History YMMV / Oasis

26th Aug '17 7:26:24 PM RisefromYourGrave
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* {{Applicability}}: Probably the reason why "Champagne Supernova", with its [[WordSaladLyrics ridiculous lyrics]], is a fan favourite is because it means a lot of different things to a lot of different people. As Noel said in a 2009 interview:
-->This writer, he was going on about the lyrics to "Champagne Supernova", and he actually said to me: 'You know, the one thing that's stopping it being a classic is the ridiculous lyrics.' And I went: 'What do you mean by that?' And he said: 'Well, Slowly walking down the hall, faster than a cannonball what's that mean?' And I went: 'I don't know. But are you telling me, when you've got 60,000 people singing it, they don't know what it means? It means something different to every one of them.'
26th Aug '17 7:12:36 PM RisefromYourGrave
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26th Jul '17 3:54:22 PM bt8257
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* TheyChangedItNowItSucks: Many people had this reaction to ''Standing On The Shoulder Of Giants'', despite the demand for change from much of the music press following ''Be Here Now''. When they vary their sound the press hounded them for it. Many fans see ''Giants'' (as well as ''Be Here Now'') as misunderstood and unfairly maligned records, especially with tracks such as "Go Let It Out" and the fan favourite "Gas Panic!".

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* TheyChangedItNowItSucks: Many people had this reaction to ''Standing On The on the Shoulder Of of Giants'', despite the demand for change from much of the music press following ''Be Here Now''. When they vary their sound the press hounded them for it. Many fans see ''Giants'' (as well as ''Be Here Now'') as misunderstood and unfairly maligned records, especially with tracks such as "Go Let It Out" and the fan favourite "Gas Panic!".
22nd Jul '17 2:35:44 PM bt8257
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* EarWorm: Uncontestably, "Wonderwall."

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* EarWorm: Uncontestably, "Wonderwall.""Wonderwall".



* FanonDiscontinuity: Just who 'Sally' from "Don't Look Back in Anger" is supposed to be has been debated among fans for ''years'', despite Noel saying numerous times that it is not any specific person (the name was Liam's idea). This still hasn't stopped fans pestering him about it. For twenty years, fans have still been coming up with such EpilepticTrees theories as her being a former girlfriend of one of the bandmates, her being the same subject as Music/TheStoneRoses' song "Sally Cinnamon", and even her being a metaphor for drugs.

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* FanonDiscontinuity: Just who 'Sally' from "Don't Look Back in Anger" is supposed to be has been debated among fans for ''years'', despite Noel saying numerous times that it is not any specific person (the (Noel ''has'' stated in an interview he did alongside Liam, that the name was Liam's idea). This still hasn't stopped fans pestering him about it. For twenty years, fans have still been coming up with such EpilepticTrees theories as her being a former girlfriend of one of the bandmates, her being the same subject as Music/TheStoneRoses' song "Sally Cinnamon", and even her being a metaphor for drugs.



* HilariousInHindsight: The ''New Musical Express'' spoofed the band's thrall to Music/TheBeatles and their tendency to plagarize with a fictitious interview in which Noel Gallagher claimed to be '[[BiggerThanJesus Bigger Than God]]'. Just one year later, in real life, he made exactly the same claim.

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* HilariousInHindsight: The ''New Musical Express'' spoofed the band's thrall to Music/TheBeatles and their tendency to plagarize with a fictitious interview in which Noel Gallagher claimed to be '[[BiggerThanJesus Bigger Than God]]'. Just one ''one year later, later'', in real life, he made exactly the same claim.
12th Jul '17 11:54:38 PM bt8257
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* BrokenBase: Every album except the first two has fans arguing that it's good or bad. It's a good indication that when 100 fans were surveyed as to which songs should appear on their GreatestHitsAlbum that there was ''no song that appeared on everyone's list.'' Yes, that includes the popular, iconic Oasis songs like "Live Forever", "Wonderwall", "Acquiesce" and "Don't Look Back in Anger". The base is ''just that broken.''

