Oasis biography

The most successful British band of the 90s!

Oasis was an English rock band led by two brothers, guitarist and songwriter Noel Gallagher and lead vocalist Liam Gallagher.

Their biggest tunes include Don’t Look Back In Anger, Champagne Supernova, Live Forever, Stand By Me, Morning Glory, and of course, the immortal Wonderwall.

With eight #1 singles, fifteen NME Awards, nine Q Awards, four MTV Europe awards, and five Brit awards, The Guinness Book Of Hit Singles And Albums declared Oasis the Most Successful Act of the 90s in the U.K.

Their impact on British culture was so big that during the peak of Britpop, a similar fan rivalry between Oasis vs Blur was comparable to what we saw in the 60s between The Beatles vs The Rolling Stones.

Since the 90s, British music festival culture has become more and more popular and Oasis came to set the standard for what to be expected from a headlining act.

Oasis, Wonderwall, and big U.K festivals like Glastonbury have become synonymous. 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.

Wonderwall was Oasis’ biggest hit

Initially named Wishing Stone, Wonderwall was renamed after a film from 1968 that bore the same name. George Harrison and Eric Clapton wrote the original soundtrack for the film.

Rumors claim that Noel wrote Wonderwall for his wife Meg Mathews. After the divorce, Noel claimed the song was about an imaginary friend who’s going to 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 thirty years.

Famous covers of Wonderwall include the one by Ryan Adams. His version was so good that even Oasis started to use ideas from Ryan’s arrangement.

In May 2005, Virgin Radio voted Wonderwall the best British song of all time, with the help of over eight thousand listeners.

Don’t Look Back In Anger – Chords

C G | Am E | F G | C A5 G5 |
Slip inside the eye of your mind, don’t you know you might find, a better place to play.
C G | Am E | F G | C A5 G5 |
You said that you’d never been, but all the things that you’ve seen, slowly fade away.

Go to Don’t Look Back In Anger chords.

Wonderwall – Chords

Oasis’ biggest hit may have been sung in pubs around the world more than any other song since its release.

A must for any aspiring guitarist and songwriter, Wonderwall is great fun to learn. What you can learn from it is even greater.

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Wonderwall – Lyrics

Today is gonna be the day that they’re gonna throw it back to you.
By now you should’ve somehow realized what you gotta do.
I don’t believe that anybody feels the way I do about you now.
Back beat the word was on the street that the fire in your heart is out.

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