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-> '''"Everyone asked me who the hell is she? That weirdo with five colours in her hair."'''
-->-- '''[[SignatureSong "5 Colours in her Hair"]]'''

[=McFly=] are a British Pop-Rock band who were formed in 2003. While being rather obscure in most overseas countries (In America, non-fans will probably only know them from the movie ''Just My Luck'', if they've even heard of them at all), they're a mainstream success in the UK, with 15 top-ten singles, 7 number ones and a World Record for youngest band ever to have their debut album chart at number 1 (The record was previously held by Music/TheBeatles).

In 2006 they has supporting roles in JustMyLuck, alongside LindsayLohan. (It was there that [[RomanceOnTheSet Harry and Lindsay would have a supposed fling]], which inspired their song 'Please Please')

[=McFly=] have released 5 Studio Albums (6 if you count "Just My Luck" in the US), 3 Greatest Hits Albums (Two regular, one exclusively B-sides sold only in certain Woolworths stores), 3 live [=DVDs=] and one [[TheMovie movie]] (Not counting "Just My Luck").

Yes, they are indeed named after the family from ''Film/BackToTheFuture''.


!!The members of [=McFly=] are:

* Tom Fletcher (Guitar, piano, vocals)
* Danny Jones (Guitar, vocals)
* Dougie Poynter (Bass, vocals)
* Harry Judd (Drums)

!!Discography

* Room on the 3rd Floor (2004)
* Wonderland (2005)
* Just My Luck (2006) (USA Only)
* Motion in the Ocean (2006)
* All The Greatest Hits (2007)
* The Greatest Bits: B-Sides and Rarities (2007) (Woolworths stores only)
* Radio:ACTIVE (2008)
* Above the Noise (2010)
* Memory Lane: The Best of [=McFly=] (2012)


!!Tropes:

