Fleetwood Mac’s ‘Dreams’ Is Back on the Charts
By JONATHAN BERNSTEIN Rollingstone
The track, off the band’s 1977 album Rumours, currently sits at Number 29 on the daily version of the RS 100, which ranks the biggest songs in the U.S. by a combination of sales and on-demand audio streams. An official version of the Rolling Stone Top 100 chart is published every Monday.
With over 16 million views on TikTok, doggface208’s viral video — which won the approval of Fleetwood Mac themselves — caused streams for the song to more than double from Saturday through Monday.
In the three days before the video was uploaded, the 1977 Rumours classic was receiving an average of 490,000 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 over 1 million 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.
During the weekend, 15% of all Spotify streams of the Stevie Nicks song were first-time plays on the platform, which is a 53% higher average of first-time streams than normal.
“Dreams” has become a classic rock staple on TikTok in recent years; In 2018, the song charted after going viral in a dance video.
A previous version of this story incorrectly stated that the song was receiving 49,000 streams per day. The song was receiving 490,000 streams per day, and increased to 1 million.
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This week in the UK, Fleetwood Mac's Dreams re-entered the Top 100 Singles Chart at #85. In New Zealand the song entered the Top 40 Singles Chart at #28 and in Ireleand re-entered the Top 100 at #59.
In the US on the Top Rock Song Sales Top 25 the track is #19 this week moving down from #15 last week.