Memory Lane: The Best of McFly

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Memory Lane: The Best of McFly
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Compilation album by McFly
Released 26 November 2012[1]
Recorded 2003–2012
Genre Pop punk, synthpop, electropop, pop rock
Length 78:22 (standard)
142:19 (deluxe)
Label Island / Universal
McFly chronology
Above the Noise
Memory Lane: The Best of McFly
Singles from Memory Lane: The Best of McFly
  1. "Love Is Easy"
    Released: 11 November 2012

Memory Lane: The Best of McFly is the second greatest hits compilation released by English pop rock band McFly. It was released on 26 November 2012, as a retrospective of the band's nine-year career to date, containing a number of the band's hit singles, but most notably not including "I Wanna Hold You", "Ultraviolet/The Ballad of Paul K", "Please, Please", "Sorry's Not Good Enough", "Baby's Coming Back", "Stay with Me" or "That's the Truth". The album was preceded by the release of the new single, "Love Is Easy", and includes four other new tracks, "Do Whatcha", "Down Down", "Mess Around You" and "Cherry Cola".

A deluxe edition of the album also includes a number of the band's most famous B-sides, unreleased demo versions from previous album recording sessions, and other popular tracks from their back catalogue of albums. The album was made available to pre-order from 13 October 2012. Personalised copies of the album can be created and ordered via Mixpixie.[1]


During the band's second theatre tour, the Keep Calm and Play Louder Tour, they premiered three brand new songs: "Do Whatcha", "Red" and "Touch the Rain". It was confirmed soon after by band member Tom Fletcher via Twitter that the band's next single would be the track Red, as it was very well received on the tour. However, in September 2012, the band travelled to the United States to play four dates in Los Angeles and New York, during which they premiered a fourth new single, Love is Easy. It was revealed shortly after the song's premiere that it would in fact be released as the band's next single, instead of Red, and that it would precede the release of the band's second retrospective release, Memory Lane: The Best of McFly. It was also revealed that in promotion of the album, the band would be releasing their autobiography, Unsaid Things: Our Story. When the tracklisting for Memory Lane in October 2012, whilst both Love is Easy and Do Whatcha were present, Red and Touch the Rain had not been included, and instead were held back for the band's sixth studio album, in favour of three other new tracks: Cherry Cola, Down Down and Mess Around You. Love is Easy was released on 11 November 2012, going on to peak at No. 10 on the UK Singles Chart and premiered on BBC Radio 2 Graham Norton at 10:55 on 20 October 2012. The music video for the track premiered on 9 October 2012.

Track listing[edit]

The tracklisting of the album was confirmed on 11 October 2012, via Digital Spy. Disc two was originally set to contain the B-side track "Easy Way Out", however, pressings of the album do not contain the track, and it has been removed from all digital versions of the album, for reasons unknown. The standard version contains disc one only, and the deluxe version contains both discs.

No. Title Writer(s) Original Appearance Length
1. "Love Is Easy"   Tom Fletcher, Danny Jones, Dougie Poynter Previously Unreleased 3:41
2. "Shine a Light" (featuring Taio Cruz) Taio Cruz, Tom Fletcher, Danny Jones, Dougie Poynter, Harry Judd Above the Noise 3:39
3. "Party Girl"   Dallas Austin, Tom Fletcher, Dougie Poynter, Danny Jones, Harry Judd Above the Noise 3:11
4. "Falling in Love"   Danny Jones, Tom Fletcher, Jason Perry Radio:Active 4:27
5. "Do Ya"   Tom Fletcher, Danny Jones, Dougie Poynter, James Bourne Radio:Active 2:54
6. "Lies"   McFly Radio:Active 3:45
7. "One for the Radio"   Tom Fletcher Radio:Active 3:06
8. "The Heart Never Lies"   Tom Fletcher All the Greatest Hits 3:26
9. "Transylvania"   Tom Fletcher, Dougie Poynter Motion in the Ocean 4:10
10. "Friday Night"   Tom Fletcher, Danny Jones, Dougie Poynter, Jason Perry, Julian Emery, Daniel Carter Motion in the Ocean 3:22
11. "Star Girl"   Tom Fletcher, Danny Jones, Dougie Poynter, Harry Judd, Jason Perry, Julian Emery, Daniel Carter Motion in the Ocean 3:28
12. "Don't Stop Me Now"   Freddie Mercury Motion in the Ocean 3:20
13. "I'll Be OK"   Tom Fletcher, Danny Jones, Dougie Poynter Wonderland 3:24
14. "All About You"   Tom Fletcher Wonderland 3:06
15. "Room on the Third Floor"   Tom Fletcher, Danny Jones Room on the 3rd Floor 3:16
16. "Obviously"   Tom Fletcher, Danny Jones, James Bourne Room on the 3rd Floor 3:18
17. "Five Colours in Her Hair"   Tom Fletcher, Danny Jones, James Bourne, Ben Sargeant Room on the 3rd Floor 2:58
18. "Do Watcha"   Tom Fletcher, Danny Jones, Dougie Poynter Previously Unreleased 3:12
19. "Cherry Cola"   Ray Davies Previously Unreleased 3:03
20. "That Girl" (Original 2003 Demo) Tom Fletcher, James Bourne Previously Unreleased 2:53
21. "Obviously" (Original 2003 Demo) Tom Fletcher, Danny Jones, James Bourne Previously Unreleased 3:18
22. "Memory Lane"   Tom Fletcher, James Bourne Wonderland 4:40


