YMMV / McFly

  • Broken Base: "Above The Noise". One half of the fanbase love their new electro-pop sound, the other half just wants them to return to their old guitar-pop music ASAP.
  • Covered Up: Their cover of "Baby's Coming Back" by Jellyfish is more recognised in the UK than the original. In America, neither are that well-known.
  • Ear Worm: Pretty much everything they've ever recorded.
  • Harsher in Hindsight: The video for 'That's the Truth', showing Dougie behaving in a depressed manner following a breakup becomes a bit cringeworthy to watch following reports that Dougie has gone into rehab after struggling to cope with his rather public breakup with long-term girlfriend Frankie Sandford, of girlband The Saturdays.
  • Hilarious in Hindsight: This video (Probably NSFW) in which Danny, Dougie and Harry mime/sing badly to Il Divo's Opera version of 'Without You' becomes all the more hilarious knowing that Danny would eventually appear as a celebrity contestant on reality show Popstar to Operastar. Danny, among other pop musicians, is trained to be an opera singer, and then has to compete with the other singers every week to be the best opera star. He didn't win.
    • In the video for All About You, the security guard (Played by 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 hysterical in light of the two bands teaming up for a tour.
    • Another McBusted example, around 2004, when both Busted and McFly were hugely popular at the same time, tabloids often called McFly "McBusted" due to their similarity and Spiritual Successor status to the former.
  • Hollywood Pudgy: In the early years, Tom was often mocked for being fat. He may have been slightly bigger than the other members, but certainly not a fatass. He's lost weight since then, but Tom openly refers to his early-McFly appearance as "Fat Tom".
  • Ho Yay: Dougie and Harry are often quite physically affectionate with each other. They might play this up as Fanservice. Any conceivable pairing between the four of them has its moments, though, do to the Heterosexual Life-Partners nature of their relationships.
  • It's Popular, Now It Sucks
  • Just Here for Godzilla: Arguably the only reason 'Just My Luck' got any success in the UK was because the fangirls were flooding in to see McFly.
  • Narm: 'Nowhere Left To Run' (The Movie) is said to be full of this.
  • Nightmare Fuel: The video for "The Ballad of Paul K". Even the band themselves have admitted to being scared by it.
  • Signature Song: '5 Colours in her Hair' and 'All About You'.
  • Tear Jerker: * 'She Falls Asleep', 'The Last Song' and 'The Ballad Of Paul K'. 'She Falls Asleep' is about a girl who is Driven to Suicide, 'The Last Song', wanting to live the final moments of your life to the fullest and 'The Ballad Of Paul K' about a man suffering a mid-life crisis. The latter can be especially heartbreaking to those who have ever witnessed their own fathers going through the same thing.
    • 'Down Goes Another One' about a loved one dying young. 'POV', 'Too Close For Comfort' and 'Bubblewrap' makes this Troper cry too.
  • The Woobie: The protagonist of 'The Ballad Of Paul K'.
    • Dougie, following reports that he went into rehab to get over his difficult break-up.