That Girl (McFly song)

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"That Girl"
That Girl (McFly song).jpg
Single by McFly
from the album Room on the 3rd Floor
Released6 September 2004
FormatCD single, DVD single, 7" picture disc
Recorded2004
GenrePop rock Surf Rock
Length3:17
LabelIsland
Songwriter(s)Tom Fletcher and James Bourne
Producer(s)Hugh Padgham, Craig Hardy
McFly singles chronology
"Obviously"
(2004)
"That Girl"
(2004)
"Room on the 3rd Floor"
(2004)
Alternative cover
CD 2
CD 2
Alternative cover

"That Girl" is a song recorded by English pop rock band McFly. It was written by frontman Tom Fletcher and Busted's James Bourne. The song was released on 6 September 2004 as the lead single from the band's debut studio album Room on the 3rd Floor (2004). It was their first single not to reach the top spot in the UK Singles Chart, peaking at number three. It reached number 14 in Ireland.

Background[edit]

The song was written by McFly frontman Tom Fletcher and James Bourne of Busted. It is a fun and upbeat track and was the third single lifted from McFly's debut album Room on the 3rd Floor, but the first to be released after the album.

The lyrics tells a story of how someone felt that they couldn't get that girl, ended up with 'That Girl' but soon found 'That Girl' cheating on him and eventually breaking up with them. Bass lyrics are accompanied with backing lyrics that changed gradually due to the outcomes of the actions of 'That Girl'. The CD features their second Beatles cover track, "She Loves You". It also features previous tracks performed live. It is the first single by them to feature on a DVD single which features footage of performances "She Loves You" at the Olympic Torch Ceremony and also some home footage.

Music video[edit]

The music video shows the band working at a service/petrol station. They begin by being rather bored, as the probable lack of customers. 'That Girl' arrives and starts flirting with Danny as he fixes her car. As she leaves, she gives him her phone number. She arrives "three days later" and is seen with another man. Tom, Dougie and Harry cause havoc - Harry overfills the car, Dougie takes parts out of the car that are actually needed for it to work, and Tom destroys his credit card by swiping it repeatedly really fast. At the end of the video, the boys run away seeing as the car crashed after Dougie 'helped' with 'fixing' it.

The video won Best Video at the 2004 Smash Hits Awards.[1]

Track listing[edit]

UK CD1
  1. "That Girl" - 3:17
  2. "She Loves You" - 2:14
UK CD2
  1. "That Girl" - 3:17
  2. "Obviously" (Live) - 3:40
  3. "She Loves You" (Live) - 2:30
  4. "That Girl" (Live) - 3:25
  5. "That Girl" (Video) - 3:24
  6. "Spider-Man 2 Premiere Footage" (Part 1) - 2:00
UK DVD single
  1. "That Girl" (Audio) - 3:17
  2. "She Loves You" (Live from the Olympic Torch Ceremony) - 2:30
  3. "McFly Home Movie - The Life of McFly" - 9:00
  4. "Spider-Man 2 Premiere Footage" (Part 2) - 2:00

Charts[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ http://www.mcflyofficial.com/home/ McFly Official Site
  2. ^ "The Irish Charts – Search Results – That Girl". Irish Singles Chart. Retrieved 10 October 2018.
  3. ^ "Official Scottish Singles Sales Chart Top 100". Official Charts Company. Retrieved 10 October 2018.
  4. ^ "Official Singles Chart Top 100". Official Charts Company. Retrieved 10 October 2018.
  5. ^ "The Official UK Singles Chart 2004" (PDF). UKChartsPlus. Retrieved 10 October 2018.

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