Showing posts with label Rumours. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Rumours. Show all posts

Wednesday, June 12, 2024

Fleetwood Mac Rumours and Greatest Hits this week on the Billboard Charts

Fleetwood Mac Charts A Top 10 Hit In America Once Again
Hugh McIntyre
Senior Contributor

Fleetwood Mac can always be found on several Billboard charts. Every week, the band appears on a number of lists of the bestselling and top-performing albums in the country. This time around, in addition to their successful full-lengths, one of the group’s most popular songs is present on one tally…and it’s given them a big hit once again.

“Dreams” rises one rung on the Rock Streaming Songs chart this week. The tune now sits at No. 10 on Billboard’s list of the most-streamed cuts in the U.S. that can be classified as “rock” when it comes to genre.

It’s not odd for a legacy act to see their most successful albums and compilations find space on the Billboard charts…but the same can’t be said for songs. Typically, singles have a shorter shelf life in the U.S. than full-lengths. While it’s not unheard of for a decades-old track to continue to chart, it’s also not common.

“Dreams” has thus far spent 228 weeks on the Rock Streaming Songs chart. The tune once climbed all the way to No. 1 in late 2020, when it went viral and became a smash all over again.

So far, “Dreams” stands as Fleetwood Mac’s only No. 1 on the streaming chart that focuses solely on rock. It’s one of the band’s two top 10s, as “The Chain” peaked at No. 5. Despite having a catalog filled with beloved titles, the band has only sent a trio of tunes to this roster. “Landslide” fills out their three wins, as it previously topped out at No. 14.

This week, “Dreams” is the only new entrant inside the top 10 on the Rock Streaming Songs chart. The other nine tracks that appear within the highest tier on the tally were already present in the region last frame, though there is some movement among the hits.

This week, Fleetwood Mac also appears on at least six other Billboard charts. The band’s masterpiece Rumours is falling on every list it carves out space on, though it’s not down by much on any of them. Their Greatest Hits compilation can also be found on several rosters, though not as many as Rumours.

Rumours and Greatest Hits this week on the Billboard Charts in the US 
(June 15, 2024 Billboard issue)

#6   (3) - Top Catalog Albums
#8   (6) - Top Rock Albums
#10 (6) - Top Vinyl Albums
#10 (8) - Top Rock & Alternative Albums
#19 (13) - Top Album Sales
#33 (32) - Billboard Canadian Top 100 Albums
#36 (31) - Billboard Top 200
#44 (46) - Greatest Hits
#48 (46) - Top Streaming Albums
#181 (178) - Greatest Hits

Tuesday, December 29, 2020

Fleetwood Mac's 'Rumours' Among Best Selling UK Vinyl Albums of 2020


Fleetwood Mac's 'Rumours' expected to be announced as one of the year’s best selling vinyl albums in the UK. 

Nearly 5 million (4.8m) LPs were purchased in the UK over the past 12 months – a leap of nearly a tenth on sales in 2019 and a 13th consecutive year of growth since 2007.  Vinyl LPs now account for nearly 1 in 5 of all albums purchased (18%) and are at their highest level since the early nineties. Vinyl generates almost twice as much in industry revenues as music video streaming platforms, such as YouTube, despite the tens of billions of videos watched every year.

The BPI will report its final music consumption figures on January 4th 2021.

Predicted best-selling vinyl albums for 2020 (Based on YTD Official Charts data)

1. Fleetwood Mac – Rumours
2. Oasis – (What’s The Story) Morning Glory?
3. Amy Winehouse – Back To Black
4. Nirvana – Nevermind
5. Harry Styles – Fine Line
6. Kylie Minogue – Disco
7. AC/DC – Power Up
8. Queen – Greatest Hits
9. IDLES – Ultra Mono
10. Arctic Monkeys – Live At The Royal Albert Hall

Source: BPI

Sunday, October 18, 2020

Fleetwood Mac's Rumours Is Once Again a Top 10 Album in the US

Fleetwood Mac's 'Rumours' Returns to Billboard 200 Top 10 -- 42 Years Later

by Keith Caulfield

After a 42-year wait, Fleetwood Mac’s former Billboard 200 No. 1 album Rumours returns to the top 10 this week, as the set jumps 13-7. The album, released in 1977, is basking in the glow of sales and streaming increases spurred on by publicity generated from a viral TikTok video set to the album’s song “Dreams.”

