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"Planets of the Universe"
Single by Stevie Nicks
from the album Trouble in Shangri-La
B-side"Planets of the Universe" (radio edit)
ReleasedMay 1, 2001
Genre Rock, dance
Label Reprise
Songwriter(s) Stevie Nicks
Producer(s) John Shanks, Stevie Nicks
Stevie Nicks singles chronology
" Every Day"
"Planets of the Universe"
" Sorcerer"

"Planets of the Universe" is a song by American singer/songwriter Stevie Nicks. The song was first recorded as a demo during the recording sessions for the 1977 Fleetwood Mac album, Rumours, and this demo was included on the 2-disc Rumours expanded re-release in 2004. The song earned Nicks a nomination for the Grammy Award for Best Female Rock Vocal Performance.

In 2001, Nicks released an edited version of the song (omitting almost 2 minutes of material) on her solo album Trouble in Shangri-La, having recorded a completely new full-length version in 2000.

"Planets of the Universe" was a number-one hit on the U.S. Hot Dance Club Play chart in August 2001. [1]

The song was featured on the tv show Charmed.

Track listing

The song was released on 2 CD singles, one of which was a 6-track maxi-single with dance remixes and the full-length, unedited 2000 version. A double 12-inch vinyl set was also issued as a limited edition in the US and featured the track listing of the CD maxi-single. Both physical CD singles and the 12-inch vinyl release are no longer available from Reprise Records.

2-track single
  1. "Planets of the Universe" (Radio Edit) – 4:21
  2. "Planets of the Universe" (Album Version) – 4:46
6-track maxi-single / Double 12-inch vinyl
  1. "Planets of the Universe" ( Tracy Young Club Mix) – 10:27
  2. "Planets of the Universe" (Tracy Young Universal Dub) – 8:08
  3. "Planets of the Universe" ( Illicit Club Mix) – 7:49
  4. "Planets of the Universe" (Illicit Vocal Dub) – 7:32
  5. "Planets of the Universe" (Illicit Vocal Dub Instrumental) – 7:27
  6. "Planets of the Universe" (Extended Album Version) – 6:35

Note: The 'Extended Album Version' is a misnomer, as it is actually the full-length, unedited, newly recorded, 2000 version, including extra lyrics and coda, previously only demoed in the 1976 Rumours sessions with Fleetwood Mac.


  • Stevie Nicks – vocals, keyboards, percussion
  • Sharon Celani – backing vocals
  • Lori Nicks – backing vocals
  • Steve Ferrone – drums
  • John Shanks – guitars, bass


Chart (2001) Peak
U.S. Billboard Dance Singles 1

See also


[2] [3]

  1. ^ Whitburn, Joel (2004). Hot Dance/Disco: 1974-2003. Record Research. p. 189.
  2. ^ (Deleted CD single)
  3. ^ "Trustly Casinos".