Bella Donna (1981)

Bella Donna is Stevie Nicks’ 1981 solo recording debut. It features the hit singles “Stop Draggin’ My Heart Around,” “Leather and Lace,” and “Edge of Seventeen.”

A year earlier, Stevie launched Modern Records with record executives Danny Goldberg and Paul Fishkin as a vehicle for the backlog of unrecorded material that Stevie had amassed over the years. With help of producer Jimmy Iovine and high-profile acts, such as Tom Petty & The Heartbreakers and Eagles member Don Henley, Bella Donna became a critical and commercial success. Stevie later earned a Grammy nomination for Best Female Rock Performance for “Edge of Seventeen.”

Release

Modern Records released the album on Monday, July 27, 1981. It reached number one on the Billboard Hot 200 Albums chart and produced the Top 40 singles “Stop Draggin’ My Heart Around” (#3), “Leather and Lace” (#5), “Edge of Seventeen” (#11), and “After the Glitter Fades” (#32). In 2004, the RIAA certified the album 5X platinum for the shipment of five million units to retailers. Bella Donna remains Stevie’s best selling album to date.

Songs

Full Album

YouTube

Videos

“Stop Draggin’ My Heart Around”

YouTube

“Leather and Lace”

STEVIE NICKS 'Leather & Lace'

YouTube

“Edge of Seventeen”

Stevie Nicks – Edge Of Seventeen [1981] Live

YouTube

“Edge of Seventeen”

Stevie Nicks – Edge Of Seventeen

YouTube

“After the Glitter Fades”

Translate This Site

News Archive

RSS Fleetwood Mac

  • REVIEW: Fleetwood Mac at Rod Laver Arena Tuesday, September 3, 2019
    Given the well-documented dramas they’ve endured over the decades, you assumed by now Fleetwood Mac were pretty much invincible. However reuniting that classic Rumours-era line-up back for the 2014/2015 tour proved they had one more soap opera-style twist up their billowing sleeves. So in 2019, it’s either this Lindsey Buckingham-free version of Fleetwood Mac or […]
  • Fleetwood Frankenband a beautiful monster Tuesday, September 3, 2019
    FLEETWOOD MAC ★★★★ Rod Laver Arena, until September 9 Eighteen months ago, it seemed positively absurd that someone like Neil Finn – a well known musician and songwriter in his own right who had by no means put his feet up – could, or even would, join a band like Fleetwood Mac. Perhaps it still […]
  • Another Rumours deluxe set coming this fall Friday, August 23, 2019
    Rhino/Warner Bros. Records will be reissuing another deluxe edition of Fleetwood Mac’s 1977 album Rumours to coincide with the band’s remaining 2019 North American tour dates. The latest 4CD package, out October 25, compiles tracks from the previously released 2004 and 2013 reissues of the album. The package is a slimmed-down version of the 6-disc […]
  • Fleetwood Mac: Still going their own way Thursday, August 22, 2019
    Since it began as a British rock band in 1967, Fleetwood Mac has undergone 19 iterations while steadily adding Americans and, most recently, a New Zealander to its line-up. Its only remaining founding member is drummer Mick Fleetwood, who recently described each version of the group as “incredibly different musical episodes in this Shakespearean play […]
  • Seeing Fleetwood Mac in 2019 is a strange experience — but they’ve always been a strange band Wednesday, August 21, 2019
    If their songs weren’t so strong, endurance may be Fleetwood Mac’s greatest legacy Thirty minutes into Fleetwood Mac’s set at the Brisbane Entertainment Centre this week, Stevie Nicks admitted that she didn’t realise “Black Magic Woman” was a Fleetwood Mac song until well after she’d joined the band. It’s an astounding admission. Sure, the song […]
%d bloggers like this: