Showing posts with label Secret Love. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Secret Love. Show all posts

Friday, June 01, 2012

Bob Lefsetz gets it! >> Stevie Nicks "Secret Love"

Loved what he had to say about Stevie's "Secret Love" and the album "In Your Dreams" as a whole... 

Bob Lefsetz: Welcome To My World - "Forgotten"
June 1, 2012

"Secret Love"
Stevie Nicks

I smile every time this comes on my iPod.

Once upon a time, radio was the filter, before it became completely corporatized, littered with twenty two minutes of commercials per hour and we all stopped listening.

I know, I know, that's not completely true, the little girls listen to Top Forty and the oldsters revere the obscurities on the NonComm stations, but what about someone positively mainstream, a rocker who once was...where is she supposed to be played?


So, Stevie Nicks's best album in decades, maybe her best ever...went unheard.

Used to be artists spent months and hundreds of thousands of dollars perfecting a sound, knowing listeners were waiting with eager anticipation. one cares.

And that positively sucks.

Which is why he (or she!) who invents the filter will own the future, will make all the money.

It can't be done with algorithms, otherwise Pandora wouldn't suck. It depends completely on humans, picking certified winners for the time-challenged.

If you ever liked Stevie Nicks, you can't hate this. You can't shake your head and say it's dreck. You may not love it, but you can't dismiss it. And what more can you ask for?

Ignore the naysayers, who hate Fleetwood Mac because they were too successful. The hipsters who can't like what everyone else does. That's the fringe. The middle, and I don't mean that disparagingly, the middle contains most people, would absolutely LOVE "Secret Love". But it came out and made barely a ripple and was forgotten.

It needs to be brought back.

First and foremost, there's the sound. Like a dark night in the middle of the summer, and suddenly a door opens and you go inside.

And what's up with that buzz saw guitar that keeps coming back, adding edge...I LOVE IT!

And the changes.

And the background vocals.

"I am not asking forever from you
I'm just asking to be held for a while
In a timeless search for love that might work"

You get older and you forsake your dreams. You're not looking for perfection, you're just looking for something, in a mental wilderness where there are people all around you, but very little connection.

This music is not made for the immature, it's made for you. With the rough edges, with the love handles, with the wisdom of years.

Madonna misfired with "MDNA", she wanted to be forever young.

Stevie Nicks aged. Not gracefully, none of us ever do. And she delivered something positively adult, and for that she's penalized?

The media only focuses on that with smooth skin, that which is brand new. But "Secret Love" is so in the pocket, so right, that it could become a cultural staple.

If people only heard it.

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"Bob Lefsetz is the author of "The Lefsetz Letter." Famous for being beholden to no one and speaking the truth, Lefsetz addresses the issues that are at the core of the music business: downloading, copy protection, pricing and the music itself.

His intense brilliance captivates readers from Steven Tyler to Rick Nielsen to Bryan Adams to Quincy Jones to EVERYBODY who’s in the music business.

Never boring, always entertaining, Bob’s insights are fueled by his stint as an entertainment business attorney, majordomo of Sanctuary Music’s American division and consultancies to major labels."
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Monday, January 02, 2012

The Results are in... Ultimate Classic Rock Awards: Stevie Nicks Album|Single

With over 230,000 votes cast in both polls - Ultimate Classic Rock have crowned a winner!

2011 Song of the Year Award and Album of the Year Award goes to:
- Chickenfoot "Big Foot" Song of the Year Award
- Chickenfoot "III" Album of the Year Award 

On the Song of the Year poll, Stevie's "Secret Love" came in 6th garnering 8.99% of votes.  On the Album of the Year poll, Stevie's "In Your Dreams" came in 4th garnering 11.91% of votes.

Congratulations to Chickenfoot!  and Congratulations to Stevie for being the ONLY female contender in the running!

