In the United States, "Dreams" was released as the second single from Rumours on March 24, , while in the United Kingdom it was released as the third single in June A performance of "Dreams" on stage was used as the promotional music video. In the US, "Dreams" reached the top spot on the Billboard Hot ,  the band's only number-one single there; it sold over a million copies. The members of Fleetwood Mac were experiencing emotional upheavals while recording the Rumours album.
Mick Fleetwood was going through a divorce. Lindsey Buckingham and Stevie Nicks were ending their eight-year relationship. Nicks wrote the song in early at the Record Plant studio in Sausalito, California. It was a black-and-red room, with a sunken pit in the middle where there was a piano, and a big black-velvet bed with Victorian drapes.
Right away I liked the fact that I was doing something with a dance beat, because that made it a little unusual for me. When Nicks played the song to the rest of the group, "They weren't nuts about it. But I said 'Please! Please record this song, at least try it'. Because the way I play things sometimes Only a basic track was recorded at Sausalito. Recording assistant Cris Morris remembers that "all they kept was the drum track and live vocal from Stevie — the guitars and bass were added later in Los Angeles.
McVie changed her mind after Buckingham "fashioned three sections out of identical chords, making each section sound completely different. He created the impression that there's a thread running through the whole thing. In the United States, "Dreams" reached the number-one spot on the Billboard Hot chart on June 18, , and held it for one week. On the Adult Contemporary chart, "Dreams" was Fleetwood Mac's highest charting single during the s when it reached number Since its initial release, "Dreams" has reentered the charts on various occasions.
It picked up two additional weeks on the UK charts in following the airing of the Glee Rumours episode. In , "Dreams" returned to the Billboard charts at the number-fourteen spot on their Rock Songs Chart, re popularized by a viral tweet.
The cover version was originally recorded similar to the original until Oliver Leiber transformed the recording into a dance and house track mixed with a violin and tin whistle hook and a rhythmic bassline.
It was then remixed by Todd Terry for single release and became the first big hit for The Corrs in the UK, reaching number 6 in the UK singles chart and staying in the chart for 10 weeks. The Corrs' second studio album, Talk on Corners , was then re-released with "Dreams" added. Patrick's Day, which was also Caroline Corr 's 25th birthday. In an effort to better connect with the kids of crossover radio, club icon Todd Terry has been enlisted to remix the song with a more forceful disco sound. It was a wise move that gives this single a fighting chance in drawing the positive attention of the pop masses.
Durations for tracks 1 listed as and 4 listed as on the sleeve and on the CD are wrong, corrected below. The radio edit is actually longer than the album version. The single was released in Germany, South Africa and Australia with the same track listing - and wrong track lengths - but with different covers. In its music video, directed by Honey, model and actress Winter Ave Zoli serves as the main protagonist.
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