A Father-Daughter Dance Routine Goes Viral on TikTok

Jun 10, 2023 Uncategorized

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Some songs seem to just be begging for you to get your groove on. Country singer Walker Hayes’ “Fancy Like” definitely fits that bill. The song hit the top spot on the Hot Country Songs chart just weeks after its release, and a simple video of a father-daughter dance has helped propel it even further.

While locked up at home during the Covid-19 pandemic, Hayes and his daughter Lela found a fun way to pass the time by learning TikTok dance trends and creating videos. They eventually came up with a routine to go along with the song, and it quickly went viral on the app. The video has so far garnered over 1.4 million likes and more than 4 million views, and it’s even caught the attention of Applebee’s, which teamed up with Hayes to star in a new television advertisement for the restaurant chain. And in a case of art influencing commerce, they even brought back the Oreo shake that was previously on the menu.

Since its release, the video has been picked up by mainstream media as well, and it’s not just people on social media who are reenacting the dance—a pop star, an actor, a very pregnant country singer and more have taken to their Instagram accounts to share their own versions of the viral choreography. Some are even posting tutorials to make it easier for others to learn the steps. But the best reenactments of the fancy like dance are those that personalize the moves, and this dad-daughter duo certainly does.