‘Dreams’ by Fleetwood Mac is on the Billboard Hot 100 for the First Time Since 1977 Because of That TikTok Meme


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When the internet grabs hold of something, it doesn’t let go for a while — and nobody is more representative of that reality right now more than Nathan Apodaca, the man who filmed himself skateboarding, drinking cranberry juice and singing along to “Dreams” by the band Fleetwood Mac.

You’ve definitely seen it by now, but if not, here it is again:

The few weeks since that video first popped up have led to a whirlwind of activity surrounding it. Copycat videos, endorsement deals, a brand new cranberry red truck gifted to Apodaca by Ocean Spray and even a recreation from Mick Fleetwood himself:

As for “Dreams,” the classic Fleetwood Mac hit, well … buoyed by the viral sensation and, presumably, reaching millions of new listeners, the song is back on the Billboard Hot 100 charts for the very first time since 1977.

Seriously.

A TikTok video put a song back on the charts for the first time in 43 years, where “Dreams” currently sits at No. 21, per Billboard‘s report on Tuesday.

Billboard also notes that “Dreams” enjoyed its best-ever weekly U.S. streaming totals across digital platforms, raking in 13.4 million plays and 22,000 purchased downloads.

As for Rumors, the album that features “Dreams,” Billboard reports that it, too, has spiked:

The track’s parent album Rumours, which spent 31 weeks at No. 1 on the Billboard 200 in 1977-78 (the longest reign ever for an album by a duo or group), is also resurging, bounding 27-13 on the latest list with 29,000 equivalent album units earned (up 48%). It marks the first time the set has inhabited the top 20 since May 21, 2011, after a Rumours­-themed episode of Fox’s Glee.


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