The Billboard 200 chart ranks the most popular albums of the week in the U.S. based on multi-metric consumption as measured in equivalent album units. Units comprise album sales, track equivalent albums (TEA) and streaming equivalent albums (SEA). Each unit equals one album sale, or 10 individual tracks sold from an album, or 3,750 ad-supported or 1,250 paid/subscription on-demand official audio and video streams generated by songs from an album. The new Oct. 24-dated chart (where Rumours returns to the top 10) will be posted in full on Billboard's website on Oct. 20. For all chart news, follow @billboard and @billboardcharts on both Twitter and Instagram. 

Rumours earned 33,000 equivalent album units in the U.S. in the week ending Oct. 15 – up 15%, according to Nielsen Music/MRC Data. Of that sum, 23,000 comprise SEA units (up 15%, equating to 30.6 million on-demand streams of the album’s songs, including "Dreams"), a little under 7,000 are in album sales (up 15%) and 4,000 are in TEA units (up 13%).

The TikTok video in question has “Dreams” soundtracking a man in a hoodie (Nathan Apodaca) seemingly being pulled on a skateboard, as he drinks from a bottle of Ocean Spray Cran-Raspberry juice and sings along with Stevie Nicks’ lead vocal. The video became so popular, it moved the band’s own Mick Fleetwood and Nicks to create their own tribute clips.

Rumours spent 31 nonconsecutive weeks at No. 1 on the Billboard 200 in 1977-78 – a record number of weeks atop the list for an album by a duo or group. Rumours was last in the top 10 on the Feb. 18, 1978-dated chart (at No. 10), and last ranked at No. 7 or higher on the Feb. 11, 1978 chart (where it placed at No. 7).

“Dreams” is Fleetwood Mac’s only No. 1 single on the Billboard Hot 100 songs chart – out of 25 chart hits. “Dreams” spent one week at No. 1 on June 18, 1977. The cut is one of four top 10 hits from the Rumours album. The effort also launched the singles “Go Your Own Way” (No. 10), “Don’t Stop” (No. 3) and “You Make Loving Fun” (No. 9).

Tuesday, October 13, 2020

Fleetwood Mac's 'Rumours' and 'Dreams' explode on the Billboard Charts!


Fleetwood Mac's 'Rumours' is the "greatest gainer" this week on the Billboard Top 200 albums chart as it explodes in sales and jumps up the Top 200 albums chart to #13 from #27 last week as a result of Nathan Apodaca’s viral TikTok video featuring 'Dreams'.  I believe the last time the album was this high on the charts was back in May, 2011 when the entire 'Rumours' album was featured in the Glee episode and it reached #11.

The 1988 Greatest Hits release also sees a major boost on the chart, jumping up to #61 this week from #103 last week.


'Dreams' re-enters the Billboard Top 100 singles chart at #21 this week based on sales, streams and radio play. The song took off following Nathan Apodaca’s viral TikTok video flying up the iTunes and Spotify song charts. The song is currently No.1 on iTunes in the US and has been for a number of days.  This is the first time the song has been on the Hot 100 since August, 1977!

Wednesday, March 21, 2018

Fleetwood Mac’s ‘Rumours,’ Named to Library of Congress’ Registry

The Library of Congress announced on Wednesday that it will preserve the recordings of 25 additional artists and personalities in the National Recording Registry, including Fleetwood Mac's 1977 album "Rumours".

Under the terms of the National Recording Preservation Act of 2000, the Librarian, with advice from the Library’s National Recording Preservation Board (NRPB), is tasked with annually selecting 25 titles that are “culturally, historically, or aesthetically significant” and are at least 10 years old. 

