Oasis – “Wonderwall”

October 4, 2022

Today’s song of the day is “Wonderwall” by the band Oasis. The song is among the most popular classic rock tracks from the 90s, although its lyrics are oblique.

Fun Facts:

  • The track is by Oasis, an English rock band. It was composed and written by Noel Gallagher.
  • “Wonderwall” was produced by Owen Morris and Noel Gallagher for Morning Glory, the band’s second album and released in 1995. It was the 4th single for the album.
  • Noel Gallagher describes “Wonderwall” as an imaginary friend who will come and save you from yourself. 
  • The song’s title was adapted from Wonderwall- from Psychedelia to Surrealism, a 1968 film for which George Harrison Provided a soundtrack. The song was initially titled Wishing Stone.
  • Besides topping the charts in New Zealand and Australia, “Wonderwall” also reached the top 10 in thirteen other countries. It peaked at 8 in the United States and 10 in Canada.
  • The track also ranked at position two both on the Irish singles Chart and UK singles chart. The US Recording Industry Association certified the track Gold, while the British Phonographic Industry certified it sextuple platinum.
  • “Wonderwall” remains one of the most popular tracks produced by Oasis. It was voted position one by an Australian alternative radio station. Many other musicians like Cat Power and Ryan Adams have also covered the track. 
  • “Wonderwall” was the first 1990s song to hit a billion streams on the popular music streaming site Spotify.
  • “Wonderwall” was recorded in wales at the Rockfield Studios during a 2-week recording of the album Morning Glory in the May of 1995.
  • Alongside Gallagher, Morris produced the song within half a day using a brick walling technique to make the music sound more intense.
  • Liam Gallagher was the lead singer of the song, with all the band members except Paul Mcguigan contributing to the recording. Noel Played the bass instead of McGuigan.

Lyrics 

Today is gonna be the day that they’re gonna throw it back to you

And 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

And backbeat, the word is on the street that the fire in your heart is out

I’m sure you’ve heard it all before, but you never really had a doubt

I don’t believe that anybody feels the way I do about you now

And all the roads we have to walk are winding

And all the lights that lead us there are blinding

There are many things that I would like to say to you, but I don’t know how

Because maybe

You’re gonna be the one that saves me

And after all

You’re my wonderwall

Today was gonna be the day, but they’ll never throw it back to you

And by now, you should’ve somehow realized what you’re not to do

I don’t believe that anybody feels the way I do about you now

And all the roads that lead you there were winding

And all the lights that light the way are blinding

There are many things that I would like to say to you, but I don’t know how

I said maybe

You’re gonna be the one that saves me

And after all

You’re my wonderwall

I said maybe (I said maybe)

You’re gonna be the one that saves me

And after all

You’re my wonderwall

I said maybe (I said maybe)

You’re gonna be the one that saves me (saves me)

You’re gonna be the one that saves me (saves me)

You’re gonna be the one that saves me (saves me)

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