Monday, October 05, 2020

MICK FLEETWOOD RECREATES VIRAL DREAMS VIDEO

Mick Fleetwood recreates viral "Dreams" TikTok; 

original video guy can now afford a car & place to live

The viral video of that guy on a skateboard lip-syncing to Fleetwood Mac's "Dreams" while swigging Ocean Spray juice has inspired the band's own Mick Fleetwood to recreate the scenario.

The drummer made his own TikTok, in which he glides along while drinking Ocean Spray Cran-Raspberry juice from the bottle and lip-syncing to the song that's, to date, his band's only number-one U.S. hit.  Mick captioned it, "@420doggface208 " -- the original guy's TikTok name -- "had it right. Dreams and Cranberry just hits different," and added the hashtag #CranberryDreams.

Posting the video on Instagram, Mick added, "Had way to[o] much fun with this!! More to come."

Ocean Spray commented, "Love this! Hope you enjoyed your juice. We have really enjoyed listening to Fleetwood Mac on repeat lately."

Meanwhile, TMZ tracked down @420doggface208, whose life has now been completely changed by his video.  His name is Nathan Apodaca, and he says since the video went viral, people have sent him $10,000 in donations, which he can now use to get a proper place to live -- at the moment, he's living in an RV with no running water, parked in front of his brother's house.

In addition, Nathan, who works at a potato factory, plans to upgrade his car -- that's the reason he was on a skateboard in the first place.  He plans to give his mom $5,000, and he gave his girlfriend a washer/dryer and bought some clothes for his daughter. 

Nathan's also been contacted by Footlocker, and hopes to get some free clothes out of the deal -- but he tells TMZ he's still waiting for Ocean Spray to call.

By Andrea Dresdale - Abc News Radio


The original video that first went viral


Following the video going viral.... Sales and streams of "Dreams" spiked!

Fleetwood Mac's 'Dreams' Triples in Sales, Nearly Doubles in Streams in Days Following Viral TikTok Clip ... 

A whopping 43 years after its initial release, "Dreams" remains one of the most consumed rock songs in America on a regular basis. 


Well, here Fleetwood Mac goes again with its signature classic rock hit that absolutely will not be kept down. "Dreams," the U.K.-meets-L.A. group's 1977 chart-topper -- their lone No. 1 on the Billboard Hot 100 -- has experienced another spike in sales and streams tied to a viral video.

This time, it's due to a TikTok video that took the world by storm late last week, with the enduring song soundtracking a middle-aged man in a hoodie seemingly being pulled on a skateboard, as he swigs from a bottle of Ocean Spray Cran-Raspberry juice and occasionally sings along with Stevie Nicks' lead vocal. The clip's incredibly specific vibe of melancholy chill and absurdity captured hearts across the Internet -- and inspired a massive hike in "Dreams" consumption in the days following its spread.

For the three-day period of Sept. 25 - Sept. 27, "Dreams" racked up 2.9 million on-demand U.S. streams and 3000 in digital download sales -- numbers up 88.7% and 374%, respectively, from their totals in the prior three-day periods, according to Nielsen Music/MRC Data. (The song also climbed as high as No. 24 on Spotify's US Daily chart on Sept. 27.)

The viral bumps are nothing new for "Dreams," which previously enjoyed gains in 2018 following a meme of Alcorn State University's Golden Girls dance team grooving to "Dreams" that took off on Twitter. The spikes two years ago were much more modest however, representing a 24% gain in on-demand streams and a 36% gain in download sales over the week following the meme's debut.

Even when not actively boosted by such social media spikes, "Dreams" has been a regular presence on the Billboard charts in recent years. The song has appeared on Billboard's Rock Digital Song Sales chart for each of the last six weeks, and for much of the year before that, climbing to a No. 5 peak in March. Meanwhile, it's held a place on the Rock Streaming Songs chart since February, hitting a peak of No. 6 in July. And the song has also appeared sporadically on Billboard's all-metric Hot Rock & Alternative Songs listing, reaching a No. 13 peak following the Alcorn State bump in April 2018.

A whopping 43 years after its initial release, "Dreams" remains one of the most consumed rock songs in America on a regular basis. Check back to next week's Billboard charts, dated Oct. 10, where the song is likely to hit new peaks on both charts following its TikTok journey -- and perhaps enter some new ones for the first time as well.

Fleetwood Mac's Dreams enjoys huge sales boost following viral video on TikTok

The video of a man skateboarding and drinking cranberry juice to the track has seen the Rumours single make huge gains.


Fleetwood Mac's classic tune Dreams logged over 1 million streams last week thanks to the success of a viral video. 

Originally uploaded to TikTok by user 420dogface208, the video shows a man vibing out to Dreams, skateboarding down a street whilst drinking a carton of cranberry juice. 

And to make things even better, band founder Mick Fleetwood has even posted his own take on the video, mimicking the original.

Following the video's initial viral success on Twitter, being retweeted over 201,000 times alone on one post, it seems that the iconic band are also reaping the rewards. 

As of last Friday's Official Singles Chart, Dreams had a 60% week-on-week increase of chart sales (downloads and streams combined) after the video was posted.

Furthermore, it experienced a 341% uplift in downloads alone compared to the previous week. Total audio and video streams tallied 1.08 million plays in the UK last week. As a result, Dreams returned to the Official Singles Chart Top 100 for the first time since June 2011 at Number 85.

Dreams was originally released as the second single from legendary LP Rumours in 1977, where it became the band's only US Number One, but over in the UK, it only managed to peak at Number 24.

Rumours does have the distinction, however, of being one of the longest-charting albums in Official Charts history, logging a total of 795 weeks in the Official Album Chart Top 100. 

FLEETWOOD MAC'S "DREAMS" re-entered some singles charts this week!

#28 in New Zealand on the Top 40 Singles Chart
#59 in Ireland on the Top 100 Singles Chart
#85 in the UK on the Top 100 Singles Chart

In the US: Rock Digital Song Sales Top 25 has the track at #19 down from #15.
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