Song of the Day #4,884: ‘Fancy Like’ – Walker Hayes

Country songs don’t often make it to the top tier of the Billboard Hot 100. Lil Nas X’s ‘Old Town Road’ (hardly a traditional country song) is the only one to hit #1 in the last decade. Before that, only six songs in the previous 40 years accomplished that feat.

Walter Hayes’ ‘Fancy Like’ didn’t quite make it to #1, but it did peak at #3 and sits at #5 this week. Like so many songs these days, this one got its boost from TikTok, when Hayes recorded a video of him and his daughter dancing to the track. It racked up 2 1/2 million views and became the soundtrack of many a TikTokker’s clips.

This is a fun track celebrating the low-brow delights of a Wendy’s couple splurging on a night out at Applebees.

The restaurant chain didn’t waste time capitalizing on the song’s popularity, reintroducing the Oreo shake name-dropped in the chorus and using the track in their commercials.

[Verse 1]
Ayy
My girl is bangin’, she’s so low maintenance
Don’t need no champagne-poppin’ entertainment
Take her to Wendy’s, can’t keep her off me
She wanna dip me like them fries in her Frosty

[Pre-Chorus]
But every now and then, when I get paid
I gotta spoil my baby with an upgrade (Yeah)
Ayy, ayy, ayy

[Chorus]
Yeah, we fancy like Applebee’s on a date night
Got some Bourbon Street steak with the Oreo shake
Get some whipped cream on the top, too
Two straws, one check, girl, I got you
Bougie like Natty in the styrofoam
Squeaky-squeakin’ in the truck bed all the way home
With some Alabama-jamma, she my Dixieland delight (Hey)
That’s how we do, how we do, fancy like

[Post-Chorus]
Ooh
Fancy like, ooh
Fancy like, ooh
Fancy like, ooh

[Verse 2]
Uh
Don’t need no Tesla to impress her (Don’t need no Tesla to impress her)
My girl is happy rollin’ on a Vespa (There she go)
Don’t need no mansion to get romancin’ (Ooh, woo)
She’s super fine, double wide, slow dancin’ (Slow dancin’)

[Pre-Chorus]
But every now and then, when I get paid
I gotta spoil my baby with an upgrade (Yeah)
Ayy, ayy, ayy

[Chorus]
Yeah, we fancy like Applebee’s on a date night (That’s right)
Got some Bourbon Street steak with the Oreo shake (Ayy)
Get some whipped cream on the top, too (Gotta add that whipped cream)
Two straws, one check, girl, I got you (Girl, I got you)
Bougie like Natty in the styrofoam (Styrofoam)
Squeaky-squeakin’ in the truck bed all the way home (All the way home)
With some Alabama-jamma, she my Dixieland delight (Hey)
That’s how we do, how we do, fancy like

[Bridge]
My new, clean blue jeans without the holes in ’em
Country kisses on my lips without the Skoal in ’em
Yeah, she probably gon’ be keepin’ some Victoria’s Secrets
Maybe a little Maybelline but she don’t need it
In the kitchen light, radio slows down
Boxed wine, then her up-do goes down

[Chorus]
Ayy
Yeah, we fancy like Applebee’s on a date night (That’s right)
Got some Bourbon Street steak with the Oreo shake (Ayy)
Get some whipped cream on the top, too (Gotta add that whipped cream)
Two straws, one check, girl, I got you
Bougie like Natty in the styrofoam (Styrofoam)
Squeaky-squeakin’ in the truck bed all the way home (All the way home)
With some Alabama-jamma, she my Dixieland delight (Hey)
That’s how we do, how we do, fancy like

2 thoughts on “Song of the Day #4,884: ‘Fancy Like’ – Walker Hayes

  1. Dana Gallup says:

    I love the story about how this song became a hit. Almost makes me want to go to Applebees for a bourbon steak and oreo shake.

  2. Amy says:

    I’d somehow seen that Tik Tok video though I’m rarely ever on the app. Just adorable. For a minute this morning, I wondered if it was the same song John Travolta and his daughter danced to; alas, it’s not. https://vm.tiktok.com/TTPd2Nmsec/
    For another boost of joy.

    And the song’s celebration of low brow fancy delights is, indeed, a delight.

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