The song, “Dreams”, was originally recorded by Fleetwood Mac in 1976
American singer and songwriter Stevie Nicks (b.1948) of the British group Fleetwood Mac wrote the song “Dreams” for the band’s 1977 studio album, “Rumours”. “Dreams” was released as the second single in March and topped the US and Canadian single’s charts. The song reached No.24 in the UK whilst being a top ten hit around most of the rest of the world. Thanks to a TV advert in 2020, the track returned to the charts, this time peaking at No.12 in America and No.35 in the UK, where it has sold over 1.8 million copies!
A handful of acts have covered the song in the years since, but the best known of these came from Irish brother and sisters The Corrs. They recorded their version for their 1998 album, “Talk On Corners”, as well as for the tribute album, “Legacy: A Tribute to Fleetwood Mac’s Rumours”. The song was released as a single in May and became their breakout tune, reaching No.6 in the UK, higher than the original did, as well as being a hit across mainland Europe and in Australia. Their version was only released to radio in America in promotion of the album there, which would gain a Gold certification.
In 2007, American production duo, Deep Dish – Ali ‘Dubfire’ Shirazinia and Sharam Tayebi – remixed Fleetwood Mac’s original into a dance/club tune, using Nicks’ vocal. This was included on her own greatest hits album, “Crystal Visions – The Very Best Of Stevie Nicks”, that same year. In 2008, Deep Dish featured the song on their album, “George Is On” and released it as a single. This was a top ten hit in twelve countries and made No.14 in the UK, No.4 on the UK dance chart and No.26 on the US dance chart.
But which version is the best? FLEETWOOD MAC’s original, THE CORRS 90’s cover ot DEEP DISH’s remix?