Full list at

“Rumours,” (album), Fleetwood Mac (1977)
Stevie Nicks said: “Devastation leads to writing good things.” It’s little wonder, then, that Fleetwood Mac’s “Rumours” is so highly regarded, having been forged by the crumbling relationships of every member of the group. In 1974, the then-remaining members of Fleetwood Mac—drummer Mick Fleetwood, bassist John McVie and his wife, vocalist and keyboard player Christine McVie—found themselves without a male vocalist or guitarist. A chance meeting at a recording studio led to guitarist and vocalist Lindsey Buckingham and vocalist Stevie Nicks, who were romantically involved, joining the group. The newly formed Anglo-American lineup soon struck gold with their eponymous 1975 album. They should have been on top of the world, but as they began working on their follow-up album, “Rumours,” relationships became so strained that, except as musically necessary, they would barely speak to each other while playing songs about each other. However, because the group had a sense that the songs were so strong, they not only endured, they prevailed. As engineer and co-producer Richard Dashut put it, they wanted to “ … make sure that every song on [“Rumours”] was worth its weight in gold.”

Sunday, January 07, 2018

Fleetwood Mac's 'Rumours' Third Biggest Selling Vinyl Album in UK - 2017

The Official Top 40 biggest selling vinyl albums and singles of 2017

Fleetwood Mac's Rumours was the third biggest selling vinyl album in the UK in 2017. Amazing for an album released over 40 years ago!

1 - 51,000 - ÷, ED SHEERAN

Saturday, February 04, 2017

Fleetwood Mac's 'Rumours': 10 Things You Didn't Know

Why "Silver Springs" was left off the LP, how the band's Rolling Stone cover shoot fueled Steve Nicks and Mick Fleetwood's affair, and more
By Jordan Runtagh

Every Song on Fleetwood Mac's 'Rumours' Ranked
by Andrew Unterberger

Why Fleetwood Mac's 'Rumours' Hits Home Right Now
Band confronted their own romantic chaos on 1977 masterpiece, asking tough questions that still resonate
By Rob Sheffield

Wednesday, February 01, 2017

Stevie Nicks, Lindsey Buckingham, Mick Fleetwood Reveal Secrets Behind Fleetwood Mac Rumours

Longest Running Rumor In Music Turns 40

Fleetwood Mac released 'Rumours' 40 years ago on February 4, 1977
Dallas, TX - February 1, 2017.  North American syndicated Rock radio show and website InTheStudio with Redbeard: The Stories Behind History’s Greatest Rock Bands  uncovers the stories behind the longest-running rumor in music history, 1977’s Grammy Award-winning album by Fleetwood Mac, Rumours.  

In the mid-‘70s there was no other band more professionally and personally linked together than the five members of Fleetwood Mac. Barely three years earlier California duo and couple Stevie Nicks and Lindsey Buckingham had joined the British blues-rock band Fleetwood Mac collaborating on its breakout 1975 “White Album”, cementing the Mac’s long overdue commercial success while at the same time raising eye brows and ears around the world as to what could possibly come next.  

Truth be told, the members of Fleetwood Mac were literally living secret and separate lives. One as band members and the other as lovers falling apart. It was this tension filled environment that produced some of the most genuine emotion filled music of the decade. Fueled by their talent and ambition what would normally break bands apart, somehow kept them together and produced one of the biggest selling albums of all-time. 

Stevie Nicks, Lindsey Buckingham, and Mick Fleetwood share their story to In The Studio host Redbeard, warts and all. 

“The album was really a catharsis of human emotions, if you like. And never at any one point, that I can remember, was it ever discussed by any one person that they wanted out, or that they couldnt’ handle it.” - Mick Fleetwood

“I mean “Go Your Own Way”, “The Chain”, “Dreams”, “Never Going Back Again”, “Don’t Stop” thinking about tomorrow, “Second Hand News”, “I Don’t Want to Know”, “Gold Dust Woman”… they were all about trying to make it through that particular period of time.”  - Stevie Nicks

“You’re talking about a situation during the making of Rumours which was very painful for me, working with someone I was still in love with, who didn’t want to be with me.”   - Lindsey Buckingham

FLEETWOOD MAC ‘Rumours’ /InTheStudio interview 
is available now to STREAM at:

Direct Link to InTheStudio broadcast affiliate radio station list: InTheStudio-RadioStations

Link to FLEETWOOD MAC website
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Friday, January 06, 2017

Fleetwood Mac help UK reach 25 year high in vinyl sales

Vinyl sales have been climbing steadily over the world but in the UK, it has reached a 25-year high with 3.2 million albums purchased on vinyl in 2016.  Fleetwood Mac's Rumours was the 5th best selling vinyl in the country for 2016.  Below is the Top 10.

