The Fantasies of the “Fancy Like Dance”

Dec 16, 2023 Uncategorized

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Walker Hayes’s “Fancy Like” is a chart-topping song that celebrates the good things in life. Like a five-star date night at Applebee’s or a natty Styrofoam of Natty Light. The giddy summer tune has spawned a viral dance craze on TikTok and a wave of copycat videos. But one version of the dance has stood out above all others: a clip of the country singer and his 15-year-old daughter demonstrating the choreographed moves on their porch.

The video has racked up millions of views as fans recreate the dance to the tune that celebrates the little joys in life. The OG clip has helped the song to expand beyond its usual country radio audience to include a more diverse group of listeners. It’s not hard to see why: the irresistible chorus carries the kind of hook that could easily cross over to non-country audiences and work on streaming and radio formats alike.

Jason Lipshutz: When you take a step back and look at how the dance has spread, it’s a pretty impressive accomplishment for Walker and his team. They were able to tap into TikTok’s power of discovery by getting the dance in front of a huge audience. They also timed the release of the official remix to coincide with a week without a major new full-length release clogging up the charts, giving it room to grow and make this big jump. And while the song might fade a bit from here, hitting the top 5 is a massive coup for a still relatively unproven hitmaker.