These Stevie Nicks (And Fleetwood Mac) Songs Fit Perfectly Into ‘American Horror Story’

Some know Steve Nicks as the “White Witch” and the singer for Fleetwood Mac. To American Horror Story: Coven character Misty Day, Nicks was the greatest artist of all time. Here’s what we know about some songs that appeared throughout this horror series. 

Singer/songwriter Stevie Nicks performs on stage at a screening and conversation with Fox's 'American Horror Story: Coven'
Singer/songwriter Stevie Nicks performs on stage at a screening and conversation with Fox’s ‘American Horror Story: Coven’ | Kevin Winter/Getty Images for FOX

Stevie Nicks appeared as the ‘White Witch’ during ‘American Horror Story: Coven’

For years, rumors surrounded this artist regarding her history with witchcraft. It was fitting that when she appeared on American Horror Story. There, she acted as herself alongside witchy characters like Fiona Goode and Madison Montgomery. Nicks also performed original Fleetwood Mac songs, singing toward her massive fan, the “swamp witch” named Misty Day. 

“When Ryan was like, ‘it’s called American Horror Story: Coven, and it tells the story of a coven of witches and their problems,’” Nicks said of her conversation with series creator, Ryan Murphy, during an interview with the Los Angeles Times. “‘One of them is not in the coven. She lives out in the forest… She just has an eight-track and a couple of your albums, and that’s all she has.’” 

“‘You’re like her friend and her mom and her conscious.’ That’s what I’ve always ever wanted to be to anybody with my songs,” she continued. “So, yes, I was like, ‘absolutely, Ryan, you can use my music.’”

Several Fleetwood Mac songs appeared throughout this horror series

Perhaps the most appropriate song used in this season was “Seven Wonders.” The song initially regarding beauty in life, relationships, and nature. The “Seven Wonders” that the artist was referring to were the “Wonders of the World,” the world’s most spectacular natural features and human-built structures. 

Of course, it also applies to the witches, who must complete seven wonders in order to become to next Supreme. Some die in the process. However, before completing this challenge, the leader of the coven invited Nicks to perform songs for the other witches. 

As a huge fan of Fleetwood Mac and the white witch, Misty Day heard “Rhiannon” live, performed by her idol. This took place during the “The Magical Delights of Stevie Nicks” episode of season 3.

Stevie Nicks returned for ‘American Horror Story: Apocalypse’

When the witches needed an extra push to fight the antichrist in American Horror Story: Apocalypse, they needed all hands on deck. Of course, that meant the return of Nicks, who performed “Gypsy” for Misty Day. 

Other Fleetwood Mac songs that could’ve been included in Coven include “Sisters of the Moon,” with lyrics regarding black robes and spiders. There’s also “Gold Dust Woman,” a song that could very well apply to the notoriously selfish Fiona Goode. 

Episodes of American Horror Story: Double Feature premiere on FX and FX on Hulu weekly. Already released seasons of this horror series, including Coven and Apocalypse, are available for binge-watching on both Netflix and Hulu.

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