Ultimate Classic Rock 2011 Album of the Year:
1. Chickfoot "III" 40.14%
2. Alice Cooper "Welcome 2 My Nightmare" 25.6%
3. Journey "Eclipse" 14.33%
4. Stevie Nicks "In Your Dreams" 11.91%
5. The Cars "Move Like This" 4.35%
6. Yes "Fly From Here" 3.68%

Ultimate Classic Rock 2011 Song of the Year:
1. Chickfoot "Big Foot" 44.68%
2. Alice Cooper "I'll Bite Your Face Off" 21.08%
3. Journey "City of Hope" 14.96%
4. The Rolling Stones "No Spare Parts" 10.58%
5. Stevie Nicks "Secret Love" 8.99%

Thursday, October 27, 2011

Stevie Nicks | Lindsey Buckingham and the Grammy Possibilities

Stevie Nicks and Lindsey Buckingham
Two amazing artists putting out arguably their best solo material 
Could a Grammy be next?

2011 has been an incredible year for both Stevie Nicks and Lindsey Buckingham.  Within the span of 5 months both have put out critically and to a certain extent commercially successful albums.  They have both toured North America this spring, summer and fall and continue to tour with upcoming shows booked in the UK and Australia. They have surrounded themselves with incredible musicians backing them up in the studio and on the road which resulted in two stellar albums, cool videos and really amazing interesting live performances in some great historic venues!  It goes without saying that each has had an amazing run as a solo artists over the years, not to mention being members of Fleetwood Mac, so to see this level of artistic achievement from them at this stage in their careers is just mind blowing... And both show no signs of stopping now!  In fact it almost feels like they are just getting started!  They continue to roll on with Lindsey releasing a live DVD/CD package out Oct 31st in the UK & November 1st in North America and Stevie is reportedly prepping her "Making of" In Your Dreams documentary.  It's also been an incredible year for fans on both sides of the fence so any Grammy nominations on top of all this would just be icing on the cake!

I'm really excited for both of them and wish them both the best of luck as the list of artists and their submissions is fairly lengthy with a lot of really great performers this year hoping to grab a nomination.

Here's a list of submissions for Grammy consideration for both Lindsey and Stevie.  Actual nominations are announced at some point in December with awards given out early next year.

Stevie and her team have submitted two songs in 5 categories. "Secret Love" for Song of the Year, Record of the Year and Best Short Form Music Video categories.  They have also submitted "Soldiers Angel" in the Best Rock Performance and Best Rock Song categories.  Stevie's album "In Your Dreams" was also placed in the Best Pop Vocal Album and Album of the Year categories.  Lindsey Buckingham and his team have submitted his album "Seeds We Sow" in for consideration in the Best Pop Vocal Album and Album of the Year categories with the lead single "In Our Own Time" being submitted to the Best Pop Solo Performance and Song of the Year categories. GOOD LUCK TO BOTH!! 


- In Your Dreams - Stevie Nicks

- In Your Dreams - Stevie Nicks

- Soldiers Angel - Stevie Nicks

- Soldiers Angel - Stevie Nicks
(Songwriter award)

- Secret Love - Stevie Nicks
(songwriter award)

- Secret Love - Stevie Nicks

- Secret Love - Stevie Nicks


- Seeds We Sow - Lindsey Buckingham

- In Our Own Time - Lindsey Buckingham

- Seeds We Sow - Lindsey Buckingham

- In Our Own Time - Lindsey Buckingham
(Songwriter award)


Sunday, July 10, 2011

"Secret Love" Moves Up The Top 100 UK Radio Airplay Chart...

Stevie Nicks - Secret Love moves up to # 44 from # 48 on the Top 100 UK Radio Airplay Chart for the week ending July 9th.  Radio plays this week in the UK on monitored stations = 399, up from 375 last week.(17.06m impacts).

The Last 4 Weeks:
June 05-June 11 - #113
June 12-June 18 - # 54 177 plays
June 19-June 25 - #114
June 26-July 02 - # 48 375 plays
July 03-July 09 - # 44 399 plays

Saturday, July 02, 2011

"Secret Love" Re-enters Top 100 UK Radio Airplay Chart...

