Air Hostess (song)

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"Air Hostess"
Single by Busted
from the album A Present for Everyone
Released 23 April 2004 (2004-04-23)
Format CD single, 7" vinyl
Recorded 2003
Genre Pop rock
Length 3:57
Label Universal
Writer(s) James Bourne, Tom Fletcher, Charlie Simpson, Matt Willis
Producer(s) Steve Robson
Busted singles chronology
"Who's David?"
"Air Hostess"
"Thunderbirds / 3AM"

"Air Hostess" is a song by English pop rock band Busted. Composed by the band along with Tom Fletcher of McFly,[1] it was released on 23 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.[2]

Background and promotion[edit]

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" and "Let It Go" were written by James Bourne and Charlie Simpson[3] while "Peaches" is a cover of The Presidents of the United States of America. They were occasionally played live, such as on CD:UK in May 2004.

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.[4]

Music video[edit]

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

Track listing[edit]

  1. "Air Hostess" – 3:57
  2. "Mummy Trade" – 3:09
  1. "Air Hostess" – 3:57
  2. "Peaches" – 4:09
  3. "Let It Go" – 4:02
  4. "Air Hostess" (video) – 4:00
  5. "Interactive Interview" – 3:12
7" vinyl
  1. "Air Hostess" – 3:57
  2. "Peaches" – 4:09


Chart (2004) Peak
Europe (Eurochart Hot 100)[5] 9
Germany (Official German Charts)[6] 51
Ireland (IRMA)[7] 12
Japanese Singles Chart[8] 4
UK Singles (Official Charts Company)[9] 2


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