Favorite song

Italy
May 7, 2007 3:19am CST
What's your favorite song by Oasis? I love Wonderwall. "Wonderwall" is a song and subsequent single by British rock band Oasis taken from their second album (What's the Story) Morning Glory?. It was written by Oasis guitarist Noel Gallagher. Released in October 1995, it peaked at #1 in the UK charts and proved to be their American breakthrough, giving Oasis their only US Top 10 hit thus far. "Wonderwall" is perhaps their most popular song, despite the fact that British TV stars Robson & Jerome's "I Believe"/"Up on the Roof" kept it out of the top slot. "Wonderwall" has had enduring popularity in Oasis' canon. As of 2005 it was number 99 in the UK's list of best-selling singles and frequently appears in "best-of" single polls. It has now sold over a million copies in singles sales and download sales in the UK. The song takes its name from the 1968 album Wonderwall Music by George Harrison, at the time still a member of the Beatles. Harrison's album was in fact a soundtrack to the film Wonderwall, but the film has remained unknown by the general public. The song was ranked #2 on Q Magazine's list of the greatest songs of all time, just behind another Oasis song, Live Forever. It is often claimed that "Wonderwall" was written for Gallagher's then-girlfriend, Meg Mathews. Noel married Mathews, but they were divorced in 2001. Gallagher now claims that the song was not about Mathews at all, but he felt he had to go along with the rumour, saying "The meaning of that song was taken away from me by the media who jumped on it. How do you tell your missus it's not about her once she's read it is? It's a song about an imaginary friend who's gonna come and save you from yourself." Initially Noel wanted to sing this song, but he gave his brother Liam Gallagher the choice, and Noel ended up singing "Don't Look Back in Anger". The music video to the song is also notable as having been filmed in the relatively brief period when bassist Paul "Guigsy" McGuigan quit the band due to nervous exhaustion; Scott McLeod came in to replace him. The sleeve artwork was inspired by the paintings of the Belgian surrealist René Magritte, and was shot on Primrose Hill in northwest London. The hand holding the frame is of art director Brian Cannon; the girl is Anita Heryet, a Creation Records employee. The original idea was to have Liam Gallagher in the frame before Noel Gallagher vetoed that idea whilst the shoot was taking place. The song is included on Oasis' "best-of" album Stop the Clocks.
14 responses
@diansinta (7551)
• Indonesia
10 Jun 07
oasis - oasis band
"Don't look back in anger" is my favorite.
• Italy
10 Jun 07
Don't look back in anger is a great song...
• Brazil
19 Jul 07
dont look back in anger ís really great !
@kaguvkov (1041)
• Philippines
16 Sep 08
I like their song "champagne supernova". The beat really rock me off. I remember the days before when oasis was really a big hit in our place and all the teenagers are idolizing them and made a look alike to them especially their hair. It was very funny to look at then because every time you look at your side there are look alike of their hair.
• Philippines
5 Nov 12
Funny thinking about it now. I was one of those who had my hair done 'Oasis' style. I even got my nickname from them.
• United States
18 May 08
My favorite song(s) are Live Forever, Morning Glory, and Stop Crying Your Eyes Out. Of course, with a band this awesome, it's hard to decide.
@kaguvkov (1041)
• Philippines
16 Sep 08
that is "stop crying your heart out" of course I really like this song. Everytime I played this song always because the tune are very good. I have heard this song also featured in the Beijing Olympic for the athletes to stop crying their heart out!
• United States
29 Oct 07
Wonderwall is one of my favorites as well. My absolute favorite is Champange Supernova..
• Italy
29 Oct 07
Champagne supernova in the sky :-)
20 Sep 07
Yeah its gotta be Wonderwall! thats a brilliant song! thats the song I first listened to from Oasis and now i love them!!
• Italy
20 Sep 07
Thanks for the answer, Oasis is the best band :-)
7 Jun 07
My favourite Oasis song has always been Wonderwall and i think it always will be. It's on my favourite Oasis album What's the Story and i would listen to it all day. It's always a nice surprise when it comes on on the radio.
• Italy
7 Jun 07
Yes I have heard some days ago Wonderwall on the radio and it was a surprise for me, too.
• Philippines
15 May 07
Stand by Me!!! I love this song especially the acoustic version. This song was written by lead guitarist Noel Gallagher. It was the second single to be released from the band's third album "Be Here Now." Stand by Me peaked at number 2 in the UK Charts in September 1997. Noel Gallagher claims to have written the song whilst suffering from food poisoning when he first moved to London. His mother Peggy would call him and repeatedly told him to ensure he was eating properly. This spurred him to cook a proper English Sunday dinner, which resulted to food poisoning. He claims that the song's first line - "Made a meal and threw it up on Sunday/ I've got a lot of things to learn - came to him as he lay on the floor and it was then that he began to pen out the lyrics.
@diansinta (7551)
• Indonesia
10 Jun 07
ah! i forgot! i like "stand by me" too
@nanayangel (7839)
• Philippines
21 Aug 08
Hi there Steerforth! My favorite Oasis song is "Don't Look Back in Anger". I also like Maroon Five's version of that song.
@malkaff (171)
• Romania
14 Jul 08
I love Wonderwall.. It's the best song of Oasis. At least, that is what I think:D
@linben (132)
13 Nov 07
I think i like stand by me best now. But in different situation and mood, you may like different songs. With so many great songs , who knows which would be my next favorate one?
@allegro (37)
• Brazil
21 May 07
I Like many songs, but I think my favourite one is "Little by Little". The Music Video is calm and so green and lonely... just his acoustic guitar and his voice... Sometimes it reminds me of The Beatles, and I bet Gallaghers Brothers would love to hear that too xD "Don't Go Away" and "Don't Loon Back in Anger" come right after... that's my TOP 3 Oasis Songs.
@Loliroy (173)
• Brazil
21 May 07
I like Wonderwall and Stand by Me but my favorite is Wonderwall
@zamm13 (363)
• Philippines
19 May 07
i love "don't look back in anger" *sings* so sally can wait... oasis rocks!
• Philippines
10 May 07
i love "champagne supernova".