The Lonely Island discography

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The Lonely Island discography
Three men stand behind a camera.
The Lonely Island in 2015
Studio albums 3
Music videos 36
Singles 24
Soundtrack albums 1

The discography of American comedy music troupe The Lonely Island consists of three studio albums, one soundtrack album, twenty-four singles and thirty-six music videos. Group members Andy Samberg, Akiva Schaffer and Jorma Taccone began creating live skits, comedy shorts and music parodies together in the early 2000s, during their high school years.[1] The Lonely Island later caught the attention of television producer Lorne Michaels, who was impressed by their material.[1] Michaels subsequently hired Samberg, Schaffer and Taccone as cast members and writers for his live sketch comedy show Saturday Night Live.[2] Two musical shorts created by the group for the show, "Lazy Sunday" and "Dick in a Box", gained popularity on the Internet and garnered much media attention.[1]

The Lonely Island's 2008 single "Jizz in My Pants" later became the group's first entry on the United States Billboard Hot 100 record chart, where it peaked at number 72.[3] Incredibad, their debut studio album, was released on February 10, 2009 and peaked at number 13 on the Billboard 200.[4] It topped the Billboard Top Comedy Albums chart and has sold 358,000 copies in the United States.[5] "I'm on a Boat", the album's third single, peaked at number 56 on the Billboard Hot 100 and was nominated for Best Rap/Sung Collaboration at the 2010 Grammy Awards.[3][6] The single was later certified two times platinum by the Recording Industry Association of America (RIAA).[7]

The Lonely Island released their second studio album Turtleneck & Chain on May 10, 2011. The album peaked at number three on the Billboard 200 and became the year's top-selling comedy album in the United States.[4][8] "I Just Had Sex", the album's first single, peaked at number 30 on the Billboard Hot 100 and received a platinum certification from the RIAA.[3][7] Three singles from Turtleneck & Chain – "I Just Had Sex", "Jack Sparrow" and "The Creep" – rank among the five highest-selling tracks in the history of the Billboard comedy singles chart.[9] The Wack Album, the group's third studio album, was released on June 11, 2013. It debuted at its peak position of number ten on the Billboard 200, with first-week sales of 28,000 copies.[10] "YOLO" was the most successful of the album's eight singles, peaking at number 60 on the Billboard Hot 100.[3] In 2016, the group wrote, directed, and starred in the mockumentary comedy film Popstar: Never Stop Never Stopping, and also recorded its accompanying soundtrack album, which peaked at number 69 on the Billboard 200.[4]

Albums[edit]

Studio albums[edit]

List of studio albums, with selected chart positions and sales figures
Title Details Peak chart positions Sales
US
[4]
US
Com.

[5]
US
Rap

[11]
AUS
[12]
BEL
(FL)

[13]
CAN
[14]
DEN
[15]
NOR
[16]
NZ
[17]
UK
[18]
Incredibad 13 1 7 45 20 111
Turtleneck & Chain
  • Released: May 10, 2011[21]
  • Label: Universal Republic
  • Formats: CD, LP, digital download
3 1 1 15 4 31 13 40 26
  • US: 297,000[8]
The Wack Album
  • Released: June 11, 2013[22]
  • Label: Republic
  • Formats: CD, LP, digital download
10 1 1 39 176 7 59
"—" denotes a recording that did not chart or was not released in that territory.

Soundtrack albums[edit]

List of soundtrack albums, with selected chart positions
Title Details Peak chart positions
US
[4]
US
Com.

[5]
US
Rap

[11]
CAN
[14]
Popstar: Never Stop Never Stopping
  • Released: June 3, 2016[23]
  • Label: Republic
  • Formats: CD, LP, digital download
69 1 6 74

Singles[edit]

List of singles, with selected chart positions and certifications, showing year released and album name
Title Year Peak chart positions Certifications Album
US
[3]
US
Com.

[24]
AUS
[25]
BEL
(FL)