OFFICIAL VINYL ARTIST ALBUMS CHART 2016 – © Official Charts Company

Pos.         Artist & Title  

1.  David Bowie / Blackstar
2.  Amy Winehouse / Back To Black
3.  Various Artists OST / Guardians Of The Galaxy - Mix 1
4.  Radiohead / A Moon Shaped Pool
5.  Fleetwood Mac / Rumours
6.  The Stone Roses / The Stone Roses
7.  Bob Marley And The Wailers / Legend
8.  The Beatles / Sgt. Pepper’s Lonely Hearts Club Band
9.  Prince & The Revolution / Purple Rain OST
10. Nirvana / Nevermind

Sunday, August 30, 2015

Sausalito: Luxury destination still has hints of Fleetwood Mac magic

American Airlines "Celebrated Living" Magazine - Summer, 2015
If you look and listen closely, this luxury destination still has hints of magic left from when Fleetwood Mac came here to make the bands's greatest album.

Read the full emagazine at American Airlines

Monday, September 29, 2014

Fleetwood Mac's "Rumours" Surges on UK Top 100 Albums Chart From No.104 to No.11

Google Play and Amazon had a pretty amazing sale on last week in the UK for Fleetwood Mac’s Rumours.  The entire mp3 downloadable album could temporarily be purchased for 99p. As a result, the album surged on this weeks UK Top 100 Albums Chart from No.104 to No.11 with sales of 8,718 units. In Scotland the album also leaped up the chart to No.12 from No.113 the previous week. The last time "Rumours" reached heights on this scale in the UK was back in late January, 2013 after the release of the 35th Anniversary edition of Rumours when it reached No.3.

UK - October 4, 2014
# 11 (104) Fleetwood Mac - Rumours

# 3 (153) Fleetwood Mac - Rumours

SCOTLAND - October 4, 2014
# 12 (113) Fleetwood Mac - Rumours


Thursday, July 10, 2014

Fleetwood Mac's "Rumours" back in the U.S. Top 100 on Billboards Top 200 Album Chart

Fleetwood Mac's "Rumours" is on a little bit of a tear on the Billboard Top 200 albums chart.  In it's second week back on the chart, the album moves into the Top 100 up to No.99 this week, from No.139 last week. On the Top 50 Catalogue Albums Chart, the album moves into the Top 20 coming in at No.18 from No.27 last week. The album is trending up, so it should go further up the chart next week.

Incidently, in the U.S. Amazon right now has the MP3 album on sale for $3.99.

In Australia "Greatest Hits" re-enters the Top 100 Albums Chart with the consistently selling "The Very Best Of" down this week to No.78 from No.67 last week.  Another consistent seller in Australia has been the 4CD box set "25 Years - The Chain". This week on the Top 50 Catalogue Albums Chart the set drops to No.43 from No.27 last week.

(Previous weeks chart positions in parenthesis).

USA - July 19, 2014
# 99 (139) Fleetwood Mac - Rumours

# 18 (27) Fleetwood Mac - Rumour

AUSTRALIA - July 7, 2014
# 78 (67)  Fleetwood Mac - The Very Best Of
# 98 (R/E) Fleetwood Mac - Greatest Hits

# 16 (11) Fleetwood Mac - The Very Best Of
# 25 (28) Fleetwood Mac - Greatest Hits
# 43 (27) Fleetwood Mac - 25 Years The Chain [box set]

IRELAND - July 3, 2014
# 80 (56) Fleetwood Mac - The Very Best Of

UK - July 12, 2014
# 34 - Fleetwood Mac - Rumours

Wednesday, June 18, 2014

ON THIS DAY: Fleetwood Mac's "Rumours" and "Dreams" both No.1 on U.S. Billboard Charts

On June 18, 1977 "Dreams" the second single released from "Rumours" topped Billboard's Hot 100 singles chart in it's 10th week of release.

The track written by Stevie Nicks, debuted on the Hot 100 on April 16, 1977 and spent 19 weeks in total on the chart logging 7 weeks in the top 10 and 4 weeks in the top 5. This is Fleetwood Mac's only No.1 single in the U.S. 

