Fleetwood Mac’s Return

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Fleetwood Mac’s ‘Rumours’ hits Top 10 chart 43 years after its release.

Jamison Vetter, Staff Writer

Fleetwood Mac’s rock album “Rumourshit the top 10 charts on Billboard after a viral TikTok trend. The album regained its 70’s attention after a user recorded a TikTok longboarding down a road while casually sipping from a container of cran-raspberry Ocean Spray juice and lip-syncing to the song, “Dreams.” 

Their song becomes the oldest non-holiday song ever recorded to hit the top 10 on Billboard’s streaming songs chart. “Dreams” was listed 13th on the chart last week, but now the song has reached 7th on the chart. 

Billboard reports, “‘Rumours’ earned 33,000 equivalent album units in the U.S. in the week ending Oct. 15, a 15 percent increase according to Nielsen Music/MRC Data. The album previously spent 31 non-consecutive weeks at No. 1 on the Billboard 200 chart in the 1977-1978 year. The album remains the only No. 1 single the band has on the Billboard Hot 100 songs chart out of 25 chart-making hits.” 

Variety reports, “Fleetwood Mac’s discography is benefitting from the renewed viral attention, with their self-titled 1975 album jumping up to No. 44 on the charts this week despite not including Dreams.”

Even though Fleetwood Mac made a surprising appearance on the charts this week, the top album features 21 Savage’s album “Savage Mode II” by Metro Boomin and 21 Savage. The charts also include Pop Smoke, Juice WRLD, Lil Baby, Machine Gun Kelly, Blackpink, the “Hamilton” cast album, YoungBoy Never Broke Again and Post Malone. 

Fleetwood Mac responded to a repost of the TikTok on Twitter stating, “We love this!” The original video featured user Nathan Apodaca who goes by “420doggface208,” from Idaho Falls, Idaho. His Tiktok earned over 18 million views, while the Twitter repost earned over 22.5 million. 

This is not the first time that “Rumours” blew up. When the album first released, it sold more than 10 million copies in the first month. Not only that, but in 1978 Rumours won a Grammy Award for Album of the Year in 1978. It ranks No. 11 in the best-selling albums of all time, according to Business Insider.