (1984)
Fleetwood Mac
Performance #4:
Date Performance 1976-00-00
Running Time 3:31
Sound Clip Listen.
Performers Stevie Nicks (Vocals), Lindsey Buckingham (Guitars), Lindsey Buckingham (Vocals), Christine McVie (Keyboards), Christine McVie (Synthesizers), Christine McVie (Vocals), John McVie (Bass), Mick Fleetwood (Drums), Richard Dashut (Produced With), Ken Caillat (Produced With), Fleetwood Mac (Produced By), Stevie Nicks (Produced By), Lindsey Buckingham (Produced By), Christine McVie (Produced By), John McVie (Produced By), Mick Fleetwood (Produced By)
CommentsChart: Billboard US Hot 100 Singles Peak Position: 9 Peak Dates: Dec 17, 1977 Weeks on Charts: 14 Chart: Billboard UK Top 50/40 Singles Peak Position: 45 Peak Dates: Nov 5, 1977 Weeks on Charts: 2
Appears On
The Very Best Of Fleetwood Mac (2002)
Fleetwood Mac
Respect: A Century Of Women In Music (1999)
Various Artists
Performance #5:
Date Performance 1997-06-00
Running Time 3:50
Sound Clip Listen.
Performers Stevie Nicks (Vocals), Lindsey Buckingham (Guitar), Lindsey Buckingham (Vocals), Christine McVie (Keyboards), Christine McVie (Vocals), John McVie (Bass), Mick Fleetwood (Drums), Brett Tuggle (Keyboards), Brett Tuggle (Guitars), Brett Tuggle (Background Vocals), Neale Heywood (Guitar), Neale Heywood (Background Vocals), Lenny Castro (Percussion), Sharon Celani (Background Vocals), Mindy Stein (Background Vocals)
Appears On
The Dance (1997)
Fleetwood Mac
Performance #6:
Date Performance 1976-00-00
Running Time 3:31
Sound Clip Listen.
Performers Stevie Nicks (Vocals), Lindsey Buckingham (Guitars), Lindsey Buckingham (Vocals), Christine McVie (Keyboards), Christine McVie (Synthesizers), Christine McVie (Vocals), John McVie (Bass), Mick Fleetwood (Drums), Richard Dashut (Produced With), Ken Caillat (Produced With), Fleetwood Mac (Produced By), Stevie Nicks (Produced By), Lindsey Buckingham (Produced By), Christine McVie (Produced By), John McVie (Produced By), Mick Fleetwood (Produced By)
CommentsChart: Billboard US Hot 100 Singles Peak Position: 9 Peak Dates: Dec 17, 1977 Weeks on Charts: 14 Chart: Billboard UK Top 50/40 Singles Peak Position: 45 Peak Dates: Nov 5, 1977 Weeks on Charts: 2
Appears On
Greatest Hits (1988)
Fleetwood Mac
Performance #7:
Date Performance 1977-08-25
Performers Lindsey Buckingham (Guitar), Mick Fleetwood (Drums), Christine McVie (Keyboards), John McVie (Bass), Stevie Nicks (Background Vocals)
CommentsRecorded at the Aladdin Theatre Performing Arts, Las Vegas, Nevada
Appears On
Sin City (1977)
Fleetwood Mac
Performance #8:
Date Performance 1976-00-00
Running Time 3:31
Sound Clip Listen.
