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The Lonely Island

A comedic trio originally known for a series of "digital shorts" aired on Saturday Night Live, the Lonely Island featured three of the show's writers, Andy Samberg, Akiva Schaffer, and Jorma Taccone. Samberg, who would also end up an SNL cast member, originally met Schaffer and Taccone in Berkeley, California while attending junior high school. After graduating high school, the three went their separate ways. They reunited in 2001, formed the Lonely Island, and created sitcoms and sketch shows in hopes of landing a network deal. It didn't happen, but when they partnered with the Internet site Channel 101, their popularity took off. A faux hip-hop project called Incredibad followed, then the Fox network commissioned a sketch show called Awesometown from the crew, but it never made it past the pilot. After being hired by SNL, a 2005 digital short they created called Lazy Sunday became an online phenomenon. Featuring Samberg and fellow cast member Chris Parnell, Lazy Sunday would spawn the phrase "Mr. Pibb and Red Vines = Crazy Delicious" and be followed a year later by the equally popular short Dick in a Box starring Justin Timberlake. That same year they made a moderately successful jump to the big screen with the film Hot Rod. The year 2008 saw them take on the Euro-dance sound with a new short, Jizz in My Pants. The track was made available as a digital download in order to promote the group's full-length debut. Once again titled Incredibad, the album was scheduled for an early 2009 release and featured guest stars like Timberlake, Norah Jones, and T-Pain. Timberlake would return for their sophomore release, Turtleneck & Chain. Beck, Snoop Dogg, and Rihanna would also land on the 2011 album, along with the power ballad king, Michael Bolton. Their next effort, The Wack Album, which featured guest spots from Too $hort, Kendrick Lamar, and Lady Gaga, arrived in 2013. That same year, Samberg joined the sitcom Brooklyn Nine-Nine while the group joined Tegan and Sara for 2014's "Everything Is Awesome," the theme from The Lego Movie produced by Devo's Mark Mothersbaugh. In 2016 they wrote, directed, starred in, and released the film Popstar: Never Stop Never Stopping, a mockumentary that seemed to be referring to Justin Bieber. The film was produced by Judd Apatow and featured an accompanying soundtrack from the Lonely Island. ~ David Jeffries
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Stations Featuring
The Lonely Island

    Hot Summer Hits

    Hot Summer Hits
    1 song

    Comedy Classics

    Comedy Classics
    19 songs

Albums by
The Lonely Island

Top Songs by
The Lonely Island

  1.   Song
  2.   I'm on a Boat
  3.   Lazy Sunday
  4.   D**k In A Box by Justin Timberlake
  5.   Motherlover
  6.   Natalie's Rap
  7.   3-Way (The Golden Rule)
  8.   J**z In My Pants
  9.   Boombox
  10.   We Like Sportz
  11.   YOLO
  12.   Like A Boss
  13.   Santana DVX
  14.   Shrooms
  15.   The Creep
  16.   Punch You In The Jeans
  17.   Sax Man
  18.   Hugs
  19.   Dreamgirl
  20.   Incredibad
  21.   Ras Trent
  22.   Space Olympics
  23.   Normal Guy
  24.   The Old Saloon
  25.   Who Said We're Wack?
  26.   Attracted to Us
  27.   I Just Had Sex
  28.   Finest Girl
  29.   Jack Sparrow
  30.   I'm So Humble
  31.   Mona Lisa
  32.   Incredible Thoughts
  33.   Threw It on the Ground
  34.   Rocky
  35.   F**k Off
  36.   Equal Rights
  37.   Shy Ronnie, Pt. 2: Ronnie & Clyde
  38.   Turtleneck & Chain
  39.   No Homo
  40.   Legalize It
  41.   Go Kindergarten
  42.   Donkey Roll
  43.   2 Banditos
  44.   Mama
  45.   Diaper Money
  46.   Me Likey Dat
  47.   Semicolon
  48.   Spring Break Anthem
  49.   Sick Glenda
  50.   Owen's Song
  51.   Hunter the Hungry Is Gon' Eat
  52.   Turn Up the Beef
  53.   Ibitha
  54.   "Trip to Spain"
  55.   I F****d My Aunt
  56.   Hey Ya Ho
  57.   I'm a Weirdo
  58.   Things in My Jeep
  59.   Perfect Saturday
  60.   Japan
  61.   My Mic
  62.   Rock Roll Skate
  63.   Karate Guy
  64.   "What Was That Beat?"
  65.   "Kill This Music"
  66.   Should I Move?
  67.   "Are or Aren't?"
  68.   "Hot New Single"
  69.   The Compliments by Too $hort
  70.   Spell It Out
  71.   Trouble on Dookie Island
  72.   After Party
  73.   Maximus
  74.   Falcor vs. Atreyu - Classy Skit #1
  75.   Watch Me Do Me - Classy Skit #2
  76.   We'll Kill U
  77.   We're Back!
  78.   Dramatic Intro
  79.   Where Brooklyn At? (Interlude)
  80.   You've Got the Look
  81.   I'm a Hustler (Song?)
  82.   I Run NY
  83.   I Don't Give a Honk
  84.   Meet the Crew
  85.   We Are a Crowd
  86.   We Need Love
  87.   Ashley Wednesday