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"Air Hostess" is a song by English pop rock band Busted. Composed by the band along with Tom Fletcher of McFly, and Stewart Henderson[1] 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.[2]

"Air Hostess"
Single by Busted
from the album A Present for Everyone
Released26 April 2004 (2004-04-26)
FormatCD single, 7" vinyl
GenrePop punk
Songwriter(s)James Bourne, Tom Fletcher, Charlie Simpson, Matt Willis
Producer(s)Steve Robson
Busted singles chronology
"Who's David"
"Air Hostess"
"Thunderbirds / 3AM"


Background and promotionEdit

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]

The Single "Shipwrecked in Atlantis" is a continuation of the band's 2004 single "Air Hostess".

Music videoEdit

A humorous music video was made in which the band espy two female flight attendants and illegally board the aeroplane 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 listingEdit

  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



Region Certification Certified units/Sales
United Kingdom (BPI)[12] Silver 200,000 

 sales+streaming figures based on certification alone


  1. ^ Johnny Loftus. "A Present for Everyone". AllMusic.
  2. ^ a b "Official Singles Chart Top 100". Official Charts Company.
  3. ^ "Busted Online".
  4. ^ Air Hostess (Media notes). Universal. 2004. |access-date= requires |url= (help)
  5. ^ "Busted Videos - your #1 source for just that".
  6. ^ "Hits of the World - Eurochart Hot 100". Billboard. Nielsen Business Media, Inc. 14 August 2003. p. 65. Retrieved 21 July 2012.
  7. ^ " – Busted – Air Hostess". GfK Entertainment Charts. Retrieved February 13, 2019.
  8. ^ "Chart Track: Week 17, 2004". Irish Singles Chart.
  9. ^ "バステッドのプロフィール・ヒストリー │ オリコン芸能人事典-ORICON STYLE". Oricon.
  10. ^ "Official Scottish Singles Sales Chart Top 100". Official Charts Company.
  11. ^ "ChartsPlus YE2004 - UKChartsPlus" (PDF). UKChartsPlus. Retrieved 18 May 2018.
  12. ^ "British single certifications – Busted – Air Hostess". British Phonographic Industry. Select singles in the Format field. Select Silver in the Certification field. Type Air Hostess in the "Search BPI Awards" field and then press Enter.

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