Turtleneck & Chain

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Turtleneck & Chain
Studio album by The Lonely Island
Released May 10, 2011
Recorded 2009-2011
Genre Comedy hip hop, hip hop, electro
Length 38:55
Label Universal Republic
Producer T-Minus, CHOPS,[1] Michael Woods, DJ Frank E, Stargate, Drew Money
The Lonely Island chronology
Incredibad
(2009)
Turtleneck & Chain
(2011)
The Wack Album
(2013)
Singles from Turtleneck & Chain
  1. "I Just Had Sex"
    Released: December 19, 2010
  2. "The Creep"
    Released: January 30, 2011
  3. "We're Back!"
    Released: April 2, 2011
  4. "Motherlover"
    Released: April 19, 2011
  5. "Turtleneck & Chain"
    Released: April 29, 2011
  6. "Jack Sparrow"
    Released: May 7, 2011
Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
Allmusic 3.5/5 stars[2]
Entertainment Weekly B[3]
Los Angeles Times 3/4 stars[4]
Rolling Stone 3.5/5 stars[5]
BLARE Magazine 3.5/5 stars[6]
The A.V. Club A[7]
The Tune (3.6/5)[8]
Pitchfork Media (7.1/10)

Turtleneck & Chain is the second studio album of the American comedy troupe The Lonely Island, whose members are Andy Samberg, Akiva Schaffer, and Jorma Taccone. The album was released May 10, 2011, on Universal Republic Records. Turtleneck & Chain has been 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. The CD version of the album also includes a DVD featuring some of the digital shorts. Collaborators on the album include Snoop Dogg, Akon, Rihanna, Justin Timberlake, Nicki Minaj, Michael Bolton, Santigold, John Waters,[9] and Beck.

Track listing[edit]

CD
No. Title Writer(s) Length
1. "We're Back!"   Andy Samberg, Akiva Schaffer, Jorma Taccone, B. Long, B. Lamela 1:50
2. "Mama"   Samberg, Schaffer, Taccone 1:59
3. "I Just Had Sex" (featuring Akon) Samberg, Schaffer, Taccone, Justin Franks, Jerrod Bettis 2:46
4. "Jack Sparrow" (featuring Michael Bolton) Samberg, Schaffer, Taccone, Michael Woods 3:07
5. "Attracted to Us" (featuring Beck) Samberg, Schaffer, Taccone, Beck, Cole M. Greif-Neill 1:52
6. "Rocky"   Samberg, Schaffer, Taccone, Larry James Hamilton, Albert Savoy, Elijah Walker, Mark Potsic 2:33
7. "My Mic (Interlude)"   Samberg, Schaffer, Taccone 0:22
8. "Turtleneck & Chain" (featuring Snoop Dogg) Samberg, Schaffer, Taccone, Calvin Broadus, Jim Coleman 2:44
9. "Shy Ronnie 2: Ronnie & Clyde" (featuring Rihanna) Samberg, Rihanna, Schaffer, Taccone, T. Williams 2:26
10. "Trouble on Dookie Island"   Samberg, Schaffer, Taccone, Long, Lamela 2:09
11. "Falcor vs. Atreyu (Classy Skit #1)"   Samberg, Schaffer, Taccone 0:29
12. "Motherlover" (featuring Justin Timberlake) Samberg, Schaffer, Taccone, Drew Campbell, Asa Taccone, Justin Timberlake 2:49
13. "The Creep" (featuring Nicki Minaj and John Waters) Samberg, Schaffer, Taccone, S. Jung, Onika Maraj 2:39
14. "Watch Me Do Me (Classy Skit #2)"   Samberg, Schaffer, Taccone, Campbell 0:27
15. "Threw It On the Ground"   Samberg, Schaffer, Taccone, Campbell 2:38
16. "Japan"   Samberg, Schaffer, Taccone, Tyler Williams 2:30
17. "After Party" (featuring Santigold) Samberg, Schaffer, Taccone, M. Midttun 2:52
18. "No Homo"   Samberg, Schaffer, Taccone, Long, Byrd 2:02
19. "No Homo Outro"   Willie Clarke, Clarence Reid 0:41

Samples[edit]

  • "We're Back!" contains a sample from "That's How It Is" performed by Laura Lee.
  • "Rocky" contains a sample from "I Feel Like Dynamite" performed by King Floyd.
  • "Trouble on Dookie Island" contains a sample from "Minna Darekao Aishiteiru" performed by The Hornets. It also samples a couple of lines from the film Scarface as spoken by Michael Bolton.
  • "No Homo" contains a sample from "I'm Not to Blame" performed by Bobby Byrd.
  • "No Homo Outro" contains a sample from "Girls Can't Do What Guys Do" performed by Betty Wright.
  • "Shy Ronnie 2: Ronnie & Clyde" contains a sample from "In My Hood" performed by P. Reign.

Charts[edit]

Chart (2011) Peak
position
Australian Albums Chart[12] 15
Australian Urban Albums Chart[12] 5
New Zealand Albums Chart[13] 40
UK Albums Chart[14] 26
US Billboard 200 3
US Rap Albums 1

References[edit]

  1. ^ "No I.D. & T-Minus Land on Lonely Island CD". 
  2. ^ Jeffries, David. "Review: Turtleneck & Chain". 
  3. ^ Greenwald, Andy (May 4, 2011). "Entertainment Weekly review". 
  4. ^ Wood, Mikael. "Los Angeles Times review". 
  5. ^ Dolan, Jon. "Rolling Stone review". 
  6. ^ Rankin, Dan. "BLARE review". 
  7. ^ Rabin, Nathan. "The A.V. Club review". 
  8. ^ Kasko, Jordy. "The Tune review". 
  9. ^ "New TLI Album "Turtleneck & Chain" Details!!!". TheLonelyIsland.blogspot.com. April 1, 2011. Retrieved April 6, 2011. 
  10. ^ "Turtleneck & Chain (Deluxe Version) by The Lonely Island - Download Turtleneck & Chain (Deluxe Version) on iTunes". Itunes.apple.com. 2011-05-10. Retrieved 2011-05-18. 
  11. ^ "Music". TheLonelyIsland.com. Universal Republic. Retrieved April 6, 2011. 
  12. ^ a b "australian-charts.com - The Lonely Island - Turtleneck & Chain". Hung Medien. Retrieved 2011-05-22. 
  13. ^ Steffen Hung. "The Lonely Island - Turtleneck & Chain". charts.org.nz. Retrieved 2011-09-18. 
  14. ^ "Album Top 40 from the Official UK Charts Company". Theofficialcharts.com. Retrieved 2011-05-18.