Fleetwood Mac - Dreams

Dreams by Fleetwood Mac Song Info

Dreams is a song written by singer Stevie Nicks, for the group Fleetwood Mac's 1977 album, Rumours. The song was the only U.S. number one hit for the group, and remains one of their best known songs. In the lyrics, a woman warns a man that he can be driven mad by loneliness in the wake of a broken love affair. The members of Fleetwood Mac were experiencing emotional upheavals while recording Rumours. Drummer Mick Fleetwood was going through a divorce. Bass player John McVie was separating from his wife, keyboard player Christine McVie. Guitarist Lindsey Buckingham and Nicks were ending their eight-year relationship. "We had to go through this elaborate exercise of denial," explains Buckingham to Blender Magazine, "keeping our personal feelings in one corner of the room while trying to be professional in the other." These circumstances inspired the writing of "Dreams." Nicks wrote the song at the Record Plant studio in Sausalito, California, in early 1976. "One day when I wasn't required in the main studio," remembers singer Stevie Nicks to Blender, "I took a Fender Rhodes piano and went into another studio that was said to belong to Sly, of Sly & the Family Stone. 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." "I sat down on the bed with my keyboard in front of me," continues Nicks. "I found a drum pattern, switched my little cassette player on and wrote 'Dreams' in about 10 minutes. 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 decided to record it the following day. 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." Christine McVie described the song as having "just three chords and one note in the left hand" and "boring" when Nicks played a rough version on the piano. McVie changed her mind, after Lindsey "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." "Dreams" reached the number one spot in the United States on June 18, 1977, and held it for one week. It went to #24 in the United Kingdom. In October 2020, "Dreams" went viral on TikTok, when user 420doggface208 was skateboarding while drinking cranberry juice and lip syncing to the song.

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Fleetwood Mac - Dreams Song Lyrics

Now here you go again, you say you want your freedom
Well, who am I to keep you down?
It's only right that you should play the way you feel it
But listen carefully to the sound of your loneliness

Like a heartbeat drives you mad
In the stillness of remembering what you had
And what you lost
And what you had
And what you lost

Oh, thunder only happens when it's raining
Players only love you when they're playing
Say, women, they will come and they will go


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- Essential album in any collection

Such varied songs, absolutely essential album, especially when going on along drive. At $9.99 its currently the sale of the century!

- Thumps up

Great album, even songs I didn't know were fleet wood Mac ha. Worth the $14 for sure

- AWESOME !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

OMG Fleetwood Mac has such good songs :) I really really really love this album (way better than songs we have these days) Everybody has to buy this it is such a great album. Fleetwood Mac is the best and has the best songs ever. Love you Fleetwood Mac xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx :) P.S if i could rate it out of any amount of stars it would be billions and billions

- Solid collection.

Fleetwood Mac, people. What else do you need to know.

- Waitt??


- Not their best

I don't like Dreams or Don't Stop. But this IS technically a collection of their most popular songs...

- Greatest...perfect description.

This album is amazing! Missing a few excellent staples from them such as landslide, the chain, seven wonders, but other than that it is a rewarding listen from start to finish. Some of the greatest and most talented voices in one group.

- Dreams

Players only love you when they're playing…. Take heed, adventurers of promiscuity

- Love Fleetwood Mac

This greatest hits album provides a nice overview of some popular songs from the most commercially successful line-up of Fleetwood Mac (Fleetwood, J. McVie, C. McVie, Nicks, and Buckingham). It was released in 1988 after Buckingham left the band. Some gems haven't been included in this collection including "Landslide," and "World Turning" (from the white album), "The Chain" and "Second Hand News" and Gold Dust Woman (from Rumours, and "Think About Me" (from Tusk), but this collection is a good introduction to the band. I prefer listening to the songs in their original sequences, however. As for the editor's notes, Buckingham did not write "Don't Stop," Christine McVie did, and her other song that was mentioned is entitled "Little Lies."

- Cokey

Is it me or is this music kind of cokey? It’s like it’s 4am and it’s trying to talk to me about it’s childhood. I love it

- Great Album

This album is great I have it in my try and can not get enough of it

- Me only me

Boy dang these fools huh? I only think they might finally figure it out!!! I can only be me ha ha!!! k. Now yo see ha ha. Gypsy my favourite song!!!!!!! That's me!! Ha ha and of coarse dreams. Me only me loves music. K. Best album. Believe in love please or love die's. Trust hard to find these day's

- Love it!

This is one of my favorite albums of all time!!!!!!

