Flight of the Conchords are bigger than Ben

08:43, Aug 30 2012
Flight of the Conchords
Helping the kids: Flight of the Conchords' charity song Feel Inside (And Stuff Like That) was inspired by Wellington school children.

A charity song written by New Zealand's fourth most popular comedy-folk duo is poised to knock an Idol off the top perch.

Feel Inside (And Stuff Like That), which was written by Flight of the Conchords and performed with a group of well-known Kiwi musicians including Dave Dobbyn, Brooke Fraser and Savage, helped raise $1.3m for Cure Kids.

More than 10,000 copies of the song have been sold since it was released following the Red Nose Day: Comedy for Cure Kids television special on Friday.

Ben Lummis
Ben Lummis, the New Zealand Idol winner hit the big time in 2004.

That puts it on track to break the record for the most single sales in a week, held by New Zealand Idol winner Ben Lummis with his 2004 song They Can't Take That Away, who sold 11,987 copies in seven days.

Feel Inside was also the first digitally-available recording to go gold - selling 7500 copies - within 48 hours of release.

Bret McKenzie and Jemaine Clement interviewed a group of five and six year olds from Clyde Quay School, asking them about health and money. Their responses were woven into the track.

The single's official chart position will be announced on nztop40.co.nz on Monday at 5pm.


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