Walker Hayes' "Fancy Like" Tops Country Charts

Single is the latest TikTok viral hit to stir up the charts prior to mainstream country radio release.

It’s been a strong month for Walker Hayes as his new single “Fancy Like” (watch the music video here) continues to dominate the digital streaming and sales charts since going viral and being adopted as “the song of the summer” by The TODAY Show.

The song, written in response to a fan presuming Hayes and his family of 8’s lifestyle was more desirable than their own after he’s found some success as an entertainer (via single “You Broke Up With Me” and EPs and tours), the song is found on Walker Hayes most recent EP, Country Stuff.

“Fancy Like” also holds court at #1 on SiriusXM The Highway's "Hot 30 Weekend Countdown" while Hayes explains the song’s creation, “This last year really humbled us all and it was an equalizer in a lot of ways. I wanted to take this moment write about my family and our life together as we have the same dreams and goals as everyone else: and that’s to spend time doing what we love with people we love.”

Written with Cameron Bartolini, Shane Stevens and Josh Jenkins, Hayes shared via YouTube, “On my socials, I got a lot of people who watch me and my kids and my wife at home and they're like, ‘Man, we also eat Cinnamon Toast Crunch,’ or ‘We love Sonic, too.’ And I think sometimes they get this impression that our life is fancier than theirs for some reason, so I guess ‘Fancy Like’ was my response to that, like, ‘Nah, we're pretty normal, average Joe people.’”

Hayes’ debut album boom., co-produced by multi-GRAMMY Award-winning producer and songwriter Shane McAnally, includes the RIAA certified, Double-Platinum, Top 10 hit “You Broke Up with Me.”


  • Courtney Puzzo

    nice achievement for a still rising star some artists a mass their #1s more quickly than others for example Mariah Carey accumulated 15 of her 19 #1 singles between the week ending August 4th 1990 and the week ending February 19th 2000 3 of which were #1 for 8 weeks or more each and 3 of which were #1 debuts she also has the most cumulative weeks at #1 with 83 or 19 1/4 months and two of those singles stayed #1 for 14 weeks or more One Sweet Day feat Boyz II Men from December 2nd 1995 to March 23rd 1996 and We Belong Together from June 4th 2005 to September 24th 2005 of course two songs have out charted One Sweet Day since Despacito by Louis Fonzi & Daddy Yankee feat Justin Bieber in 2017 staying #1 for 17 weeks and Old Town Road by Lil Nas X feat Billy Ray Cyrus in 2019 staying #1 for 19 weeks or 4 1/2 months mind you the first song to stay #1 on the hot 100 for more than 8 weeks was the Beatles Hey Jude in 1968 the first to do so for10 weeks by a soloist was Debby Boone's You Light Up My Life in late 1977 the first in Nielsen Era to do so was Boyz II Men's End Of The Road in summer/fall 1992 first female Soloist to do so in the Nielsen Era was Whitney Houston in late fall 1992/winter 1993 when her cover of I Will Always Love You stayed #1 for 14 weeks from 28 Nov 1992 to 6 March 1993