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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

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