"Air Hostess"
Single by Busted
from the album A Present for Everyone
B-side"Let It Go"
Released26 April 2004 (2004-04-26)[1]
Length3:57
Label
Songwriter(s)
Producer(s)Steve Robson
Busted singles chronology
"Who's David"
(2004)
"Air Hostess"
(2004)
"Thunderbirds / 3AM"
(2004)

"Air Hostess" is a song by English pop rock band Busted. Composed by the band along with Tom Fletcher of McFly, and Stewart Henderson[2] it was released on 26 April 2004 as the third single from their second studio album, A Present for Everyone (2003), and reached number two on the UK Singles Chart.

Background and promotion

The song was inspired by flight attendants which Busted saw whilst on tour. The B-sides "Mummy Trade", "Peaches" and "Let It Go" did not appear on any other release, and were exclusive to this single. "Mummy Trade" was written by James Bourne and Charlie Simpson,[3] "Let It Go" was written by Bourne and McFly members Harry Judd and Dougie Poynter,[4] while "Peaches" is a cover of The Presidents of the United States of America. They were occasionally played live, such as on CD:UK which was on 1 May 2004 on ITV1.

The single was also promoted by appearances on Top of the Pops Saturday, MOM, Popworld, CD:UK, Friday Night with Jonathan Ross, TRL and the short-lived Simply the Best.[5]

Music video

A humorous music video was made in which the band spy on two female flight attendants and illegally board the aeroplane (a Concorde) they are travelling on. The line "I messed my pants when we flew over France" was edited out when the video was shown during the daytime.

Track listings

Charts

Certifications

Region Certification Certified units/sales
United Kingdom (BPI)[16] Silver 200,000double-dagger

double-dagger Sales+streaming figures based on certification alone.

References

  1. ^ "Air Hostess [CD 1] [CD 1]". Amazon. Retrieved 30 June 2021.
  2. ^ Johnny Loftus. "A Present for Everyone". AllMusic.
  3. ^ "Busted Online". bustedonline.org. Archived from the original on 27 September 2013. Retrieved 22 June 2008.
  4. ^ Air Hostess (Media notes). Universal. 2004.
  5. ^ "Busted Videos - your #1 source for just that". bustedonline.org. Archived from the original on 27 September 2013. Retrieved 22 June 2008.
  6. ^ Air Hostess (UK CD1 liner notes). Busted. Universal Records, Island Records. 2004. MCSTD40361, 986 649-8.CS1 maint: others in cite AV media (notes) (link)
  7. ^ Air Hostess (UK CD2 liner notes). Busted. Universal Records, Island Records. 2004. MCSXD40361, 986 649-9.CS1 maint: others in cite AV media (notes) (link)
  8. ^ Air Hostess (UK limited 7-inch picture disc). Busted. Universal Records, Island Records. 2004. MCS 40361, 986 660-1.CS1 maint: others in cite AV media (notes) (link)
  9. ^ "Hits of the World – Eurochart Hot 100". Billboard. Vol. 116 no. 20. Nielsen Business Media, Inc. 14 August 2003. p. 65. Retrieved 21 July 2012.
  10. ^ "Offiziellecharts.de – Busted – Air Hostess" (in German). GfK Entertainment Charts. Retrieved 13 February 2019.
  11. ^ "Archívum – Slágerlisták – MAHASZ" (in Hungarian). Dance Top 40 lista. Magyar Hanglemezkiadók Szövetsége. Retrieved 28 December 2019.
  12. ^ "The Irish Charts – Search Results – Air Hostess". Irish Singles Chart. Retrieved 28 December 2019.
  13. ^ "Official Scottish Singles Sales Chart Top 100". Official Charts Company.
  14. ^ "Official Singles Chart Top 100". Official Charts Company.
  15. ^ "ChartsPlus YE2004 – UKChartsPlus" (PDF). UKChartsPlus. Retrieved 18 May 2018.
  16. ^ "British single certifications – Busted – Air Hostess". British Phonographic Industry. Retrieved 2 May 2021.