While "Dreams" topped the singles chart, the album "Rumours" was firmly sitting at No.1 for a 7th non-consecutive week. The week following "Dreams" reaching the No.1 position, "Rumours" was certified 3x platinum in the U.S. signifying shipments of 3 million units. This is massive for an album released only 4 months prior. Within a year, "Rumours" would sell 8.2 million copies in the U.S. and would go on to eventually be certified 19 x platinum in the U.S. by the RIAA where it stands today. Worldwide sales are reported to be over 45 million.

Monday, January 27, 2014

Excellent Quality Video via Warner Music: Stevie Nicks - 1977 Ahead of Fleetwood Mac's Rumours Tour

Stevie at home in 1977 speaking to an Australian reporter prior to Fleetwood Mac's Australian Rumours Tour that began in the fall of 1977.

Tuesday, January 07, 2014

Australia's Year End Album Charts are in. Fleetwood Mac have 2 album in the Top 100 for 2013 No.14 and No.78

Fleetwood Mac placed two albums this year in the Top 100 Albums Chart for 2013 in Australia.

The band had a huge year around the world with the Rumours re-issue last January and with the 4CD Box Set re-issued in the UK, Australia and New Zealand at a mighty fine price... it just kept the ball rolling.  This is cool!

No. 14 Fleetwood Mac "25 Years - The Chain" [4CD Box Set]
No. 78 Fleetwood Mac "Rumours"

Get the full Top 100 at

Tuesday, October 22, 2013

UK TV: Fleetwood Mac: Rumours on @VintageTV 25 Oct 9pm

Fleetwood Mac: Rumours
Friday 25 October - 9pm

We're celebrating one of the planet's greatest albums by bringing you an hour-long tour of stunning sounds from these legends in their own life-time.

Vintage TV is available on Sky 369, Virgin 343 and Freesat 515 in the UK.

Tuesday, June 18, 2013

36 Years Ago Today: Fleetwood Mac's "Dreams" Hits No.1 on Billboard's Hot 100 Singles Chart

June 18, 1977: Fleetwood Mac's only No.1 single "Dreams" Topped Billboard's Hot 100 singles chart spending one week at the summit.

The track debuted on the Hot 100 on April 16, 1977 and spent a total of 19 weeks on the chart making it's last appearance on the August 20, 1977 chart.  The song took 10 weeks to climb to the top, it logged a total of 7 weeks in the top 10 and 4 weeks in the top 5.

Taken from the album "Rumours" released in April of 1977 which the following week would be certified 3X Platinum in the U.S. signalling shipments of 3 million units in the U.S.  That's huge for just over 2 months!

The members of Fleetwood Mac were experiencing emotional upheavals while recording Rumours. Drummer Mick Fleetwood was going through a divorce. Bass player John McVie was separating from his wife, keyboard player Christine McVie. Guitarist Lindsey Buckingham and Nicks were ending their eight-year relationship. "We had to go through this elaborate exercise of denial," explains Buckingham to Blender Magazine, "keeping our personal feelings in one corner of the room while trying to be professional in the other."

Nicks wrote the song at the Record Plant studio in Sausalito, California, in early 1976. "One day when I wasn't required in the main studio," remembers singer Stevie Nicks to Blender, "I took a Fender Rhodes piano and went into another studio that was said to belong to Sly, of Sly & the Family Stone. It was a black-and-red room, with a sunken pit in the middle where there was a piano, and a big black-velvet bed with Victorian drapes."

"I sat down on the bed with my keyboard in front of me," continues Nicks. "I found a drum pattern, switched my little cassette player on and wrote 'Dreams' in about 10 minutes. Right away I liked the fact that I was doing something with a dance beat, because that made it a little unusual for me."

When Nicks played the song to the rest of the group, they decided to record it the following day. Only a basic track was recorded at Sausalito. Recording assistant Cris Morris remembers that "all (they) kept was the drum track and live vocal from Stevie — the guitars and bass were added later in Los Angeles."

Christine McVie described the song as having "just three chords and one note in the left hand" and "boring" when Nicks played a rough version on the piano. McVie changed her mind, after Lindsey "fashioned three sections out of identical chords, making each section sound completely different. He created the impression that there’s a thread running through the whole thing."

