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Greatest Hits [CD]

McFly Audio CD
4.5 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (33 customer reviews)
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  • Audio CD (5 Nov 2007)
  • Number of Discs: 1
  • Format: CD
  • Label: Island
  • ASIN: B000X0QS0I
  • Other Editions: Audio CD  |  MP3 Download
  • Average Customer Review: 4.5 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (33 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 5,281 in Music (See Top 100 in Music)

1. Five Colours In Her Hair
2. All About You
3. Star Girl
4. Obviously
5. The Heart Never Lies
6. Please, Please
7. Room On The 3rd Floor
8. Don't Stop Me Now
9. I'll Be OK
10. That Girl
11. Baby's Coming Back
12. Transylvania
13. The Way You Make Me Feel
14. Don't Wake Me Up

Product Description

BBC Review

Being successful in music is easy; throw enough money at a project and you can get them switching on Christmas lights and headlining park pop fiestas within a year. The difficult part is capturing longevity and, most importantly to the musicians involved, credibility. McFly are a classic example of this conundrum. From day one, there's been the underlining of the fact that Tom, Dougie, Danny and Harry play their own instruments and write their own tunes. Yet, despite that, they're grouped with Girls Aloud and Shayne Ward, rather than Kaiser Chiefs and Coldplay.

The reality is that such things don't matter. After all, Elvis didn't write a note of any one of his chart-toppers did he? What matters is how good the songs are and, on the whole, McFly's are pretty good. From the energetic surf guitars of "Five Colours In Her Hair", through the epic hair-rock of "The Heart Never Lies" and the Beatles-gone-west-coast fun of "That Girl", and out to the tight harmonies of gothic-pop weirdo "Transylvania", this compilation shows they have always had an ear for a catchy hook and memorable melody.

They also do a fine line in cover versions, as shown by the straight-up take on Queen's "Don't Stop Me Now" and the Brian Wilson-esque reworking of Jellyfish's "Baby's Coming Back".

Where they let themselves down is in their lyrics. They may never have intended to be a collection of Bob Dylans, but rhyming 'early' with 'thirty' on "Room On The Third Floor" and 'boyfriend' with 'bend' in "Obviously" they create songs that will always fall short of greatness. And that's not to mention the staggeringly dubious couplet of 'Hey, there's nothing on Earth that could save us/When I feel in love with Uranus': Taking the shine off the otherwise sprightly "Star Girl".

But they're still young and that's the main point here. They may have put out three albums in three years and be on a Greatest Hits before Dougie has even reached his 21st birthday, but there is still a long road ahead for McFly. Who knows? In five years' time, they might just come up with a Revolver. Even John and Paul started with "Please Please Me"! --Chris Long

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8 of 8 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Not just for screaming girlies!!! 18 Feb 2009
Format:Audio CD|Verified Purchase
I bought this album for my 5 year old son after he wouldn't stop playing the few bars from 'The Heart Never Lies' that his MacDonald's music player had on it, having decided I needed to hear the full song at least!!!

I admit to having had a pre-conceived idea of what I was going to get... but how wrong can one get?? None of the teeny-bopping manufactured sounds I expected, but a great range of incredibly catchy songs and a surprising maturity to their music.

