Australian singles chart:
Dreams entered the Kent Music Report on 6 August 1977 and peaked at #19.
The song is on Rumours which entered the Kent Music Report album charts on 14 February 1977. It was #1 for a total of 8 weeks.
During the sessions for Rumours, everyone in the band was going through a breakup (Stevie Nicks and Lindsey Buckingham with each other, John and Christine McVie with each other, Mick Fleetwood with his wife Jenny Boyd) and doing a lot of drugs. They were able to work together, but most of the songwriting was on an individual basis. Stevie Nicks wrote this one in the studio next door.
The line, “Players only love you when they’re playing,” was directed at Lindsey Buckingham. Stevie Nicks was not pleased when he brought Go Your Own Way to the sessions, which was clearly about her.
Read more: www.songfacts.com/facts/fleetwood-mac/dreams
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