Performers Stevie Nicks (Vocals), Lindsey Buckingham (Guitars), Lindsey Buckingham (Vocals), Christine McVie (Keyboards), Christine McVie (Synthesizers), Christine McVie (Vocals), John McVie (Bass), Mick Fleetwood (Drums), Richard Dashut (Produced With), Ken Caillat (Produced With), Fleetwood Mac (Produced By), Stevie Nicks (Produced By), Lindsey Buckingham (Produced By), Christine McVie (Produced By), John McVie (Produced By), Mick Fleetwood (Produced By)
CommentsChart: Billboard US Hot 100 Singles Peak Position: 9 Peak Dates: Dec 17, 1977 Weeks on Charts: 14 Chart: Billboard UK Top 50/40 Singles Peak Position: 45 Peak Dates: Nov 5, 1977 Weeks on Charts: 2
Appears On
Best Selection (0000)
Fleetwood Mac
Performance #9:
Date Performance 1997-00-00
Running Time 3:13
Performers Nic Johnston (Acoustic Guitar)
Appears On
A Tribute To Fleetwood Mac: An Acoustic Portrait On Guitar (1997)
Nic Johnston
Performance #10:
Date Performance 1983-12-16
Running Time 4:47
Performers Christine McVie (Vocals), Christine McVie (Keyboards), George (M.) Hawkins(, Jr.) (Bass), George (M.) Hawkins(, Jr.) (Background Vocals), Todd Sharp (Lead Guitar), Todd Sharp (Background Vocals), Billy Burnette (Rhythm Guitar), Billy Burnette (Background Vocals), Mick Fleetwood (Drums), Steve Ferrone (Tambourine)
CommentsRecorded/filmed live at the Country Club in Reseda, California
Appears On
Christine McVie: The Video Album (1984)
Christine McVie
Christine McVie (1984)
Christine McVie
Performance #11:
Date Performance 1998-00-00
Running Time 5:09
Performers Jewel (Kilcher) (Vocals)
Commentsby Jewel
Appears On
Legacy: A Tribute To Fleetwood Mac's Rumours (1998)
Various Artists
Performance #12:
Date Performance 1997-00-00
Running Time 4:33
Performers Christine McVie (Vocals), Lindsey Buckingham (Vocals), Stevie Nicks (Vocals), Christine McVie (Keyboards), Lindsey Buckingham (Guitar), John McVie (Bass), Mick Fleetwood (Drums)
Appears On
Classic Albums: Fleetwood Mac - Rumours (1998)
Fleetwood Mac
Performance #13:
Date Performance 1976-00-00
Running Time 3:31
Sound Clip Listen.
Performers Christine McVie (Vocals), Christine McVie (B-3 Organ), Christine McVie (Fender Rhodes Piano), Christine McVie (Clavinet), Lindsey Buckingham (Vocals), Lindsey Buckingham (Electric Guitar (Stereo Lead)), Lindsey Buckingham (Electric Guitar (Stereo Rhythm)), Lindsey Buckingham (Electric Guitar (Stereo Chorus)), Stevie Nicks (Vocals), John McVie (Bass), Mick Fleetwood (Drums), Mick Fleetwood (Chimes), Mick Fleetwood (Toms)
Appears On
Rumours (DVD Audio) (2001)
Fleetwood Mac
Performance #14:
Date Performance 1976-00-00
Running Time 3:31
Sound Clip Listen.
Performers Stevie Nicks (Vocals), Lindsey Buckingham (Guitars), Lindsey Buckingham (Vocals), Christine McVie (Keyboards), Christine McVie (Synthesizers), Christine McVie (Vocals), John McVie (Bass), Mick Fleetwood (Drums), Richard Dashut (Produced With), Ken Caillat (Produced With), Fleetwood Mac (Produced By), Stevie Nicks (Produced By), Lindsey Buckingham (Produced By), Christine McVie (Produced By), John McVie (Produced By), Mick Fleetwood (Produced By)
CommentsChart: Billboard US Hot 100 Singles Peak Position: 9 Peak Dates: Dec 17, 1977 Weeks on Charts: 14 Chart: Billboard UK Top 50/40 Singles Peak Position: 45 Peak Dates: Nov 5, 1977 Weeks on Charts: 2
Appears On
Rumours (Rhino Remastered Edition) (2004)
Fleetwood Mac
Performance #15:
Date Performance 1982-10-22
Running Time 3:33
Performers Lindsey Buckingham (Guitar), Mick Fleetwood (Drums), Christine McVie (Keyboards), John McVie (Bass), Stevie Nicks (Vocals), Lindsey Buckingham (Vocals), Christine McVie (Vocals), Stevie Nicks (Tambourine)
CommentsRecorded at the Inglewood Forum, Los Angeles
Appears On
Superstar Concert Series (1997)
Fleetwood Mac
Performance #16:
Date Performance 1997-10-00
Performers Lindsey Buckingham (Guitar), Mick Fleetwood (Drums), John McVie (Bass), Christine McVie (Keyboards), Stevie Nicks (Background Vocals)
CommentsRecorded live in Irvine, California.
