Fleetwood Mac - Family Man (1987)
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"Family Man" is a song by Fleetwood Mac from their 1987 album Tango in the Night. It was written by Lindsey Buckingham and ...
"Family Man" is a song by Fleetwood Mac from their 1987 album Tango in the Night. It was written by Lindsey Buckingham and Richard Dashut. In the US, the song was released as the fifth single from the album as the follow-up to "Everywhere". It charted in March 1988, and reached number 90 on the Billboard Hot 100 singles chart.
In the UK, it was released as the fourth single following "Little Lies", where it debuted at number 91 on 19 December 1987. It later went on to peak at #54 on 19 January 1988. "Family Man" was released as a special limited edition box set comprising the 7" single, plus two prints by Susan Young and Christine Tongue. The 12" included several mixes of "Family Man" as well as the album track, "You and I, Part II".
The song is also included on the 2002 release The Very Best of Fleetwood Mac.
Promotion for the single was limited, as Lindsey Buckingham, the song's composer, had left the group. A video was created mixing previous footage of the band from the Seven Wonders video alongside archive footage of American families from the Great-Depression era. The video uses a shorter edit of the album version.