Reba McEntire is celebrating the 30th Anniversary of her song, “Fancy,” today (February 11th).
She posted to socials this morning, saying, “When “Fancy” was released 30 years ago today, I had no idea that it would go on to become my most well-known and most requested song. That’s the power of a great story song!”
When "Fancy" was released 30 years ago today, I had no idea that it would go on to become my most well-known and most requested song. That's the power of a great story song! Celebrate 30 years of #Fancy with Stories: The "Fancy" Chapter available now: https://t.co/lJzzzwwPjP #tbt pic.twitter.com/ViAnlizZmT
— Reba (@reba) February 11, 2021
Reba McEntire (Fancy) OC: …always a hit. :41
“I fell in love with that song when Bobbie Gentry had it out in the late ’60s. It was a hit then, and it’s been a hit every time anybody listens to it. Everybody can relate to it; it’s a rags-to-riches song. I had wanted to do that song earlier, but not until I got with Tony Brown in 1990 to do this album (Rumor Has It), he had asked me, he said, ‘Are there any old songs you’d like to do a remake on?’ And I looked at him and said, ‘Yeah! Fancy!’ He said, ‘Omigosh! That’s my favorite song!’ So, we did this song, and it has just been with me forever. I just absolutely love it. I’ve recorded it. I’ve performed it many times, done it on television shows, and it’s always a hit.”