If you've been wondering why 'Dreams', a song by Fleetwood Mac that was first released in 1977, has re-entered the charts, it has a lot (okay, everything) to do with TikTok.
One of the band's best-loved songs was recently used in a TikTok video that went viral.
TikTok user 420doggface208, aka Nathan Apodaca, made a video of himself lip synching to the song while drinking cranberry juice and cruising on a skateboard. As you do.
So thanks for the love and support an here it is my original video same as all going around but yes thanks for the love n donations it’s very appreciated an much needed 🤙🏼 vibe on world pic.twitter.com/gkCgc1U9As
— *BLAZIN*4*1*NATION* (@doggface208) September 27, 2020
The clip's popularity caused a spike in streaming figures for the song, which clearly the band were happy about...
We love this! https://t.co/LgMGOGZIer
— Fleetwood Mac (@fleetwoodmac) September 26, 2020
Much to everyone's surprise, however, Mick Fleetwood himself - drummer and founding member of Fleetwood Mac - joined TikTok yesterday just to recreate Apodaca's video (which has 4m likes on TikTok and counting). We can assume that the 73-year-old's not on a skateboard, though.
Mick Fleetwood just joined TikTok and recreated @420doggface208’s incredibly viral video longboarding while sipping cran juice that put Fleetwood Mac’s “Dreams” back on the top of the charts https://t.co/qZKWshiJhf pic.twitter.com/J5XaBps9oN
— Taylor Lorenz (@TaylorLorenz) October 4, 2020
Sure what else would you be doing in a pandemic?