By Michael Slezak
Updated November 26, 2008 at 09:05 PM EST

The Fleetwood Mac bassist turns 63 today, and as a gift (for us as much as for Mr. McVie, really) let’s revisit his stunning work on the band’s classic “The Chain.” I just so happened to be playing this track on a roadtrip this past weekend, and honestly, there’s nothing quite like cranking up the volume once McVie’s chill-inducing bassline kicks in at the 3:05 mark.

Buuummm… ba-da-ba… ba-da-ba-da-da buuuuummmm…

Q: Is “The Chain” one of the great songs of all time ever?

A: Yes.

Happy birthday, sir!