- Writer: Stevie Nicks
- Producers: Fleetwood Mac, Richard Dashut, and Ken Caillat
- Recorded: Late summer and fall 1976 at studios in Sausalito, Los Angeles, North Hollywood, and Miami
- Released: Spring 1977
Christine McVie--vocals, keyboards
Lindsey Buckingham--guitar, vocals
- Album: Rumours (Warner Bros., 1977)
- Also On:
Fleetwood Mac Live (Warner Bros. 1980)
Greatest Hits (Warner Bros., 1988)
25 Years: The Chain (Warner Bros., 1992)
The Dance (Warner Bros., 1997)
The Very Best Of Fleetwood Mac (Reprise, 2002)
- The Stevie Nicks penned "Dreams" was Fleetwood Mac's first and only single to hit Number One on the Billboard Hot 100.
- Opening with the line "Now there you go again/You say you want your freedom," "Dreams" openly addressed Nicks's breakup with her boyfriend and bandmate Lindsey Buckingham, though in gentler terms than the Buckingham-written hit "Go Your Own Way."
- The splintering of the couples within the band was obvious on Rumours. Besides Nicks's split with Buckingham, John and Christine McVie also split up, while Mick Fleetwood's marriage went sour.
- Nevertheless, Rumours was Fleetwood Mac's crowning achievement, spending 31 weeks at Number One on the Billboard 200 and launching five hit singles.
- Rumours won a Grammy for album of the year and was also named favorite album at the American Music Awards. The group also won the American Music Award for favorite pop/rock duo or group.
DID YOU KNOW?
- Buckingham left Fleetwood Mac in 1987. Nicks remained until 1992.
- The group reunited for a one-off performance of "Don't Stop" at Bill Clinton's first inaugural celebration on January 19th, 1993, after Clinton used it as the theme song of his presidential campaign.
- The group got back together in 1997 for the live album The Dance and a reunion tour. Christine McVie has since retired from the band on good terms.
- Fleetwood Mac was inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in 1998.
- The lineup of Fleetwood, Buckingham, Nicks, and John McVie released a new studio album calledSay You Will in 2003, which they followed with a lengthy world tour.
- Buckingham released a solo album in 2006 called Under The Skin.
- Fleetwood now lives at least part of the year in Hawaii, and recently announced the formation of a group called Mick Fleetwood's Island Rumours Band.
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