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