Fleetwood Mac's 1977 Rumours album has soared back into the Billboard Top 10 following the recent Tik Tok video featuring the album's sole chart-topper, “Dreams.” The album's new ranking at Number 10 will be marked on the magazine's Billboard 200 albums chart dated October 24th.
Billboard posted: “Rumours earned 33,000 equivalent album units in the U.S. in the week ending October 15 — up 15 percent, according to Nielsen Music/MRC Data. Of that sum, 23,000 comprise SEA units (up 15 percent, 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 percent) and 4,000 are in TEA units (up 13 percent).”
The surge in interest is due to the video of a man in a hoodie, named Nathan Apodaca, who was pulled on his skateboard while drinking cranberry juice and singing along to “Dreams,” which has gone viral and spawned answer videos from both Mick Fleetwood and Stevie Nicks.
Lindsey Buckingham told us that fans tend to over-romanticize what a horrendous period the recording of Rumours was for the members of Fleetwood Mac: “If there was one worst thing it was probably just it was difficult for all four of us as two couples to have broken up to be alienated — probably not to have gotten anything close to closure — and to still have to kind of move forward. And to do that you kind of had to compartmentalize your emotions a little bit. You had to seal one thing off here and get on with it there. It was kind of an exercise in denial.”
Rumours was released on February 4th, 1977 and topped the Billboard 200 albums chart for 31 non-consecutive weeks. The album, which won the Grammy Award for Album Of The Year, currently has sales of 40 million units worldwide, spawned four Top Ten hits — “Go Your Own Way” (#10), “Don't Stop” (#3), “Dreams” (#1), and “You Make Loving Fun” (#9).