Meek Mill maybe behind bars, but his impact on the Philadelphia Eagles will live forever. Meek released his debut album Dreams and Nightmares in the fall of 2012. Although featuring the hit song “Amen”, the most noteworthy song on the album was the album’s intro, “Dreams and Nightmares (Intro)”. At the time, the intro track quickly caught the ear of the masses. As a result, the song would etch its name among the great rap intros of all time, with fans falling in love with Meek’s battle-cry lyrics and the epic beat switch in the middle of the track. With Meek’s anthem serving as the embodiment of the underdog, the Philadelphia Eagles decided to utilize this track for their Super Bowl title push. The track became the theme song for the team and the fanbase, possibly going hand-in-hand in remembrance of the Eagles Super Bowl LII run.
So it shouldn’t come as a surprise that the track was a hit on streaming sites. Per Billboard.com, Meek’s track earned 1.47 million on-demand streams the day after the Eagles defeated the NewEngland Patriots (Feb. 5).
This isn’t the first time an older song saw a surge in streams. Per Billboard, Meek is in the company of Zayn, Adele, and Alicia Keys in which their older songs got a resurgence on streaming sites.
To put “Dreams’” single-day 1.47 million number in perspective, notable past hit songs like Zayn’s “Pillowtalk,” Adele’s “Send My Love (To Your New Lover)” and Alicia Keys’ “No One” each earned around the same number of streams in the week ending Feb. 1.
If you’ve never heard the intro track, check it out above.