Almost a year ago, the world went viral with the “Fancy Like Dance” by country artist Walker Hayes. The dance was recorded by his wife Laney, and her daughter Lela. Their dance video hit more than 20 million views. It then exploded on TikTok.
Today, the “Fancy Like Dance” has gained more than 77 million views, making it the most popular video of all time. Applebee’s even created an entire commercial around the song. They even got Shaq to walk out of the commercial!
The song has been a hit, going double platinum and spending six months at number one on Billboard’s Hot Country Songs chart. It has even made it into the top five on Rolling Stone’s all-genre top 100 songs. It has also been featured on the iconic Today show.
“Fancy Like” originally appeared on Hayes’ 2021 Country Stuff EP. It was co-written with Cameron Bartolini, Shane Stevens, and Josh Jenkins. The song was inspired by the infectious dance of the “Fancy Like Dance”.
The video went viral and became the biggest hit of the year. It reached the top of every sales chart, spending sixteen weeks at the top of Billboard’s Hot Country Songs chart. In addition, it has spent ten consecutive weeks at the top of Apple’s all-genre chart.
The song is now available on all major music streaming services. You can even buy “Fancy Like” merchandise.
The video has also inspired celebrities to recreate the dance. The Today show even recreated the dance on their TikTok channel.