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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 feature three of the show's writers, Andy Samberg, Akiva Schaffer, and Jorma Taccone. Samberg 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 website 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" spawned the phrase "Mr. Pibb and Red Vines = Crazy Delicious" and was 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. In 2008, they took 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 released in 2009 and featured guest stars Timberlake, Norah Jones, and T-Pain. Timberlake returned for their sophomore release, Turtleneck & Chain, appearing along with Beck, Snoop Dogg, and Rihanna, plus the king of the power ballad, Michael Bolton. Their next effort, The Wack Album, featuring 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 featured with 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 mockumentary film Popstar: Never Stop Never Stopping. The film was produced by Judd Apatow and featured an accompanying soundtrack, with songs including "I'm So Humble" (with Adam Levine) and "Turn Up the Beef" (with Emma Stone). ~ 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.   Who Said We're Wack?
  18.   Dreamgirl
  19.   Hugs
  20.   Punch You In The Jeans
  21.   Ras Trent
  22.   Space Olympics
  23.   Incredibad
  24.   The Old Saloon
  25.   Normal Guy
  26.   Attracted to Us
  27.   I Just Had Sex
  28.   Jack Sparrow
  29.   Finest Girl
  30.   Threw It on the Ground
  31.   I'm So Humble
  32.   Mona Lisa
  33.   F**k Off
  34.   Equal Rights
  35.   Spring Break Anthem
  36.   Diaper Money
  37.   Turn Up the Beef
  38.   I F****d My Aunt
  39.   No Homo
  40.   Turtleneck & Chain
  41.   Incredible Thoughts
  42.   Owen's Song
  43.   Donkey Roll
  44.   Hunter the Hungry Is Gon' Eat
  45.   Shy Ronnie, Pt. 2: Ronnie & Clyde
  46.   Rocky
  47.   Mama
  48.   Trouble on Dookie Island
  49.   Legalize It
  50.   Me Likey Dat
  51.   Ibitha
  52.   Things in My Jeep
  53.   You've Got the Look
  54.   Go Kindergarten
  55.   Semicolon
  56.   After Party
  57.   Karate Guy
  58.   "What Was That Beat?"
  59.   2 Banditos
  60.   "Hot New Single"
  61.   I Run NY
  62.   My Mic
  63.   Hey Ya Ho
  64.   I'm a Weirdo
  65.   "Trip to Spain"
  66.   "Are or Aren't?"
  67.   I Don't Give a Honk
  68.   Dramatic Intro
  69.   Watch Me Do Me - Classy Skit #2
  70.   Falcor vs. Atreyu - Classy Skit #1
  71.   Maximus
  72.   "Kill This Music"
  73.   Japan
  74.   We'll Kill U
  75.   We're Back!
  76.   Spell It Out
  77.   Where Brooklyn At? (Interlude)
  78.   I'm a Hustler (Song?)
  79.   Meet the Crew
  80.   We Are a Crowd
  81.   The Compliments
  82.   We Need Love
  83.   Perfect Saturday
  84.   Should I Move?
  85.   Ashley Wednesday
  86.   Sick Glenda
  87.   Rock Roll Skate