[13]
CAN
[26]
DEN
[15]
NOR
[16]
NZ
[17]
SWE
[27]
UK
[28]
"Dick in a Box"
(featuring Justin Timberlake)
2006 8 61 82 Incredibad
"Jizz in My Pants" 2008 72 3 10 52 35 109
"I'm on a Boat"
(featuring T-Pain)
2009 56 1 14 62 9 199
"I Just Had Sex"
(featuring Akon)
2010 30 1 10 26 13 38 8 30 2 68 Turtleneck & Chain
"The Creep"
(featuring Nicki Minaj)
2011 82 2 90
"We're Back!" 2
"Motherlover"
(featuring Justin Timberlake)
[A] 2 18
  • IFPI DEN: Gold[36]
"Turtleneck & Chain"
(featuring Snoop Dogg)
2
"Jack Sparrow"
(featuring Michael Bolton)
69 1 64 54 2 6 133
"We'll Kill U"[38]
"3-Way (The Golden Rule)"
(featuring Justin Timberlake and Lady Gaga)
[B] 1 The Wack Album
"YOLO"
(featuring Adam Levine and Kendrick Lamar)
2013 60 1 31 [C] 26 26 77
"Spring Break Anthem" 1
"I Fucked My Aunt"[39]
(featuring T-Pain)
"Diaper Money" 2
"Semicolon"
(featuring Solange)
1
"Go Kindergarten"
(featuring Robyn)
5
"Spell It Out" 24
"Everything Is Awesome"
(Tegan and Sara featuring The Lonely Island)
2014 57 [D] 35 24 17
  • RIAA: Gold[7]
The Lego Movie soundtrack
"When Will the Bass Drop"
(featuring Lil Jon and Sam F)
1 Non-album single
"I'm So Humble"
(featuring Adam Levine)
2016 1 Popstar: Never Stop Never Stopping
"Mona Lisa" 9
"Finest Girl (Bin Laden Song)" 2
"Natalie's Rap 2.0"[41]
(featuring Natalie Portman)
2018 Non-album single
"—" denotes a recording that did not chart or was not released in that territory.

Other charted songs[edit]

List of songs, with selected chart positions and certifications, showing year released and album name
Title Year Peak chart positions Certifications Album
US
Com.

[24]
"Lazy Sunday"
(featuring Chris Parnell)
2009 19 Incredibad
"Boombox"
(featuring Julian Casablancas)
2
"Like a Boss" 2
  • RIAA: Gold[7]
"We Like Sportz" 22
"Natalie's Rap"
(featuring Natalie Portman and Chris Parnell)
23
"Mama" 2011 14 Turtleneck & Chain
"Rocky" 23
"Shy Ronnie 2: Ronnie & Clyde"
(featuring Rihanna)
6
"Threw It on the Ground" 5
"After Party"
(featuring Santigold)
24
"No Homo" 13
"Hugs"
(featuring Pharrell Williams)
2013 19 The Wack Album
"I Run NY"
(featuring Billie Joe Armstrong)
21
"Things in My Jeep"
(featuring Linkin Park)
2016 14 Popstar: Never Stop Never Stopping
"Incredible Thoughts"
(featuring Michael Bolton and Mr. Fish)
10

Music videos[edit]

List of music videos, showing year released and directors
Title Year Director(s)
"Just 2 Guyz"[42] 2004 Akiva Schaffer
"Lazy Sunday"[43]
(featuring Chris Parnell)
2005
"Bing Bong Brothers"[44]
"Natalie's Rap"[45]
(featuring Natalie Portman and Chris Parnell)
2006
"Dick in a Box"[46]
(featuring Justin Timberlake)
"Iran So Far"[47]
(featuring Adam Levine)
2007
"Hero Song"[48] 2008
"Space Olympics"[49]
"Ras Trent"[50]
"Jizz in My Pants"[51]
"We Like Sportz"[52]
"I'm on a Boat"[53]
(featuring T-Pain)
2009
"Like a Boss"[54]
(featuring Seth Rogen)
Akiva Schaffer, Jorma Taccone
"Motherlover"[55]
(featuring Justin Timberlake)
"Cool Guys Don't Look at Explosions"[56] N/A
"Threw It on the Ground"[57] Akiva Schaffer
"Reba (Two Worlds Collide)"[58]
(featuring Kenan Thompson)
"Shy Ronnie"[59]
(featuring Rihanna)
"Boombox"[60]
(featuring Julian Casablancas)
2010
"Great Day"[61] Akiva Schaffer, Jorma Taccone
"Shy Ronnie 2: Ronnie and Clyde"[62]
(featuring Rihanna)
Akiva Schaffer
"I Just Had Sex"[63]
(featuring Akon)
"The Creep"[64]
(featuring Nicki Minaj)
2011
"We're Back!"[65] N/A
"Jack Sparrow"[66]
(featuring Michael Bolton)
Akiva Schaffer
"We'll Kill U"[67] N/A
"3-Way (The Golden Rule)"[68]
(featuring Justin Timberlake and Lady Gaga)
Akiva Schaffer, Jorma Taccone
"YOLO"[69]
(featuring Adam Levine and Kendrick Lamar)
2013
"Spring Break Anthem"[70] Scott Aukerman, Andy Samberg, Akiva Schaffer, Jorma Taccone
"Diaper Money"[71] N/A
"Go Kindergarten"[72]
(featuring Robyn)
Akiva Schaffer, Jorma Taccone
"We Need Love"[73] N/A
"Hugs"[74]
(featuring Pharrell Williams and Tatiana Maslany)
2014
"When Will the Bass Drop"[75]
(featuring Lil Jon and Sam F)
Akiva Schaffer, Jorma Taccone
"Finest Girl (Bin Laden Song)"[76] 2016 The Lonely Island
"I'm a Weirdo"[77] N/A

