5 of the best songs by Flight of the Conchords
- Craig Angus
- 25 October 2017
Jermaine and Bret are taking their two man show across the UK, with tickets going on general sale at 10am on Fri 27 Oct
Flight of the Conchords are back, and you're all (to say the least) a bit excited, aren't you? You're all thrilled at the prospect of seeing Jemaine Clement and Bret McKenzie doing their musical comedy thang, live, in a big room, with you 'present'. Well guess what? We're thrilled too, over the moon, and the buzz surrounding the return of everyone's favourite New Zealanders has got us casting an eye over the finest musical moments from their hit TV show. Don't forget, tickets go on general sale for the Flight of the Conchords tour at 10am on Fri 27 Oct.
The Most Beautiful Girl (In The Room)
From the first episode of season one, comes this classic tale of love at first sight. Jemaine and Bret's night spent at a house party sees the former fall head over heels with Sally (Rachel Blanchard), who's as beautiful as, er... 'a tree'? Bret offers some brilliantly throwaway backing vocals, and spare a thought for Arj Barker's party host Dave, who clearly does mind about Jemaine making the move on his crush. Life is hard, Dave.
I'm Not Crying
Love hurts, and early in the Flight of the Conchords run it sends its protagonists on an emotional rollercoaster. Jemaine pleads his case ('I'm usually more charismatic than this', he offers, flatly), but Bret steals the show in 'I'm Not Crying', blaming his watery eyes on the classic 'cutting onions', excuse. The pause between 'I'm making a Lasagna' and 'for one' speaks a thousand words.
Bowie's In Space
A parody of the late, great, David Bowie's work that riffs on 'Space Oddity' and references his classic tracks 'Changes' and 'Life on Mars?'. The episode sees Bret visited by Ziggy Stardust era Bowie in a series of dreams, giving him some much needed pep talks. Bret returns the favour by offering some extra layers. Not a bad shout, it does get chilly up there.
You Don't Have To Be A Prostitute
By the time Season Two rolled around, super stardom was still evading the band and the management skills of Murray (Rhys Darby) was yet to earn them a decent living. Jemaine decides to make a go of selling himself, picking up some impressive pole dancing skills along the way. All the while Bret sings this doozy, with an absolutely ridiculous accent.
We're Both In Love With A Sexy Lady
R Kelly and Usher's 'Same Girl' saw two men clumsily conclude they were, well, you know what. The premise is similar in 'We're Both In Love With A Sexy Lady', as Kristen Wiig's Barbera/Brahbrah comes into their lives, out looking for her missing, epileptic dog while our dynamic duo are jogging. The rivalry leads to a bonkers benefit concert.
Flight of the Conchords UK tour dates 2018:
Mon 19 Mar – Eventim Apollo, London
Tue 20 Mar – Eventim Apollo, London
Thu 22 Mar – Genting Arena, Birmingham
Fri 23 Mar – Manchester Arena
Mon 26 Mar – SSE Hydro, Glasgow
Tue 27 Mar – First Direct Arena, Leeds
Thu 29 Mar – O2 Arena, London
Sun 1 Apr – Echo Arena, Liverpool
Tickets go on general sale for the Flight of the Conchords tour at 10am on Fri 27 Oct.
Flight of the Conchords
Banish all memories of Richard Stilgoe – this cult New Zealand duo give comedy songs a good name.