My husband (in his ignorance) says I'm probably their only fan with hormones, but their appeal spans down even to my two year old son who sings McFly wherever he goes (at top volume, too!) .... good job we can all join in!!
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6 of 6 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Good Music 19 Jan 2011
Format:Audio CD
Christmas Gift for 16 yr old daughter and she loves it. The music reminds me of the early Beatles. Good sound.
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6 of 6 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Dark room 6 Nov 2010
Format:Audio CD
My husband and I have taken our daughter to see Mcfly three times ,mainly so that we could go!!! The music if you don't already know is amazing no song is the same the lyrics are great and they get better as they get older. So let me tell you how great, my husband has seen most of the biggest bands, he has always been into music, has seen Yes, Genesis, Clapton, McCartney and Floyd to name just a few he has 16,000 songs on his iPod from Zappa to Aerosmith, has recorded 6 songs and plays the guitar. Get the picture of him? So the most played songs on his iPod .... Yep Mcfly!!!
He says that if the Beatles didn't exist Mcfly would be the Beatles and is now on a personal crusade to make his generation (he is 56) listen to them without any preconceptions. So buy it and when you get it cuddle up on the sofa with your partner a bottle of wine and the lights off and let yourself go. Then when it's finished remember they have 5 Albums out.
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Fantastic! 25 Oct 2010
Format:Audio CD
I've had this CD a few years now and it's great! It always puts a smile on my face. But why are people giving it negative reviews when it seems that they haven't even bought the album themselves? Ignore them and stick to your gut instincts! I highly recommend it for all fans... you WILL enjoy it!
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Wonderful selection!! 23 April 2012
Format:Audio CD|Verified Purchase
This CD is great and contains all the greatest hits from Mcfly's first three albums along with two extra songs. The songs of course are amazing and this CD is perfect for a new fan who does not want to purchase all of Mcfly's first albums. The only downside is that as it is reletively old it does not include any songs from their amazing album 'radio:active' or their newer one 'above the noise'.

Mcfly are amazing in concert by the way! If you are buying this CD and love Mcfly then go see them in concert you will not be disappointed!
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars cd 2 Feb 2009
Format:Audio CD
These guys are the biz. I'm an aging rocker but I love it. would recommend stealing from your teenager!!
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18 of 23 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars the mchits are here! 5 Nov 2007
By R. tate
Format:Audio CD
finally a cd with all their best singles they have done for nearly four years now. it really is a great album and hopefully will help mcfly chart in at number one again.
the best tracks on here are the newest ones "The way you make me feel", "Don't wake me up" and the album's single so far "The heart never lies". can't wait to see what more mcfly can bring to the music scene in years to come. this is basically for any fan who is waiting for the next fourth album. definite buy for xmas!
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5.0 out of 5 stars Intro To McFly 15 July 2014
Format:Audio CD|Verified Purchase
This is a great introduction to McFly if you've missed their hits. Some tracks I knew and some were new to me. A feelgood
album.
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Most Recent Customer Reviews
5.0 out of 5 stars good
Bought as a present, good price
Published 19 days ago by margaret banks
5.0 out of 5 stars Five Stars
great
Published 21 days ago by K. D. Alderson
5.0 out of 5 stars Five Stars
all the hits
Published 22 days ago by S. Gillett
5.0 out of 5 stars Five Stars
Amazing plus got a bonus DVD on it
Published 1 month ago by Hilary A Philip
5.0 out of 5 stars Good buy
Bought as a gift which went down very well. As you would expect from a greatest hits album, combines all of the McFly favourites. Great for any McFly fan.
Published 1 month ago by Miss JC
4.0 out of 5 stars Im young again
Love Mcfly I was busy baking listening to this cd its fantastic ,buy this youll get a workout and your jobs done in no time.
Published 5 months ago by Dragon
5.0 out of 5 stars money very well spent
As usual these guy's come through with the goods.money well spent, nice one guy's. Looking forward to more from you in the future.
Published 5 months ago by Anthony James cleaver
3.0 out of 5 stars Mcfly greatest hits
One or two brill tracks like room on the third floor but generally, c.d. Was filled with a lot of so so tracks
Published 11 months ago by Mr. G. Honey
4.0 out of 5 stars Love it - upbeat, poppy
Bought because I quite like McFly, especially their better known songs. Upbeat, poppy, sing along in the car.... Read more
Published 12 months ago by Gillian Ann Taylor
5.0 out of 5 stars Great!
Yep, loved this. It arrived promptly and in excellent condition. It is exactly as described. I would recommend this to others.
Published 13 months ago by Kate Reynolds
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