If you were on the internet this past summer, chances are you heard Walker Hayes’ “Fancy Like” more times than you can count. From the instant it was released, the song’s rise has been nothing short of meteoric. It spent six months atop the country charts, soared to the top of Billboard’s Hot 100, and became even more ubiquitous thanks to an Applebee’s ad campaign.
The earworm hit’s soaring success hasn’t surprised Mobile, Alabama native Hayes one bit. He tells us the song’s wholesome message and catchy hook makes it easy for anyone to relate to. It’s also an accurate representation of his own lifestyle, and he was delighted to see that his fans appreciate it as well.
“Fancy Like” has proven to be a juggernaut, with its millions of TikTok views, chart-topping Digital Sales, and remix duet with Kesha. But, while the remix is an inspired move on Hayes’ part, he knows that the original is here to stay.
He’s currently promoting his album, Country Stuff, and will be playing a few select dates this summer. And if you happen to be in the area, he encourages you to stop by and “fancy like dance” with him. Just make sure to bring plenty of Applebee’s coupons. You’ll need them. The menu is expensive.