You Make Loving Fun

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"You Make Loving Fun"
Single by Fleetwood Mac
from the album Rumours
B-side"Gold Dust Woman" (U.S.A.) or "Never Going Back Again" (U.K.)
ReleasedSeptember 1977
Format7-inch vinyl single
Recorded1976
GenreRock, Disco
Length3:36
LabelWarner Bros.
Writer(s)Christine McVie
Producer(s)Fleetwood Mac, Richard Dashut, Ken Caillat
Fleetwood Mac singles chronology
"Dreams"
(1977 UK)

"Don't Stop"
(1977 USA)
"You Make Loving Fun"
(1977)
"Tusk"
(1979)
Rumours track listing
 
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"You Make Loving Fun"
Single by Fleetwood Mac
from the album Rumours
B-side"Gold Dust Woman" (U.S.A.) or "Never Going Back Again" (U.K.)
ReleasedSeptember 1977
Format7-inch vinyl single
Recorded1976
GenreRock, Disco
Length3:36
LabelWarner Bros.
Writer(s)Christine McVie
Producer(s)Fleetwood Mac, Richard Dashut, Ken Caillat
Fleetwood Mac singles chronology
"Dreams"
(1977 UK)

"Don't Stop"
(1977 USA)
"You Make Loving Fun"
(1977)
"Tusk"
(1979)
Rumours track listing

"You Make Loving Fun" is a song written by Christine McVie of the British-American band Fleetwood Mac. McVie also sang the lead vocal for this song, and she did so for many years thereafter. "You Make Loving Fun" was separately published as the fourth and final 45 rpm single from the band's album Rumours in 1977. This song was the fourth top ten hit from Rumours, and it peaked at number nine on the Billboard Pop Singles Chart.

"You Make Loving Fun" has also been included in many compilation albums by Fleetwood Mac. The song was inspired by an affair McVie had with the band's lighting director, Curry Grant.[1]

"You Make Loving Fun" was a concert staple for Fleetwood Mac and was played during every tour involving Christine McVie from 1976 until 1997, a year before McVie's departure from the band and retirement from touring.

Cyndi Lauper's cover[edit]

"You Make Loving Fun"
Single by Cyndi Lauper
Released1977
FormatVinyl single (Japan)
CD single (Japan)
GenrePop rock
Length3:29
LabelJam Spot Records and VAAAN Media Inc.
Writer(s)Christine McVie
Cyndi Lauper singles chronology
"You Make Loving Fun"
(1977)
"I'm Gonna Be Strong"
(1980)
"I Had a Love"
(1980)

"You Make Loving Fun" was the first song published by Cyndi Lauper who was commissioned in 1977 to record several songs that had been written by other artists.[clarification needed][citation needed]

12" vinyl track listing[edit]

Length: 13 min 8 sec

TrackTitleLength
01"You Make Loving Fun" (single vocal version)3:27
02"You Make Loving Fun" (extended dance vocal version)6:14
03"You Make Loving Fun" (instrumental version)3:27

3" CD track listing[edit]

Length: 9 min 41 sec

TrackTitleLength
01"You Make Loving Fun" (single vocal version)3:27
02"You Make Loving Fun" (extended dance vocal version)6:14

References[edit]

  1. ^ Classic Albums: Making of Rumours, c. 07:45–08:55

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