Earlier this week while interviewing musical funny-man Bret McKenzie (in red undies, right) about his Oscar nomination, I took a break from all the Muppets questions to ask him what everyone really wants to know: with Valentine’s Day coming up, what are the five best songs to listen to during sex? Given his extensive musical knowledge and his time with Flight of the Conchords, he was more than happy to oblige.
Actually, he was caught off guard, but he was too much of a class act to tell me to piss off. So here are Bret McKenzie’s five best songs to make love to. Click the button below to listen to the full set on Made Man’s Spotify.
1. “Let’s Make a Baby” by Billy Paul
BRET MCKENZIE: You know that song, “Let’s make a baby?” It’s a soul track that’s pretty hilarious.
2. “Bump N’ Grind” by R. Kelly
BM: Well, anything R. Kelly, but it’s called “Bump and Grind.” Particularly the intro when he says, “My mind’s tellin’ me no, but my body, my body’s tellin’ me yeeeeaaah.” The whole track. Bump and grind. That’s some good love making.
The whole track. Bump and grind. That’s some good love making.
3. “Danger! High Voltage” Electric Six
BM: They do “Gay Bar.” “Danger! Danger! High Voltage! When we touch, when we kiss.”
This is kind of fun. What about…
4. “Je t’aime” by Serge Gainsbourg
Editor’s note: McKenzie didn’t go into detail about this pick, but the song features Serge Gainsbourg and Jane Birkin moaning and speaking French, so no explanation needed, really. The track was actually banned from British airwaves when it was released because of its provocative nature.
5. “Peaches and Cream” by Beck
BM: Pretty much anything off of Midnite Vultures.
Honorable Mention: “I Want You Near Me” by Tina Turner
BM: There’s gotta be a Tina Turner song…
Editor’s note: Oh, there is, Bret. We’re pretty sure you were thinking of “I Want You Near Me.” With an intro that could be straight out of a porno soundtrack—but enough soul to make up for any cheesiness—this is the perfect closing number for a love-making playlist.