Fleetwood Mac's 'Dreams' soars to top of the charts 43 years later thanks to viral video

music news 02/10/2020

One viral video was all it took for Fleetwood Mac's iconic 1977 song 'Dreams' to soar back into the top of the charts and inspire a whole new generation.

The track, off the band’s 1977 album Rumours, currently sits at Number 29 on the daily version of the Rolling Stone Top 100 Songs Chart and it is all thanks TikTok user doggface208’s video of himself riding a skateboard, sipping cranberry juice and singing along to the song.

The video has over 18,000,000 views and is still rapidly rising. Even Fleetwood Mac themselves have seen it. 

In the three days before the video was uploaded, the 1977 Rumours classic was receiving an average of 49,000 streams a day, according to numbers from Alpha Data. In the three days after the TikTok video was posted, the song has been streamed an average of 105,000 times a day. Sales for the song nearly tripled, up 184% from Saturday through Monday.

Spotify reports that streams were up 127% on its platform with a 242% increase in first-time listeners of the song. Apple reported a spike of 221% in streams, and also reported a 1,137% increase in Shazams for the song, indicating that the song was finding new listeners.