Posted by Sandra on December 2 2012

The boys say the lead single was like a ‘bad Lady GaGa song’ and wish they’d released ‘IF U C Kate’

McFly are their own worst critics and they’ve revealed that ‘Above the Noise’, their fifth studio album, is their least favourite. And they’ve got harsh words for the album’s lead single, ‘Party Girl.’

Stricly Come Dancing champion Harry Judd had the harshest words for the album, which stopped cold at number 20 in the UK album chart.

“If it was up to us, we would have released ‘IF UC Kate’ as the first single. None of us wanted to release ‘Party Girl’. It didn’t even cross our minds that it would have been a single,” he admitted. “It was like a bad version of a Lady GaGa song. Looking back, it really wasn’t us.”

The single was criticised as being too much like Lady GaGa during its original release, with some critics questioning such a surreal change of direction for the band. Despite the weird lead single, ‘Above the Noise’ did earn the band some strong reviews. ‘Shine a Light,’ ‘End of the World,’ and ‘iF UC Kate’ were singled out as the best.

Tom Fletcher told the entertainment website that the band wanted to do something different: “We thought we’d try something really drastic and try a completely different producer from a different genre of music.

“Universal heard a couple of demos and said they were interested in re-signing us. They set us up with Dallas Austin and we recorded the whole album with him. It was a great experience and it was fun to shake things up a bit.”

He laughed about the experience, but admitted that he sees the record in a more positive light now.

“When I play it back, I like it more than I remember.”

McFly’s greatest hits album ‘Memory Lane’ is available now.



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