The Best of McFly Tour
Tour by McFly
Associated album Memory Lane: The Best of McFly
Start date 19 April 2013
End date 18 May 2013
Legs 1
Number of shows 20
McFly concert chronology

In promotion of the album, McFly toured across the United Kingdom with a 21 jaunt, taking place throughout April and May 2013 with an extra show at Scarborough added for August. The tour will end with the jaunt's biggest performance at Wembley Arena and were supported by The Vamps. There was originally eighteen shows but a further two more for Glasgow and Manchester had been added and 1 week later, a date for Scarborough had also been added for August and then another gig for June had been added for Gloucester Kingsholm stadium. Tickets went on sale from 8 December 2012 at 9am and the dates were first confirmed during the Super City: Battle of the Bands in November 2012.

Tour dates[edit]

  1. 19 April - Swindon Oasis
  2. 20 April - Birmingham Academy
  3. 22 April - Nottingham Royal Centre
  4. 23 April - Reading Hexagon
  5. 25 April - Newcastle Academy
  6. 27 April - Glasgow SECC Clyde Auditorium
  7. 28 April - Glasgow SECC Clyde Auditorium^
  8. 30 April - Sheffield City Hall
  9. 1 May - Leeds Academy
  10. 3 May - Manchester Apollo
  11. 4 May - Manchester Apollo^
  12. 6 May - Leicester De Mont
  13. 7 May - Cambridge Corn Exchange
  14. 9 May - Bournemouth International Centre
  15. 10 May - Cardiff Motorpoint Arena
  16. 11 May - Wolverhampton Civic
  17. 13 May - Bristol Colston Hall
  18. 14 May - Portsmouth Guild Hall
  19. 16 May - Brighton Centre
  20. 18 May - London, Wembley Arena
  21. 30 August - Scarborough, Open Air Theatre

^ - Extra Dates


  1. Memory Lane [Acapella]
  2. That Girl
  3. Star Girl
  4. Transylvania
  5. Five Colours in Her Hair
  6. Falling in Love
  7. Room on the 3rd Floor
  8. Obviously
  9. Corrupted
  10. Nowhere Left To Run
  11. Lies
  12. I'll Be OK
  13. Bubblewrap
  14. Smile
  15. Shine A Light
  16. One for the Radio
  17. Memory Lane
18. Love Is Easy
19. All About You
20. The Heart Never Lies


The opening is introduced with Memory Lane being played with the lyrics, 'So Much Has Changed' repeatedly without any instruments before That Girl is played but however, the whole song is played before the encore. Only the first half of Transylvania is played and I'll Be OK is played as a quieter version with only a piano.


Region Certification Sales/shipments
United Kingdom (BPI)[3] Gold 100,000^

Release history[edit]

Region Date Label(s) Formats
United Kingdom 26 November 2012 Island Records, Universal Digital download, CD
Spain 27 November 2012[4]
Japan 16 January 2013


  1. ^ a b "McFly announce 'Memory Lane: The Best of McFly' album for November - Music News". Digital Spy. 2012-10-11. Retrieved 2014-01-30. 
  2. ^ "iTunes - Music - Memory Lane - The Best of McFly (Deluxe Edition) by McFly". 2012-11-23. Retrieved 2014-01-30. 
  3. ^ "British album certifications – McFly – Memory Lane: The Greatest Hits". British Phonographic Industry. Retrieved 25 July 2012.  Enter Memory Lane: The Greatest Hits in the field Keywords. Select Title in the field Search by. Select album in the field By Format. Select Gold in the field By Award. Click Search
  4. ^ "McFly anuncian nuevo album "Memory Lane: The Best Of McFly". Retrieved 1 November 2012.