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“Fancy Like” didn’t start out as an Applebee’s commercial, officially speaking. Spiritually, though, it was always an Applebee’s commercial. Walker Hayes’ crossover country smash hinges on a trip to the casual dining franchise: “Yeah, we fancy like Applebee’s on a date night/ Got that Bourbon Street steak with the Oreo shake.” But it’s not just about Applebee’s — there are also references to Wendy’s and Natty Lite, for instance — and as far as I know Applebee’s didn’t secretly fund or ghostwrite it. They merely put it in their commercials after it blew up on TikTok, setting “Fancy Like” to videos of people doing the song’s viral dance. And now those of us who spend all weekend watching football are being bombarded with the thing.

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The BBC has rounded up a whole bunch of artists to record a new version of Foo Fighters’ “Times Like These” for a special Stay Home edition of BBC Radio 1’s Live Lounge segment. Foo Fighters, Dua Lipa, Chris Martin, Ellie Goulding, Sean Paul, Sigrid, Biffy Clyro, Rita Ora, Zara Larsson, Hailee Steinfeld, 5 Seconds […]