(I'm Settin') Fancy Free

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"(I'm Settin') Fancy Free"
Single by The Oak Ridge Boys
from the album Fancy Free
B-side ""How Long Has It Been"
Released August 1981 (U.S.)
Format 7"
Recorded 1981
Genre Country
Length 3:49
Label MCA
Songwriter(s) Don August, Jimbeau Hinson
Producer(s) Ron Chancey
The Oak Ridge Boys singles chronology
"(I'm Settin') Fancy Free"
"Bobbie Sue"
"(I'm Settin') Fancy Free"
"Bobbie Sue"

"(I'm Settin') Fancy Free" (sometimes known as "I'm Setting Fancy Free" or simply "Fancy Free") is the title song written by Roy August and Jimbeau Hinson, and recorded by American country music group The Oak Ridge Boys. It was released in August 1981 as the second single from the album Fancy Free. The song reached No. 1 on the Billboard Hot Country Singles chart in November 1981, during The Oak Ridge Boys' peak of popularity, and it is considered one of their signature songs.


Chart (1981) Peak
US Hot Country Songs (Billboard)[1] 1
US Bubbling Under Hot 100 Singles (Billboard)[2] 4
US Adult Contemporary (Billboard)[3] 17
Canadian RPM Country Tracks 2


Works cited

  • Whitburn, Joel, "Top Country Songs: 1944-2005," 2006.
Preceded by
"Never Been So Loved (In All My Life)"
by Charley Pride
Billboard Hot Country Singles
number-one single

Nov. 7, 1981
Succeeded by
"My Baby Thinks He's a Train"
by Rosanne Cash