Reba McEntire’s ‘Fancy’ Mashed With Iggy Azalea Actually Works [Listen - NSFW]
The mash-up begins primarily with Azalea’s No. 1 hit with just subtle country undertones. Without the twang of the guitar, you may not initially know McEntire’s 1991 hit was in there at all. (Warning: Azalea’s song contains explicit content from the get go.)
After about 40 seconds, McEntire’s well-known lyrics begin: “Here’s your one chance Fancy, don’t let me down,” she sings, before Azalea’s rap tunes kick right back up. The mix of country tunes and fast-paced raps combine perfectly in this 3:31 mash-up that’s been circulating.
It takes nearly two minutes for Azalea’s lyrics and McEntire’s voice to overlap, but when they do, it’s a match made in heaven — albeit, an unexpected heaven. The Australian artist’s sound slows just in time for McEntire’s to pick the mash-up that Don Chamberlain (Chambaland Mashups) created back up.
McEntire’s version of ‘Fancy’ was originally performed by Bobbie Gentry in 1969 before McEntire made it her own. Gentry used it as a crossover pop/country hit in the early ’70s. The emotional song then became a big hit for McEntire in 1991, hitting the Top 10.
Azalea’s ‘Fancy,’ on the other hand, was released in early 2014. It’s a song where she celebrates being “the realest” and able to ignore “haters.” Check out the ‘Fancy’ mash-up below.
Listen to Reba McEntire and Iggy Azalea’s ‘Fancy’ Mash-up: