Please, Please

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"Please, Please/Don't Stop Me Now"
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Single by McFly
from the album Motion in the Ocean
Released17 July 2006
Recorded2005–06
GenrePop rock
Length3:10 / 3:24
LabelIsland
Songwriter(s)Fletcher • Jones • Perry • Emery • Poynter • Judd
Producer(s)Jason Perry
McFly singles chronology
"Ultraviolet/The Ballad of Paul K"
(2005)
"Please, Please" / "Don't Stop Me Now"
(2006)
"Star Girl"
(2006)

"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 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 Fletcher revealed on the DVD single that it was the most fun video shoot other than "5 Colours in Her Hair".[1]

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 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. Fletcher said, "I wasn't at all embarrassed about being naked – we're used to stripping off in front of each other. But there was one sticky moment where I didn't realize how low my guitar was and I almost flashed everything on camera!"[2]

Charity[edit]

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. Judd also travelled to India for Sport Relief 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.

Track listing[edit]

UK CD1
  1. "Don't Stop Me Now" - 3:24
  2. "Please, Please" (Radio Version) - 3:10
UK CD2
  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

Charts[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "McFly's Harry Judd reveals night of passion with Lindsay Lohan". Evening Standard. 12 October 2012. Retrieved 9 September 2020.
  2. ^ "Queen News June 2006". brianmay.com. Retrieved 10 September 2020.
  3. ^ "The Irish Charts – Search Results – Don't Stop Me Now / Please Please". Irish Singles Chart.
  4. ^ "Official Scottish Singles Sales Chart Top 100". Official Charts Company.
  5. ^ "Official Singles Chart Top 100". Official Charts Company.
  6. ^ "End of Year Singles Chart Top 100 - 2006". Official Charts Company. Retrieved 8 July 2018.

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