Fleetwood Mac’s “Rumours” Is On The Billboard Charts Again Because Of That Viral TikTok

    The classic album keeps getting its due.

    Fleetwood Mac's Rumours is one of the greatest albums of all time. Released in 1977, Rumours' impassioned pop-rock was a massive hit and went on to sell more than 45 million copies worldwide.

    The cover art for Fleetwood Mac's Rumours.

    Almost every song on Rumours is a classic, but nothing from the album has endured quite like "Dreams." The Stevie Nicks-penned-and-sung track perfectly captures the romantic storms that everyone in the band was weathering while recording the album.

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    "Dreams" always seems to be in the air. But the song came back in a big way last month after Idaho Falls resident Nathan Apodaca posted a video to his TikTok (username @420doggface208) of him skateboarding to work while drinking a jug of Ocean Spray Cran-Raspberry juice and lip-synching to "Dreams."

    Apodaca's car broke down that morning before he left for work, so he made the most of it by hopping on his board and sailing down the highway to "Dreams."

    Apodaca's TikTok went viral immediately and has since racked up over 60 million views. It inspired many homages and imitators — even Fleetwood Mac drummer Mick Fleetwood got in on the action.


    @420doggface208 had it right. Dreams and Cranberry just hits different. #Dreams #CranberryDreams #FleetwoodMac

    ♬ Dreams (2004 Remaster) - Fleetwood Mac

    Ocean Spray CEO Tom Hayes also posted his own homage to Apodaca's video.


    Did we just become best friends? @mickfleetwood @420doggface208

    ♬ Dreams (2004 Remaster) - Fleetwood Mac

    Ocean Spray even surprised Apodaca with a brand-new car to replace his busted wheels — with more than enough Ocean Spray swag to spare, of course.

    The TikTok's impact reached far beyond Apodaca too. On Billboard's Oct. 17 charts, "Dreams" appeared on the Hot 100 at #21 — the band's highest chart position since their 1988 single "Everywhere" peaked at #17.

    John McVie, Christine McVie, Stevie Nicks, Mick Fleetwood, and Lindsey Buckingham of the rock group "Fleetwood Mac" pose for a portrait in 1975.

    Last week, Stevie Nicks joined TikTok to take part in the "Dreams" meme-a-palooza—and this week, Rumours returned to the Billboard 200's top 10 for the first time in 42 years (#7, specifically).

    This isn't the first time Fleetwood Mac has re-entered the charts on the strength of "Dreams." In 2011, after Glee did an all-Rumours episode in its second season, the song charted on the UK Top 100.

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    Rumours returned to the Billboard 200 after the episode aired, too, peaking at #11.

    Nor is this the first time it's done so because of a meme: in 2018, a meme of "Dreams" soundtracking a dance routine from Mississippi HBCU Alcorn State University's Golden Girls catapulted the song into the top 20 of Billboard's Rock chart.

    #fleetwoodmac's #dreams is charting again 41 years after it's release thanks to this iconic meme 😇

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    Will there be another chart-busting "Dreams" meme in our future? As Fleetwood Mac says, don't stop thinking about tomorrow.

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