Karaoke Challenge: Landslide

This week´s challenge is by Fleetwood Mac, and was chosen to honor the recenlty criticized Stevie Nicks. Who cares if she sand back up for the poorly matched Taylor Swift, Nicks is still the musical icon who gave us Landslide, a coming of age classic and the karaoke I am challenging you all to sing.

 

Landslide was written by Stevie Nicks when she was 26 and featured on Fleetwood Mac´s 1975 album. Many times Nicks has said she wrote the song in about 5 minutes, which is amazing considering it is one of the most heartfelt pieces of music about making choices and deciding where to go in life.

 

 

Which is exactly what Nicks was aiming for. "I was trying to figure out what I was going to do. I wasn't making it big in the music business. I was confused. [My father] told me I should give it about six months and I kind of agreed with him…" Nicks told Arizona Living in 1983, explaining the deep nature of the song.

 

Now the song has been sung by many who relate to the same idea, covered by artists ranging from the Smashing Pumpkins to the Dixie Chicks (their only number one hit ever!).

 

It´s your turn to give the Fleetwood Mac hit a try. Sing Landslide and post your rendition here in the forum. If you´re lucky, your version could be chosen and featured in next week´s newsletter!

One Response to “Karaoke Challenge: Landslide”

  1. Teresa Jackson Says:

    I saw the Grammy awards. I have no idea why Stevie Nicks was criticized. While I have nothing against Taylor Swift (she is to be a lovely young lady with a sweet voice), at least when Stevie Nicks is on the radio you can immediately tell it’s her. So many singers today sound very much alike.