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