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