Mrs B and I first discovered Flight of the Conchords in late 2009 when my wife received a box set for Christmas. Entering 2010 we immediately indulged ourselves with the adventures of the New Zealand folk duo, Jemaine (Jemaine Clement) and Bret (Bret McKenzie), who are in New York trying to win an American audience after limited success back home i.e. the second most popular folk group in New Zealand. It took about two episodes but we were soon hooked and looking back now just over a year later it seemed an appropriate time to share our ten favourite Flight of the Conchords songs. If you’ve never seen the show you are in for a treat my friends.
If You’re Into It (Series 1 – Episode 4: Yoko)
In this episode Bret (Bret McKenzie) is enjoying a blossoming relationship with work colleague Coco (Sutton Foster) but every date they try to enjoy they have Jemaine (Jemaine Clement) tagging along. Eventually Bret asks Jemaine to stop joining them prompting Murray (Rhys Darby) and Jemaine to single out Coco as the modern Yoko Ono who is trying to break up the band. Siding with Coco, Bret decides to quit the band. During the episode Bret has written “Coco’s Song” which Jemaine recommends he trim down in length from its current 2 hours! The result is “If You’re Into It” which Bret performs for Coco with a little help from Jemaine.
This is Mrs B’s favourite song and it’s a terrific choice. It begins as a typical love song as Bret describes all the things he will do for Coco so long as she’s into them. As the song progresses Bret goes from romancing to the removal of clothes and concludes with the mention of a threesome! Coco listens intently throughout but as the song becomes a bit more risqué her expressions are very revealing. That doesn’t stop her offering a smile and gratitude to Jemaine at the conclusion though she’s clearly been given a lot to think about.
Mrs B says:
Okay so this may not be the most romantic way to admit your feelings for someone but Bret manages to encapsulate the whole spirit of romance in this song. Love is about experiencing things together, making sacrifices, learning about one another. For most people the conventional idea of romance doesn’t include a threesome with a roommate or eating food in the nude from the fridge! However, each to his own! The point is love is all about each doing whatever ‘you’re in to’ and enjoying it all the way. If that’s what you’re into.
Mr B and I debated which of these songs would make it to number 1 but in the end, conceding that I would have ‘Hurt Feelings’ if we went with his choice. Did I want to use my favourite as number 1? Well, I shrugged, If That’s What You’re Into.
Final Top Ten:-
1) If You’re Into It
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