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"Say You Will"
Single by Fleetwood Mac
from the album Say You Will
Released16 June 2003 (2003-06-16)
Label Reprise
Songwriter(s) Stevie Nicks
Producer(s) Lindsey Buckingham, Rob Cavallo, John Shanks
Fleetwood Mac singles chronology
" Peacekeeper"
"Say You Will"
" Sad Angel"

"Say You Will" is a song from British-American band Fleetwood Mac's 17th studio album, Say You Will (2003). [1] The song reached number seven on the US Billboard Adult Alternative Songs chart and was performed live on Fleetwood Mac's Say You Will Tour. The song features vocals from American singer-songwriter Sheryl Crow, bass guitarist John McVie's daughter Molly McVie, singer Stevie Nicks' niece Jessica Nicks and Jessica's best friend Maddy Felsch.


Nicks said the following in Performing Songwriter Magazine in 2003:

"...but that song is not just about Lindsey. It’s about a movie I saw about Arturo Sandoval, the trumpet player...that was really my inspiration for that song. The chorus was written first, then I went back to write the verses... you have this great chorus that basically says, "If you dance with me, you won’t be mad at me anymore. We can be in a huge argument, but if we put on some music and start to dance, everything will be great." Then I had to think about what to make the verses about. So I went back over all my relationships with people and think of different ways that I have felt when I wanted basically to burst into song and sing that chorus (laughs). Give me one more chance. That’s what came out of it. It’s funny because, we just did an interview the day before yesterday, and I don’t think any of the band knows that that was the reason I wrote the song." [2]

Track listing

Reprise Records – PRO-CDR-101137

  1. "Say You Will" (Single Remix Fade) – 3:49
  2. "Say You Will" (Single Remix Cold) – 3:36
  • Producer – Lindsey Buckingham
  • Remix – Chris Lord-Alge


Additional personnel

  • Sheryl CrowHammond organ, backing vocals
  • Molly McVie – backing vocals
  • Jessica Nicks – backing vocals
  • Maddy Felsch – backing vocals

Technical personnel

  • Producer – Lindsey Buckingham
  • Engineers – Lindsey Buckingham, Ken Allardyce, Ken Koroshetz, Ray Lindsey, Mark Needham, Phil Nichols, Matthew J. Doughty [3]
  • Recording – The Bellagio House, Ocean Way Recording, Hollywood, California
  • Mixing – Mark Needham
  • Mixing assistants – Phil Nichols, Matthew J Doughty, Joe Bozzi
  • Mastering – Bernie Grundman


Chart (2003) Peak
US Adult Alternative Songs ( Billboard) [4] 7
US Adult Contemporary ( Billboard) [5] 17
US Adult Top 40 ( Billboard) [6] 21

Release history

Region Date Format(s) Label(s) Ref.
United States 16 June 2003 (2003-06-16) Triple A radio Reprise [7]
23 June 2003 (2003-06-23) [8]


  1. ^ Stephen Thomas Erlewine. "Say You Will - Fleetwood Mac - Songs, Reviews, Credits, Awards - AllMusic". AllMusic.
  2. ^ "Say You Will (2003)". Buckingham Nicks Info.
  3. ^ "Fleetwood Mac : Stevie Nicks". Archived from the original on 7 September 2015. Retrieved 3 August 2015.
  4. ^ "Fleetwood Mac Chart History (Adult Alternative Songs)". Billboard. Retrieved 12 June 2021.
  5. ^ "Fleetwood Mac Chart History (Adult Contemporary)". Billboard. Retrieved 12 June 2021.
  6. ^ "Fleetwood Mac Chart History (Adult Pop Songs)". Billboard. Retrieved 12 June 2021.
  7. ^ "Going for Adds" (PDF). Radio & Records. No. 1508. 13 June 2003. p. 26. Retrieved 12 June 2021.
  8. ^ "Going for Adds" (PDF). Radio & Records. No. 1509. 20 June 2003. p. 32. Retrieved 12 June 2021.


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