Turtleneck & Chain

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Turtleneck & Chain
Turtleneck and Chain (The Lonely Island album).png
Studio album by
ReleasedMay 10, 2011
GenreComedy hip hop, hip hop, electro
LabelUniversal Republic
ProducerT-Minus, CHOPS,[1] Michael Woods, DJ Frank E, Ilya, Stargate, Drew Money
The Lonely Island chronology
Turtleneck & Chain
The Wack Album
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 1, 2011
  4. "Motherlover"
    Released: April 19, 2011
  5. "Turtleneck & Chain"
    Released: April 29, 2011
  6. "Jack Sparrow"
    Released: May 7, 2011
Professional ratings
Aggregate scores
Review scores
AllMusic3.5/5 stars[4]
The A.V. ClubA[5]
BLARE Magazine3.5/5 stars[6]
Entertainment WeeklyB[7]
Los Angeles Times3/4 stars[8]
NME2/5 stars[9]
Rolling Stone3.5/5 stars[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 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. 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,[12] and Beck.

Track listing[edit]

1."We're Back!"Andy Samberg, Akiva Schaffer, Jorma Taccone, B. Long, B. Lamela1:50
2."Mama"Samberg, Schaffer, Taccone1:59
3."I Just Had Sex" (featuring Akon)Samberg, Schaffer, Taccone, Justin Franks, Jerrod Bettis2:46
4."Jack Sparrow" (featuring Michael Bolton)Samberg, Schaffer, Taccone, Michael Woods3:07
5."Attracted to Us" (featuring Beck)Samberg, Schaffer, Taccone, Beck, Cole M. Greif-Neill1:52
6."Rocky"Samberg, Schaffer, Taccone, Larry James Hamilton, Albert Savoy, Elijah Walker, Mark Potsic2:33
7."My Mic (Interlude)"Samberg, Schaffer, Taccone0:22
8."Turtleneck & Chain" (featuring Snoop Dogg)Samberg, Schaffer, Taccone, Calvin Broadus, Jim Coleman2:44
9."Shy Ronnie 2: Ronnie & Clyde" (featuring Rihanna)Samberg, Rihanna, Schaffer, Taccone, T. Williams2:26
10."Trouble on Dookie Island"Samberg, Schaffer, Taccone, Long, Lamela2:09
11."Falcor vs. Atreyu (Classy Skit #1)"Samberg, Schaffer, Taccone0:29
12."Motherlover" (featuring Justin Timberlake)Samberg, Schaffer, Taccone, Drew Campbell, Asa Taccone, Justin Timberlake2:49
13."The Creep" (featuring Nicki Minaj and John Waters)Samberg, Schaffer, Taccone, Scott Jung, Nicki Minaj2:39
14."Watch Me Do Me (Classy Skit #2)"Samberg, Schaffer, Taccone, Campbell0:27
15."Threw It On the Ground"Samberg, Schaffer, Taccone, Campbell2:38
16."Japan"Samberg, Schaffer, Taccone, Tyler Williams2:30
17."After Party" (featuring Santigold)Samberg, Schaffer, Taccone, M. Midttun2:52
18."No Homo"Samberg, Schaffer, Taccone, Long, Byrd2:02
19."No Homo Outro"Willie Clarke, Clarence Reid0:41
iTunes deluxe version bonus[13]
20."Reba (Two Worlds Collide)" (featuring Kenan Thompson)Samberg, Schaffer, Taccone, KnocDown2:23
1."We're Back!" 
2."I Just Had Sex" 
3."The Creep" 
5."Shy Ronnie 2: Ronnie & Clyde" 
6."Threw It on the Ground" 
7."We'll Kill U" 
8."Reba (Two Worlds Collide)" 
9."Great Day" 


  • "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.
  • "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.
  • "My Mic (Interlude)" interpolates lyrics from "My Mic Sounds Nice" by Salt-N-Pepa.


See also[edit]


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  2. ^ "Turtleneck & Chain". Metacritic. Retrieved 14 February 2020.
  3. ^ "Turtleneck And Chain by The Lonely Island reviews". AnyDecentMusic?. Retrieved 14 February 2020.
  4. ^ Jeffries, David. "Review: Turtleneck & Chain".
  5. ^ Rabin, Nathan. "The A.V. Club review".
  6. ^ Rankin, Dan. "BLARE review".
  7. ^ Greenwald, Andy (May 4, 2011). "Entertainment Weekly review".
  8. ^ Wood, Mikael. "Los Angeles Times review".
  9. ^ Chester, Tim. "The Lonely Island – 'Turtleneck & Chain' review". NME. Retrieved 14 February 2020.
  10. ^ Dolan, Jon. "Rolling Stone review".
  11. ^ Breihan, Tom. "The Lonely Island Turtleneck & Chain". Pitchfork. Retrieved 14 February 2020.
  12. ^ "New TLI Album "Turtleneck & Chain" Details!!!". TheLonelyIsland.blogspot.com. April 1, 2011. Retrieved April 6, 2011.
  13. ^ "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.
  14. ^ "Music". TheLonelyIsland.com. Universal Republic. Archived from the original on April 3, 2011. Retrieved April 6, 2011.
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