* ADayInTheLimelight: Dougie, who is normally reduced to just singing backup, gets to be the lead vocalist in 'Transylvania', and B-sides [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0J8Fos-kap0 Ignorance]] and [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CRZ5bu8Y948 Silence is a Scary Sound]].
** Also the storyline part of the video for "That's The Truth" is about him.
* {{Adorkable}}: Tom. [[http://twitter.com/#!/tommcfly Just check out his Twitter]]
* AlbumTitleDrop: They seem to like this trope:
** "Wonderland" comes from the first verse of ''Ultraviolet''; "Nothing goes to plan, it's all a game of chance they say in Wonderland"
** "Please, Please" from their third album "Motion in the Ocean" uses "Let's get the motion in the ocean so turn off your phone now"
** "Above The Noise" appeared in the first lines of the second verse in "Shine a Light"; "Tell me can you hear my voice, loud and clear above the noise?"
* AudienceParticipationSong: "One For The Radio"
* BiTheWay: According to Dougie, ''all'' of them.
* {{Bishonen}}: Dougie [[http://img.thesun.co.uk/multimedia/archive/00013/ed_imgSNF02BIZA_500L_13915a.jpg looks disturbingly good in drag]].
** Danny would count as this too.
* BreakupSong: "Bubblewrap". "POV", "Too Close For Comfort" too.
** "Don't Know Why" could qualify too. Danny and his sister wrote it about their parent's split.
* BSide: Quite often. Usually they are either Cover Versions or previews of songs from an upcoming new album.
* TheCoverChangesTheGender: They averted this when they covered [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=W_3w-RVypMs I Kissed a Girl]].
* TheCoverChangesTheMeaning: Thanks to the above, their cover of 'I Kissed a Girl' changed to be about a gay man questioning his sexuality.
* CoverVersion: Lots of them.
* CallBack: Their second Greatest Hits album, 'Memory Lane', is named after an album track from 'Wonderland'.
** 'I'll Be Your Man' appears to be sung to a girl named Kate, likely a reference to a previous track on the same album, If U C Kate, especially since the latter is about looking for Kate while the former mentions her being found.
* ContinuityNod: Their song, [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=APlPjz9Ry84 Love Is Easy]], is filled with [[http://24.media.tumblr.com/57a4689f7570e4325423ce05d1cc1990/tumblr_mfiubfwMvT1ru4jifo1_1280.jpg references and allusions]] to their earlier albums.
* DarkerAndEdgier: The video for [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Rrn6BbM0TRQ Party Girl]].
* DidNotGetTheGirl: A frequent theme. Songs include "Obviously", "Unsaid Things", "That Girl" (where he got the girl and then lost her).
* DrivenToSuicide: What "She Falls Asleep" is about.
* DontTryThisAtHome: This disclaimer pops up during the video for "Star Girl", during a scene in which Dougie jumps off the roof of a house. Some channels had this scene removed altogether.
* DyingMomentOfAwesome: The premise for "The Last Song":
-->"If this is the last song I'll ever sing,
-->I'm giving it everything, I'm giving it all"
* MrFanservice: All the members would count, but Danny and Dougie seem to be the most popular with fangirls.
** Though Harry is getting quite a bit of attention following his recent StrictlyComeDancing win.
* {{Fanservice}}: The video for [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fYYDRFjlcwQ Please Please]]
** Party Girl's music video as well.
* GettingCrapPastTheRadar: iF U C Kate. If you didn't notice already, [[DontExplainTheJoke separate the i then bring the capital letters in the title together as one word]].
* GreatestHitsAlbum: Two, plus a "Greatest ''Bits'' Album".
* GroinAttack: Tom gets one at the end of the video for "Sorry's Not Good Enough." Considering what he does during the video, though, (duct-taping his girlfriend to her chair and forcing her to relive memories of them in order to stop their break up) it's clear that he deserves it.
* HistoryRepeats: Mild but Dougie spent 2011 going through the same thing Matt Willis of Busted went through in 2006. Namely rehab and then going on to win that years I'm A Celebrity.
* IncrediblyLamePun: Star Girl.
-->''"There's nothing on Earth that could save us, when I fell in love with Uranus"''
* InterspeciesRomance: 'Star Girl' is about falling for an alien woman.
* LoopedLyrics: Do Ya
* LyricalDissonance: 'The Ballad Of Paul K' sounds quite cheerful and calming for a song about a man going through a mid-life crisis.
** "Don't Know Why" has very cheery, great to dance to music and the lyrics are about a guy sitting in the pub with his dad who's splitting up with his wife because he's found someone else.
---> ''"I don't want to know your game, let alone her name. No matter what you say to me, we are not the same."''
* MediaWatchdog: The video for [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qiWQZ7RC5us "Do Ya"]] was not allowed to be aired on some channels due to its violent content. Ironic, considering 'Do Ya' was the Children in Need charity single for that year,
** "Party Girl" had to have some scenes removed in order to be allowed on television.
* TheMovie: Parodied during one of their interviews; [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IUEAyT1qu3A Coming soon: The McFly: The Interview: The Movie]].
** Played straight with [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bQk6tbGoOOY Nowhere Left to Run]], a short film created to promote 'Above The Noise'.
* NewSoundAlbum: 'Above The Noise'
* NoExportForYou: [=McFly=] released their fourth studio album for free in copies of ''The Mail on Sunday'', a UK-based newspaper. So of course, fans outside of the UK were unable to own the album at all, let alone for free. A new version of the album (with additional songs) was later released to buy in-store, making it easier for their fanbase outside of the UK to own a copy.
** "The Greatest Bits" was a compilation album of B-Sides only released in Woolworths stores in the UK. As if this didn't make it hard enough for non-UK fans to get a hold of a copy, the Woolworths franchise collapsed due to the 2008 recession and all the stores closed down as a result, making this album the rarest and most sought-after of [=McFly=]'s releases.
* NonAppearingTitle: "Transylvania"
* OopNorth: Danny is from Bolton.
* PunctuatedForEmphasis: [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wUz4jDAxgEQ "WE! DON'T! WE! DON'T! CARE!"]].
* {{Rockumentary}}: Short ones were usually included as special features on their live [=DVDs=]. A four-episode documentary of their Up Close and Personal tour was aired on MTV in the UK.
** Also there was a six part fly on the wall documentary aired on 5* in the UK in 2011, Brilliantly named [[EpunymousTitle McFly On The Wall]].
* ShoutOut:
** Their name is a Shout Out to ''Film/BackToTheFuture''. Used very nicely in their [=McBusted=] tour, [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CSKIsqk-gK4 the entire opening]] basically being a gigantic love-letter to fans of ''Back to the Future''. Helps that Busted's SignatureSong "Year 3000" was also based on the movie.
** The video for [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=h8wcYrqIzhg 5 Colours in Her Hair]] contains Shout Outs to Music/TheBeatles and Music/TheBeachBoys.
** In the video for [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1mUFbdW0XwY All About You]], the security guard (Played by [[Series/HarryHillsTVBurp Harry Hill]]) wears a badge saying "I'm a {{Busted}} fan". Coincidentally, the video was filmed on the same day Busted announced their split. This becomes HilariousInHindsight in light of their supergroup teamup, [[http://www.theguardian.com/music/2013/nov/11/mcbusted-tour-2014-busted-mcfly "McBusted"]].
* SpiritualSuccessor: To Busted; Tom once auditioned for the band, they mostly became known through being Busted's support act on their arena tour, and they've remained friends with at least two of Busted's former members, James Bourne in particular helping to write several [=McFly=] songs (with Tom doing the same with Busted's songs early in his career).
** To a lesser extent, OneDirection have occasionally been considered this, due to members of [=McFly=] writing some of their songs and that they seem to [[FriendlyFandoms share a fanbase]].
* StudioChatter: The end of "5 Colours in her Hair".
* TheSomethingSong: "The Last Song", "This Song"
* VocalTagTeam
* WildTeenParty: 'Saturday Night'.
* WholesomeCrossdresser: The "Transylvania" video features the entire band (Though it specifically focused on Dougie) wearing [[PimpedOutDress fancy]] [[GorgeousPeriodDress Period Dresses]], nightgowns and [[http://i138.photobucket.com/albums/q259/jellyheaddimbulb/McFly/Untitled.png wigs]].
* WolverinePublicity: In the UK, most of the publicity for ''Just My Luck'' was based on the fact that [=McFly=] were starring in it. They weren't even major characters.
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