The clock has tick-tocked in reverse to put a Fleetwood Mac album and single back in the top 10 43 years after their initial appearance. The group’s 1977 “Rumours,” one of the all-time blockbuster rock albums, has moved up to No. 9, a six-spot jump from the previous week.
The song that’s driving the album’s revival, “Dreams,” is in even headier territory, moving up eight spots to land at No. 3 this week.
The revival of interest is being driven by a viral TikTok video of Idaho resident Nathan Apodaca longboarding down the street while sipping on Cran-Raspberry Juice and briefly lip-synching to Stevie Nicks’ lead vocal on “Dreams” — the runaway feel-good hit of a not-so-feel-good season.
Even Fleetwood Mac’s self-titled 1975 album is benefitting from the renewed attention; it moves up to No. 44 on the chart this week, despite not including their song of the moment.
The multi-pronged Mac attack brought smiles and intrigue to an otherwise dull week for the charts, with no major new entries on either the Rolling Stone album chart or the songs chart.
The highest debuts on the album chart were Trey Songz’ “Back Home,” at No. 14 with 23,100 album units, followed much further down at No. 42 by “Skeletons” by country duo Brothers Osborne, debuting with 13,200 album units. The only other album to enter even in the top 100 was John Lennon’s boxed set “Gimme Some Truth,” premiering at No. 89.
The No. 1 album for a second week was “Savage Mode II” by Metro Boomin and 21 Savage, accumulating 65,000 album units for the week. Rounding out the top 10 of the album chart, in order, were Pop Smoke, Juice WRLD, Lil Baby, Machine Gun Kelly, Blackpink, the “Hamilton” cast album, YoungBoy Never Broke Again, Fleetwood Mac and Post Malone.
On the Rolling Stone songs chart, Cardi B and Megan Thee Stallion’s “WAP” returns to the No. 1 spot after being bumped out last week. It was streamed 18.7 million times in its tenth week of release.
After last week was chock-full of high-debuting songs, the highest song debut of this week was all the way down at No. 58: “Baby, I’m Jealous” by Bebe Rexha featuring Doja Cat. The song picked up 4.1 million streams in its first week.