Skip to main content

Top 25 Oasis Songs: 10-1


Click here if you haven't seen the previous post:
Top 25 Songs: 25-11

10. Half The World Away (Whatever B-Side)

The Royle Family theme tune has been a favourite of mine for years, a tune to sing your heart out to but also be able to just sit and listen to. I'm traditionally more of a fan of the Liam-sung tunes but this is right up there in terms of Noel songs, it's just so heartfelt and presents a whole other side of the band.

9. The Masterplan (Wonderwall B-Side)

I'm not the biggest fan of Wonderwall, it might be because of the constant overplaying of the tune as I was growing up. However, along with its B-Sides it must be one of the greatest singles of all time. The Masterplan is another Noel led tune that has made this list, and I've been lucky enough to see this live on Noel's solo tour, and it's absolutely unmatched! A classic in it's own right that only ever made it into being a B-Side.


8. D'You Know What I Mean


The song that made me an Oasis fan, 9 minutes of pure unadulterated rock and roll. For me, this is exemplary of the excess of the Be Here Now album and I love every second of it. From the helicopter whirling intro to the explosive chorus. This track carries a ridiculous amount of swagger to it and it's undeniably a classic, and probably one of the best songs to go over 9 minutes.

7. Talk Tonight (Some Might Say B-Side)

A song with a bit more substance, a song I've grown to love more since watching the Supersonic documentry. The story of Noel just escaping the rock n roll life and writing this song whilst sat alone in a hotel is a punch right into the feelings. It's a beautifully written, acoustic ballad though. At this point you must be thinking for someone who prefers Liam's tunes there sure are a lot of Noel-led ballads in this top 10... and I have no valid answer for that.


6. All Around The World


Once again, another extensively long tune that just builds up to boiling point and I can only imagine it would be perfect for Liam to whack out at one of his upcoming festival dates. However, the tune does start to drag on after a short while, it gets very repetitive and ultimately it starts to feel like a Hey Jude rip off. But to think that this was actually one of the earliest Oasis songs to be written. Great tune though.

5. Champagne Supernova

Champagne Supernova is one of the most glorious examples of music to be released in my lifetime. It doesn't even make any sense, as Noel Gallagher himself has proclaimed numerous times in the past. But it's just such a beautiful song with essences of prog rock as the track becomes more and more obscure. It's a riveting listen and it's Oasis at their most experimental whilst it still pays off.

4. Stop Crying Your Heart Out

A band that aren't necessarily known for their slow, meaningful ballads produce one of the greatest, emotionally charged songs of all time. A song that can bring a lump to the throat of even the manliest of men. It's surprising that this song ever saw the light of day because I'm not sure how they managed to get it past Liam - just doesn't seem like his cup of tea, especially in his wilder days. Despite that though, it's excellent, and it's one of the greatest ballads of our generation.


3. Live Forever

One of the most poignant and profusely thoughtful songs of the britpop era. A song that explores the futility of life whilst also discussing how the younger generation are striving to live forever. Both of the Gallaghers have since said that they would not like to live forever which just shows the mindset of a 20 something to a 40 something. Nonetheless, it is a song that has surpassed generation after generation and still adored today.

2. Acquiesce (Some Might Say B-Side)

Acquiesce is just the perfect bromance song. A rare occasion with both of the Gallagher brothers singing and it does make it a tad cliche to be fair. However, it's just one of the more ferocious and outgoing Oasis songs. It's also my second favourite, and to think it was relegated to being a B-Side absolutely blows my mind! Liam's vocals are completely on point and it just gos to show how on top of his game he was in the 90's. Unfortunately, when Noel Gallagher sings "Our Soul" in the chorus it does sound like he sings "Arsehole".

1. Supersonic

And here it is. The title of their phenomenal documentary. A song that defines the 90s. And one of the best rock n roll, swagger anthems to ever be written. What a gem this tune really is, it just creates such a buzz whenever you listen to it. When I saw Liam in late 2017 he did this and it was absolutely deafening, the crowd were literally screaming the words back at him and it honestly gave me goosebumps. What a tune. What. A. Tune.

Comments

Popular posts from this blog

TOP 50 ALBUMS OF THE YEAR 2017!

50. LCD Soundsystem - American Dream  LCD Soundsystem returned this year after a long time being split up, and it was the year of reunions with everyone seeming to put their differences aside and rake in their money with a big tour. However, LCD produced one of the stand out albums of the year, a side step from their previous projects and produced more anthemic songs. There's some real stand out tracks of the year on this album, it's just a shame about that Microsoft Paint cover.
49.The Mothers Earth Experiment - The Mothers Earth Experiment
I'm not the biggest fan of Prog Rock, but then again maybe I'm just not listening to the right stuff. However, TMEE fall into this genre and they've released one of my albums of the year. Whilst chatting to them about it as part of my 'Introducing...' series it was extremely interesting to hear about the making of the album, it's big influences and that strangely wonderful album cover. A must listen for Prog Rock fan…

Introducing... NAMES

NAMES are a band hailing from Wales, a music scene that appears to be bursting at the seams at the moment with phenomenal acts such as Boy Azooga, Estrons & We're No Heroes it's easy to see why a lot of labels are focusing their attention on that area. NAMES are different though, more sincere and genuine than a lot of musical acts out there with a voice to die for and the melodies to match. Their single "Limb By Limb" is an absolute cracker and I recommend checking it out immediately.

Question. Why did you call yourselves NAMES?
Ioan Hazell:
We always felt that Names had a refreshing sense of anonymity (it was also what we had written as the title of the list of potential band names.
Joey Robbins: The fact that it's such an unusual name, and the kind of mysterious vibe it carries appealed to us.

Q. Was there ever the thought process that it was never going to get you to the top of a google search?
IH:
Yeah, thats an unfortunate truth of it, it forces people to le…

Introducing... The Covasettes

The Covasettes first came to my attention a while back, their indie-tune 'This Feeling' grabbed me immediately and from that first listen I knew this band were something special. Coming from the land of music royalty, Manchester, it's in their DNA to build on the foundations of an already fantastic musical heritage. They've just released the latest banger to add to their discography 'Top Drawer' which is a clear sign that The Covasettes have found their sound and now they're hellbent on perfecting it! I was lucky enough to chat with lead singer, Chris Buxton, regarding their uprising, their Manchester roots and what is the ultimate plan for the band...

Question. Where did the name The Covasettes come from?
The Covasettes:
There are a fair few stories floating around as to how our name came to be, so we think we’ll leave it to the people to decide which story they believe, but we can safely say, that it came from the heart.

Q. What made you want to get into mus…