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.