Other than being Fleetwood Mac's only number one song, "Dreams" has the distinction of being one of six Top Ten singles from the renowned Rumours album while becoming one of the strongest vocal efforts from Stevie Nicks since her induction with Lindsey Buckingham in 1975. Rumours solidified Fleetwood Mac's transition from blues to pop/rock with some of the most well-crafted songs ever to emerge in rock & roll's modern era, with the mesmerizing allure of "Dreams" leading the way. "Dreams" was the first song from Rumours to expose Nicks' supernatural air, her enchanting and mysterious vocal blanketing, and, above all, the range of her placid but mood-enhancing voice. 1976's "Rhiannon" introduced her beguiling demeanor as a song about a seductive witch, but "Dreams" was more abstract, more conceptual, and more mature-sounding, with a smoother instrumental flow leading up to the song's climbing progression. Mick Fleetwood's cymbal crashes are timed perfectly to emulate thunder while John McVie's bass steadies the classic "bum, bum-bum" pace. Wonderfully dark and stormy, "Dreams" huddles closely to Stevie Nicks' character as both musically captivating and lyrically philosophical, the sparkling jewel in Rumours' crown.