How Britney Spears inspired Annie Murphy to write ‘A Little Bit Alexis’
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How Britney Spears inspired Annie Murphy to write 'A Little Bit Alexis'

‘A Little Bit Alexis’ is one of the most iconic things Annie Murphy’s Alexis Rose belts out in Schitt’s Creek. “I’m expensive sushi/ I’m a cute, huge yacht/ I’m a little bit single/ even when I’m not,” is a veritable bop. And Murphy herself is the lyrical genius behind the song!

In the episode titled ‘The Hospies’, Alexis auditions for a part in a Jazzagals production with an original number. The pop-infused track quickly became a fan favourite.

‘A Little Bit Alexis’ wasn’t initially conceived with lyrics. It was written into the script as an instrumental piece. However, Murphy had a vision for what would be perfectly on-brand for her character and the song. She wrote the lyrics, and the song was subsequently brought to life with the help of her husband (who happens to be the lead singer of the band Hollerado), Menno Versteeg and his bandmate Nixon Boyd.

How 2000s pop inspired the Schitt’s Creek song ‘A Little Bit Alexis’

Drawing influence from the likes of Paris Hilton, Lindsay Lohan, and, of course, Britney Spears, Annie Murphy created ‘A Little Bit Alexis’ in a delightful throwback to the early 2000s pop era.

In a conversation with CBC, Murphy revealed, “We wanted to spoof the early 2000s kind of socialite pop singles that came out, but we also secretly really wanted to make an early 2000s socialite single that was a banger and that people would actually want to listen to.”

She even joked about praying at the “altar of Britney”, and it definitely paid off because ‘A Little Bit Alexis’ continues to be an earworm you cannot get out of your head. “We kind of prayed at the altar of Britney for a little while,” Murphy confessed laughing, “and went on a very interesting YouTube hole of Paris Hilton’s videos and Lindsay Lohan.”

So the next time you find yourself humming the catchy tune, you can thank Britney Spears and the early 2000s ‘famous for being famous’ girl gang for this iconic musical moment in Schitt’s Creek.