This Meme Just Sent An Iconic 40-Year-Old Song Back Into The Charts
5 April 2018, 12:48
Did the internet just discover Fleetwood Mac?!
Ladies and gentlemen, it's official - memes now have the power to take over the music industry and potentially block your faves from releasing bops and climbing up the chart.
A tweet from Twitter user @bottledfleet went mega-viral on March 22 with the caption "Fleetwood Mac's music is so boring, you can't even dance to it." It was accompanied with a video of a cheerleading squad from Alcorn State University bopping along to the tune of "Dreams", an anthem from the 1977 album Rumours, proving that you CAN dance to their not-boring music, thank you very much.
Anyway, the tweet has been SO popular, that it's caused "Dreams" to shoot up the music charts.
“Fleetwood Mac’s music is so boring, you can’t even dance to it”— i m m i g r ❀ n t (@bottledfleet) March 22, 2018
Me, an intellectual: pic.twitter.com/2QmrFycHy2
And now EVERYONE on the internet is bumping the majesty of Fleetwood Mac.
Did twitter just discover Fleetwood Mac— Babe Ruthless (@JoeyRico4L) March 31, 2018
why is twitter only just realising that fleetwood mac are one of ( if not ) the greatest band ever?— olivia (@twwinpeaks) April 4, 2018
y'all just now finding out about fleetwood mac? can't say im surprised u all just have bad taste in music— david carlos (@adifferentage) April 5, 2018
Have had Fleetwood Mac's Dreams in my head ever since that viral tweet and literally nothing I do will chase it out.— Chris Hayes (@chrislhayes) April 3, 2018
“fleetwood mac’s music isn’t good! you can’t even dance to it!”— ✰ monique ✰ (@noirfiIm) March 30, 2018
someone: you can’t dance to fleetwood mac’s music it’s too slow— lauren 🥀 (@kingsawoman) March 29, 2018
harry: bet pic.twitter.com/pWzT2xHTRI
Since going viral with over 142k RTs, 335k likes and almost 7 million views on Twitter, the song has catapulted back into the chart. "Dreams" is currently sitting at number 14 on the Hot Rock Songs chart and Billboard reports that since being posted, there's been a "36 percent surge in download sales in the latest tracking week," with an additional "1.9 million on-demand streams - a 24 percent gain."
It's not the first time an old banger from Fleetwood Mac has made an appearance in charts recently either. Last May, "The Chain", a track from the same album as "Dreams", climbed to No. 7 after its inclusion on the Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2 soundtrack.
The "Dreams" meme is still being circulated but whether the internet has the power to knock three Imagine Dragons songs off the top of the chart remains to be seen.