Notes[edit]

  1. ^ "Motherlover" did not enter the Billboard Hot 100, but peaked at number 23 on the Bubbling Under Hot 100 Singles chart.[35]
  2. ^ "3-Way (The Golden Rule)" did not enter the Billboard Hot 100, but peaked at number three on the Bubbling Under Hot 100 Singles chart.[35]
  3. ^ "YOLO" did not enter the Flanders Ultratop 50, but peaked at number 36 on the Ultratip chart.[13]
  4. ^ "Everything Is Awesome" was deemed ineligible to enter the ARIA Singles Chart; it did, however, peak at number 23 on the Australia Digital Songs chart.[40]

References[edit]

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  43. ^ "Lazy Sunday". TheLonelyIsland.com. Retrieved July 2, 2013. 
  44. ^ "Bing Bong Brothers". TheLonelyIsland.com. Retrieved July 2, 2013. 
  45. ^ "Natalie's Rap". TheLonelyIsland.com. Archived from the original on July 3, 2013. Retrieved July 2, 2013. 
  46. ^ "Dick In A Box". TheLonelyIsland.com. Retrieved July 2, 2013. 
  47. ^ "Iran So Far". TheLonelyIsland.com. Retrieved July 2, 2013. 
  48. ^ "Hero Song". TheLonelyIsland.com. Retrieved July 2, 2013. 
  49. ^ "Space Olympics". TheLonelyIsland.com. Retrieved July 2, 2013. 
  50. ^ "Ras Trent". TheLonelyIsland.com. Retrieved July 2, 2013. 
  51. ^ "Jizz In My Pants". TheLonelyIsland.com. Retrieved July 2, 2013. 
  52. ^ "We Like Sportz". TheLonelyIsland.com. Retrieved July 2, 2013. 
  53. ^ "I'm On A Boat". TheLonelyIsland.com. Retrieved July 2, 2013. 
  54. ^ "Like A Boss (ft. Seth Rogen)". TheLonelyIsland.com. Archived from the original on July 26, 2013. Retrieved July 2, 2013. 
  55. ^ "Motherlover (ft. Justin Timberlake)". TheLonelyIsland.com. Archived from the original on August 28, 2012. Retrieved July 2, 2013. 
  56. ^ "Cool Guys Don't Look At Explosions". TheLonelyIsland.com. Archived from the original on July 16, 2013. Retrieved July 2, 2013. 
  57. ^ "Threw It On The Ground". TheLonelyIsland.com. Retrieved July 2, 2013. 
  58. ^ "Reba (Two Worlds Collide)". TheLonelyIsland.com. Archived from the original on June 6, 2013. Retrieved July 2, 2013. 
  59. ^ "Shy Ronnie (feat. Rihanna)". TheLonelyIsland.com. Retrieved July 2, 2013. 
  60. ^ "Boombox (feat. Julian Casablancas)". TheLonelyIsland.com. Retrieved July 2, 2013. 
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  64. ^ "Jesse Eisenberg; Nicki Minaj". Saturday Night Live. Season 36. Episode 13. January 29, 2011. NBC. 
  65. ^ "We're Back!". TheLonelyIsland.com. Retrieved July 2, 2013. 
  66. ^ "Tina Fey; Ellie Goulding". Saturday Night Live. Season 36. Episode 20. May 7, 2011. NBC. 
  67. ^ "We'll Kill U". TheLonelyIsland.com. Retrieved July 2, 2013. 
  68. ^ "3-Way (The Golden Rule) (feat. Justin Timberlake & Lady GaGa)". TheLonelyIsland.com. Retrieved July 2, 2013. 
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  71. ^ "Diaper Money". TheLonelyIsland.com. Retrieved July 2, 2013. 
  72. ^ "Go Kindergarten (feat. Robyn & Sean Combs & Paul Rudd)". TheLonelyIsland.com. Retrieved July 2, 2013. 
  73. ^ "We Need Love". TheLonelyIsland.com. Retrieved July 2, 2013. 
  74. ^ "Hugs (feat. Pharrell & Tatiana Maslany)". TheLonelyIsland.com. Retrieved July 2, 2013. 
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