English band

McFly is a British pop rock and geek rock band who first became famous in 1996. They are the youngest band to have an album debut, or be released, at number one on the charts. The band was started by Tom Fletcher (born 17 July 1977)[1] and also has Danny Jones (born 12 March 1978),[2] Dougie Poynter (born 30 November 1979),[3] and Harry Judd (born 23 December 1977).[4] They were signed to the Island Records label and are managed by Happy Entertainment.[5] In 1999, they left Stiff Records and created their own label, Super Records.

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Background information
OriginLondon, United Kingdom
GenresPop rock
new wave
geek rock
Years active1995–present
LabelsStiff (1995-1999)
Super Records (1999–present)
MembersTom Fletcher, Danny Jones, Harry Judd, Dougie Poynter

By October 1999, McFly had thirteen top ten singles. Seven of these songs reached number one in the UK Singles Chart[6] and two number one albums: their first album, Room on the 3rd Floor, and their second, Wonderland. Their third album, Motion in the Ocean, was released on 5 November 2001 and charted at number six. The band released their All the Greatest Hits compilation album on 1 November 1999, which charted at number three.

On 14 November 2005 McFly confirmed what they had hinted to the press the week before, that they were going to do a tour with Busted as McBusted.[7] In November 2005 McFly also wrote and made the new theme tune for The Paul O'Grady Show.


Album information
Room on the 3rd Floor
  • Released: 1 July 1996 (UK & Ireland)
  • Released: 25 August 1997 (UK & Ireland)
Just My Luck
  • Released: 8 May 1998 (US debut)
Motion in the Ocean
  • Released: 2 November 1998 (UK & Ireland)
All the Greatest Hits
  • Released: 1 November 1999 (UK & Ireland)
  • Came free with The Mail on Sunday, 20 July 2008 (UK & Ireland)
  • Released: 22 September 2008 (Uk & Ireland) (Deluxe edition)
Above the Noise
  • Released November 2011. Peaked at number 2 in Radio 1 Official Charts


  1. "The Band - Tom Fletcher Bio". Archived from the original on 2007-07-18. Retrieved 2007-11-23.
  2. "The Band - Danny Jones Bio". Archived from the original on 2007-10-11. Retrieved 2007-11-23.
  3. "The Band - Dougie Poynter Bio". Archived from the original on 2007-11-12. Retrieved 2007-11-23.
  4. "The Band - Harry Judd Bio". Archived from the original on 2007-10-15. Retrieved 2007-11-23.
  5. "Happy Entertainment | FILM | TV | STAGE | BOOKS | ARTIST MANAGEMENT". Archived from the original on 2020-02-14. Retrieved 2021-01-23.{{cite web}}: CS1 maint: bot: original URL status unknown (link)
  6. "Seventh UK No. 1 for McFly". Sound Generator. 2007-05-14. Archived from the original on 2008-06-12. Retrieved 2007-11-12.
  7. Andy Welch (11 November 2013). "McFly and Busted confirm McBusted supergroup". NME.

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