It was released on 17 February by Def Jam Recordings as the fourth single from the album. It was leaked under the title "Leave It" in December It held the spot for seven consecutive weeks. It also topped the charts in Canada and New Zealand and had general chart success around the world.
It reached the top ten in several countries such as Azalea's native country Australia and the United Kingdom. The accompanying music video for "Fancy" was directed by Director X and released in March The music video was nominated for four awards at the MTV Video Music Awards , although it did not win any of them.
It is in common time and is played at a tempo of 95 beats per minute. On 5 December , an unfinished song by Azalea, which surfaced with the title "Leave It", was leaked online. After the song's premiere, it was revealed "Fancy" was the song that had leaked titled "Leave It". Brad Stern of MTV Buzzworthy remarked, "Not since Fergie 's " Glamorous " has there been such a spectacularly sass-filled ode to the glam life," praising their chemistry, calling it "a match made in heaven that we never would've expected. Joe Gross of Rolling Stone gave the song a mixed score of 3 out of 5 stars, writing that Azalea "deftly handles the ratchet beat while Charli XCX's earworm hook holds it all down," writing that the song "[doesn't] bring '88 back [but] they can swing on chandeliers with the best of them".
In the United States, "Fancy" has peaked at number 1, becoming Azalea's first song to chart on the top of the Billboard Hot With this achievement, Azalea becomes only the sixth artist to occupy the top two position and the first to do so since Taylor Swift with the singles " We Are Never Ever Getting Back Together " and " Ronan " in On the following week, Azalea became only the second artist in the nearly year history of the Hot Digital Songs chart to have the top two songs concurrently for two weeks and, eventually, for three consecutive weeks.
In the United Kingdom, "Fancy" became her highest charting single as a lead artist at the time, debuting at number five on the UK Singles Chart and selling 38, copies in its first week. It has also been certified Platinum in New Zealand. The music video for the song was shot in February in Los Angeles and premiered on 4 March , on Vevo. Many scenes in the video are remakes of key Clueless scenes, with outfits designed to channel the look of the film's clothing, but with a slight update.
The video opens with Azalea in her wardrobe finding the perfect outfit for a speech at school, using a tablet computer, similar to the protagonist of Clueless Cher Horowitz. After a scene with some cheerleaders , the video moves in the schoolyard; there, Charli XCX and Azalea are sitting at a table, with the former singing the hook. The video later includes a tennis lesson, with Azalea and others dancing close to a chain-link fence. Azalea with two other characters are seen driving in the highway ; the characters of the best friend and her boyfriend are inspired by the role of Dionne Davenport and her boyfriend Murray.
The video shifts to a modern version of the Christmas "Val party" from the movie, where the two protagonists arrive with their convertible. The video ends with Azalea and XCX in the school. Chanel Parks of The Huffington Post wrote: "While it might be a little, dare we say it, sacrilegious to replicate this cult classic — we were wondering when there was going to be a music video homage to our favorite movie of all time. So props to you, Iggy. But I was extremely flattered and I thought she was amazing.
On 19 June, the music video surpassed the million view benchmark, making it Azalea's first Vevo Certified music video. Entertainment Weekly named it the best music video of saying, "A detail-obsessed ode to Clueless —that highway scene! Those knee socks! The nostalgia trip probably fueled a lot of the popularity of "Fancy," but don't get it twisted: Azalea is a star, and all she needed was the right role to convince the world that was true.
The parody's music video was released on 17 July through Yahoo! Screen 's "Sketchy" channel. It was covered by Rising Star contestant Egypt Dixon on the second week of the show. Reagan James performed "Fancy" on The Voice season 7. Mitch Miller performed a jazz-inspired version of the track on The Voice UK season 4's auditions,  while Joey Cook performed her rendition of the song on season 14 of American Idol.
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