They may not have planned for it to happen, but The Lonely Island is one of the best rap groups ever. The comedy music trio has launched into the stratosphere thanks to their hilarious SNL videos and their Grammy and Oscar-nominated hit “Everything is Awesome” from The Lego Movie. Now with a new movie coming out, they’re bound to be bigger than ever. While we all have at least one favorite Lonely Island song, (who hasn’t heard “Dick in Box,” “Lazy Sunday” or “I’m on a Boat”?), we picked out some of their best, most underrated gems. And be sure to tune into College Humor’s Comedy Music Hall of Fame June 19th at 10P for more of your comedy music favorites.
10. “Sax Man”
This song is the most important thing to happen to a sax men since The Lost Boys. No lyric tops the actual sax parts.
This’ll teach you not to read too much into that hug you got.
Best Lyric: Hugged so many ladies, arms shaky and shit
Because I’m the Wilt Chamberlain of the upper-body grip.
8. “Great Day”
In a rare break from rap, the group sings a show tune about a guy who’s clearly self-medicating.
Best lyric: Much of the ocean is still unexplored/how did I get up in this tree?
7. “Diaper Money”
Just a bunch of dudes with dad bod rapping about responsibility.
Best Lyric: I did it my way, a very small percent of the time way
6. “Ras Trent”
This song perfectly encapsulates that one person you know who appropriates Rastafarian culture.
Best lyric: Red Stripe, Shabba, ragamuffin and culture
5. “No Homo”
Let’s be honest, this is what a bro is really trying to say to his bros when he yells “no homo.”
Best Lyric: Hey yo no homo but today I’m coming out the closet
Wanna scream it from the mountains like a gay prophet
4. “I Run NY”
No song has ever been truer about New York City.
Best lyric: Yo, I double literally run New York:
I run the marathon
Plus I organized it
So I double run the marathon
This important song explains how to properly use a semicolon.
Best lyric: You’re acting all Ma-chee-o; Ralph
But I’ll eat all you cats; Alf
2. “Spell it Out”
Rappers love to spell things. In this case, they spell the whole damn song.
Best Lyric: D-U-D-E-T-H-A-T-H-A-S-S-E-X-W-I-T-H-P-I-G-S-F
1. “Jack Sparrow”
For us, it doesn’t get any better than Michael Bolton singing an ode to “The Jester of Tortuga,” Forrest Gump, Erin Brockovich and Scarface.
Best lyric: Capt Jack! Johnny Depp! Davy Jones! Giant squid!
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