|"Thunderbirds / 3AM"|
|Single by Busted|
|from the album A Present for Everyone |
(re-issue) and A Ticket for Everyone: Busted Live
|Released||26 July 2004|
|Busted singles chronology|
"Thunderbirds / 3AM" (titled "Thunderbirds Are Go" on some editions of the single and album) is a double A-side single by English pop rock band Busted. It was released on 26 July 2004 as the fourth single from their second studio album, A Present for Everyone (2003). "Thunderbirds" was not originally included on the album, having been written specifically for the 2004 film Thunderbirds , although it later appeared on a re-issue of the album in Europe. "Thunderbirds" was not released on an album in the United Kingdom until the release of the group's live album A Ticket for Everyone: Busted Live in 2005.
"Thunderbirds / 3AM" was Busted's last single to enter the UK Singles Chart until the release of "On What You're On" in 2016, reaching number one. It was the 19th best-selling single of 2004 in the UK and also won the title of 2004 Record of the Year, and received an 8/10 rating from Stylus Magazine."3AM" was later performed by Matt Willis during his 2007 solo tour, and by James Bourne on his 2012 acoustic solo tour. On 27 April 2010, both songs were made available as downloadable content for the Rock Band music video game series.
All entries charted as "Thunderbirds" except where noted.
Busted are an English rock band from Southend-on-Sea, Essex, consisting of James Bourne, Matt Willis and Charlie Simpson. Formed in 2000, the band had four UK number-one singles, won two Brit awards, released four studio albums and sold over 5 million records. The band released Busted in 2002 and A Present for Everyone in 2003 before disbanding in January 2005. Following the split, all three members pursued separate musical careers: Simpson as the frontman for the post-hardcore band Fightstar, Bourne as the lead singer of pop punk band Son of Dork and Willis as a solo artist. The band reunited in 2016 and have stayed together since.
Room on the 3rd Floor is the debut studio album by English pop rock band McFly. It was released on 5 July 2004 in the United Kingdom via Island Records, and was later issued in the United States by Island Def Jam Records via the iTunes Store.
Charles Robert Simpson is an English singer, songwriter and musician. He is the youngest member of multi-BRIT Award-winning band Busted and he is also the lead vocalist and the rhythm guitarist in the British post-hardcore band Fightstar. AllMusic has noted that Simpson is "perhaps the only pop star to make the convincing transition from fresh-faced boy bander to authentic hard rock frontman". Simpson is a multi-instrumentalist, playing guitar, keyboard, piano and drums.
"5 Colours in Her Hair" is the debut single by English pop rock band McFly. It was also the band's first UK number one. It stayed at the top for two weeks. The song was written by Tom Fletcher. The track is especially well known for its "Doo, Doo, Doo, Doo, Doo, Doo!" lyrics, played at the beginning and at the ending of the song. The CD also features a duet with Busted singing a cover of The Kinks song "Lola".
James Elliot Bourne is an English singer-songwriter and musician. He is the Rhythm Guitarist, keyboardist and co-vocalist for the band Busted and the lead singer and the Rhythm guitarist for the band Son of Dork. He is also co-founder of Pop Punk bands Busted and Son of Dork as well as a solo electronic project, Future Boy. From 2013-2015 he was a member of McBusted, which consisted of himself, Busted bandmate Matt Willis, and McFly.
"That Girl" is a song recorded by English pop rock band McFly. It was written by frontman Tom Fletcher and Busted's James Bourne. The song was released on 6 September 2004 as the lead single from the band's debut studio album Room on the 3rd Floor (2004). It was their first single not to reach the top spot in the UK Singles Chart, peaking at number three. It reached number 14 in Ireland.
A Present for Everyone is the second studio album by British pop punk band Busted. It was released on 17 November 2003 by Universal Island Records and features a sound mixing pop punk and power pop material with traditional pop rock. Five singles were released from the album, including the number-one hits "Crashed the Wedding", "Who's David" and "Thunderbirds / 3AM".
A Ticket for Everyone is a live album by English pop punk band Busted. It contains twelve tracks recorded during the Manchester leg of their A Present for Everyone tour, plus the studio version of "Thunderbirds Are Go!", which had not previously been included on an album in the United Kingdom. The album contains live versions of the group's singles, as well as a cover of the 1978 Undertones song "Teenage Kicks" and album track "That Thing You Do". The European version of the albums omits "She Wants to Be Me", due to contractual issues, and the studio version of "Thunderbirds Are Go!", as it was previously issued on the 2004 reissue of A Present for Everyone in Europe.
Busted is the self-titled debut studio album by English pop punk band Busted. It was released in the UK in September 2002 and peaked at #2 the following January after the success of second single "Year 3000", which reached #2 on the UK Singles Chart.
"Crashed the Wedding" is a song by English pop rock band Busted. It was written by James Bourne and McFly's Tom Fletcher and produced by Steve Power. It was released on 10 November 2003 through Island Records as the lead single from Busted's second studio album A Present for Everyone (2003)
"Ordinary World" is the first single from Duran Duran's self-titled 1993 album, commonly known as The Wedding Album. The single reached number one on the US Billboard Mainstream Top 40, the Canadian RPM Top Singles chart and the Italian Singles Chart. It also peaked at number three on the Billboard Hot 100, number two in Iceland and Sweden and number six on the UK Singles Chart.
"Year 3000" is a song performed by British pop punk band Busted. It was released as the second single from their debut studio album Busted (2002).
"Air Hostess" is a song by English pop rock band Busted. Composed by the band along with Tom Fletcher of McFly, and Stewart Henderson 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.
"You Said No" is a song by English pop punk band Busted. It was released on 21 April 2003 as the third single from their debut studio album Busted (2002). The song was written by band members James Bourne, and Charlie Simpson, and was produced by Robson and Graham Stewart. "You Said No" became Busted's first song to reach number one on the UK Singles Chart.
"Air Guitar" is the debut single by English pop rock supergroup McBusted. It was written by Tom Fletcher, James Bourne, Matt Willis and Steve Robson, and produced by Robson and Jason Perry. The song was released on 23 November 2014 through Island Records as the lead single from the band's self-titled debut studio album, McBusted (2014).
"Sleeping with the Light On" is a song by English Pop Punk band Busted. It was the second song which band members James Bourne and Matt Willis wrote together. It was recorded in 2002 for their debut album Busted, and later released on 11 August 2003 exclusively in the United Kingdom and Ireland as the album's fourth British single. It reached number three on the UK Singles Chart. In 2014, McBusted performed this song in an acoustic live session.
The discography of English pop punk band Busted consists of four studio albums, one live album, one compilation album, fourteen singles and fourteen music videos.
McBusted is the self-titled debut and only studio album by English pop punk supergroup McBusted. It was released through Island Records on 1 December 2014. The album was preceded by the release of lead single "Air Guitar", which peaked at number 12 in the United Kingdom.
McBusted's Most Excellent Adventure Tour is a 2015 concert tour by English supergroup McBusted, composed of members of pop rock bands McFly and Busted.
Night Driver is the third studio album by English pop punk band Busted. It was released through East West Records on 25 November 2016, and is the band's first album of new material in thirteen years, following on from A Present for Everyone (2003). The album marked a notable shift in sound from their previous albums, incorporating synthpop and alternative pop elements. It received positive reviews from critics.