Throughout the history of popular music, certain artists emerge whose impact is so profound that they become cultural icons for generations to come. The Beatles are undeniably one such group, forever etched in the annals of music history. However, in the 1990s, another British band emerged that captured the hearts and minds of millions with their infectious melodies, anthemic choruses, and a songwriting prowess reminiscent of the Fab Four. Oasis, led by the Gallagher brothers, Liam and Noel, possessed a remarkable ability to channel the spirit and essence of The Beatles, making them the modern heirs to their songwriting legacy.
Many people have argued that Oasis were truly The Beatles version two, but is there any truth to this? Well, with the help of AI, it seems like people may be onto something.
We all know that Oasis pull incredible amounts of influence from The Beatles, from the names of their kids, to ripping off the lick to ‘Imagine,’ all the way to the bowl cuts on their heads, surely Oasis knew what they were doing.
In a recent AI video, we get to hear John Lennon’s take on the infamous meme, ‘Wonderwall.’ Check it out below.
It’s wild to think that I can’t hear a difference between the true Oasis version and AI John Lennon’s vocals. This shows just how much oasis did pull from the fab four.
Like The Beatles, Oasis had a unique way of capturing the spirit of their time through their lyrics while simultaneously addressing universal themes of love, longing, and the human condition. The Gallagher brothers’ songwriting tackled themes of working-class struggles, dreams, and relationships, resonating with audiences across the globe. This ability to connect on a deeply personal level while maintaining a universal appeal is reminiscent of The Beatles’ lyrical genius, showcased in songs such as “Eleanor Rigby,” “Penny Lane,” and “A Day in the Life.” Oasis and The Beatles both possessed a profound understanding of the human experience and translated it into poetic lyrics that struck a chord with listeners.
Just as The Beatles pushed the boundaries of traditional pop music, Oasis also exhibited a penchant for experimentation and musical evolution. Oasis ventured into psychedelic rock, incorporating elements of Indian music and unconventional song structures, mirroring The Beatles’ exploration of new sounds and genres during their later years. Tracks like “Champagne Supernova” reveal Oasis’ willingness to push the envelope and break free from the constraints of conventional songwriting. This fearless spirit of musical exploration and evolution echoes the adventurous nature that defined The Beatles’ iconic albums like “Sgt. Pepper’s Lonely Hearts Club Band” and “The White Album.”
All this to say, were Oasis truly just The Beatles again?