Friday, July 12, 2024

What Year Is It? Fleetwood Mac’s “Dreams” Number 1 on iTunes, Van Halen Takes Up Third of the top 100


What year is it really? 1977?

Fleetwood Mac’s “Dreams” is number on i Tunes this morning.

Van Halen’s singles take up a third of the top 100.


“Dreams” has been propelled up the charts thanks to a viral video on TikTok. Nathan Apodaca aka @420doggface208 drinks from a bottle of Cran-Raspberry juice while skateboarding. Huh? That’s right. “Dreams” is now streaming like crazy.

“Dreams” sold 72,000 copies last week and about the same so far this week via streaming. For the year 2020, “Dreams” has sold 1.1 million copies. Stevie Nicks wrote it, and she’s collecting mucho royalties. (Thanks to Buzz Angle for the stats.)

Meanwhile, Van Halen records are selling like crazy for a sad reason, the death of Eddie Van Halen this week from cancer. Ironically, one of the songs selling best is a Van Halen cover of TheKinks’ “You Really Got Me.” But “Jump” is the number 1 seller. The group’s albums are also all over the albums chart.

The other oldies selling very well on iTunes are Johnny Nash’s “I Can See Clearly Now” and Bill Withers’ “Lean on Me.” Each was a hit in 1972. Both men died this year, Nash just the other day.

 The “Dreams” video is only 23 seconds long.


Roger Friedman
Roger Friedman
Roger Friedman began his Showbiz411 column in April 2009 after 10 years with Fox News, where he created the Fox411 column. His movie reviews are carried by Rotten Tomatoes, and he is a member of both the movie and TV branches of the Critics Choice Awards. His articles have appeared in dozens of publications over the years including New York Magazine, where he wrote the Intelligencer column in the mid 90s and covered the OJ Simpson trial, and Fox News (when it wasn't so crazy) where he covered Michael Jackson. He is also the writer and co-producer of "Only the Strong Survive," a selection of the Cannes, Sundance, and Telluride Film festivals, directed by DA Pennebaker and Chris Hegedus.

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