The Lonely Island feat Michael Bolton – Jack Sparrow
Some of you might remember Michael Bolton (who changed his name from Michael Bolotin) from the 1990s. This American Singer/Songwriter actually started out as a hard rock singer in a band called Blackjack (who actually toured with heavy metal singer Ozzy Osbourne in the 1970s). He started recording in 1975. He has released 17 studio albums and 35 singles over the years. His 1989 ballad How Am I Supposed to Live Without You reached number 1 in the US and number 3 in the UK and his 1991 ballad When A Man Loves A Woman reached number 1 in the US. He actually released a live album in 2010 and is due to release a new album in June 2011. The Lonely Island is a comedy troupe and band composed of Akiva “Kiv” Schaffer, Jorma “Jorm” Taccone and David Andrew “Andy” Samberg. They are originally from Berkeley, California in the United States, but they are currently based in New York City. They have been active since 2001 and they released their first feature film Hot Rod in 2007 (which starred Andy Sandberg in the leading role). They’ve done numerous skits on the American comedy show, Saturday Night Live. I want to make it clear that I’m not a fan of either of these artists but I am a fan of the song I’m featuring today in the Funny Clips section on Running Wolf’s Rant.
The Lonely Planet and Michael Bolton collaborated in recording Jack Sparrow (a R&B / Hip Hop song) in honor of the main character in the Pirates of the Caribbean movies with same name. The song is off The Lonely Planet’s album Turtleneck & Chain. I find it absolutely hilarious. The video for this song was released on the 7th of May 2011 on YouTube and Saturday Night Live. The song became the most viewed video on YouTube for the 9th of May 2011 with over 4.3 million views.
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