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
|Players:||Christine McVie — vocals, keyboards
Lindsey Buckingham — guitar, vocals
Stevie Nicks — vocals
John McVie — bass
Mick Fleetwood — drums
|Album:||Rumours (Warner Bros., 1976)|
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.