I Just Had Sex

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"I Just Had Sex"
Single by The Lonely Island featuring Akon
from the album Turtleneck & Chain
Released January 8, 2011
Format Digital download
Recorded 2010
Genre Comedy hip hop, R&B, dirty rap
Length 2:48
Label Universal Republic, Konvict
Writer(s) Giorgio Tiunfort, Justin Franks, Aliaune Thiam, Samberg
Producer(s) DJ Frank E
The Lonely Island singles chronology
"I'm on a Boat"
(2010)
"I Just Had Sex"
(2011)
"The Creep"
(2011)
Akon singles chronology
"Kush"
(2010)
"I Just Had Sex"
(2011)
"Who Dat Girl"
(2011)

"I Just Had Sex" is a song by comedy hip hop group The Lonely Island featuring R&B singer Akon and producer DJ Frank E. It was released as the first single from The Lonely Island's second album, Turtleneck & Chain, released in May 2011. The video, featured as a Saturday Night Live digital short,[1][2] stars Akon and The Lonely Island members Andy Samberg, Jorma Taccone and briefly, Akiva Schaffer, with guest appearances by Jessica Alba, Blake Lively and John McEnroe.[1][3] The song was banned in some countries due to its sexual content.

Background[edit]

"I Just Had Sex" was written by The Lonely Island during the winter of 2010. The comedy troupe, in the same fashion as the recording process for their debut, Incredibad, rented a house in Los Angeles and created a makeshift studio where they would record songs from that album.[4]

The music video for "I Just Had Sex" features Akon, Andy Samberg, and Jorma Taccone singing about how they just had sex with their unsatisfied girlfriends played by Blake Lively and Jessica Alba. The music video takes place in New York City atop the MetLife Building with the backdrops of the Empire State Building, Chrysler Building and the cityscape. Various other locations such as a Central Park, a household, a bakery, a bathroom, a museum, a pub, and a girls' changing room are shown. The song briefly features John McEnroe for the line "Having sex can make a nice man out of the meanest". Fellow The Lonely Island member Akiva Schaffer, who directed the video, also makes several appearances. The album's title is referenced when Jorma sings "she let me wear my chain and turtleneck sweater" while showing him wearing the same outfit that appears on the album cover. The music video ends with the trio launching fireworks from their crotches, parodying Katy Perry's "Firework" music video.

The song was released on December 19, 2010 and sold over 250,000 digital copies in the USA in its first two weeks. The song's video was posted to YouTube by The Lonely Island on the same day, and has since gained over 200 million views.

Charts[edit]

Chart (2010–11) Peak
position
Australia (ARIA)[5] 10
Austria (Ö3 Austria Top 40)[6] 55
Belgium (Ultratop 50 Flanders)[7] 26
Belgium (Ultratip Wallonia)[8] 2
Canada (Canadian Hot 100)[9] 13
Denmark (Tracklisten)[10] 38
Ireland (IRMA)[11] 44
New Zealand (Recorded Music NZ)[12] 30
Norway (VG-lista)[13] 8
Sweden (Sverigetopplistan)[14] 2
UK Singles (Official Charts Company)[15] 68
US Billboard Hot 100[16] 30

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b McGlynn, Katla (2010-12-19). "'I Just Had Sex': The Lonely Island & Akon Team Up For 'SNL' Digital Short (VIDEO)". The Huffington Post. Retrieved 20 December 2010. 
  2. ^ Mayer, Andre. "Lonely Island release new track: I Just Had Sex". CBC News. Retrieved 20 December 2010. [dead link]
  3. ^ Stahler, Kelsea. "Jeff Bridges on 'SNL': The Skits You Missed". Hollywood.com. Archived from the original on 25 January 2013. Retrieved 20 December 2010. 
  4. ^ Heisler, Steve. "The Lonely Island | Music | Interview". The A.V. Club. Retrieved 2011-05-24. 
  5. ^ "Australian-charts.com – The Lonely Island feat. Akon – I Just Had Sex". ARIA Top 50 Singles. Retrieved 2011-01-30.
  6. ^ "The Lonely Island feat. Akon – I Just Had Sex – Austriancharts.at" (in German). Ö3 Austria Top 40. Retrieved 2011-01-30.
  7. ^ "Ultratop.be – The Lonely Island feat. Akon – I Just Had Sex" (in Dutch). Ultratop 50. Retrieved 2011-02-04.
  8. ^ "Ultratop.be – The Lonely Island feat. Akon – I Just Had Sex" (in French). Ultratip. Retrieved 2011-02-18.
  9. ^ "The Lonely Island Album & Song Chart History" Canadian Hot 100 for The Lonely Island. Retrieved 2011-01-30.
  10. ^ "Danishcharts.com – The Lonely Island feat. Akon – I Just Had Sex". Tracklisten. Retrieved 2011-01-30.
  11. ^ "Chart Track". Irish Singles Chart. Retrieved 2011-01-30.
  12. ^ "Charts.org.nz – The Lonely Island feat. Akon – I Just Had Sex". Top 40 Singles. Retrieved 2011-01-30.
  13. ^ "Norwegiancharts.com – The Lonely Island feat. Akon – I Just Had Sex". VG-lista. Retrieved 2011-01-30.
  14. ^ "Swedishcharts.com – The Lonely Island feat. Akon – I Just Had Sex". Singles Top 60. Retrieved 2011-01-30.
  15. ^ "Lonely Island Ft Akon" UK Singles Chart. Retrieved 2011-01-30.
  16. ^ "The Lonely Island Album & Song Chart History" Billboard Hot 100 for The Lonely Island. Retrieved 2011-01-30.

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