Released in 1977, the song surpasses the previous oldest highest-charting non-holiday track -- Michael Jackson’s “Billie Jean” -- as it jumps 18-6.
“Dreams,” which has seen consumption gains over the last few weeks due to multiple viral clips containing the song, earns 16.1 million U.S. streams in the tracking week ending Oct. 15, according to Nielsen Music/MRC Data. That’s a 20% boost over the previous tracking week.
By rising into Streaming Songs’ top 10, the song, released in 1977, is the oldest title (since the chart's launch in 2013) to reach the ranking’s highest region that isn’t a holiday standard. It breaks a record previously held by Michael Jackson’s “Billie Jean,” which peaked at No. 2 in June 2014 after a viral video of a teenager dancing to the song drove a boost in streams and allowed the song to re-enter the Billboard Hot 100 at No. 14.