10 years ago today, The Lonely Island released their second studio album Turtleneck & ChainTurtleneck & Chain is the second studio album of the American comedy troupe The Lonely Island, whose members are Andy Samberg, Akiva Schaffer, and Jorma Taccone. Turtleneck & Chain was nominated for the Grammy Award for Best Comedy Album. Many of the songs on the album debuted on Saturday Night Live as SNL Digital Shorts ("I Just Had Sex", "Jack Sparrow", "Shy Ronnie 2: Ronnie & Clyde", "Motherlover", "The Creep", "Threw It on the Ground", "Reba (Two Worlds Collide)", and "Great Day"). "We're Back!" premiered on Late Night with Jimmy Fallon. Collaborators on the album include Snoop Dogg, Akon, Rihanna, Justin Timberlake, Nicki Minaj, Michael Bolton, Santigold, John Waters, and Beck. Happy 10 year anniversary to this instant classic of pop/rap musical comedy! The Lonely Island may be a fake rap group but their impact on music and entertainment has been incalculable. Their work has been an integral foundation for musical comedy, with their catchy tunes, hilarious lyrics, and high profile features creating a perfect storm for viral content. Of course a lot of these tracks don't play as well without the visuals, so I've attached links below for all the music videos I could find, as well as some mini-reviews and highlights. * We're Back! -- This that Garfield Sex Music! With a video that includes Ugly Betty actress America Ferrera, and a beat sampled from the great Laura Lee, this track is the pinnacle of erectile disfunction rap. "The world needs us!" * I Just Had Sex (feat. Akon) -- The first single of this album and an instant classic. It was released as a SNL digital short, featuring Akon living his best life and Jessica Alba and Blake Lively regretting their decisions. The music video is wrapped up with a tribute to another classic - Katy Perry'sFirework, as the guys and Akon all shoot fireworks from their crotches. * Jack Sparrow (feat. Michael Bolton) -- One of my personal favorites, this track was also released as a SNL digital short and features a national treasure, Michael Bolton. The track starts out with The Lonely Island trio playing the Straight Man (the comedy trope, not literally) and laying down a serious rap verse, only for Bolton to come in with a big sexy hook about the great Jester of Tortuga, among other classic film characters. Who knew Michael Bolton was a major cinephile? * Attracted to Us (feat. Beck) -- This short track shows the poppier and goofier side of the group, with a blink-and-you-miss-it feature from Beck! * Rocky -- For anyone out there who loved OnlyFans star and one-time teenage heartthrob Aaron Carter, this track is a cheeky parody of Aaron'sThat's How I Beat Shaq , with a tiiiny bit different ending. This song really deserved it's own video, Sylvester Stallone could do 3 Expendables movies but not this?? * My Mic -- A very on brand interlude of the members goofing off on mic check. Gives this your 10s, no interludephobia on this post!! (But actually this is the only good interlude, the rest are Very Uncomfortable). * Turtleneck and Chain (feat. Snoop Dogg) -- Like many other tracks on this album, it's one-note joke stretched out over the course of 2-3 minutes, but that doesn't change the fact that Snoop Dogg's verse goes fucking hard. * Shy Ronnie 2: Ronnie & Clyde (feat. Rihanna) -- This track was also released as a SNL digital short, a sequel to the originalShy Ronnie track. It features Rihanna singing a catchy hook and Shy Ronnie (Andy) unable to complete his verse in front of his gorgeous costar (and who can blame him tbh). The guys deserve an award just for having Rihanna say "boner alert" alone. * Falcor Vs. Atreyu - Classy Skit #1 -- This interlude is a Very Obscure Reference toThe Neverending Story, complete with a reference to track 3 on this album, "Thebest worst thirty seconds of my life". * Motherlover (feat. Justin Timberlake) -- Another SNL digital short release, this track featuring Justin Timberlake is the highlight of this Mother's Day themed album. A sequel toDick in a Box ; Andy and Justin sing about their desire to fuck each other's mothers, played by the captivating Patricia Clarkson and Susan Sarandon. This is unironically in my top 5 Justin Timberlake songs, the other 4 being3-Way (The Golden Rule) and Dick In A Box 3 times. * The Creep (feat. Nicki Minaj & John Waters) -- "Hi I'm John Waters and this... is The Creep". My favorite song on the album, this track was also released as a SNL digital short, featuring Nicki Minaj and John Waters. The song is catchy enough, but the real standout is Nicki absolutely burning it down on her verse. I don't know how SNL does it, but these comedy sketches often bring out some of the best verses from the guests and this track is no exception. Get your knees flexin and your arms t-rexin, and do The Creep! * Watch Me Do Me - Classy Skit #2 -- Another low hanging fruit interlude, parodying an Eminem-esque intro and cutting to a masturbation punchline. Can you make it through all 27 uncomfortable seconds of this interlude?? * Threw It On The Ground -- This track premiered as a SNL digital short, featuring two Hollywood phonies with a penchant for tasering buttholes, Elijah Wood and Ryan Reynolds. Happy birthday to this song and happy birthday to the ground!!! * Reba (Two Worlds Collide) (featuring Kenan Thompson) -- This track was originally released as a SNL Digital Short, but was later added on to the deluxe version as a bonus track. Andy and Reba (Kenan) sing of their love for one another despite the insistence of Andy's friends that Reba is actually a dude. Edit: I originally had the correct track numbers before each song but Reddit's formatting keeps changing the numbering to sequential, so the numbers do not equal the track listing.
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