21 Reasons To Celebrate Ten Years Of McFly

McFly for life.

1. It’s been ten years of McFly!

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2. A fact they reminded us of in “McFly: The Musical”.

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3. They’ve come so far since “Five Colours In Her Hair”.

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4. It’s hard to believe that the King of the Jungle once looked like this.

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5. And that a Strictly champ once held a different kind of ball.

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6. Who could have foreseen this cheeky monkey’s journey from popstar to opera-star?

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7. And in 2003, McBusted was but a faint dream.

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8. Now they’re all grown up and their weddings are so sweet.


Watch Tom’s full speech here.

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10. But they were always sweet.

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11. And daft.

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12. And seriously talented.

They’ve written for One Direction twice (“Lies”,”Don’t Forget Where You Belong”).

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13. In fact, Tom’s kind of a genius.


Via this blog.

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14. And Danny’s got a secret sideline as DJ.

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Watch a video of his set here.

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15. And Harry gave himself a heart problem for charity. Technically.

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16. Let’s not forget their great tradition of Attitude covers.

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17. They support younger boybands.

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18. And though they’ve had their personal issues.

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Tom has admitted to suffering from bipolar affective disorder, and has also described his struggles with his weight and obsessive dieting. Dougie spent time in rehab due to a drink and drugs problem.

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19. They’re still a family at heart.

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20. Their fans are part of that family too.

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21. Why is why once a galaxy defender, always a galaxy defender.

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Ailbhe Malone is the UK lifestyle editor for BuzzFeed and is based in London.
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