Trivia / Oasis


  • Black Sheep Hit: "Wonderwall" is their best-known song, yet it doesn't have the Beatles-influenced sound that most of their work has.
  • Breakthrough Hit: "Live Forever".
  • Creator Backlash:
    • Both Be Here Now and the song "Roll With It" for Noel Gallagher.
    • And the band name 'Oasis' for Liam Gallagher, who also refuses to play Oasis songs with Beady Eye. They got over this long enough enough to sing "Wonderwall" at the closing ceremonies for the 2012 London Summer Olympic Games.
    • Later, Noel finally disowned Standing on the Shoulder of Giants, conventionally seen as their lowest point, as a mistake, saying he wasn't on his best shape and "just wrote songs for the sake of making an album."
  • DVD Commentary: Oasis: Time Flies 1994-2009 has Noel doing a commentary on the band's music videos. He watches some of them for the first time and he's definitely not impressed.
  • Name's the Same: No, Alan White is not the drummer for Yes.
  • Old Shame: The band retrospectively disown large chunks of their output. In the commentary for the playthrough of all of their hit music videos on the Greatest Hits DVD, Noel spends much of his time mocking singles from the late 1990s, despite at the time defending them heavily in the press, going as far to ask why somebody didn't take him to one and side and tell him to "just stop". Could also be seen as a slight Dork Age.
  • One-Hit Wonder: In America, "Wonderwall" was their only big hit. Despite this, they still have a cult following and are highly influential there.
  • Revival by Commercialization: Inverted somehow: "Shakermaker" ripped off "I'd Like to Teach the World to Sing (In Perfect Harmony)" and they were sued. Noel then joked that "Now we all drink Pepsi."
    • And then parodied by the Oasis tribute band No Way Sis, who covered the Coca Cola jingle in Oasis' style.
    • Then, quite amazingly Coca-Cola used "Whatever" in the 125th anniversary commercials.
  • What Could Have Been:
    • When making (What's the Story) Morning Glory?, Noel presented Liam with two songs and told him to pick one to sing, and he would sing the other one himself. The songs? "Wonderwall" and "Don't Look Back in Anger". Imagine how the latter would sound with Liam's vocals...
    • Dig Out Your Soul was mostly credited as a return to form for the band... and then they broke up.

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