Flashback Friday: “Fancy” by Reba McEntire

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Our first “Flashback Friday” video is a 20-year-old cover hit performed by the one and only Reba McEntire. “Fancy” is a song written and originally performed by Bobbie Gentry in 1969. McEntire recorded it in 1990 for her “Rumor Has It” album and it peeked at Number 8 on both the U.S. Billboard Hot Country Singles charts and the Canadian RPM Country Tracks. Gentry’s version peeked at Number 26 on the U.S. Billboard Hot Country Singles charts and Number 1 on the Canadian RPM Country Tracks. An interesting fact for you: Reba had always wanted to record it since 1984, but producer Jimmy Bowen felt it was too closely associated to Gentry and was against the idea. When Reba switched producers to Tony Brown, she was able to record it for the 1990 album “Rumor Has It”.

Enjoy watching this classic video from one of country music’s classiest ladies! What videos would you like to see on “Flashback Friday”? Let us know!

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