Stevie Nicks - Secret Love moves up to # 48 on the Top 100 UK Radio Airplay Chart after dipping last week to # 114. Radio plays this week in the UK on monitored stations = 375 for the week ending July 2nd. That's an increase of 66 places over the previous week.

The Last 4 Weeks:
June 05-June 11 - #113
June 12-June 18 - # 54 177 plays
June 19-June 25 - #114
June 26-July 02 - # 48 375 plays

Thursday, June 30, 2011

"Secret Love" Current Stevie Nicks Single in the UK Remains on BBC A-List

For the 4th week in a row, commencing July 2nd Stevie's current single in the UK "Secret Love" remains on the A-List on BBC Radio 2 guaranteeing up to 20 plays for the week across multiple BBC Radio 2 programmes.  Great news for the track!

The song was initially added to the B-List commencing June 4th and jumped to the A-List the following week commencing June 11th where it has remained.  The B-List guarantees approx. 10 plays per week, the A-List about 20 plays per week.

B-List - June 04-10
A-List - June 11-17
A-List - June 18-24
A-List - June 25-July 01
A-List - July 01-08
Stevie's album "In Your Dreams" was released in the UK on Monday June 27th, and in Ireland June 24th.  On the Mid-week sales charts up to Wednesday in the UK, the album is currently in the Top 10.  The official charts will be published on Sunday...

Wednesday, June 22, 2011

STEVIE NICKS single "Secret Love" Remains on the A LIST on BBC Radio 2

"Secret Love" 3rd Week on the A LIST
for a 3rd consecutive week in the UK on BBC Radio 2 commencing June 25th "Secret Love" is on the A List.  This guarantees the track a bunch of plays across a bunch of Radio 2 programmes!  
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This is great news leading up to the release of In Your Dreams on June 27th and will surely boost it's standing on the overall Top 100 UK Radio airplay charts where last week the song leaped from # 113 to # 54.  See this post

Monday, June 20, 2011

"Secret Love" Enters Top 100 UK Radio Airplay Chart...

UK Radio Airplay Chart for the week Sun Jun 12 to Sat Jun 18 inclusive

Stevie Nicks - Secret Love enters the Top 100 UK Radio Airplay Chart at # 54 with 177 plays on UK monitored radio stations for the week ending June 18th. That's an increase of 59 plays over last week where it's position on the chart was # 113.

Impacts: 15.99 million (which means potential listeners)

The UK Airplay Chart is compiled by Radiomonitor from the music played on 316 UK radio stations or 99.7% of UK radio by audience (Rajar Q2 2010).

The weekly chart follows the Official Chart Company (OCC) chart week i.e. Sunday to Saturday inclusive.

This chart is compiled by

Friday, June 10, 2011

BBC Radio 2 moves Stevie Nicks Single "Secret Love" to the A List!

Week Commencing June 11th
"Secret Love" Moves up to the A List.

For the week commencing June 4th Stevie's single "Secret Love" was added to the B List playlist on BBC Radio 2 in the UK which guaranteed approximately 10 plays per week on the UK's most popular station.  Effective June 11th - the song moves over to the A List which increases it's weekly plays to around 20!  Great news!!!

How is the playlist selected?

Week Commencing June 4th
The Playlist Committee, made up of producers and chaired by Jeff Smith, Head of Music Radio 2, meet each week to decide which new releases will be added to the station's playlist.

The playlist contains about 30 tracks which are divided into three levels: A list, which receive the most plays, about 20 each week; B list 10 plays and the C list around 5 plays.

The Radio 2 playlist is one of the most varied of any radio station in the UK and can include albums as well as singles. Before any track can be considered it must be commercially available or be within 4 weeks of commercial availability.

"In Your Dreams" will be released in the UK on June 27th. Pre-order through itunes or Amazon... Or get the bonus track edition through HMV

Friday, May 20, 2011

"Secret Love" at Radio...

The song hasn't climbed any higher than #20.  This week it drops 3 to #23 on the AC Charts.  This postion will be reflected in Billboard Magazine dated May 28th.

