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McFly - Tracks of My Years

Dougie and Harry from McFly choose their final two favourite songs in Tracks of My Years.

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McFly are an English pop rock band that formed in 2003. The band consists of Tom Fletcher (lead vocals, ukelele, guitar and piano), Danny Jones (lead vocals, harmonica and guitar), Dougie Poynter (backing vocals and bass guitar), and Harry Judd (drums). They were signed to the Island Records label from their 2004 launch until December 2007, before creating their own label, Super Records.

McFly rose to fame after fellow band Busted helped launch them by inviting them to tour in 2004. In 2005, they won the Brit Award for Best British Pop Act. McFly's debut album Room on the 3rd Floor debuted at number 1 in the UK Album Chart and is certified as double platinum; this led to them becoming known as the youngest band ever to have an album debut at number one—a title taken from The Beatles. A month after the album was released, the band had their first UK headlining tour.

The band's second album, Wonderland, which was released in 2005, also charted at number 1 in the UK. Their third album, Motion in the Ocean, was released on 6 November 2006 and charted at number 6 in the UK. McFly released their All the Greatest Hits compilation album on 5 November 2007, which charted at number 4 in the UK. The band's fourth studio album, Radio:Active, was given away for free as a supplement in The Mail on Sunday on 20 July 2008, before being released in the conventional manner (via physical release) on 2 September 2008. As of February 2014, McFly have had 18 consecutive UK top 20 singles, seven of which reached number one in the UK Singles Chart and seventeen of which were consecutive top ten singles.

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BBC Reviews

  1. Review of Above the Noise

    Above the Noise 2010

    Reviewed by Iain Moffatt
    They’re not just back, but have guaranteed themselves a future.
  2. Review of Radio:ACTIVE

    Radio:ACTIVE 2008

    Reviewed by Lizzie Ennever
    Who doesn't love McFly?
  3. Review of Greatest Hits

    Greatest Hits 2007

    Reviewed by Chris Long
    There's still a long road ahead for McFly.
  4. Review of Room On The Third Floor

    Room On The Third Floor 2004

    Reviewed by Richard Banks
    McFly are surfing on a wave of borrowed riffs, and quite right too
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