Appears On
Dancing Again (1998)
Fleetwood Mac
Performance #17:
Date Performance 1976-00-00
Running Time 3:31
Sound Clip Listen.
Performers Stevie Nicks (Vocals), Lindsey Buckingham (Guitars), Lindsey Buckingham (Vocals), Christine McVie (Keyboards), Christine McVie (Synthesizers), Christine McVie (Vocals), John McVie (Bass), Mick Fleetwood (Drums), Richard Dashut (Produced With), Ken Caillat (Produced With), Fleetwood Mac (Produced By), Stevie Nicks (Produced By), Lindsey Buckingham (Produced By), Christine McVie (Produced By), John McVie (Produced By), Mick Fleetwood (Produced By)
CommentsChart: Billboard US Hot 100 Singles Peak Position: 9 Peak Dates: Dec 17, 1977 Weeks on Charts: 14 Chart: Billboard UK Top 50/40 Singles Peak Position: 45 Peak Dates: Nov 5, 1977 Weeks on Charts: 2
Appears On
In The Studio (1992)
Fleetwood Mac
Performance #18:
Date Performance 1990-00-00
Performers Billy Burnette (Guitar), Rick Vito (Guitar), Mick Fleetwood (Drums), John McVie (Bass), Christine McVie (Keyboards), Stevie Nicks (Background Vocals)
CommentsRecorded live at Maine Road, Manchester, England.
Appears On
Next Stop: Main(e) Road (1991)
Fleetwood Mac
Performance #19:
Date Performance 1976-00-00
Running Time 3:31
Sound Clip Listen.
Performers Stevie Nicks (Vocals), Lindsey Buckingham (Guitars), Lindsey Buckingham (Vocals), Christine McVie (Keyboards), Christine McVie (Synthesizers), Christine McVie (Vocals), John McVie (Bass), Mick Fleetwood (Drums), Richard Dashut (Produced With), Ken Caillat (Produced With), Fleetwood Mac (Produced By), Stevie Nicks (Produced By), Lindsey Buckingham (Produced By), Christine McVie (Produced By), John McVie (Produced By), Mick Fleetwood (Produced By)
CommentsChart: Billboard US Hot 100 Singles Peak Position: 9 Peak Dates: Dec 17, 1977 Weeks on Charts: 14 Chart: Billboard UK Top 50/40 Singles Peak Position: 45 Peak Dates: Nov 5, 1977 Weeks on Charts: 2
Appears On
Up Close (1990)
Fleetwood Mac
Masters Of Rock (1989)
Fleetwood Mac
Rock Stars (1989)
Fleetwood Mac
Startrak Profiles (1988)
Fleetwood Mac
Performance #20:
Date Performance 1982-10-22
Running Time 3:33
Performers Lindsey Buckingham (Guitar), Mick Fleetwood (Drums), Christine McVie (Keyboards), John McVie (Bass), Stevie Nicks (Vocals), Lindsey Buckingham (Vocals), Christine McVie (Vocals), Stevie Nicks (Tambourine)
CommentsRecorded at the Inglewood Forum, Los Angeles
Appears On
Westwood One Radio Networks Show: 6/16/84 (1984)
Fleetwood Mac
Performance #21:
Date Performance 1976-00-00
Running Time 3:31
Sound Clip Listen.
