Fleetwood Mac’s ‘Dreams’ Sees Resurgence in Popularity Thanks to Viral TikTok

by Jennifer Shea
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What was old is new again thanks to the wonders of TikTok. British-American rock band Fleetwood Mac, which had its heyday in the 1970s, is enjoying a sudden resurgence.

The Fleetwood Mac song “Dreams” has soared in popularity after a TikTok video featuring it went viral. In the video, a TikTok user filmed himself lip-syncing to the song while balancing on his skateboard and drinking a large bottle of cranberry juice.

The user, Nathan Apodaca, hails from Idaho. He told NPR he had been driving his truck to work when it broke down. So the factory worker and father of two headed to work on his skateboard. On the way, he logged in to TikTok and filmed a video. The rest, as they say, is viral history.

Mic Fleetwood Recreates Video

Then, in early October, Fleetwood Mac founder Mic Fleetwood recreated the viral video himself and posted his version to TikTok. He filmed himself skating through a garden drinking Ocean Spray Cran-Raspberry juice.

“@420doggface208 had it right,” Fleetwood posted. “Dreams and Cranberry just hits different.”

Fleetwood Mac singer and songwriter Stevie Nicks recently hit No. 1 on Billboard’s Hot 100 Songwriters chart thanks entirely to the viral TikTok video’s popularity. Nicks wrote “Dreams” all by herself. She also posted a TikTok clip paying homage to the viral video.

Now, Fleetwood’s and Nicks’s former bandmate, Lindsey Buckingham, has offered his own take on the viral video. This Wednesday, Buckingham posted a TikTok video of himself enjoying “Dreams” while riding a horse at a gentle trot.

But the former bandmates aren’t the only ones taking what has come to be known as the Doggface Challenge. According to the Los Angeles Times, musician Shakira and Instagram influencer Kiel James Patrick, as well as the CEO of Ocean Spray, have also posted their own versions of the viral video.

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