Motion in the Ocean

Motion in the Ocean
Motion in the Ocean
Studio album by McFly
Released 6 November 2006
Genre Pop punk
Length 56:28
Label Island
Producer Julian Emery, Jason Perry
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McFly chronology
Motion in the Ocean
Singles from Motion in the Ocean
  1. "Please, Please"
    Released: 17 July 2006
  2. "Star Girl"
    Released: 23 October 2006
  3. "Sorry's Not Good Enough/Friday Night"
    Released: 18 December 2006
  4. "Baby's Coming Back/Transylvania"
    Released: 7 May 2007

Motion in the Ocean is the third studio album by English pop rock band McFly and was released in the United Kingdom on 6 November 2006. The first single from the album, "Don't Stop Me Now/Please, Please", was released on 17 July 2006 in the UK and charted at number one in the UK Singles Chart. The album also includes the second single, "Star Girl" which also went to number one in the UK singles charts selling more than 58,000 copies in its first week. The third single from the album, "Sorry's Not Good Enough/Friday Night", was released on 18 December 2006, and reached number three in the Christmas charts. The double A side of "Baby's Coming Back/Transylvania" also reached number one. The band released a special edition of the album with the full length Wembley show from the Motion in The Ocean Tour 2006 onto DVD and Baby's Coming Back, for a similar price to the original. This version of the album was released on 14 May and reached number fourteen on the official album chart, selling 11,256 copies. Motion in the Ocean has sold more than 200,000 copies since its release. The album was certified as Gold in the UK and was recorded in the infamous Grouse Lodge recording studio in Westmeath, Ireland. We Are The Young McFly placed a early demo version of this song on the Star Girl Single. It has been altered slightly with more piano. Star Girl was released on the 23rd October 2006 and went to number one in the UK. Please Please released as the first song from Motion In The Ocean with double a side cover 'Dont Stop me Now' for Sport Relief. McFly makes some obvious references in this song to the actress Lindsay Lohan, who drummer Harry Judd met on the set of Lohan's movie Just My Luck, where McFly made an appearance. Lohan is not mentioned specifically, but the girl in the song has green eyes, red hair, and is named Lindsay. Also, in the video the name tag on the nurse says "Lindsay Allbright" - Lohan's character in Just My Luck was named "Ashley Allbright." The band's official position, as stated in the album notes, is that the song is not about Lohan. Sorry's Not Good Enough 3rd Single from MITO.


Track listing

  1. "We Are the Young" (Tom Fletcher, Danny Jones, James Bourne, Jason Perry, Julian Emery) — 3:54
  2. "Star Girl" (Fletcher, Jones, Dougie Poynter, Harry Judd, Perry, Emery, Daniel P Carter) — 3:28
  3. "Please, Please" (Fletcher, Jones, Poynter, Judd, Perry) — 3:09
  4. "Sorry's Not Good Enough" (Fletcher, Poynter, Jones, Perry, Emery) — 4:27
  5. "Bubble Wrap" (Fletcher) — 5:12
  6. "Transylvania" (Poynter, Fletcher) — 4:10
  7. "Lonely" (Fletcher, Bourne) — 3:52
  8. "Little Joanna" (Fletcher, Poynter, Jones, Matthew Fletcher) — 3:56
  9. "Friday Night" (Fletcher, Jones, Poynter, Perry, Emery, Carter) — 3:22
  10. "Walk In the Sun" (Jones) — 4:35
  11. "Home Is Where the Heart Is" (Fletcher, Jones, Perry) — 4:31
  12. "Don't Stop Me Now" (Freddie Mercury) (Special Edition and Tour Edition Bonus Track) - 3:20
  13. "Silence Is a Scary Sound" (Poynter) — 3:23 (hidden track)
  14. "Baby's Coming Back" (Tour Edition Bonus Track) - 2:59

Chart performance

Chart (2006) Peak
Sales Certification
UK Albums Chart
Irish Album Chart
U.S. Billboard European Top 100 Albums
South Korea (GAON)[2]
Japan Oricon Weekly Albums Chart[3]

Tour edition

Motion in the Ocean: Tour Edition
Studio album by McFly
Released 14 May 2007
Genre Pop punk
Length 59:20
Label Island
Producer Julian Emery, Jason Perry
McFly chronology
The Wonderland Tour 2005
Motion in the Ocean Tour
All The Greatest Hits (The DVD)

The Tour Edition of the album was released in May 2007. Alongside the addition of two bonus tracks, the album was accompanied by a DVD of the "Motion In The Ocean Tour 2006", recorded live at Wembley Arena. The album was a limited edition.


McFly had fire for "I Wanna Hold You". During their "Surf Medley", three giant beach balls surfaced the stage. Matt Willis joined the band on stage during the encore with "Don't Stop Me Now".

Track listing

  1. "Please, Please"
  2. "I Wanna Hold You"
  3. "All About You"
  4. "We Are the Young"
  5. "Surf Medley"
    1. "Surfer Babe"
    2. "Down by the Lake"
    3. "That Girl"
    4. "She Left Me"
  6. "Star Girl"
  7. "I'll Be OK"
  8. "Sorry's Not Good Enough"
  9. "Fight for Your Right"
  10. "Not Alone"
  11. "Room on the 3rd Floor"
  12. "Ghostbusters"
  13. "I've Got You"
  14. "Obviously"
  15. "Don't Stop Me Now" (with special guest Matt Willis)
  16. "Five Colours in Her Hair"

Chart performance

Chart Position
UK Albums Chart
Irish Album Chart


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