Fancy like dance is sweeping the nation, with Applebee’s getting in on the action by releasing their own version of the viral dance. It’s a great example of art influencing commerce and the power of TikTok to drive a song into the charts.
The dance is a series of smooth and simple steps that can be done alone or with a partner. It’s easy to learn and can be a fun way to bond with your loved ones. In the video, Walker Hayes and his daughter Lela perform the dance on their front porch while he sings “Fancy Like.” Hayes admits to WPTV NewsChannel 5 that Lela created the dance as a way to stay busy during the Covid pandemic. They both grew up using TikTok to connect with one another, and Lela wanted to create her own version of the popular dance.
Hayes had a large TikTok following and was a frequent poster, but his dance video with Lela really helped to spread the word about the single and widened his audience. He says he wasn’t expecting to see so many views but was surprised by the reaction to his song on the platform.
The hit song has been at the top of country radio’s Mediabase chart for two weeks and is now climbing on iTunes’ all-genre chart. The track is also a hit on the streaming services and has been featured in a number of commercials. It’s the first time that Hayes has topped the chart with a single from his 2021 Country Stuff EP, which features collaborations with Jake Owen and Carly Pearce.