The Fleetwood Mac TikTok trend officially exploded yesterday when legendary singer Stevie Nicks created her first TikTok video. But as with everything in Nicks’ life, she took the cranberyy juice viral trend everyone’s performing on social media and did it her own way.
Stevie Nicks and “Dreams”
For those who don’t know, the iconic performer wrote the song “Dreams,” which is the music playing in all of these TikTok-inspired videos. When Nicks and the other members of Fleetwood Mac were creating their Rumours album — which features “Dreams” — Nicks was ending her eight-year relationship with the band’s lead guitarist Lindsey Buckingham. “Dreams” was her way of calling him out on his behavior.
The album was a success, and “Dreams” became a huge hit, landing at #1 on the Billboard Hot 100 in 1977. And though we’ve posted this before, here is TikToker @jmvaldes94 using the song to offer her tribute to that breakup.
i’m sure this has already been done but I will never get over how beautifully petty this entire band was ##fleetwoodmac♬ Dreams (2004 Remaster) – Fleetwood Mac
Stevie Nicks TikTok Video
Here’s the quick summary of how Nicks’ cranberry juice video came about. (We’ll post links to the full saga below.)
Nathan Apodaca shot a video that went viral. In it, he swigs from a bottle of Ocean Spray cranberry juice while riding a skateboard and casually lip-synching the song. Since launching, the clip has gained more than 51.5 million views, and Apodaca got a new truck from Ocean Spray filled with bottles of cranberry juice; it was their way of thanking him for making their product relevant to millions of social media users.
When the video first launched, the official Fleetwood Mac Twitter reposted it, boosting the popularity. Then Mick Fleetwood joined the trend and shot himself (possibly) riding a skateboard and lip-synching to “Dreams.” Here’s his clip.
And now it’s Stevie Nicks’ turn. She doesn’t use a skateboard. In fact, the woman who’s known for spinning in endless circles while performing in concert didn’t even sing her song while walking on a treadmill with a hair fan blowing in her face. (That’s a very specific reference for all you Stevie Nicks fans out there.)
Instead, she sits at a piano in a flower skirt and shawl (naturally). The tambourine is on the piano. She laces up some skates as the song plays — and she’s actually singing the song! She gets the audience as excited as they get right before she does her big stage spins, and… Well, we’ll let you watch it yourself.
Stevie Nicks’ cranberry juice TikTok has been live for less than 24 hours and it’s already garnered 14.5 million views. And all this viral action has helped the song, too.
“Dreams” is currently #34 on the Spotify viral list, and #20 on the platform’s Top 200. According to Billboard, the song just re-entered the Billboard Hot 100 at No. 21 on October 17; that’s the first time it’s been on the chart since its original 1977 run.
“In the tracking week ending Oct. 8, “Dreams” garnered its best-ever weekly U.S. streams and download sales totals: 13.4 million streams (up 54%) and 22,000 downloads sold (up 197%), according to Nielsen Music/MRC Data,” the music site reports.
It seems for Fleetwood Mac, dreams keep coming true.