YMMV / Busted

  • Base Breaker: Charlie was this to the fans during the time he considered the band to be his Old Shame and to fans of Fightstar and his solo material for choosing to rejoin Busted.
  • Broken Base: Don't ever, EVER, try to argue that Fightstar or Charlie's solo work is better than Busted.
  • Covered Up: The Jonas Brothers versions of "Year 3000" and "What I go to School For" are more well-known in America than the Busted versions.
    • It's not even the Jonas Brothers' faults either. Busted really don't market themselves well in America. It really speaks that their YouTube channels (both official and Vevo) don't have more than a few of their music videos each, and not even those for two songs either. You'll either have to watch fan uploads, track down the songs on other sites, or download the vast majority of their catalogue illegally, since iTunes doesn't have more than their second and live album either for some reason.
  • Early Installment Weirdness: Busted was originally a five piece band, with Matt Willis as the band's drummer instead of the band's bassist. He didn't switch to bass until 2002, when Owen Doyle left.
    • There's an old Top Of The Pops performance of "You Said No" from 2002 where Charlie mimed (nobody performed live on Top of the Pops as a general rule) the drum parts. Considering that Charlie is a very accomplished drummer himself, this is a bit of Fridge Brilliance on the part of the band.
  • Ear Worm: "Year 3000"
    • "She Wants To Be Me"
    • "Thunderbirds Are Go"
    • "3am"
  • Even Better Sequel: If their first album's what drew you to them, or if you were turned off by how it turned out, their second's even better. It's got more energy, better writing, and better production work than the first.
  • Hilarious in Hindsight: In "Year 3000", the band brag: "Everybody bought our seventh album/It had outsold Michael Jackson". Busted then split up after only releasing two albums. But they still have most of the millennium to make good on it.
    • Lampshaded by James on twitter after it was officially announced that the band had returned.
  • Man of a Thousand Voices: Charlie, although he doesn't get to showcase it very much in Busted. In Fightstar it's not uncommon for him to be screaming his ass off one line and then performing an angelic chorus the next.
  • Periphery Demographic: Those who discovered Charlie's Progressive Metal band Fightstar first. This is more common outside of the UK and Europe, where Busted wasn't as popular.
  • The Pete Best: Founding members Ki Fitzgerald and Owen Doyle.
    • Averted with Ki's replacement Tom Fletcher, as he achieved a lot of success with Mc Fly.