Please, Please

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"Please, Please/Don't Stop Me Now"
Single by McFly
from the album Motion in the Ocean
Released 17 July 2006
Format CD single, DVD single
Recorded 2005–06
Genre Pop rock
Length 3:10 / 3:24
Label Island Records
Songwriter(s) Fletcher • Jones • Perry • Emery • Poynter • Judd
Producer(s) Jason Perry
McFly singles chronology
"Ultraviolet/The Ballad of Paul K"
"Please, Please" / "Don't Stop Me Now"
"Star Girl"
"Ultraviolet/The Ballad of Paul K"
"Please, Please"/"Don't Stop Me Now"
"Star Girl"
Alternative Cover
CD 2
CD 2
DVD cover
DVD cover

"Please, Please" is a song by McFly from their third album Motion in the Ocean, released as a double A-side single with their cover version of the Queen song "Don't Stop Me Now". It was premiered on BBC Radio 1 on 7 June 2006.

The single entered the UK Singles Chart on 23 July 2006 at number one, knocking "Smile" by Lily Allen off the top spot. It was the 1038th UK number one single. It reached number 15 in Ireland.

Song information[edit]

"Please, Please" was written by all of McFly, Julian Emery and Jason Perry. The song is about the actress Lindsay Lohan because the lyrics mention a girl named Lindsay with red hair and green eyes, just like Lohan, and the nurse in the video is named Lindsay Allbright while, in the film Just My Luck, Lindsay's on-screen character is called Ashley Allbright. Also, a recurring line in the song is Please, please, Lindsay, please. (While filming the movie Just My Luck, tabloids published articles reporting that McFly drummer Harry Judd had a romantic relationship with her.) Danny Jones wasn't so sure though; "He had a dream about it but thought it actually happened!" Tom revealed on the DVD single that it was the most fun video shoot other than "5 Colours in Her Hair".

Track listing[edit]

  1. "Don't Stop Me Now" - 3:24
  2. "Please, Please" (Radio Version) - 3:10
  1. "Please, Please" (Single Version) - 3:10
  2. "Don't Stop Me Now" - 3:24
  3. "5 Colours in Her Hair" (US Mix) - 2:59
  4. "5 Colours in Her Hair" (Live From Arena Tour) - 3:33
  5. "5 Colours in Her Hair" (Live Video) - 3:33
  6. "Harry in India" - 6:38
UK DVD Single
  1. "Please, Please" (Audio) - 3:10
  2. "Don't Stop Me Now" (Audio) - 3:24
  3. "I've Got You" (U.S. Version) - 3:27
  4. "I've Got You" (U.S. Movie Video) - 3:32
  5. "Please, Please" (Video) - 3:15
  6. "Behind the Scenes at the Video Shoot" - 2:00


Some of the money from any version of the single went to Sport Relief and as a result their version of "Don't Stop Me Now" was played across the BBC's sport programmes, including highlights from the 2006 FIFA World Cup. It also was the theme for the "Sport Relief Mile", which McFly also took part in. Also for Sport Relief band member Harry Judd travelled to India with a collection of other British celebrities including presenter and comedian Nick Hancock and radio DJ and presenter Chris Evans. Whilst out in India, Harry took part in a cricket tournament, travelling across India's poorest areas and playing with everyone from the kids to the professionals, all in aid of Sport Relief.

Music video[edit]

The video for "Please, Please" was the band's most "enjoyable video shoot". It was shot in an old hospital and featured each of the members McFly being admitted to hospital with various injuries and being taken care of by a red-headed nurse named Lindsay Albright. The video for "Please, Please" caused some controversy as the band appear naked in one scene, and BBC and Channel 4 both refused to show the video even though T4 on Channel 4 showed the exclusive of the video.

Chart performance[edit]

Chart (2006) Peak
UK Singles (Official Charts Company)[1] 1
Irish Singles Chart 15
U.S. Billboard European Hot 100
U.S. Billboard Hot Digital Songs

End of year charts[edit]

End of year chart (2006) Position
UK Singles Chart 89


External links[edit]

Preceded by
"Smile" by Lily Allen
UK Singles Chart number-one single
23 July 2006
Succeeded by
"Hips Don't Lie" by Shakira