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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

    New Pop First

    New Pop First
    2 songs

    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
    Popularity
  2.   I'm on a Boat
  3.   Lazy Sunday
  4.   Natalie's Rap
  5.   J**z In My Pants
  6.   D**k In A Box by Justin Timberlake
  7.   Motherlover
  8.   We Like Sportz
  9.   I'm So Humble
  10.   Mona Lisa
  11.   YOLO
  12.   Like A Boss
  13.   Santana DVX
  14.   Shrooms
  15.   Boombox
  16.   The Creep
  17.   Dreamgirl
  18.   Sax Man
  19.   Ras Trent
  20.   Space Olympics
  21.   Punch You In The Jeans
  22.   Who Said We're Wack?
  23.   Incredibad
  24.   The Old Saloon
  25.   Normal Guy
  26.   3-Way (The Golden Rule)
  27.   Hugs
  28.   Attracted to Us
  29.   I Just Had Sex
  30.   D*** in a Box by Justin Timberlake
  31.   Jack Sparrow
  32.   Threw It on the Ground
  33.   Iran So Far featuring Chris Parnell
  34.   Turtleneck & Chain
  35.   We Like Sportz
  36.   Spring Break Anthem
  37.   No Homo
  38.   I F****d My Aunt
  39.   Lazy Sunday
  40.   Shy Ronnie, Pt. 2: Ronnie & Clyde
  41.   Semicolon
  42.   Rocky
  43.   Spell It Out
  44.   Go Kindergarten
  45.   Just 2 Guyz
  46.   Bing Bong Brothers
  47.   We'll Kill U
  48.   Diaper Money
  49.   I Don't Give a Honk
  50.   Sax Man
  51.   I Run NY
  52.   Natalie's Rap
  53.   Japan
  54.   Perfect Saturday
  55.   Reba (Two Worlds Collide) by Kenan Thompson
  56.   Mama
  57.   Natalie's Rap by Natalie Portman
  58.   I'm a Hustler (Song?)
  59.   Where Brooklyn At? (Interlude)
  60.   Dramatic Intro
  61.   Falcor Vs. Atreyu
  62.   We're Back!
  63.   Trouble on Dookie Island
  64.   My Mic
  65.   Great Day
  66.   After Party
  67.   Dick in a Box
  68.   Falcor vs. Atreyu - Classy Skit #1
  69.   Watch Me Do Me - Classy Skit #2
  70.   Watch me Do Me
  71.   You've Got the Look
  72.   Meet the Crew
  73.   We Are a Crowd
  74.   The Compliments by Too $hort
  75.   We Need Love
  76.   100th Digital Short
  77.   Finest Girl (Bin Laden Song)