EVERY UK NUMBER ONE SONG: ‘Albatross’ – Fleetwood Mac

What was the number one song in the UK on 29th January 1969?

British-American rock band, Fleetwood Mac hit the top spot for 1 week with Albatross.

Albatross is a guitar-based instrumental that suggests a relaxing sea setting. The cymbals imitate the sound of waves crashing and at times the guitar almost sounds like seagulls in the distance. It’s a dreamy and very soothing tune, but possibly a tad boring (yeah, you heard me right). Anyway, we all remember it being used on the M&S food porn ads, yes? It fitted perfectly and to me, it’s not much more than a lovely back track. Soz.


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