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post Oct 6 2015, 02:36 PM
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Busted's Official Top 10 Biggest Songs Revealed
06 October 2015
By Rob Copsey (@robcopsey)

Stranger things have happened in Q4: Today (October 6), reports claim that Charlie Simpson is reuniting with his Busted bandmates, despite previously claiming he had ďno interestĒ in re-joining the band.

Busted, as some of you will remember, had a shortlived but impressive run of hits in the early 00s. Between 2002 and 2004, the trio racked up eight consecutive Top 5s, half of which topped the Official Singles Chart. Click here to see where all of Busted's singles and album reached on the Official Chart.

But which is their biggest? Official Charts can confirm that Year 3000 is Bustedís most popular song, based on sales, downloads and streams. The track, which sees the boys travel forward in time and fawn over someoneís great-great-great-granddaughter, was released in 2003 and just missed out on the top spot, criminally beaten to Number 1 by David Sneddonís Stop Living The Lie (click here to see the chart from that week).

To date, Year 3000ís combined sales stand at 306,000. Remember, overall sales were lower during this period as physical sales were in decline, and downloads didnít count towards the Official Chart until November 2004.

Taking second place is Thunderbirds Are Go, with combined sales to date of 258,000. Released in 2004, the track Ė which serves as the theme song for the (dodgy) 2004 film of the same name Ė was their fourth and final Number 1 single. Released as a double A-side with 3AM, (which places ninth on the list), Thunderbirds was recorded during their reality series America Or Busted, which saw the trio try and crack America. Watch this not at all embarrassing clip from the show below:

Completing the Top 3 is Bustedís debut single, What I Go To School For. Inspired by a teacher member Matt Willis had a crush on at school, the track was an unexpected hit and landed at Number 3 in September 2002. To date, its combined sales and streams tally stands at 230,000. Fun fact: former Eurovisioner/Sugababe Jade Ewen appears in the music video as one of the schoolgirls.

Completing the Top 10 is She Wants To Be Me. The song was released as a limited edition single in November 2004, but was not eligible to chart as it was released in a limited 3-inch CD format.

Bustedís Official Top 10 Biggest Songs are:

NO. TITLE CHART PEAK
1 YEAR 3000 2 306,000
2 THUNDERBIRDS ARE GO 1 258,000
3 WHAT I GO TO SCHOOL FOR 3 230,000
4 CRASHED THE WEDDING 1
5 YOU SAID NO 1
6 AIR HOSTESS 2
7 SLEEPING WITH THE LIGHT ON 3
8 WHO'S DAVID 1
9 3AM 1
10 SHE WANTS TO BE ME N/A

©2015 Official Charts Company . All rights reserved.
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Also above 200k is 'Crashed the Wedding' (certified Silver in July 2014).
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post Oct 6 2015, 02:41 PM
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Probably my biggest guilty pleasure band ever, absolutely loved Busted back in the day! 'Who's David' is criminially under-rated wub.gif

I'll still believe it when I see it that Charlie's going to rejoin though unsure.gif
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I can't believe how low the sales are, they definitely felt much bigger than their single sales seem to indicate (although 2004 was the year of some of the lowest single sales on record IIRC). A huge guilty pleasure of mine. wub.gif
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post Oct 6 2015, 03:31 PM
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Pleased that the low sales period is described in the article! biggrin.gif

'Who's David' being the lowest placed standalone/eligible single is sad to see, it's definitely my fave (although literally all of those are AT LEAST 10/10 moments...). sad.gif
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How do we sort the fact that Thunderbirds and 3am were a double a side?
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QUOTE(Mango @ Oct 6 2015, 03:41 PM) *
Probably my biggest guilty pleasure band ever, absolutely loved Busted back in the day! 'Who's David' is criminially under-rated :wub:

I'll still believe it when I see it that Charlie's going to rejoin though unsure.gif


My absolute favourite of theirs!
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You Said No and Who's David are my two favourites!
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downloads didnít count towards the Official Chart until November 2004.


It was actually April 2005.
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QUOTE(Juranamo @ Oct 6 2015, 04:31 PM) *
'Who's David' being the lowest placed standalone/eligible single is sad to see, it's definitely my fave (although literally all of those are AT LEAST 10/10 moments...). sad.gif


QUOTE(torresgirl @ Oct 6 2015, 10:29 PM) *
My absolute favourite of theirs!


QUOTE(Jaˇ @ Oct 6 2015, 10:33 PM) *
You Said No and Who's David are my two favourites!


I'm happy 'Who's David' is getting the love it deserves here dance.gif


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November 2004 was when the Official download chart started though, wasn't it?
I presume they started adding downloads after that to sales totals.
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Yeah, downloads were included in the chart from April 2005 (so long as a physical was available) so I don't know why they've worded it the way they have. They obviously started tracking downloads from November 2004 though, and I think that all download data from the point of November 2004 is included when it comes to single totals.
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QUOTE(The Hit Parade @ Oct 6 2015, 11:39 PM) *
November 2004 was when the Official download chart started though, wasn't it?
I presume they started adding downloads after that to sales totals.


The Official Download Chart started in September 2004 - no idea whether or not they added downloads to the sales totals then or later.
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I loved their songs back then and I have to admit I still listen to "Who's David" and "Thunderbirds" (my two definite favourites from them) quite a lot now-a-days.
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'Sleeping With The Light On' is easily the best for me, although 'Year 3000' is of course legendary.
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To confirm the OCC count download sales from November 2004 in terms of total sales though they weren't added to weekly sales until April 2005.
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