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Cobra Starship

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

    Workout Songs

    Workout Songs
    5 songs

    Party Hits

    Party Hits
    2 songs

    Pop Remixes

    Pop Remixes
    1 song

    Dance Pop

    Dance Pop
    1 song

    Fresh 40

    2 songs

Albums by
Cobra Starship

Top Songs by
Cobra Starship

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

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