Oasis (English rock band (1991–2009))

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Oasis were an English rock band formed in Manchester in 1991. Developed from an earlier group, the Rain, the band originally consisted of Liam Gallagher (vocals and tambourine), Paul "Bonehead" Arthurs (guitar), Paul "Guigsy" McGuigan (bass guitar), and Tony McCarroll (drums, percussion). They were later joined by Liam's older brother Noel Gallagher (lead guitar and vocals) as a fifth member, becoming the band's settled line-up until April 1995.

Oasis signed to independent record label Creation Records in 1993 and released their record-setting debut album Definitely Maybe (1994). The following year the band recorded (What's the Story) Morning Glory? (1995) with drummer Alan White, in the midst of a chart rivalry with Britpop peers Blur. Along with Suede, Pulp and Blur, Oasis came to be regarded as a component of the Britpop "big four", and the Gallagher brothers were featured regularly in tabloid newspapers for their sibling disputes and wild lifestyles. In 1997 Oasis released their third album, Be Here Now (1997), and although it was the fastest-selling album in UK chart history, the album's popularity tapered off quickly, but not before selling 8 million copies. McGuigan and Arthurs left Oasis in 1999 as the band released Standing on the Shoulder of Giants (2000). After their departures, they were replaced by former Heavy Stereo guitarist/frontman Gem Archer and former Ride guitarist/frontman Andy Bell. Their fifth studio album Heathen Chemistry was released in 2002. In 2004 drummer Alan White left the band leaving them as a four-piece with addition of The Who drummer Zak Starkey as recording and touring unofficial fifth member and found renewed success and popularity with Don't Believe the Truth (2005).

Following the recording of the band's seventh album Dig Out Your Soul in May 2008, Starkey departed the band and with Chris Sharrock as touring member, Oasis did their last tour as a collective band. During the tour the brothers' increasingly deteriorating relationship ultimately led to Noel Gallagher announcing in August 2009 that he would be leaving the band after a backstage altercation with Liam before a festival appearance. The band, comprising the remaining members of Oasis and led by Liam Gallagher, decided to continue working together under the name Beady Eye until breaking up in 2014, while Noel went on to form his solo project Noel Gallagher's High Flying Birds.

As well as singing in Mancunian accents and references to British culture in their lyrics, Oasis were influenced by British guitar bands from the past. They have had eight UK number-one singles and eight UK number-one albums, and won fifteen NME Awards, nine Q Awards, four MTV Europe Music Awards and six Brit Awards, including one in 2007 for Outstanding Contribution to Music and one for the Best Album of the Last 30 Years as voted by BBC Radio 2 listeners; they have been nominated for three Grammy Awards. By 2009, Oasis had sold over 70 million records worldwide. The band were listed in the Guinness World Records book in 2010 for "Longest Top 10 UK Chart Run by a Group" after an unprecedented run of 22 top 10 hits in the UK. The band also holds the Guinness World Record for being the most successful act in the UK between the years 1995 and 2005, spending 765 weeks in the top 75 singles and albums charts.

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Year Title Artist RatingReleases
1997 All Around the World Oasis 4
1998 Don't Go Away Oasis 1
1998 Acquiesce Oasis 1
1998 Acquiesce Oasis 1
1999 Go Let It Out Oasis 6
2000 Who Feels Love? Oasis 2
2000 Sunday Morning Call Oasis 2
2000 Where Did It All Go Wrong? Oasis 1
2002 The Hindu Times Oasis 4
2002 Stop Crying Your Heart Out Oasis 4
2002 Little by Little / She Is Love Oasis 4
2003 Songbird Oasis 5
2004 Columbia Oasis 1
2005 Lyla Oasis 4
2005 The Importance of Being Idle Oasis 2
2005 Let There Be Love Oasis 4
2007 Lord Don’t Slow Me Down Oasis 2
2008 Falling Down (Chemical Brothers remix) Oasis 1
2008 The Shock of the Lightning Oasis 4
2008 I'm Outta Time Oasis 3
2009 Falling Down Oasis 4 4
2009 (Get Off Your) High Horse Lady (The May 29th Remix) Oasis 1
2009 I Believe in All Oasis 1
2014 Champagne Supernova Oasis 1
I Believe in All Oasis 0
Rise in Panic Steve Lawler vs. Oasis 1

Single + Compilation

Year Title Artist RatingReleases
1996 (What’s The Story) Morning Glory? Singles Oasis 1
1996 Definitely Maybe Singles Oasis 1
2006 Complete Single Collection '94-'05 Oasis 1

Single + Remix

Year Title Artist RatingReleases
2009 The Turning (Chew Fu Refix) Oasis 1


Year Title Artist RatingReleases
1996 Wonderwall EP Oasis 1
2000 Oasis Oasis 1
2002 The Sunday Times Heathen Chemistry Promo Oasis 1
2006 Stop the Clocks EP Oasis 2
2008 Falling Down Oasis 1
2008 I’m Outta Time Oasis 1
2009 Boy With the Blues Oasis 1

EP + Live

Year Title Artist RatingReleases
2009 iTunes Festival: London 2009 Oasis 1

EP + Remix

Year Title Artist RatingReleases
2009 Falling Down (A Monstrous Psychedelic Bubble Exploding in Your Mind) Oasis 1


Year Title Artist RatingReleases
1992 First Demo Tape Oasis 1
2004 Definitely Maybe Oasis 1
Daily Mirror Giveaway Oasis 1
Now '97 Oasis 1

Other + Demo

Year Title Artist RatingReleases
1991 Out of the Blue Studio’s Oasis 1

Other + Interview

Year Title Artist RatingReleases
1995 Wibbling Rivalry Oasis 2
1996 Interview Disc & Fully Illustrated Book Oasis 1
Oasis Interviews Oasis 1

Other + Live

Year Title Artist RatingReleases
1992 Live at the Boardwalk Oasis 1
2002 Got to Get You into My Life Oasis 1
2007 Lord Don’t Slow Me Down Oasis 1

Broadcast + Live

Year Title Artist RatingReleases
1996 Maine Road First Night Oasis 1
1996 Listen Up Oasis 1
1996 Making It All Happen Oasis 1
1998 Back Where We Belong Oasis 1
2000 2000-02-09: Maida Vale Studios, London, UK Oasis 1
2000 First Time Out: Live 2000 Oasis 1
2002 My Generation Oasis 1
2002 Taking Care of Berlin Oasis 1
2013 Live at Maida Vale 93/94 Oasis 1

Unspecified type

Year Title Artist RatingReleases
1995 Closet Encounters Oasis 1
1995 Climbing the Sky Oasis 1
1996 MTV Unplugged Oasis 1
Take the Low Road Oasis 1
Undrugged Oasis 1


Year Title Artist RatingReleases
1992 1992 Demo Session (4‐Track) Oasis 1


Year Title Artist RatingReleases
1996 ...There and Then Oasis 3
2000 2000-03-05: Yokohama Arena, Tokyo, Japan Oasis 1
2003-05-03: Zanzibar Club, Liverpool, UK Oasis 1
2008-11-07: EinsLive, RBB radio eins, Gloria Theatre, Cologne, Germany Oasis 1


Year Title Artist RatingReleases
2008 The Shock of the Lightning (Primal Scream remix) Oasis 1

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