Fleetwood Mac’s Dreams skateboarded to the top of the charts after a TikTok video went viral. The video features a man, Nathan Apodaca gliding down a highway on his skateboard, drinking cranberry juice from the bottle while lip-syncing Stevie Nicks. In only three weeks, this simple video captured the imagination of viewers with over 41 million views and inspired tribute pieces by celebrities, laymen and politicians alike.
Mick Fleetwood, Nathan Apodaca, and Cheech Marin of Cheech & Chong all doing Apodaca's cranberry juice "Dreams" challenge.
What’s the appeal? Is it the tasty goodness of Ocean Spray’s cranberry juice? Or maybe the free-wheeling vibe of cruising with Fleetwood Mac’s Dreams in the background? Certainly, the video’s put the iconic song back on the charts. Rolling Stones magazine listed it as #3 on the Top 100 Songs this week, with over 10 Million streams. An awesome comeback considering the song was originally released forty three years ago in 1977.
This week’s Friendly Friday Photo Challenge is to share stories and pictures inspired by DREAMS.
I’ve never tried skateboarding and I’m not really keen on cranberry juice but I do like the song. It reminds me of my university days when I shared an apartment with two older grad students. ‘Rumors’ was their favorite album and they played it on an old beat-up record player. It was housed in a plastic milk crate (remember those?) along with other vinyl classics by the Eagles, Foreigner and Crosby, Stills & Nash. It was the background music to many late night study sessions and chill-out weekends.
What do you think of when you think of Dreams? Is it Fleetwood Mac and all the memories associated with the late ’70s? Or are you inspired by the current meme? Do you want to longboard on a California highway or go surfing on a misty beach?
Even if you’ve never heard of Fleetwood Mac before, what photo does this song inspire you to share?
I look forward to seeing your photos inspired by DREAMS and the stories behind them. If you’re so inclined, you can even share a video of you skateboarding, chugging Ocean Spray and lip syncing the song 😉
Remember to include a link to this post and a comment below.
This week’s challenge for DREAMS goes up to Thursday, after which Amanda at StPA will post a new Friendly Friday challenge.
Toronto, Canada. October 2020