Oasis Biography

The most successful British band of the 90s!

Oasis are an English rock band led by lead by two brothers. Guitarist and songwriter Noel Gallagher and lead vocalist Liam Gallagher.

Oasis biggest tunes include Don’t Look Back In Anger and Wonderwall.

With 8 #1 singles, 15 NME Awards, 9 Q Awards, 4 Mtv Europe Awards and 5 Brit Awards, The Guinness Book Of Hit Singles And Albums declared Oasis the Most Successful Act of the Last Decade in the UK.

During the the peak of Brit Pop in the 90s, a similar fan relationship between Oasis Vs Blur occurred as in the 60s of The Beatles Vs The Rolling Stones.

The last two decades have seen an increased popularity of the British music festival culture and Oasis have come to set the standard for what to expect from a headlining act.

Wonderwall was Oasis biggest hit!

Initially named Wishing Stone, Wonderwall was renamed after a film from 1968 that bore the same name.

George Harrison wrote the original soundtrack for the film Wonderwall Music.

Rumors claim that Noel wrote Wonderwall for his wife Meg Mathews, post the divorce Noel claimed the song was about an imaginary friend who’s gonna come and save you from yourself.

Wonderwall is by far Oasis most popular track and can only be compared to Angels by Robbie Williams as the most popular song by a British act in the last 20 years.

Wonderwall Legacy

Oasis shows at Glastonbury have become legendary, so much so that when Jay-Z was headlining in 2008, there was controversy.

Glastonbury is for British bands argued the British press. Jay-Z answered by opening up with Wonderwall.

A year later when Oasis pulled out of V festival last minute, Snow Patrol performed the song in honor of receiving their slot.

Other famous covers of Wonderwall include the one of Ryan Adams. This version was so big that even oasis started to use ideas from Ryan’s arrangement.

In may 2005 Virgin Radio voted Wonderwall best British song of all time, with the help of over 8.000 listeners.

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