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"Edge of Seventeen"

By Stevie Nicks

Last Updated: 

25th June 2021


American lead singer Stevie Nicks left the 1970's British band "Fleetwood Mac" in 1980 and went on to release her debut album "Bella Donna" in 1981. Released in February 1982, "Edge of Seventeen" was the third single from this album. Although the song wasn't a massive hit, it did very successfully chart in both the US and Canada at No. 11, however the song has certainly endured. Today it is probably her most recognizable song, with the distinctive "16th note guitar riff", and many erroneously thinking it's by Fleetwood Mac.

In 2001, American girl group "Destiny's Child" sampled the "16th note guitar riff" from "Edge of Seventeen", for their single "Bootylicious":

In August 2020 Miley Cyrus released "Midnight Sky", an interpolated version of "Edge of Seventeen", from her album "Plastic Hearts". This has heralded a change of music style for Miley Cyrus, and she refers to it as being influenced by Stevie Nicks, Joan Jett & Debbie Harry:

Fans so enjoyed "Midnight Sky" that a mashed up version of it and "Edge of Seventeen" was released in November 2020, called "Edge of Midnight":




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