Fleetwood Mac founder recreates juicy ‘Dreams’ for viral TikTok video
This is one meta homage.
Mick Fleetwood has recreated a heartwarming viral video featuring one of his biggest hits.
The inspiration video, which exploded online last week, showed a man skateboarding down a freeway while drinking Ocean Spray juice and singing along with Stevie Nicks to Fleetwood Mac’s 1977 hit “Dreams.”
The frontman posted his own version of the juice-glugging clip to TikTok over the weekend.
“@420doggface208 had it right,” Fleetwood, 73, captioned a video of himself skating through a lush garden in the rain, drinking straight from a Cran-Raspberry bottle and singing with Stevie. “Dreams and Cranberry just hits different.”
@420doggface208 had it right. Dreams and Cranberry just hits different. #Dreams #CranberryDreams #FleetwoodMac
♬ Dreams (2004 Remaster) – Fleetwood Mac
The clip, posted Sunday, has already racked up over 3.9 million views. Fleetwood appears to have created his TikTok for the sole purpose of posting the video, which is the only one currently uploaded to his account.
Fleetwood’s recreation follows the band formally announcing their approval of the video on Twitter, tweeting, “We love this!” alongside the clip last Saturday, shortly after it went viral.
The band has good reason to be praising the video, as it brought the rock group a spike in sales and streams in addition to rocketing the decades-old song back onto the charts, where it currently sits at No. 28 on the daily version of the Rolling Stone Top 100 Songs Chart. Apple data found that “Dreams” saw a 221 percent increase in streams following the video — which also brought good fortune to its creator.
Nathan Apodaca, who recorded the clip after his RV broke down on his way to work and he was forced to skate the rest of the way, told TMZ he has received over $10,000 in donations as a result of his sweet video.
“It’s crazy,” he said of the money, which has been pouring into his Venmo, Cash App and PayPal. “It’s a blessing.”
The Idaho Falls resident plans to give $5,000 to his mother and buy himself a new RV, as his current one has no running water, more than 300,000 miles on it and breaks down frequently due to its unreliable battery.
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