Noel Gallagher revealed that Liam Gallagher ‘hated’ the Oasis hit “Wonderwall” in a new Mojo Magazine interview. He was asked if he knew who would sing a song ahead of time.
“The only time I laid down the law was ‘Wonderwall’ and ‘Don’t Look Back in Anger.’
“I was so f**ked off with him walking off stage and me having to take over and do the gig. I remember thinking, ‘If I’m going to do this, I want a big f**king song to sing.’
“I said, ‘You’re singing one or the other, but not both.’ He hated ‘Wonderwall.’ He said it was trip-hop. There speaks a man who’s never heard trip-hop.
“He wanted to sing ‘Don’t Look Back In Anger’, but it became apparent during the recording that ‘Wonderwall’ was going to be the tune. If I’m being honest, I shouldn’t have sung either of them because I wasn’t really a singer then.”
Noel told SiriusXM in the past, “My daughter is now 20 years of age and she gets people coming up to her, saying, ‘No way! Did your dad actually write the song ‘Wonderwall’?!’
“And she’ll say, ‘Yeah,’ and she gets mobbed over it and she wasn’t even fucking there. It’s a strange thing because we didn’t perform that song for a long time because we could never get it right.
“And like I said, Liam hated it; I’m not sure the rest of the band were too keen on it. You know, why that song took hold on the planet the way that it did is crazy; there’s no rhyme or reason for it – it just is.
“It’s mad when you think of it, and I try not to think of it, you know – it’s just one of my songs.”