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"Only Over You"
Song by Fleetwood Mac
from the album Mirage
ReleasedJune 18, 1982 (1982-06-18)
Label Warner Bros.
Songwriter(s) Christine McVie
Producer(s)Fleetwood Mac, Richard Dashut, Ken Caillat
Licensed audio
"Only Over You" on YouTube

"Only Over You" is a song by the British-American rock band Fleetwood Mac from their 1982 album Mirage. It was written by Christine McVie for her boyfriend at the time, the Beach Boys' drummer Dennis Wilson. [1] The record sleeve states, "With thanks to Dennis Wilson for inspiration." [2] Biographer Jon Stebbins characterized the song as McVie's "last declaration of love" toward Wilson. [2]

McVie wrote the song as a message to her then-boyfriend, Dennis Wilson (pictured 1971). [2]


"Only Over You" appeared as the sixth track on their 1982 album Mirage. In the UK, the song was issued as the B-side to their single " Oh Diane". [3] An alternate mix of "Only Over You" was included on the 2016 deluxe reissue of Mirage. [4] The Guardian and Paste ranked the song number 26 and number 24 respectively on their lists of the 30 greatest Fleetwood Mac songs. [5] [6]


In 2009, musician Daniel Lopatin (credited as "sunsetcorp") reworked "Only Over You" as a hypnagogic pop music video titled "angel". [7] The lyrics "Angel please don't go, I miss you when you go" were slowed down and looped with a phaser effect applied to certain phrases. [8] A year later in 2010, he would release the track as "Untitled A2" under the pseudonym "Chuck Person" of Chuck Person's Eccojams Vol. 1.


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  2. ^ a b c Stebbins, Jon (2000). Dennis Wilson: The Real Beach Boy. ECW Press. p. 212. ISBN  978-1-55022-404-7.
  3. ^ "Fleetwood Mac - Oh Diane". Retrieved 24 May 2024.
  4. ^ "Fleetwood Mac's 'Mirage' is Getting a Deluxe Reissue". 12 May 2016.
  5. ^ Petridis, Alexis (19 May 2022). "Fleetwood Mac's 30 greatest songs – ranked!". The Guardian. Retrieved 18 September 2023.
  6. ^ Mitchell, Matt (7 August 2023). "The 30 Greatest Fleetwood Mac Songs". Paste. Retrieved 18 September 2023.
  7. ^ Bach, Anders (2020). "The Reproduction". In Schulze, Holger (ed.). The Bloomsbury Handbook of the Anthropology of Sound. Bloomsbury. p. 390. ISBN  9781501335419.
  8. ^ Trainer, Adam (2016). "From Hypnagogia to Distroid: Postironic Musical Renderings of Personal Memory". The Oxford Handbook of Music and Virtuality. Oxford University Press. p. 412. ISBN  978-0-19-932128-5.