Here’s a fun little exercise: picture Steve Nicks, sitting at a piano in a room in a studio in Sausalito, California in 1976. Picture her iteratively constructing the melody and the lyrics to the song Dreams, ruminating on her recent split from Lindsey Buckingham and trying to channel these feelings of love, loss, and acceptance into a beautiful piece of music. Now, holding that picture in your mind, imagine a time traveller appearing in the room to tell her the following piece of news: Dreams has made it back into the charts in 2018 thanks to a video going viral of what could only possibly be described as an aggressively sexually charged marching band.
Yes indeed, following the incredible success of a tweet from Twitter user @bottledfleet, the powerful ballad Dreams from Fleetwood Mac‘s seminal album Rumours has made it into No. 16 on the Billboard Hot 100 Hot Rock Song charts.
If you’ve somehow not seen the tweet yet, please, please cast your gaze on this:
As Billboard notes, Fleetwood Mac reared their collective heads in the Hot Rock Songs charts in May of last year thanks to the appearance of undeniable banger The Chain in Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2.
Every day we move closer towards an entirely meme-based economy.