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Fleetwood Mac’s ‘Dreams’ returns to charts due to viral meme

You’re not dreaming โ€” Fleetwood Mac is back on the charts.

The rock group’s 1977 hit “Dreams” currently ranks 14th on Billboard’s Hot Rock Songs after a viral meme featuring the song catapulted it back into relevance.

The popular Twitter video makes it look like a marching band’s dance team is emphatically grooving to “Dreams” by overlaying the song on top of the footage.

“Fleetwood Mac’s music is so boring, you can’t even dance to it,” the caption to the post by @bottledfleet begins. It then points to the video in an attempt to disapprove that quote.

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The tweet has racked up over 131,000 retweets, 311,000 likes and 3,000 comments since it was originally posted on March 22.

The surprising re-emergence of “Dreams” comes more than 40 years after the song initially claimed the top spot on Billboard’s Hot 100 in June 1977.

“Dreams” clearly stands out on the Billboard Hot Rock Songs chart, as the top three songs on the list are each by contemporary group Imagine Dragons, followed by recent tracks from Portugal. The Man and Panic! At The Disco.

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The album that “Dreams” appears on, the critically acclaimed “Rumours,” also climbed to No. 13 on the Top Rock Albums chart this week. That album, however, typically maintains a spot on the list even without the help of a viral meme, as it ranked 22nd two weeks ago, and 21st last week.

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The Hot Rock Songs chart was introduced by Billboard in 2009. Fleetwood Mac โ€” which hasn’t released an album since 2003 โ€” had only made it on the list once before, when its song “The Chain” ranked seventh last year after appearing in “Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2.”

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