It’s been a crazy year for pop music. There have been comebacks, big reunions, splits, mega hits and plenty of controversy.
One of the biggest pop stories of the year was the joining of McFly and two-thirds of Busted to form McBusted, which got a pretty great reaction from the public.
We caught up with all six of McBusted to reflect on their position in one of 2013’s memorable moments in music, as well as chatting about all the other big stuff that’s happened this year.
JLS upset a lot of pop music fans by announcing their split ahead of their final gig on December 22.
Harry Judd: “I spoke to them about it and they said it’s weird knowing that it’s coming. I would rather it just end, but they know when that’s going to happen.”
Matt: “Why did they do that?”
Harry: “I don’t know man.”
James: “There’s something about announcing… I remember once being at some kind of summer show where pop bands were playing 10 years ago and A1 were on stage and someone was like, ‘It’s A1’s last gig’. I was like, ‘I wouldn’t want to know if it was my last gig’.”
Matt: “Why are they splitting? Do they hate each other?”
Harry: “No, they said they wanted go out on top and they feel like they’re not on top anymore. They don’t want to slip.”
Daft Punk decided disco music should make a bit of a comeback, so they released ‘Get Lucky’
James: “I was talking to Nile Rodgers about ‘Get Lucky’ and I didn’t realise all of the songs he has written. The guitar he owns is apparently the most hit-worthy guitar.”
Matt: “The best song on that Daft Punk record is ‘Instant Crush’ with Julian Casablancas. It’s just incredible. The album is so good.”
Tom Fletcher: “I’m going to go and download it right now.”
Robin Thicke’s ‘Blurred Lines’ was a massive hit, but caused a bit of a stir.
James: “D’you know what? I have a lot of respect for Robin Thicke that I didn’t know I had. I found out that there’s a lot of history behind that song, before it became as big as it became. He ended up putting a lot of his own money behind that song and invested in the video, so I didn’t know that. Props to him because it was massive.”
Tom: “Weirdly I read his Wikipedia page recently and it was quite interesting.”
The Rolling Stones headline Glastonbury Festival as part of their 50th anniversary celebrations.
Danny Jones: “Are they doing it next year?”
Digital Spy: “No, they did it earlier this year.”
Danny: “Oh yeah.”
Matt: “I did not know that.”
Tom: “I saw The Stones at the O2.”
Digital Spy: “They were marking 50 years together.”
Matt: “That’s unbelievable! 50 years!”
Digital Spy: “Their tour was called ’50 and Counting’.”
Danny: “We want that.”
Tom: “We’re ’10 Years and Counting’. Ten down, 40 more to go!”
Miley Cyrus shocked the world with her ‘Wrecking Ball’ video and sexed up sledgehammers.
Matt: “I LOVE the video. It is f**king amazing. I’m a fan of Miley.”
Tom: “It’s a great pop moment that.”
Harry: “I got it up on my phone and we watched and we were like, ‘It’s alright’, but after a few listens we were like, ‘Actually, this is pretty good’. It was a bit like, ‘Guys, she’s licking a hammer’.”
Matt: “That’s exactly my moment! When I saw that I was like, ‘This is going to be f**king massive!’ She’s licking a mallet!”
Danny: “I wonder if the sales of sledgehammers went up?”
James: “The funny thing is, for the very first Busted video I was wearing the same DMs (Doctor Martens boots). I was ahead of my time.”
Matt: “Imagine if we had made that video? ‘What I Go To School For’ with James on a wrecking ball in just a pair of white pants!”
McFly and Busted form the supergroup McBusted and then sell a huge amount of gig tickets.
Danny: “Personally, I don’t believe in things until I actually see them happening and you find yourself in this situation and think cameras are going to come and you’re being Punk’d. But it is actually happening.”
James: “You have to get a lot of distance from something. A few years from now when we look back on it, it will freak us out.”
Danny: “But I also think when you stop, like at Christmas, you have time to reflect. I think this Christmas is going to be one of them, where we’ll be going, ‘F**k!'”
So there you have it ladies and gents – McBusted’s opinion on 2013 in music. We imagine Danny Jones is at home right this second reflecting on McBusted mania and going, ‘F**k!’, while trying to cook a turkey.