A Saucy Meme Made 41-Year-Old Fleetwood Mac Song ‘Dreams’ Climb The Charts.
The Fleetwood Mac renaissance continues this week as the 1977 song “Dreams” re-enters Billboard’s Hot Rock Songs chart. According to a report from Billboard, the resurgence of popularity is being credited to a meme posted on March 22 by Twitter user @BottledFleet.
The Twitter video was captioned with a popular meme format in which the poster sardonically calls themself an intellectual for having superior taste:
“‘Fleetwood Mac’s music is so boring, you can’t even dance to it’
Me, an intellectual:”
“BottledFleet” then put the song “Dreams” over previously memed footage of what appears to be a college dance team performing on the track field.
The tweet has racked up over 160,000 retweets, and Twitter indicates the video has been watched 6.2 million times.
“The widespread sharing of the tweet […] and other similar tweets referencing the meme helped spark the song’s 36 percent surge in download sales in the latest tracking week […] to 2,000,” Billboard reported. “Additionally, the song racked up 1.9 million on-demand streams, a 24 percent gain.”
Fleetwood Mac’s iconic “Rumors” album was brought back into the streaming spotlight last year when Marvel’s “Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2” used the song “Chains” during the climactic battle sequence.
Clearly this is one classic rock album that won’t be forgotten in pop culture any time soon.