Bobbie Gentry’s “Fancy”, another entry in the creepiest country song ever sweepstakes.
If you know it, you probably know it from Reba’s over-the-top 1990 version. This one is over the top in its own way but the song just comes off way cooler, like something off Dusty in Memphis. (I had to look it up to check, but Dusty never covered this, which is a shame.) Love the set, the body suit, the de rigeur spidery eyes, and Bobbie’s little shuffle strut dance.
Fancy: Gonna move you uptown
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With the song on near 20 million Reba cd’s and performed by Reba at every concert, Bobbie can certainly afford to stay retired.It was first covered by Lynn Anderson in 1970. It went #31 pop for two weeks for Bobbie and #8 adult contemporary. It was #1 country and #26 pop for Bobbie in Canada.