Crashed the Wedding

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"Crashed the Wedding"
Busted Crashed the Wedding (CD1).jpg
CD1 cover
Single by Busted
from the album A Present for Everyone
B-side "Build Me Up Buttercup"
"That's Entertainment"
"Hurra Hurra Die Schule Brennt"
"O Holy Night"
Released 10 November 2003 (2003-11-10)
Format CD single, cassette single
Recorded 2003
Genre Pop punk, power pop
Length 2:39
Label Island
Writer(s) James Bourne, Tom Fletcher
Producer(s) Steve Power
Busted singles chronology
"Sleeping with the Light On"
"Crashed the Wedding"
"Who's David"
"Crashed the Wedding"
CD2 cover

"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.[1] 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)

"Crashed the Wedding" became Busted's second single to reach number one on the UK Singles Chart, with first week sales of 55,000. The song is loosely based on the wedding scene in the 1967 film The Graduate and the line "I'm so rushed off my feet, looking for Gordon Street" is a reference to the 1993 film Wayne's World 2. The song was nominated for the People's Choice Award at The 2004 Music Vision Awards.

Music video[edit]

The music video features Busted playing at a wedding in which nearly all the guests are portrayed by the band members. Busted then go on to destroy the wedding, wrecking the cake and knocking over tables. A scene involving one character spanking another was edited out when the video was aired during the daytime. Before the song begins, a muzak version of Busted's first single "What I Go to School For" is heard. Willis, Bourne and Simpson portray Adam Ant, Michael Jackson and Boy George impersonators respectively. Harry Judd from McFly plays the drummer in the video.[2]

Live performances[edit]

The single was also promoted by appearances on Top of the Pops, Top of the Pops Saturday, cd:uk, Popworld, the Royal Variety Performance, and Ant & Dec's Saturday Night Takeaway.[3]

Since release[edit]

In 2011, the single was chosen by listeners on BBC Radio 1's request show. The song was then campaigned to become the 2011 Christmas number one on Facebook.

Track listing[edit]


No. Title Length
1. "Crashed the Wedding" 2:39
2. "Build Me Up Buttercup" (with McFly) 2:48
3. "That's Entertainment" 3:17
4. "Crashed the Wedding" (video) 2:39

This release also includes two minutes of exclusive tour video footage.


No. Title Length
1. "Crashed the Wedding" 2:39
2. "Hark! The Herald Angels Sing" 3:00
3. "Hurra Hurra Die Schule Brennt" (video) 3:35

UK cassette

No. Title Length
1. "Crashed the Wedding" 2:39
2. "Hark! The Herald Angels Sing" 3:00
3. "Hurra Hurra Die Schule Brennt" 3:35
4. "Build Me Up Buttercup" 2:48
5. "That's Entertainment" 3:17

Charts and certifications[edit]


  1. ^ Johnny Loftus (2004-06-22). "A Present for Everyone - Busted | Songs, Reviews, Credits, Awards". AllMusic. Retrieved 2014-04-02. 
  2. ^ "Other works for Harry Judd". Retrieved 2014-04-02. 
  3. ^ "Busted Videos - your #1 source for just that". Retrieved 2014-04-02. 
  4. ^ " – Busted – Crashed the Wedding" (in German). Ö3 Austria Top 40.
  5. ^ " – Busted – Crashed the Wedding" (in French). Ultratip.
  6. ^ " – Busted – Crashed the Wedding". Tracklisten.
  7. ^ "Hits of the World - Eurochart Hot 100". Billboard. Nielsen Business Media, Inc. 6 December 2003. p. 47. Retrieved 21 July 2012. 
  8. ^ " – Busted – Crashed the Wedding". GfK Entertainment Charts.
  9. ^ "The Irish Charts – Search Results – Crashed the Wedding". Irish Singles Chart.
  10. ^ " – Busted – Crashed the Wedding" (in Dutch). Single Top 100.
  11. ^ "Archive Chart: 2003-11-16". Scottish Singles Top 40.
  12. ^ Salaverri, Fernando (September 2005). Sólo éxitos: año a año, 1959–2005 (1st ed.). Spain: Fundación Autor-SGAE. ISBN 84-8048-639-2. 
  13. ^ " – Busted – Crashed the Wedding". Swiss Singles Chart.
  14. ^ "Busted: Artist Chart History" Official Charts Company.
  15. ^ "British single certifications – Busted – Crashed the Wedding". British Phonographic Industry.  Enter Crashed the Wedding in the field Keywords. Select Title in the field Search by. Select single in the field By Format. Select Silver in the field By Award. Click Search

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