"Dreams" was the second single from the Rumours album in the US, and it reached the number one spot on June 18, 1977, and held it for one week. It went to #24 in the United Kingdom as the third single, following "Go Your Own Way" (#38) and "Don't Stop" (#32).

Monday, January 21, 2013

WIN The 35th Anniversary Edition of Fleetwood Mac's Rumours


In celebrating the 35th anniversary of Fleetwood Mac’s album Rumours The Sound (New Zealand) are giving you the chance to win a copy of the new re-release !  To enter, sign in or sign up to The Sound  Enter Contest

The 35th Anniversary Deluxe Edition and Super Deluxe Box of Rumours will be released in New Zealand this Friday, January 25th.

The sets can be pre-ordered through JB HI-FI.

Fleetwood Mac: Rumours 35th Anniversary Edition
New Zealand - The Coast... Listen for your chance to win! Listen here.  This week on Coast, one of the great albums that helped to soundtrack the 70’s; Rumours by Fleetwood Mac.

From in the studio

Music history done right: the expanded edition’s three CDs include the original remastered album, the highly-sought “B” side “Silver Springs”, a whole disc of demos and outtakes, plus a full disc of the 1977 Rumours  World Tour! Open to US and Canadian residents only, limit one entry per e-mail address. Contest ends midnight February 3.

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WIN the 35th Anniversary Deluxe Version of RUMOURS!
Enter HERE to win the 35th Anniversary Deluxe Box Setof RUMOURS (4 CDs, DVD and LP)!
Entries must be received by 11:59p on 2/3/13

Friday, December 28, 2012

Christine McVie briefly came out of retirement to talk about her work on Fleetwood Mac’s classic 1977 Rumours album.

Christine McVie came briefly out of retirement to talk about her work on Fleetwood Mac’s classic 1977 Rumours album. McVie, who quit the band in 1998, told Mojo that when Lindsey Buckingham and Stevie Nicks joined the band in late-1974, she immediately knew she had to step up her game, explaining, “When Stevie and Lindsey joined I was in awe of the way they wrote and sang together. It was tough to compete and be good enough. I wasn’t a prolific writer to any degree. I didn’t start writing songs properly until I joined Fleetwood Mac. I was quite a novice on (1972′s) Bare Trees and (1971′s) Future Games.”

When asked if she was in touch with her former bandmates, McVie said: “I am in touch with (ex-husband) John (McVie) very often. Stevie and Lindsey not so often.”

She spoke about the weird situation of finally catching a Fleetwood Mac concert as an audience member, joking, “I have a really good time when I go. I can stand at the soundboard and watch them sweat. They do my songs, ‘Don’t Stop’ and ‘World Turning,’ but they are limited to what they can do of mine. I think they tried ‘You Make Loving Fun,’ but I don’t think the sound of their vocals were right. But I wish them well.”

In 2003 Christine McVie says that after attending a then-recent Fleetwood Mac concert in London, she had no regrets about splitting from the band and leaving the road behind: “I just felt kind of relieved, if you want to know the truth, ’cause I, I went backstage afterwards, and they were all so tired, and, I just don’t think I could do that anymore. It’s kind of, if you like, verified that I’d made the right decision.”

Fleetwood Mac will release two expanded versions of Rumours on January 29th, featuring a remastered version of the multi-platinum collection, along with two discs of outtakes, and a new “making of” documentary. Both available to pre-order on Amazon or iTunes.

The band — featuring Lindsey Buckingham, Stevie Nicks, Mick Fleetwood, and John McVie — kicks off its 34-date North American tour on April 4th at Columbus, Ohio’s Nationwide Arena.  Tickets available at Ticketmaster

Christine's remarks can be found in the January, 2013 edition of Mojo Magazine.


Friday, December 14, 2012

Check it out... Fleetwood Mac Harmonize Live on 'Monday Morning' - Premiere via @rollingstone

Rolling Stone is giving us an exclusive first listen of the band playing "Monday Morning." Taken from the upcoming Live Rumours Tour disc included in the re-release of Fleetwood Mac's "Rumours". in stores January 28/29, 2013.

Sounds awesome!

Check it out at Rolling Stone