A funny tweet featuring the bands standing hit Dreams mailed it into the Top 20 of Billboards Hot Rock Songs chart
Dreams, the 1977 single from Fleetwood Mac’s 40 m-selling recording Rumours, has re-entered the US planneds thanks to a Twitter meme.
The song sits at No 16 on Billboard’s Hot Rock Songs plot, following the much-shared Twitter post by the user bottledfleet, where the vocal enables us to accompany footage of a marching band’s dance troupe.
It was retweeted more than 130,000 times, spurring 2,000 downloads of Dreams and 1.9 m series, a 24% rise. Rumours, which exceeded Billboard’s Top Rock Albums for a record 31 consecutive weeks on its liberate, mounted to No 13 in that planned. In the UK album chart, meanwhile, Rumours went from No 49 to 31 in its 725 th week in the Top 100, while The Very Best of Fleetwood Mac get from No 27 to 17, chalking up its 328 th week.
It’s not the first song to take advantage of meme culture. US farmer Baauer contacted No 1 in the US in 2012 with his road Harlem Shake after it became the endorsement for a web video move infatuation, while Rick Astley’s Never Gonna Give You Up got a second rental of life after it was used to prank- or “rickroll”- internet users. Smash Mouth’s 1999 punched All Star, meanwhile, remains an inexplicable touchstone for meme-makers.
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