For better or worse, it seems as though our species has a relentless appetite for half-hearted dance routines performed to music in short-form video clips. While the trend may be a little suspect, it’s hard to argue that it hasn’t helped some artists catapult themselves to the top of the charts—particularly those whose songs seem like they’re practically begging to be danced to.
The latest entry into this category is country singer Walker Hayes’s hit song “Fancy Like.” Written by Hayes along with Cameron Bartolini, Josh Jenkins, and Shane Stevens, the track was first released in 2021 on his album Country Stuff. It was his most successful song to date, reaching No. 1 on the Billboard Hot Country Songs chart and spending six months on the charts in total.
Its success was largely thanks to TikTok, where the song gained traction after a video of Hayes and his daughter dancing to it went viral. The clip was filmed on the family’s front porch, which is why it has such an authentic feel to it. Hayes recently shared a new version of the video to celebrate the milestone of “Fancy Like” hitting 73.7 billion views on the platform.
This father-daughter duo is the epitome of adorable, and it’s no surprise that their version of the dance has become a favorite among TikTok users around the world. If you haven’t watched it yet, check it out below!