Performers Stevie Nicks (Vocals), Lindsey Buckingham (Guitars), Lindsey Buckingham (Vocals), Christine McVie (Keyboards), Christine McVie (Synthesizers), Christine McVie (Vocals), John McVie (Bass), Mick Fleetwood (Drums), Richard Dashut (Produced With), Ken Caillat (Produced With), Fleetwood Mac (Produced By), Stevie Nicks (Produced By), Lindsey Buckingham (Produced By), Christine McVie (Produced By), John McVie (Produced By), Mick Fleetwood (Produced By)
CommentsChart: Billboard US Hot 100 Singles Peak Position: 9 Peak Dates: Dec 17, 1977 Weeks on Charts: 14 Chart: Billboard UK Top 50/40 Singles Peak Position: 45 Peak Dates: Nov 5, 1977 Weeks on Charts: 2
Appears On
Fleetwood Mac: Rumours (1978)
Warner Brothers Publications Inc.
Fleetwood Mac: Deluxe Anthology (0000)
Warner Brothers Publications Inc.
The Best Of Fleetwood Mac (1982)
Warner Brothers Publications Inc.
Fleetwood Mac: Anthology Of Classics (1989)
Warner Brothers Publications Inc.
Performance #22:
Date Performance 1997-06-00
Running Time 3:50
Sound Clip Listen.
Performers Stevie Nicks (Vocals), Lindsey Buckingham (Guitar), Lindsey Buckingham (Vocals), Christine McVie (Keyboards), Christine McVie (Vocals), John McVie (Bass), Mick Fleetwood (Drums), Brett Tuggle (Keyboards), Brett Tuggle (Guitars), Brett Tuggle (Background Vocals), Neale Heywood (Guitar), Neale Heywood (Background Vocals), Lenny Castro (Percussion), Sharon Celani (Background Vocals), Mindy Stein (Background Vocals)
Appears On
Fleetwood Mac: The Dance (Piano/Vocal/Chords) (1998)
Warner Brothers Publications Inc.
Performance #23:
Date Performance 1976-00-00
Running Time 3:31
Sound Clip Listen.
Performers Stevie Nicks (Vocals), Lindsey Buckingham (Guitars), Lindsey Buckingham (Vocals), Christine McVie (Keyboards), Christine McVie (Synthesizers), Christine McVie (Vocals), John McVie (Bass), Mick Fleetwood (Drums), Richard Dashut (Produced With), Ken Caillat (Produced With), Fleetwood Mac (Produced By), Stevie Nicks (Produced By), Lindsey Buckingham (Produced By), Christine McVie (Produced By), John McVie (Produced By), Mick Fleetwood (Produced By)
CommentsChart: Billboard US Hot 100 Singles Peak Position: 9 Peak Dates: Dec 17, 1977 Weeks on Charts: 14 Chart: Billboard UK Top 50/40 Singles Peak Position: 45 Peak Dates: Nov 5, 1977 Weeks on Charts: 2
Appears On
Fleetwood Mac: Guitar Anthology Series (1998)
Warner Brothers Publications Inc.
The New Best Of Fleetwood Mac For Guitar (1998)
Warner Brothers Publications Inc.
You Make Loving Fun/Never Going Back Again (1977)
Fleetwood Mac
You Make Loving Fun/Gold Dust Woman (1977)
Fleetwood Mac
You Make Loving Fun/You Make Loving Fun (1977)
Fleetwood Mac
You Make Loving Fun/The Chain (1977)
Fleetwood Mac

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(C) Copyright 1976/1977 Published and controlled by Fleetwood Mac Music (BMI)/Gentoo Music, Inc. (BMI)/Careers-BMG Music Publishing, Inc. (BMI) All rights reserved/Copyright Renewed. International Copyright Secured. Used by permission. Under U.C.C. (C) Copyright 1977 by Gentoo Music, Inc. Administered by Screen Gems-EMI Music Inc. for U.S. and Canada.

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    Last Modified »
2011-09-21

    Discography Credits »
Lyrics contributed by Jeff Kenney and Marty Adelson. Interpretation prepared by Kyle.