Making his late night debut, Walker Hayes performed his viral hit, “Fancy Like,” on Wednesday’s episode of NBC’s Late Night with Seth Meyers.
The singer/songwriter performed the track alongside his band live from New York City, bringing the infectious track to millions of viewers at home.
Watch his performance below.
Since its release, “Fancy Like” has gone on to become a viral sensation, with millions dancing to the track on TikTok and other social media platforms.
The song has been so successful that it caught the attention of Applebee’s, who recently teamed up with Hayes to star in a new television advertisement for the brand. Additionally, the restaurant chain has brought back the beloved Oreo Shake in honor of the song.
“For years, my wife Laney and I have been regulars at Applebee’s for date night, and I’ve always wanted to write a song about it,” Hayes recently shared. “The response to ‘Fancy Like,’ the dance and the fan love has been a dream come true – plus, Applebee’s even brought back their Oreo Cookie Shake! What’s better than that?”
The “Fancy Like” success began when Hayes’ daughter, Lila, suggested that they create a TikTok dance for the song one Sunday afternoon. They did the dance on their front porch and within hours, the TikTok had over a million views.
For Hayes, the numbers were mind-blowing, but that was only just the beginning. The song has gone one to chart on multiple charts and crush his previous streaming records.
“It’s really just what you dream of as an artist,” Hayes shared in a recent interview with Country Now. “The beautiful thing about being a creative person is you literally wake up every day and you’re like, ‘Maybe this is the day.’ It just so happens this was it.”