A spoof song written and recorded for the TV series Schitt’s Creek has become a surprise streaming hit. “A Little Bit Alexis,” released in February 2019, recently surpassed 1 million on-demand streams in the U.S., according to Nielsen Music/MRC Data. Further, two out of its top five streaming weeks have come in the last month. (Listen to the track below.)
The tune is performed by the actress Annie Murphy in character as the fish-out-of-water socialite Alexis Rose. The song is introduced on the Feb. 26, 2019, episode of Schitt’s Creek by Rose as “the title track off of my critically reviewed, limited reality series A Little Bit Alexis.” Murphy told Billboard last year the song (which Murphy co-wrote with Menno Versteeg and Nixon Boyd) took inspiration from Britney Spears, Paris Hilton and Lindsay Lohan.
“We wanted it to be spoofy, but we also very selfishly wanted to write a banger -- an early-2000s banger that people would actually like,” Murphy said.