Oasis

English rock band, Oasis is best remembered as one of the most commercially successful rock bands during the late 1990s and early 2000s. Formed in Manchester, 1991, the group openly uncovered the secret to their musical style as being one that was influenced to a great degree by legendary best-selling music act, The Beatles.

Some members of the band have also credited their skills and styles to the influences of bands such as The StoogesThe Velvet UndergroundThe WhoThe Kinks, among others. Oasis has likewise influenced bands such as Deafheaventhe KillersColdplayAlvvays, and some solo artists like Ryan Adams.

The group went through several changes in their line-up over the course of their career (1991 – 2009). The members include the following:

  • Tony McCarroll
  • Paul McGuigan
  • Paul Arthurs
  • Noel Gallagher
  • Liam Gallagher
  • Gem Archer
  • Andy Bell
  • Alan White

Achievements of Oasis

For an 18-year career, the British band exceeded the expectations of music critics and fans alike. They are one of the best-selling bands of all time, having sold over seventy-five million records worldwide. The band has eight number 1 charted singles and eight number 1 charted UK albums.

Between 1991 and 2009, Oasis produced seven studio albums, a single live album, five compilation albums, thirty-seven music videos, six video albums, twenty-eight singles, a single EP, and nineteen promotional singles.

The band released their record-making album just three years after their inception. The album Definitely Maybe stayed at the No. 1 spot on the UK albums chart for 2months and two weeks. The commercial success of this album on the international front made it the fifth best-selling album in the UK and the best-selling album in the US for more than half a decade. All the studio, live and video albums earned Gold &Platinum certifications

Oasis won awards and recognition from 18 eminent award organizations across the globe. They were nominated for three Grammy awards, Best Rock Vocal Performance by a Duo or GroupBest Rock Song and Best Music Video, Short Form for two of their albums.

They earned six Brit awards and twelve nominations, two Ivor Novello Awards, and a nomination, as well as the Hong Kong Top Sales Music Award for Top 10 Best-Selling Foreign Albums. They have been honored with a Juno Award nomination, two Mercury Prize nominations, one MTV Video Music Award for Best Live Act in 2002 and three other nominations.

Oasis received seventeen awards and twenty-six nominations from the NME Awards, nine awards and eleven nominations from Q Awards, and an award from Silver Clef Awards in 2008.

They were named Best Rock Act from Top of the Pops Awards won an award from Vodafone Live Music Awards, two awards and two nominations from the UK Music Video Awards, and several other nominations.

The band’s second album (What’s the Story) Morning Glory sold over 22 million and is the highest-selling album to date. In total, Oasis won 45 awards and 90 nominations between 1991 and 2009.

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Oasis’ Liam and Noel Gallagher performing on stage live.

Interesting Facts

For a period in the career of the English rock band, their admiration, and imitation of The Beatles was termed as an obsession.

The group disbanded in 2009.

Noel Gallagher and Oasis faced a few lawsuits for plagiarism. The group and its co-founder Noel have been sued three times. First by former musician Neil Innes (Late) and secondly by Coca-Cola with a fine of $500,000. The third lawsuit was formed around a controversy that one of the band’s songs was similar to Steve Wonder’s song “Uptight (Everything’s Alright).

Noel Gallagher sued his brother Liam in 2009, demanding a letter of apology. The lawsuit was dropped after Liam handed an apology letter.

The band’s disbandment arose from a steep and constant disagreement between the two Gallagher brothers. Prior to the official statement made by Noel on the band’s website, Oasis had canceled a number of shows and concerts.

On February 16, 2010, Liam Gallagher took the band’s Brit award on stage and threw it along with the microphone into the crowd.

Brief Conclusion

Oasis has been identified and accepted as one of the biggest and highly rated bands of the late 20th Century. Some of the band members have gone on to pursue their own solo projects.

As of this writing, there has not been any attempt by the band to reunite. They however released an old recorded demo titled Don’t Stop in 2020. This demo received over one million views in less than 24 hours and peaked at number 80 on the UK Singles Chart.

Top Oasis Songs

Here are some of the most notable singles released by Oasis”

  • “Acquiesce”
  • “All Around the World”
  • “Be Here Now”
  • “Boy with the Blues”
  • Champagne Supernova
  • “Cigarettes & Alcohol”
  • “Columbia”
  • “C-m on Feel the Noize”
  • “Don’t Go Away”
  • Don’t Look Back in Anger
  • “Don’t Stop…”
  • “D’You Know What I Mean?”
  • “Falling Down”
  • “Gas Panic!”
  • “Go Let It Out”
  • “Hello”
  • “Hey Hey, My My”
  • “I Am the Walrus”
  • “I Believe in All”
  • “I Hope, I Think, I Know”
  • “I’m Outta Time”
  • “Let There Be Love”
  • “Little by Little”
  • “She Is Love”
  • Live Forever
  • “Lord Don’t Slow Me Down”
  • Lyla
  • “Morning Glory”
  • “Mucky Fingers”
  • “Rock ‘n’ Roll Star”
  • “Roll with It”
  • “Round Are Way”
  • “Sad Song”
  • “Shakermaker”
  • “Slide Away”
  • “Some Might Say”
  • “Songbird”
  • “Stand by Me”
  • Stop Crying Your Heart Out
  • “Sunday Morning Call”
  • Supersonic
  • “The Hindu Times”
  • “The Importance of Being Idle”
  • “The Masterplan”
  • “The Meaning of Soul”
  • “The Shock of the Lightning”
  • “Turn Up the Sun”
  • “Whatever”
  • “Where Did It All Go Wrong?”
  • Who Feels Love?
  • Wonderwall

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