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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 The Beatles).In 2006 they has supporting roles in Just My Luck, alongside Lindsay Lohan. (It was there that 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 movie (Not counting "Just My Luck").Yes, they are indeed named after the family from Back to the Future.
The members of McFly are:
Tom Fletcher (Guitar, piano, vocals)
Danny Jones (Guitar, vocals)
Dougie Poynter (Bass, vocals)
Harry Judd (Drums)
Room on the 3rd Floor (2004)
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)
Call Back: 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.
Groin Attack: 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.
History Repeats: 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.
No Export for You: 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.
Spiritual Successor: They're considered to be this to Busted, due to the fact that Tom once auditioned for the band, they mostly became known through being Busted's support act on their arena tour and the fact that 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, One Direction have occasionally been considered this, due to members of McFly writing some of their songs and that they seem to share a fanbase.