Air Guitar

Album: McBusted (2014)
Charted: 12

Songfacts®:

  • McBusted are a supergroup comprising Matt Willis and James Bourne of Busted, and Tom Fletcher, Danny Jones, Harry Judd and Dougie Poynter of McFly. This is the first single released by the band after they embarked on a huge Arena tour earlier in 2014 selling out an 35 dates and 350,000 tickets.
  • The rock anthem began with Tom Fletcher. "I was like, how has this song never been written before?'" he said.

    Fletcher brought his demo to the remaining McBusted members, who immediately fell in love with it and decided to record the tune for their first single. "It's such a brilliant idea for a song," said Matt Willis. " I was furious when Tom came up with it, obviously. I love it."
  • McBusted had to make a dramatic last-minute revision to the song. The original version included a brief sample of the hit "Crazy In Love," where the group sung: "I guess I never shoulda sang Beyoncé - uh oh, uh oh, uh oh, oh, no, no." But after taking legal advice they decided to drop those lyrics and replace them with a reference to Michael Jackson.
  • McFly and Busted released separate mixes of the song. Both versions were made available on iTunes.

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