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* BrokenBase: Every album except the first two has fans arguing that it's good or bad. It's a good indication that when 100 fans were surveyed as to which songs should appear on their GreatestHitsAlbum that there was ''no song that appeared on everyone's list.'' Yes, that includes the popular, iconic Oasis songs like "Live Forever", "Supersonic", "Wonderwall", "Acquiesce" and "Don't Look Back in Anger". The base is ''just that broken.''
12th Jul '17 2:18:24 AM bt8257
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** A lot of others too. "Don't Look Back in Anger", "Champagne Supernova", "D'you Know What I Mean", "Live Forever", "Slide Away", "Morning Glory", "Some Might Say", "Cast No Shadow", list goes on.

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** A lot of others too. "Don't Look Back in Anger", "Champagne Supernova", "D'you "D'You Know What I Mean", Mean?", "Live Forever", "Slide Away", "Morning Glory", "Some Might Say", "Cast No Shadow", list goes on.on.
* EpicRiff: More than enough to go around.



* FanonDiscontinuity: Just who 'Sally' from "Don't Look Back in Anger" is supposed to be has been debated among fans for ''years'', despite Noel saying numerous times that it is not any specific person (the name was just chosen randomly or it was Liam's idea, reports differ). This still hasn't stopped fans pestering him about it. For twenty years, fans have still been coming up with such EpilepticTrees theories as her being a former girlfriend of one of the bandmates, her being the same subject as Music/TheStoneRoses' song "Sally Cinnamon", and even her being a metaphor for drugs.
* [[FirstInstallmentWins First Two Albums Win]]: All Oasis fans with very few exceptions like the first two albums, and to the general public those albums (along with two popular non-album songs from the same era, "Acquiesce" and "Whatever") ''are'' Oasis. As to the others... see BrokenBase.

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* FanonDiscontinuity: Just who 'Sally' from "Don't Look Back in Anger" is supposed to be has been debated among fans for ''years'', despite Noel saying numerous times that it is not any specific person (the name was just chosen randomly or it was Liam's idea, reports differ).idea). This still hasn't stopped fans pestering him about it. For twenty years, fans have still been coming up with such EpilepticTrees theories as her being a former girlfriend of one of the bandmates, her being the same subject as Music/TheStoneRoses' song "Sally Cinnamon", and even her being a metaphor for drugs.
* [[FirstInstallmentWins First Two Albums Win]]: All Oasis fans with very few exceptions like ''Definitely Maybe'' and ''(What's the first two albums, Story) Morning Glory?'', and to the general public those albums (along with two popular non-album songs from the same era, "Acquiesce" and "Whatever") ''are'' Oasis. As to the others... see BrokenBase.



** Similarly, "Champagne Supernova" was not released as a single anywhere else but the United States, where it's probably their best known song outside of "Wonderwall".

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** Similarly, "Champagne Supernova" was not released as a single anywhere else but the United States, where it's its probably their best known song outside of "Wonderwall".



* OneHitWonder: Played straight in the US, averted pretty much everywhere else. In fact, the only place where Oasis wasn't one of the biggest band in the world during [[TheNineties the 90's]] was the US. They had one top ten hit ("Wonderwall", which peaked at #8 in January of 1996), and they only had two other singles chart there, and even then, they didn't reach very high ("Don't Look Back in Anger" peaked at #55 in April of 1996 and "The Shock of Lightning" peaked at #93 in October of 2008). This can partly be blamed on Billboard, as many of their singles, despite being reviving huge airplay and sales, were illegible to chart, due to the controversial rule (disbanded in 1996) that only songs released as singles could chart. Many of their songs weren't released as singles in the US until their popularity had died down.

