Michael Bolton - Jack Sparrow (Balled) | Vinyl Sessions
Jack Sparrow (Balled) is from the album Michael Bolton - Songs Of Cinema.
The original version of Jack Sparrow from The Lonely Island SNL Digital Video Short was a global hit with charting success in Australia, Canada, Norway, Sweden, Denmark, and climbed to #69 on Billboard Hot 100 in the United States.
Written by Jorma Taccone, Andy Samberg, Akiva Schaffer and Michael Woods. Published by Shebar Music (ASCAP), Boner Tek (ASCAP), Snuglar Entertainment (ASCAP); admin by Kobalt Music, and Rich Water (ASCAP)... Produced by Greg Chun and Akiva Schaffer... Arrangement, Instrumentals & Programming by Greg Chun...Recorded at Westlake Studios (Los Angeles, CA)
"Jack Sparrow" is a song by American comedy troupe The Lonely Island featuring singer-songwriter Michael Bolton. The song and music video debuted on Saturday Night Live as an SNL Digital Short on May 7, 2011. The plot follows the troupe inviting Bolton to work on a new hip hop track, in which the members rap about meeting at a club and taking women home. Bolton ruins the group's song by instead singing choruses about the Pirates of the Caribbean film series and their primary protagonist Captain Jack Sparrow, but also with references to Forrest Gump, Erin Brockovich, Scarface and Jerry Maguire.
The track was written by The Lonely Island during the production process of their second album, Turtleneck & Chain, in the summer of 2010. With an initial premise concluded, the members settled on contacting Bolton to make an appearance for the track. The trio relentlessly begged Bolton, who was initially uneasy to commit due to the track's coarse language. After recording the track, the troupe recorded a music video with Bolton as Jack Sparrow, protagonist of the aforementioned film series. The clip, on which Bolton noted the trio intended to go "above and beyond", was recorded with tremendous energy and focus over two days. After its initial debut as an SNL Digital Short, the video was uploaded to YouTube and subsequently attained much online popularity. In addition to its status as a viral hit, the song has received positive reviews from many media commentators and reviewers.
This is the tale of Captain Jack Sparrow
Pirate so brave on the seven seas
A mystical quest to the Isle of Tortuga
Raven locks sway on the ocean's breeze
From the day he was born, he yearned for adventure
Old Captain Jack giving them what for
He's the pauper of the surf, The Jester of Tortuga
But is Davy Jones' locker what lies in store?
This is the tale of a Disney muerto
To Pirate Lord, The Crustacean King
Dismissed as a fool
And then he hailed as a hero
Sir Captain Jack lives on in you and me
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