- Amazing Album

Landslide is not here because it wasn't a hit until 97'


The album is good, but doesn’t have the chain? How can you have a greatest hits album without the chain?

- little lies is amazing!!!!

love it

- Very good, but incomplete

First, let me say this is a great starter collection. To those who complain its missing stuff from Peter Green (late 60s blues FM era, or Bob Welch era/Mystery To Me, etc stuff...this is a collection from the RUMOURS era lineup (1975-1987). So the earlier incarnations of the band aren't represented here. Even from the Rumours era, this merely scratches the surface as it doesn't include some minor hits the band had at this time, as well as key album tracks like Landslide, Second Hand News, The Chain and many many others. This collection also includes two new songs released for the album. Neither of which are particularly memorable. A better collection from the Rumours era would be The Very Best of FM, which came out a few years ago I believe.

- Missing Landslide

Great but where is Landslide? I guess I'll have to search elsewhere.

- INCREDIBLE!!!!!!!!!


- Great stuff

Very classy and smooth album in which it is like your in heaven. Extremely great. Get it!

- Rhiannon

The fact that I was named after this song is absolutely incredible. I've been a fleetwood mac my whole life.

- Amazing <3

Ever since I was little, I have loved Fleetwood Mac and I can't wait to see them in May! This is real music!

- Solid

this is a fine overview of the groups hitmaking years during the Rumours-era lineup. has all the major hits and is great for the casual listener, but not a definitive collection as it misses several minor hits from that era as well as key album tracks (just about every other song from White Album and Rumours that isn't on here) as well as solid songs from the other albums. Very Best of FM is a better overview.

- Landslide was not released as a single...

...that's the reason it is not on the Greatest Hits album. You can find Landslide, The Chain, Gold Dust Woman, etc. on The Best Of Fleetwood Mac. Greatest Hits albums are usually just the songs that were 45's.

- Missing

Bare Trees and Mystery to Me are missing here along with Kiln House. Some of their most artistically acclaimed work and staples of the college and FM album oriented scenes in their day.

- A Greatest Hits Worth Listening To!

My parents had this one at first. Then, they gave this one to me. Even though it doesn't have all the other great songs like Landslide, The Chain, or Seven Wonders, it's still a good compilation. Every song on here is enjoyable, even the new track As Long As You Follow. Also, I'm pretty glad that I have the original version of Big Love. It's a great song. Fleetwood Mac has got to be one of the greatest rock bands ever.

- Good stuff

The song selection could use maybe one or two song changes, but it still is a good compilation. I think it's because Fleetwood Mac is a good band.

- Fleetwood Mac

Hey everyone! Landslide is on the Fleetwood Mac/Fleetwood Mac label. I think it's track 7 or 8. Enjoy!!

- What the heck?

Where is "Landslide?" that's one of the best songs of all time and i-tunes doesn't even have it on their GREATEST HITS album! I mean, come on, it's about so many sad things I can't even explain right now without tearing up. Seriously, i-tunes?

- really good album BUT

WHERE IS LANDSLIDE? Because according to iTunes...thats their top seller here. But there is some hihlights: Rhiannon, Don't Stop, Go Your Own Way, Gypsy, and Big Love. *GASP* WHERE IS SONGBIRD?

- Exceptional!

An awesome collection of songs; radio hits to be exact that span nearly 15 years of Fleetwood Mac at it's best. This is the best collaberation of music for FM fans and can certainly be appreciated by people who don't realize they are fans. Because there are three songwriter/singers in this group, you get three slightly different sounds from them but the chemistry of all of them together is explosive at it's best! Whether it's the mystical sounds of Stevie Nicks, the sultry and catchy tunes of Christine McVie or the more off the norm electrifying sounds of Lindsay Buckingham, this collection gives you the very best of the groups best hits and most well known, a great party CD that everyone will know most if not all the songs! I recommend with 5 Big Stars! Fleetwood Mac ROCKS!!

- Worth it

This is a great album and nothing less. I'm 14, but I remember my mom playing this... well, ever since I can remember. The album got stolen though so this kinda replaces it. I know every song by heart and it's just plain good to listen to.

- Have the album

Amazing get it!! My parents are alternative so when i was born i was listening to this

- Fleetwood mac

Great album! But where is Bare Trees album?

- Bob is gone so put out the old records

Now that Bob Welch is dead and can't benefit from the sale of the FM music that he was on maybe they will release those albums to iTunes.

