Stevie Nicks’ Best Song On Each Of Her Albums

Stevie Nicks Best Songs

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When it comes to Stevie Nicks, I have pretty much fallen in love with every song on each of her albums. As Fleetwood Mac fans who loved Stevie Nicks’ material on those albums, we always wished for more songs from her to be included on the Fleetwood Mac records. Our wishes were granted when she released her first solo album in 1980 called Bella Donna. Her first two solso albums will always be our favorites with Wild Heart being the top choice. However, I also loved the albums Rock a Little, The Other Side of the Mirror, Street Angel, Trouble in Shangri-La, In Your Dreams and 24 Karat Gold: Songs from the Vault.

Selecting the best Stevie Nicks song from each of her albums was a formidable task. Nevertheless, that’s what makes writing these articles so enjoyable. Ultimately, it involves revisiting and relistening these tracks while also recalling the first moments we experienced them and the profound impact they had on our lives back then.

Bella Donna – “Think About It”

The challenge of selecting my favorite tracks began immediately with her captivating debut solo album. This album is packed with remarkable songs. The title track, “Bella Donna,” is simply mesmerizing. “Edge of Seventeen” is brilliant, “Leather and Lace” remains one of my all-time favorites, and then there’s the outstanding duet with Tom Petty & The Heartbreakers, “Stop Draggin’ My Heart Around.” In the end, I went with the killer track “Think About It.” It’s just one of those songs that resonated personally, and isn’t that what music is all about?

The Wild Heart – “Wild Heart”

Stevie Nicks’ The Wild Heart album holds a special place in my heart—not only is it my favorite Stevie Nicks album, but it also ranks in my top 10 albums of all time. I was 22 when it was first released, during a time when I had just experienced a profound heartbreak. This album became a refuge from that heartache, offering solace and healing through its tracks. That’s why these lists are so subjective—it’s all about what these songs mean to you personally. However, it’s also true that we all share many common experiences in life, and that’s why works of art like this resonate so deeply with us. The title track made me feel like I was not the only one dealing with heartache and hopelessness.

Rock a Little – Talk To Me

The Wild Heart was such a stunning album that I wondered how Stevie Nicks would follow it up. She made sure not to disappoint her fans with another great one called Rock A Little. Released in 1985, Rock A Little had no shortage of hits. The lead single, “Talk To Me,” peaked at number four on the US Billboard Charts. That was followed by “I Can’t Wait”  which would also become a top 20 hit. There were many great deep tracks on the LP, including the song “Has Anyone Ever Written Anything for You?” “Rock a Little (Go Ahead Lily),” “I Sing for the Things,” and more. In the end, I’m going with the chalk. “Talk To Me” may have been the album’s biggest hit, but it was also my favorite.

The Other Side of the Mirror  – “Whole Lotta Trouble”

The Other Side of the Mirror  was Stevie Nicks’ fourth studio album released in 1989. The album was fueled by the massive hit single “Rooms On Fire. However, my favorite track on the record was the very cool tune “Whole Lotta Trouble.” The song was composed by Stevie Nicks and Mike Campbell of the Heartbreakers.  The live version below is a fun watch.

Street Angel – “Blue Denim”

On Stevie Nick’s fifth studio album, she once again teamed up with Mike Campbell to write some pretty amazing tracks. The album opener “Blue Denim” is the choice here. The song sounds like something she would have released in the mid-1970s with Fleetwood Mac. It’s a great one.

Trouble in Shangri-La – “Sorcerer”

It had been seven years between solo albums when Stevie Nicks released Trouble in Shangri-La in 2001. On the track “Sorcerer,” fans were treated to a Stevie Nicks reminiscent of the mid-1970s. Not only does it sound like something she would have written during that era, but it was also a song she had originally written during the time of the Buckingham Nicks album. Marilyn Martin recorded a version of the song for the underrated Streets Of Fire film. The addition of Sheryl Crow on backing vocals just made this song sound a little sweeter in that Stevie Nicks mystical way.

In Your Dreams  – “For What It’s Worth”

Ten years would pass before Stevie Nicks released a new album after the release of Trouble in Shangri-La. Like many of her previous efforts, the album was a star-studded affair featuring musicians like Mick Fleetwood, Lindsey Buckingham, David A. Stewart, and so many more. This is a different-sounding Stevie Nicks from the voice of The Wild Heart. Of course, all her fans were older, too. My favorite here was the album’s second single, “For What It’s Worth.” It’s a very nostalgic song that makes you feel good.  Dont miss the video below; it’s stunning!

24 Karat Gold: Songs from the Vault – “She Loves Him Still”

I love this album. It was the Stevie Nicks album I had been waiting for since Wild Heart. It’s an interesting record because it is precisely what the title describes. It’s an album full of re-recorded demos and a lot more. The deluxe version adds even more songs. My favorite track on the album was the standard version closing song, “She Loves Him Still.” There are some lines in this one that may move you to tears.

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