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