The Other Woman

Yeah, it can’t always be about you, Steven…

Since I have fake letters to Santa to write, let’s skip the jazzy into this week and just let you know that it’s Monday, and as always we’re starting off your week with another great lost hit out of our enormous archive of music we like to call the Dusty Vinyl Archive!  DJ Scratchy is your hostess, and the Sponkies just hang around for the free exposure.  Let’s get this road on the show…

I was preparing to feature a favorite Fleetwood Mac song of mine today, when I realized I had one of the members’ solo hits on my list which I’m not only more fond of, but which fits my definition of a “lost hit” much better.  The five most famous members of Mac took a break from the group in the mid 80’s to do their own work.  And while the band’s co-front people Stevie Nicks and Lindsey Buckingham had the most successful solo careers… the lady at the ebonies and ivories managed to make a little noise on her own as well…

Did you just call me a Honky Cat?

Christine McVie, who really should have kept her maiden name of “Perfect” after marrying the band’s founding bassist, lent her voice to a number of Fleetwood Mac’s classic hits.  And she did very well for herself with “Got A Hold On Me,” her most successful solo hit, which made it to #10 in 1984…

Edit 7/12/22: Damn YouTube for constantly taking down the awesome music video!  Here’s just the audio for now…

I have nothing more to add.  I hope you enjoyed this week’s earworm, and Rumours have it that I’ll have another one for you next Monday…


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14 Responses to The Other Woman

  1. oh the good ole times as songs still had their own intro and you were “in” it immediately…

  2. I loved this song and Christine truly is a most talented lady………both Christine and Stevie were and still are amazing and Fleetwood Mac remains one of my all time faves.


  3. noelleg44 says:

    What a name – Perfect! Love this song!

  4. Thank you for this wonderful post. As you know I believe the demons in Hell are waiting for me to die so they can turn Stevie Nicks songs up to full blast and torment me forever. On the other hand I absolutely love Christine McVie’s voice. She is so under played and not given the attention she should have. Good choice for a cold Monday morning.

    The photo of the white cat is just too adorable. I bet Ms McVie likes cats.

    • You will not have to worry about being tormented by Ms. Nicks in the DVA. While I absolutely love “Stand Back,” it’s far from a lost hit… and the rest of her work is very meh. I don’t dislike her voice, but most of her songs, including the ones she sang lead for F-Mac, aren’t anything I’ll be turning the volume up on. Now I am picturing Christine McVie as a crazy cat lady with 35 cats climbing all over the piano while she plays…

  5. Trisha says:

    I had forgotten all about this song! My very favorite Fleetwood Mac songs have Christine on lead vocals. I really like her voice. I didn’t know her maiden name was Perfect either until just last weekend when there was a Fleetwood Mac documentary on TV. Of course for many years I thought her name was Lindsey Buckingham. I’m not sure which band member I thought was Christine! lol

    • That’s because Lindsey sounds like a girl in the Fleetwood Mac songs he sings. Maybe he could have traded first names with Stevie, and people wouldn’t have been so confused…

  6. Rumours have it … nice segue.

    I always liked Fleetwood Mac and it’s still a favourite.

  7. draliman says:

    Aw, man. I thought the intro was the main bit and the oft-dodgy song was just an extra bit tacked on the end. And before you ask, no, not a fan of this one 🙂

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