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