TikTok video propels Fleetwood Mac’s ‘Dream’ into top 100

posted October 15, 2020 at 09:40 pm
by  AFP
A viral TikTok video featuring a laid-back skateboarder lip-synching to Fleetwood Mac's "Dreams" has propelled the 1977 hit back into the Billboard Hot 100 after an absence of more than three decades.

 British musician and actor Mick Fleetwood (left) recreates the viral Tiktok video of Nathan Apodaca, who pays tribute to Fleetwood Mac’s classic hit ‘Dream.’
TikTok user doggface208’s antics—as he cruised down the street, sipping a family-sized bottle of cranberry juice —quickly struck a chord, racking up 8.6 million likes.

And beyond propelling its creator—real name Nathan Apodaca—to viral fame, the video has reignited interest in the 70’s country-rock legends.

Stevie Nicks’ melancholic meditation on a failed relationship, re-entered the Billboard chart for the week of Oct. 17 at 21, just two weeks after Apodaca’s clip first went viral.

"TikTok has driven catalog hits back to various Billboard charts before... but never a song this old and a Hot 100 rebound this high. It shows that TikTok’s tried-and-true power to catapult songs to mainstream recognition is only getting stronger,” Billboard reporter Tatiana Cirisano wrote in a post on the magazine's website.

Phil Collins is another classic artist to have benefited from a TikTok bounce.

In August, a video in which two 22-year-olds shared their first reaction to his famous drum fill from "In the Air Tonight" sent the song into the number two spot on Apple’s iTunes chart.

The return of "Dreams" to the charts has also sparked a broader surge of interest in Fleetwood Mac’s back catalog, with Billboard reporting a bump in streams for the rockers' other work.

Topics: TikTok , Fleetwood Mac , Dreams , Nathan Apodaca , Phil Collins
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