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* OneHitWonder: Played straight in the US, averted pretty much everywhere else. In fact, the only place where Oasis wasn't one of the biggest band in the world during [[TheNineties the 90's]] was the US. They had one top ten hit ("Wonderwall", which peaked at #8 in January of 1996), and they only had two other singles chart there, and even then, they didn't reach very high ("Don't Look Back in Anger" peaked at #55 in April of 1996 and "The Shock of Lightning" peaked at #93 in October of 2008). This can partly be blamed on Billboard, as many of their singles, despite being reviving huge airplay and sales, were illegible to chart, due to the controversial rule (disbanded in 1996) 1998) that only songs released as singles could chart. Many of their songs weren't released as singles in the US until their popularity had died down.
28th Jun '17 2:25:59 AM bt8257
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** To be precise, the verse of "Lyla" sounds remarkably similar to "Street Fighting Man" by Music/TheRollingStones; "Shakermaker" rips off "I'd Like To Teach The World To Sing"; "Roll With It" sounds so like Music/StatusQuo that t-shirts were made with "Quoasis" on them (Noel even [[http://www.nme.com/news/blur/12608 wore one]].) Despite this, Noel Gallagher [[https://factorysunburst.wordpress.com/2013/09/08/noel-gallagher-and-influences/ insists]] that his primary influences are "[[Music/TheKinks Ray Davies]], [[Music/TheBeatles John Lennon]] and [[Music/TheWho Pete Townshend]]."

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** To be precise, the verse of "Lyla" sounds remarkably similar to "Street Fighting Man" by Music/TheRollingStones; "Shakermaker" rips off "I'd Like To to Teach The the World To Sing"; to Sing (In Perfect Harmony)"; "Roll With It" sounds so like Music/StatusQuo that t-shirts were made with "Quoasis" on them (Noel even [[http://www.nme.com/news/blur/12608 wore one]].) Despite this, Noel Gallagher [[https://factorysunburst.wordpress.com/2013/09/08/noel-gallagher-and-influences/ insists]] that his primary influences are "[[Music/TheKinks Ray Davies]], [[Music/TheBeatles John Lennon]] and [[Music/TheWho Pete Townshend]]."



* ThatOneLevel: For the campaign, it's "Up the Nile" where in the majority of levels, levels are divided by the river, making it impossible to connect the cities and much harder to defend against barbarian attacks. For the level modifier, it's the meteors which can destroy cities and roads.

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* ThatOneLevel: For the campaign, it's "Up the Nile" where in the majority of levels, levels are divided by the river, making it impossible to connect the cities and much harder to defend against barbarian attacks. For the level modifier, it's the meteors which can destroy cities and roads.roads.
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12th Jun '17 8:25:14 AM Discord_and_Dine
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* OneHitWonder: Played straight in the US, averted pretty much everywhere else. In fact, the only place where Oasis wasn't one of the biggest band in the world during [[TheNineties the 90's]] was the US. They had one top ten hit ("Wonderwall", which peaked at #8 in January of 1996), and they only had two other singles chart there, and even then, they didn't reach very high ("Don't Look Back in Anger" peaked at #55 in April of 1996 and "The Shock of Lightning" peaked at #93 in October of 2008). This can partly be blamed on Billboard, as many of their singles, despite being reviving huge airplay and sales, were illegible to chart, due to the controversial rule (disbanded in 1996) that only songs released as singles could chart. Many of their songs weren't released as singles in the US until their popularity had died down.
24th May '17 9:50:59 AM CumbersomeTercel
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* DorkAge: In a rare case of by the band's own admission, Noel Gallagher writes off much of the late '90s output, and also chunks of the mid '00s. On a greatest hits DVD, he even went so far as to ask why somebody didn't just to tell them to "stop".



* FandomBerserkButton: Oasis fans don't like being reminded that {{Music/Blur}}'s "Country House" beat out "Roll With It" for the top spot on the UK Singles Chart.

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* FandomBerserkButton: Oasis fans don't like being reminded that {{Music/Blur}}'s Music/{{Blur}}'s "Country House" beat out "Roll With It" for the top spot on the UK Singles Chart.
23rd May '17 2:54:13 PM CumbersomeTercel
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* HilariousInHindsight: The ''New Musical Express'' spoofed the band's thrall to Music/TheBeatles and their tendency to plagarize with a fictitious interview in which Noel Gallagher claimed to be '[[BiggerThanJesus Bigger Than God]]'. Just one year later, in real life, he made exactly the same claim.
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