We know it can be challenging find the best songs from any band and creating a playlist you can enjoy all day. That’s why we have compiled the ten best songs by Oasis for you. Oasis came into being in 1992, in Manchester. Initially, it was composed of four members: Tony McCarroll as the drummer, Paul MacGuigan who played the bass guitar, Liam Gallagher, who supplied the vocal and played the tambourine, and Paul Arthus who play the guitar.
When Liam’s older brother Noel Gallagher joined them as the lead guitar and vocalist, they changed their name to Oasis. They settled for that lineup until April 1995; the band finally broke up in 2014, after several members had left the band over personal differences. Overall, their mode of play was greatly influenced by past British Bands. Each and every one of them is a hit and has listeners across the world have voted them into top ten, 20, and even 100 best songs. Enjoy.
Don’t Look Back in Anger (1995)
The Oasis rock band released this song as their 5th single on February 1996. It was on their second album on 1995. Noel Gallagher, who was the band’s main songwriter, wrote the song. It reached the number one spot in the UK Singles Chart, and sold over 970,000 copies. It was also the 10th best selling single in 1996.
Oasis released this song as their third single on the album Definitely Maybe, which debuted August 1994, shortly after the single’s release. Gallagher wrote it in 1991 before he joined Oasis. It peaked at number 10 in UK’s single charts, and was ranked as the song of all-time by UK’s Q. It was also the first song from Oasis to get in the top ten best singles in the US, peaking at second place in the United States.
Noel Gallagher wrote Champagne Supernova and it’s the closing track in the album Morning Glory. The single got lots of radio and television airplay after its music video directed by Dick Nigel was released to music channels. It sold over 235,000 songs in downloads alone.
Slide Away was written by the lead guitarist Noel Gallagher, and it’s the tenth track on their album, Definitely Maybe.” In 2013, it was listed in NME magazine as being among the “Greatest Brittop Songs,” and it was listed at number 57. Some of its success can be attributed to the fact that it wasn’t overplayed as were other highlights of the same album.
The Masterplan (1995)
The Masterplan released on 1995 was a compilation album. They released with it with an aim to send it countries such as Japan and United States. Those were countries where the original tracks sold as expensive imports from Europe, and were composed of B-Sides. Fortunately, it turned out to be a big success even in the UK and it sold over 3 million copies by 2015. It attained the top 20 in several spots around the world.
Some Might Say (1995)
Guitarist Noel Gallagher wrote the song, and it was released as a first single of the album Morning Glory in 1995. It’s the only one from Oasis to be officially listed in the extended play category. It is considered to be among the best selling single for 1995, selling over 485,000 copies in the UK by 2015.
Whatever was released in a994 and became an anthem as well, although it didn’t feature in a studio album. This song took Oasis to the top three singles spot for the first time. After that, every other single they released topped that spot, up to the year 2000. It sold over 500,000 copies and even went on to top at number 75 on the UK charts after being included in an album in 2009.
Rock ‘n’ Roll Star (1994)
Witten by Noel Gallagher, and released on August 1995, it went on to get to the number 2 spot on the UK Singles Chart. It was the lead single on their second album Morning Glory. So far, it has sold over 600,000 copies. Initially, it battled with Blur’s Country House for the number one spot, but lost by over 50,000 copies.
Noel Gallagher wrote Wonderwall, and Owen Morris produced it. It was included in their second album Morning Star in 1995. The song is about an imaginary friend who saves you from yourself. It did very well, reaching top ten spots in UK, United States, Canada, New Zealand, and Australia. It has so far sold over 1,995,940 copies in the UK.
Half the World Away (1994)
It started on a lower key compared to the other songs by Oasis but ended up being their most memorable songs. It reached number 3 in the UK Singles Chats, and by 2015, it was still on the charts, at number 56. It because available for downloads in the UK as from 2015. The song was later in 2015 selected for a John Lewis Christmas Ad.
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