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Articles Tagged 'McFly'


Who Were the British Versions of Your Favorite Boybands?

There’s no love as profound or as abiding as a first love. This is the secret fuel that keeps the engine of pop music ticking along, and it is not to be derided. Boybands know this, and they also know that the trick to a truly lasting appeal (and this has been true since the […]

Baby Bump Song

McFly’s Tom Fletcher and Wife Make Time-Lapse of Pregnancy

McFly lead singer Tom Fletcher has been creating a soundtrack to his life in a way. In 2013 Fletcher sang an original song to his new bride Giovanna at their wedding reception in lieu of a groom’s speech. The performance was caught on video and gained tons of attention with over 12 million views on YouTube. […]

David Tennant and Kylie Minogue in ‘Doctor Who’

‘Doctor Who’ And The Invasion Of The Pop Stars

Any TV show that has lasted as long, and had as great an impact as Doctor Who would probably have ended up featuring a pop star or two along the way. That’s just simple celebrity thermodynamics in action. But the great thing about Doctor Who is the astonishing range of its musical associations, whether as near-misses, hidden cameos, […]

Music Roundup: Everything Everything, Plan B Lead Ivor Novello Nominees

• BBC News reports that nominees for the 2011 Ivor Novello Awards have been announced. Anglophenia favorite Everything Everything will face off against Foals and Villagers in the Best Song category with their ultra-infectious synth number “My Kz, Ur Bf.” The Manchester-based indie pop outfit will also vie for the Best Album trophy versus Bombay […]

Can British Band McFly Make It in America?

McFly have been a huge commercial success in their home country of Britain, but record sales have not translated into industry respect. Yes, they sound a bit emo, and yes, they love to show off just how much time they spend in the gym. (Hey, trading on looks never hurt Girls Aloud with the critics, […]

Leona Lewis Wins Chart Battle Over Take That; Oasis Makes a Comeback

Singles for Leona Lewis, Take That, and McFly jockeyed for position over the past week, leaving some suspense as to whom would be No. 1 on Sunday. The chart turned out rather predictable, with X-Factor winner Lewis in the pinnacle spot and the boybands falling behind at No. 2 and No. 3. And look who’s […]

McFly, Eurovision Losers Scooch Storm the UK Top 10

I’ve already expressed my love for Brit boy-band McFly and their operatic single, “Transylvania.” Well, look see: it has debuted at No. 1 its first week out, sending Bouncy and Shaky tumbling to No. 2. Actually, “Transylvania” is one-half of a double A-side release – two songs are better than one, I suppose. McFly’s other […]

British Band You Should Know: McFly

There’s been one song that’s been playing on my iPod for the past week: “Transylvania” by British band McFly. It’s a proper rock opera, complete with a tongue-in-cheek storyline about historic love, a harpsichord intro, falsetto harmonies, a Beatlesesque bridge, and yes, even a roundelay ending. On a pure hook-per-minute scale, it’s somewhere around Cheap […]