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

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