Wednesday, May 18, 2011

PHOTOS | VIDEO: Stevie Nicks Dancing With The Stars

Rock and Roll Hall of Famer, multi-Grammy award winner and living legend Stevie Nicks came to perform two songs. Loved how she got into the spirit of “DWTS” with her skirt of many fabrics and chain mail on her gloves, and that lasso move that she made at the end of her performance of her single “Secret Love,” which featured bare-chested Dmitry Chaplin making sweet ballroom love to Anna Trebunskaya on the judges table, as well as Peta Murgatroyd and bare-chested Damian Whitewood. Stevie followed that up with a rendition of the classic Fleetwood Mac hit “Landslide,” with Cheryl and Tony Dovolani in classic black and white doing a classic rumba on the dance floor. Did I mention how classic this was? Also instant classic: the fact that Stevie had chains on her microphone stand, which only solidified the “DWTS” rock star that she is.

Los Angeles Times | On The Red Carpet

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Tuesday, May 17, 2011

Stevie Nicks on Dancing With The Stars

Well... She finally made her first prime time appearance promoting 'In Your Dreams'!... and the first prime time performance of 'Secret Love'. Stevie looked really great, wore the boots, was rocking the wavey hair she's been sporting lately and it looked like she was wearing a new skirt on the outfit... It was nice.  She sounds like she still has some residual of the flu and pneumonia that she caught on the day her new album was released (May 3rd). But I think she pulled it off! Plus given it was LIVE I'm sure she was a little nervous knowing the size of the Dancing With The Stars TV audience.  Vocally on 'Secret Love' you could hear a bit of a rasp in her voice and she may have been slightly out of tune in places... But like I said given that she's only just getting over the flu and pneumonia where she had to cancel shows and other appearances on the east coast - I think she did really well.

Landslide sounded much better vocally. The song was cut down for the show but still sounded like the great Landslide!

It seems it doesn't matter what TV show any of these live performers play on, it never really sounds right. Even on the award shows where there are a lot of live performances, you would think it would be perfect, but it isn't... there's just something missing... I'm sure it's the way it's mixed.

Monday, May 16, 2011


will perform two songs on Tuesday’s “Dancing With The Stars" results show the new single ”SECRET LOVE” & “LANDSLIDE”.

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Saturday, May 14, 2011

(Video) Stevie Nicks Interview... In depth on 'Secret Love'... Sort of

"Secret Love" Cracks The Top 20....

One omission yesterday when I was posting about chart positions for Stevie Nicks and Fleetwood Mac was that Stevie's single "Secret Love" finally cracked the Top 20 on Billboards AC Charts.  11 weeks on the chart with increased radio play moves the song up from # 21 last week where it dipped with a decrease in radio play.

Hopefully it keeps on moving up!

Friday, May 06, 2011

[Update] Stevie Nicks "Secret Love" AC Chart Position

The first single release from Stevie's new album 'In Your Dreams' 'Secret Love' remains at # 21 in it's 10th week on the Adult Contemporary Chart.  This chart will appear in Billboard Magazine issue dated May 14, 2011.  The song has slipped in week over week radio plays by 8 spins but is still hanging on. 

Over on the Triple A chart the track dropped out of the top 30 this week after having spent a total of 8 weeks on.

Tuesday, April 26, 2011


Well worth the wait!  This is so cool!  I love it!  Well done Dave & Stevie...

Also Watch on youtube
The quality isn't as great.  It will be on Stevie's official youtube channel soon enough in HD Quality.

Stevie Nicks Revisits 'Beautiful and Crazy' '70s for 'Secret Love' -- Video Premiere

"Sparkly and eerie and kinda creepy" is how Stevie Nicks describes her video for 'Secret Love,' the first single from her first solo album in 10 years, 'In Your Dreams,' due out May 3. It features younger and older versions of Stevie Nicks, a white horse, a sinister photographer and ghostly appearances and disappearances -- clearly the singer who calls her publishing company Welsh Witch is back and in good form.