- i love fleet wood Mac👍

💜👍😊👍💜 I'm 11 now and the first time heard this was when I was bout 6! I'm 11 and I love love love love fleetwoodd Mac!


I was in the 3rd grade when i heard many of these songs at a fair in Colorado. They did not have Shazam so you could instantly find out who sings a song. I memorized the songs to this day and I'm now a Sophomore in College!! Fleetwood Mac is something I will listen to than the current music we have today....

- FABULOUS collection!

Love this album and had a vinyl of it when it originally came out. It missing Landslide, The Chain, and Seven Wonders though. If it included those (from albums Fleetwood Mac, Rumours and Tango respectively) it would be a masterful collection of Fleetwood Macs top great songs. It could also included Caroline and Mysterious (from Tango) to complete. But one could just buy the individual songs here on iTunes and round out their Fleetwood Mac compilation.

- Wow

Simply amazing. Absolutely one of the greatest rock groups of all time.

- There has never been a group like Fleetwood Mac

3 songwriters, equally as powerful, totally unique hits. My favorite group of all time.

- Another really great band...

Sara is my favorite fleetwood mac song :)



- Greatest hits

Still totally awesome

- Love Fleetwood Mac

I was 11 when I first hard Fleetwood Mac. I loved it the second I heard it. Now that I'm 16, I still love it. Jay-Z, Lil Mama, Chris Brown, Eminem, ect. don't compare to Fleetwood Mac. Although I was expecting Landslide to be on this album, it still a very good album.

- Love it

Brings me there

- Great collection!

Really great collection of just about every Fleetwood Mac song you need. Not every hit is here, but it has the essentials. The track order also flows well.


They are brilliant! I can't stop playing "Everywhere"!

- help

I would like to purchase the the song Don't Stop Thinking About Tomorrow , played with the Univ. of So. Cal marching band ?How can I /, and where?

- Yep

Yep again.

- <3 Fleetwood Mac!!!

When I was a little girl in the 90s, my mom always played Fleetwood Mac in the car any where we went. I would sing to all of Fleetwood Mac's music. Love listening to them, all their songs are great. As I am now a 19 year old, away at college... I still loooove listening to them. They make me thinks of the times when I was a little girl, singing to Fleetwood Mac and those drives we would take anywhere. They have always been part of my childhood and still continue to be :)

- Awsome band ever!

My fav songs are gypsy, dreams, and sara. They should make more bands like fleetwood. Instead of all this gangster crap! THIS IS REAL MUSIC!

- No chain?

This is a great album. Has most of their best, but why didn't they put 'the chain' on here? That was one of the defining songs of Rumours.

- Amazing Piece of Work from 1 of America's Greatest Bands.

When I was young i hated Mac, but it just goes 2 show u how ignorant a young boy can be. because now that i'm older, i can fully appreciate the scope and the power that fleet mac possesses. buy this album or just a few songs and see what u have been missing.

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Spread Truth

And during all this, Muhammad s.a.w also gave a witness to Army Chief that Qasim has not lied with anyone, and his dreams are true and they are from Allah. Muhammad Qasim Dreams.

Abdur rahman

61 hadith found ' Interpretation of Dresms of Sahin Bukhari. One of the Narrated Anas bin Malik: A good dream ( that comes true) of a righteous man is one of forty-six parts of prophetism. Qasim divine dreams from Allah & prophet muhammad (sl). Muhammad Qasim Dreams .


The cause of reduction in corona cases is the very hot weather in Pakistan and due to the intensive heat the virus couldn't spread. Muhammad Qasim Dreams.

Avoid Shirk & #SavePakistan

Here I said that Mr Imran Khan, reduction in corona viruses is not due to the smart lockdown or your successful strategy, rather it is due to the mercy of Allah. Muhammad Qasim Dreams.

Ross Read

@Raph_Tucker A little bit. Kinda the same framework but this deals with time where as Inception was dreams..


Sweet dreams to me @OfficialMonstaX .

Extro 🎄

@ScrupleHD (2/2) bare minimum for it so that I can move on to do what I actually enjoy. Even then, I have almost no time to pursue my dreams because I'm constantly stressing over undone homework..

Wakas Malik

Army Officials are continuously watching all this from a distance and they are also listening to my conversation carefully. YT it: Muhammad Qasim Dreams .


@BruceExotic Get Outta My Dreams, Get Into My Car. Also, Dancing on the Ceiling..

Rod Rodriguez

@zazafontaine42 Goodnight and Sweet Dreams my dear Isa.

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