Here is his definitive, ultimate, can't-be-disputed list, from worst to best. It was, I think, my friend Hamish who I once spent some time pondering the improbability of a band like Oasis existing. And then somehow, because of fate or luck or magic or witchcraft, they work it out, and they form Oasis. What, actually, are the chances of that happening? One in a million? One in a trillion? One in a billion?
'Roll With It'
I was a relatively late-comer to the Oasis party. Including, of course, the remainder of the Oasis discography. Even among most people who identify as Oasis fans, the standard line on the band is that they had two great albums and then started to lose the plot. In total, Oasis released songs. Here is a ranking of the best 25, from worst to best. Editor's note: Picks 26 through can be read on John's personal blog. Also, it has, without a doubt, the greatest Morse code and accordion solos in Oasis history. It rocks. Given the era in which it was made, it borders on miraculous that Liam sang on this song at all; much less that he turned in a performance this strong. It is primarily guitar-led, but includes a simple piano solo, all while the feedback-heavy guitar progresses and Liam sings his heart out.
A look back—but not in anger, more in admiration.
As introductions to rock bands go, Definitely Maybe is certainly a strong one. But what about the songs? So, we look back at that massive debut album, we count down the songs that made it happen.
Oasis were Britpop's most commercially successful band in the '90s. They hit the Top 5 in the United States and No. Oasis were also one of the most arrogant bands to ever walk the planet. That they managed to keep it together for nearly 20 years and through seven albums is some sort of miracle. Most of the cuts on our list of the 10 Best Oasis Songs come from their first two LPs, when they indeed gave the Fab Four a run for their money.