After ‘Dreams’ Skateboarding Memes Go Crazy Viral, Fleetwood Mac Drummer Joins TikTok Phenomenon

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Mick Fleetwood latest in doing the Fleetwood Mac Dreams meme started by Nathan Apodaca  doggface208 with cranberry juice and a skateboard.

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Fleetwood Mac released Dreams on March 24, 1977, and the song reached the No. 1 spot on the Billboard Hot 100 chart on June 18, 1977. Over 40 years later, Dreams has enjoyed a renaissance thanks to a viral meme because of course.

Dreams, off Fleetwood Mac’s Rumours album that many regard as the greatest album of all-time, is the soundtrack of a beloved TikTok video that went wildly viral. TikTok user 420doggface208, real name Nathan Apodaca, posted a video of him skateboarding as he drinks a bottle of Ocean Spray Cran-Raspberry juice, all while lip-syncing Dreams. The video has over 22 million views on TikTok alone, and another 23 million views on Twitter.

@420doggface208

Morning vibe ##420souljahz ##ec ##feelinggood ##h2o ##cloud9 ##happyhippie ##worldpeace ##king ##peaceup ##merch ##tacos ##waterislife ##high ##morning ##710 ##cloud9

♬ Dreams (2004 Remaster) – Fleetwood Mac

The official Twitter account of Fleetwood Mac shared the video and wrote, “We love this!”

Fleetwood Mac co-founder and drummer Mick Fleetwood grabbed a bottle of cranberry juice and recreated the Dreams skateboarding meme.

@mickfleetwood

@420doggface208 had it right. Dreams and Cranberry just hits different. ##Dreams ##CranberryDreams ##FleetwoodMac

♬ Dreams (2004 Remaster) – Fleetwood Mac

There have since been numerous versions of the doggface208’s instant classic, including an Army helicopter adaptation, a martini mom rendition, a Hidden Valley ranch copy-cat video, a Lucky Charms leprechaun edition, and a spooky Halloween jack-o-lantern pumpkin spice variant.

@angietrusty8

Morning vibe. So glad I didn’t fall & break a bone or spill my martini. Inspired by @420doggface208 ##morningvibes ##skateboarding ##vibewithus

♬ Dreams (2004 Remaster) – Fleetwood Mac

@bryanstandley

Midwest Vibes @420doggface208 ##midwest ##kansascity

♬ Dreams (2004 Remaster) – Fleetwood Mac

@rosssmith

Who’s getting lucky today? Remaking @420doggface208 brilliant vid @dwarfjacob_ ##Artober ##dance ##fyp

♬ Dreams (2004 Remaster) – Fleetwood Mac

In 2018, a viral meme involving Dreams also pushed Fleetwood Mac to No. 14 on Billboard’s Hot Rock Songs chart.

That meme featured the Alcorn State University’s Golden Girls dance team letting loose to Dreams. A March 22, 2018, video from Twitter user @bottledfleet is captioned: “Fleetwood Mac’s music is so boring, you can’t even dance to it.” Then there is a counter-argument, “Me, an intellectual:,” including the dance team dancing to the 1977 song.

Paul Sacca has written on a myriad of topics ranging from breaking news to movies to technology to men's interests for nearly a decade. His articles have been cited in numerous media powerhouses such as USA Today, New York Daily News, New York Post, CNN, Sports Illustrated, Huffington Post, Deadspin, and The Big Lead.

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