A song about the joys of sitting has become an unexpected hit on social media, and it’s leaving a lot of people wondering where it actually came from.
Alvarez often shares videos of himself filmed through funny Snapchat filters, including ones where he plays a character and singer-songwriter named TJ Mack. “Mack” is allegedly responsible for the now-viral song, which opens with the lyrics: “Sitting is the opposite of standing/Sitting is the opposite of running around/Sitting is a wonderful thing to do.”
🎶 sitting 🎶🗣️🗣️🗣️ pic.twitter.com/k2R0RTX95N
— Brian Jordan Alvarez (@brianjoralvarez) September 10, 2023
The ode to “sitting is the opposite of standing” has taken off since Alvarez first uploaded it on Sept. 10, reaching more than 2.6 million views in less than two weeks. It’s also become a new social media trend, with countless users uploading their own versions on TikTok, Instagram and X, the platform formerly known as Twitter.
— Nogloff Nogloffian (@doctorn0gloff) September 13, 2023
Some real-life musicians have even posted original covers of the song, turning it into even more of an internet earworm.
In the video text, he jokingly called Alvarez “one of the genius songwriters of our time.”
Social media users just can’t seem to get the nonsensical song out of their heads, and it seems to be earning Alvarez a whole new fanbase.
“My wife is getting tired of me singing this but at least she knows that sitting is a wonderful thing to do,” @waytooautistic commented on one of the comedian’s posts.
“I’m glad I’m not the only Brian Jordan Alvarez stan,” added @glaagar.
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