The internet is capable of catapulting people to stardom — even if those people are already famous.
More than 40 years after Fleetwood Mac achieved success with their 1977 single "Dreams," the group is back at the top of the charts because of a meme.
A goofy tweet sent the hit, from the best-selling album Rumours, to number 16 on Billboard's Hot Rock Songs chart in the U.S. When Rumours was first released, The Guardian reports, it was a Top Rock Album for a record-breaking 31 consecutive weeks, and now Fleetwood Mac is enjoying another turn at the top.
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The meme, shared by Twitter user bottledfleet, paired "Dreams" with a clip of a dance group, proving once and for all that Fleetwood Mac's music is dance-worthy. More than 131,000 users retweeted the meme. The viral tweet prompted 2,000 new downloads of "Dreams," reports Billboard, and 1.9 million new streams — a 24 percent spike.
No word yet on how many retweets would reunite lead singer Stevie Nicks and lead guitarist Lindsey Buckingham.
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