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