It is no surprise that the “Fancy Like Dance” video has received intense criticism from some quarters. The song itself was originally released on Walker Hayes’ 2021 Country Stuff EP, which dropped in June. Other tracks on the EP include collaborations with Lori McKenna and Jake Owen. The video features choreography by Hayes’ daughter, Lela. However, the song is not only about country music and its popularity is far beyond its origins.
The video of the original “Fancy Like” dance went viral on TikTok and quickly gained popularity. The song went on to make a meteoric rise to the top of the Apple Music all-genre chart. While Ricky Walker wishes he could take the credit, he says he was just hanging out with his daughter. “That was the inspiration behind the video, but I am not the creator of the video,” Hayes says.
The video also features the singer’s daughter, Lily Faith. The video shows Lily Faith dancing with her mom to Walker Hayes’ “Fancy Like.” The mother-daughter duo even adds a handshake and flip of her hair. Lily Faith’s mom chimes in on the video with, “My mom is cooler than yours.”
The song “Fancy Like” has become one of the most popular songs on TikTok, with over 230,000 views on the site. Applebee’s has changed its menu to reflect the song’s lyrics, which have become the latest viral sensation. And it has also made Applebee’s reintroduced its Oreo shake as a signature drink. It is now a worldwide hit. So much so, that a whole commercial was produced around the song.