Fleetwood Mac’s ‘Dreams’ is back in the US chart thanks to a meme

It's currently at #14 on Billboard’s Hot Rock Songs chart

Fleetwood Mac‘s classic track ‘Dreams’ is back in the chart thanks to a viral meme.

The song, which appears on the band’s 1977 album ‘Rumours’, originally reached #1 on the Billboard Hot 100 in June 1977.

Now, a tweet from Twitter user @bottledfleet has reignited the track’s popularity. “Fleetwood Mac’s music is so boring, you can’t even dance to it,” the tweet reads, followed by “Me, an intellectual:,” The tweet then features a 38-second clip of a marching band’s dance team dancing to the track. See the tweet below.

The meme saw a 36 percent surge in download sales in the latest tracking week to 2,000, with the song also racking up 1.9 million on-demand streams, marking a 24 percent gain.

Earlier this year, Fleetwood Mac icon Stevie Nicks shared her views on sexual harassment and equality within the music industry.

“Everybody needs to not let this be a kind of big wave and just go away and say, ‘Oh well, you know, it’s over and nobody cares anymore,’” Nicks said. “Everybody has to keep really fighting because otherwise women, we will be swept under the carpet yet again and it will just start over.”

 

Drawing on her personal experiences within the band, Nicks said that herself and bandmate Christine McVie hadn’t been exposed to much sexual misconduct over the years.

“I think I’ve been very lucky,” she said. “And maybe it’s because when I joined Fleetwood Mac, Christine and I made a pact. We said we will never ever be treated like a second class citizen amongst our peers as we get more famous and more famous – and if we’re in a room with famous rock n’ roll stars that are men and they treat us that way, we will scream at them and then we’ll walk out.”