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Busted were one of the most popular British pop groups of the 2000s. Made up of three members (James Bourne, Charlie Simpson and Matt Willis), the band formed in 2001 after Bourne and Willis advertised in various magazines for a third member. In March 2002, the band signed to Universal Island and went on to release seven singles (four number ones) and two albums in the UK charts. Their sound is primarily pop, but with clear rock influences.

Although Busted have often been labelled a boyband because of their pop sound and their massive female fanbase, the fact they played their own instruments and wrote all their own songs proves that they truly broke the boyband mold. Two more popular claims were that a) they did not have a drummer and b) they claimed to be 'punk' or 'rock' - both of these statements are untrue.

The band announced at a press conference on January 14th 2005 that they were to split up, devastating millions of fans worldwide. Since their demise, Simpson has released material with his post-hardcore band, Fightstar, while Bourne has formed a new band Son of Dork, whose sound is similar to Busted and can be compared to many bands in the American pop punk scene. Willis plans to launch a solo career.
Busted were a great pop band who, contrary to popular belief among the 'real' music fans, could actually play their own instruments.
by Clazz November 22, 2005
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(adj.) weird-looking, ugly, not attractive
Her face was definitely busted.
by Rolls December 12, 2004
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A great band made up of 3 guys just havin a good time. Charlie(Guitar), James(Guitar)n Matt(Bass) maybe they dont include the drummer in the band but they DO have a drummer- Dammon. They may like Rock bands but that doesnt mean they want 2 be 1 they Know they r a POP band and they are PROUD!
Busted= Been compared an ealy version of Blink 182 who slowly began 2 be more Rock so if Busted hadnt of Split maybe they would of as well.
by Busteds Biggest fan EVA! February 12, 2005
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in saying that you are very drunk or doped up on drugs.
Dude, look at your pupils, you're so busted.
by Sharmoota June 26, 2005
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An AMAZING band that don't deserve any of the criticism these small-minded idiots are dishing out. Can't really believe anyone could hate them... maybe they're not the most lyrically deep band but just accept them for what they were and remain to be ... beautiful people that made many childhoods beyond great!

James Bourne,Matt Willis and Charlie Simpson...British pop at its best.
Busted? They were amazing.
"When day turns into night"..."air hostess"... "psycho girl"
by c12345678 March 02, 2012
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really ugly woman. more ugly than most of the shit you've ever seen...
Guy #1: Dang, that girl is busted..
Guy #2: What do you mean she's 'busted'?
Guy #1: You know, like a busted toy -- one that nobody wants to play with..
by Bonifacio January 25, 2006
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