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Cobra Starship

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As the legend of Cobra Starship would have it, frontman Gabe Saporta fled into the deserts of Arizona one day to find the true meaning of his existence away from his emo-rock band, Midtown. Saporta spent days and nights pondering life, mysterious lights constantly plaguing the nighttime sky above him. One distinct night, the lights became so mesmerizing that Gabe became catatonic and started levitating into the air. A snake suddenly came out of nowhere, bit his neck, and he awoke to find a talking cobra from the future nursing his wounds. This enigmatic cobra went on to explain the end of the world (no salvation for anyone) and disclosed Gabe's purpose in life -- to ensure that mankind went out in style. As the cobra revealed, Gabe must complete this "by teaching hipsters to not take themselves so seriously and by telling emo kids to stop being pussies." Hence, Cobra Starship were born...uh, back in New York. After taking their name from words written on the back of Saporta's favorite vintage jacket, the band burst onto the scene with an über-catchy dance-pop-rock single named "Snakes on a Plane (Bring It)." The song -- which featured Saporta performing alongside fellow vocalists Maja Ivarsson (the Sounds), Travis McCoy (Gym Class Heroes), and William Beckett (the Academy Is...) -- was the lead track off the 2006 soundtrack to Snakes on a Plane, a horror comedy starring Samuel L. Jackson. Its video hit the MTV airwaves that July and featured cameos from Jackson and Fall Out Boy's Pete Wentz. Meanwhile, Cobra Starship continued work on a full-length album of their own. The band signed to Decaydance that same year and spent part of the fall touring with Gym Class Heroes. While the City Sleeps, We Rule the Streets hit stores that October, marking the band's official debut, and Saporta continued to tour alongside his newly expanded band. After several changes, the lineup returned in 2007 with ¡Viva la Cobra!, followed two years later by Hot Mess. The latter album was preceded by "Good Girls Gone Bad," a Top 40 hit co-penned by Kara DioGuardi and sung by Saporta and Gossip Girl actress Leighton Meester. The band kept the party going in 2011 with the release of their fourth album, Night Shades, which spawned a top 10 hit with "You Make Me Feel." After taking some time off working on life and other projects, the band came back in late summer of 2014 with a single, "Never Been in Love," which featured vocals by Icona Pop and the piano sample from Fatboy Slim's "Praise You." ~ Corey Apar
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Stations Featuring
Cobra Starship

    Party Hits

    Party Hits
    1 song

    Workout Songs

    Workout Songs
    5 songs

    Pop Remixes

    Pop Remixes
    2 songs

    Dance Pop

    Dance Pop
    2 songs

Albums by
Cobra Starship

Top Songs by
Cobra Starship

  1.   Song
    Popularity
  2.   You Make Me Feel... by Sabi
  3.   Good Girls Go Bad
  4.   Hot Mess
  5.   #1 Nite
  6.   Make Me Feel featuring Sabi
  7.   The Church of Hot Addiction
  8.   Middle Finger
  9.   Good Girls Go Bad [Feat. by Leighton Meester
  10.   The City is At War
  11.   Kiss My Sass
  12.   Don't Blame The World It's The DJ's Fault
  13.   Wet Hot American Summer
  14.   Living in the Sky with Diamonds
  15.   The World Will Never Do
  16.   Move Like You Gonna Die
  17.   Snakes on a Plane (Bring It)
  18.   #1nite (One Night)
  19.   Peggy Sue
  20.   You Belong to Me
  21.   Shwick
  22.   Fool Like Me
  23.   Fucked In Love
  24.   Disaster Boy
  25.   Anything for Love
  26.   Fold Your Hands Child
  27.   Pete Wentz Is the Only Reason We're Famous
  28.   Nice Guys Finish Last
  29.   Damn You Look Good and I'm Drunk (Scandalous) featuring V.I.P.
  30.   Smile for the Paparazzi
  31.   Guilty Pleasure
  32.   It's Amateur Night at the Apollo Creed!
  33.   Being from Jersey Means Never Having to Say You're Sorry
  34.   The Future's So Bright, I Gotta Wear Shades
  35.   Never Been in Love
  36.   F***ed in Love
  37.   Chew Me Up
  38.   I May Be Rude But I'm the Truth
  39.   The Scene Is Dead; Long Live the Scene
  40.   You're Not in on the Joke
  41.   Pleasure Ryland
  42.   My Moves Are White (White Hot, That Is)
  43.   Prostitution is the World's Oldest Profession (and I, Dear Madame, Am a Professional)
  44.   Angie
  45.   The World Has Its Shine (But I Would Drop It On a Dime)
  46.   One Day Robots Will Cry
  47.   Awww Dip
  48.   You Can't Be Missed If You Never Go Away
  49.   Pop-Punk Is Sooooo '05
  50.   Keep It Simple
  51.   It's Warmer in the Basement
  52.   The World Will Never Do
  53.   Send My Love to the Dance Floor I'll See You in Hell (Hey Mister DJ)
  54.   The Kids Are All F'''ed Up
  55.   Bring It (Snakes on a Plane)
  56.   The Ballad of Big Poppa and Diamond Girl

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