What I Go To School For

Album: Busted (2002)
Charted: 3
Play Video


  • Busted's debut single is a pop-punk ditty about fancying a teacher called Miss McKenzie. It was later revealed that the inspiration for the lyrics was band member Matt Willis' former dance teacher Michelle Blair, when he attended the Sylvia Young theatre school.
  • Speaking to the BBC, Michelle Blair said the lyrics use a slice of artistic license. "For instance, he talks about dropping a pencil and she picks it up, but it was a dance class I taught so there were no pencils," she said.

    "But when they sing about coming to the front of class to see my bum," Michelle added, "then that could have happened - as we were in dance outfits."
  • Model Lorna Roberts plays Miss McKenzie, the object of the band's desire, in the song's music video. Look out for a 14-year-old Jade Ewen, who later represented the UK in the Eurovision Song Contest. She appears in the clip playing a schoolgirl.


Be the first to comment...

Editor's Picks

Robert DeLeo of Stone Temple Pilots

Robert DeLeo of Stone Temple PilotsSongwriter Interviews

Stone Temple Pilots bass player Robert DeLeo names the songs that have most connected with fans and tells the stories behind tracks from their Tiny Music album.

Mike Scott of The Waterboys - "Fisherman's Blues"

Mike Scott of The Waterboys - "Fisherman's Blues"They're Playing My Song

Armed with a childhood spent devouring books, Mike Scott's heart was stolen by the punk rock scene of 1977. Not surprisingly, he would go on to become the most literate of rockers.

Timothy B. Schmit of the Eagles

Timothy B. Schmit of the EaglesSongwriter Interviews

Did this Eagle come up with the term "Parrothead"? And what is it like playing "Hotel California" for the gazillionth time?

Judas Priest

Judas PriestSongwriter Interviews

Rob Halford, Richie Faulkner and Glenn Tipton talk twin guitar harmonies and explain how they create songs in Judas Priest.

Mike Rutherford (Genesis, Mike + The Mechanics)

Mike Rutherford (Genesis, Mike + The Mechanics)Songwriter Interviews

Mike Rutherford talks about the "Silent Running" storyline and "Land Of Confusion" in the age of Trump.


U2Fact or Fiction

How did The Edge get his name? Did they name a song after a Tolkien book? And who is "Angel of Harlem" about?