Britpop certainly became one of the most defining movements of the ’90s after emerging as Europe’s (and, specifically, UK’s) response to the gloomy atmosphere of Seattle’s grunge
It was led by the rivalry between Blur and Oasis, the genre took over the decade’s middle years, and produced some of rock’s biggest songs of the last 30 years.
Arguably the biggest hit to come out of britpop, “Wonderwall”, from Oasis’ 1995 sophomore album “(What’s the Story) Morning lory?” is a 6x-platinum single still relevant today, especially as a meme for that guy who always carries around an acoustic guitar (we all know one).
Now, courtesy of Moonic Productions, “Wonderwall” got the YouTube treatment, and was reworked in the style of Nirvana, the biggest band from the genre britpop was rebelling against.
Oasis released their landmark hit, Wonderwall on 30 October 1995.
The fourth single to be taken from the band’s second album (What’s the Story) Morning Glory? – Wonderwall narrowly missed out on the UK top spot, being pipped to the post by Robson & Jerome’s I Believe.
Despite the TV crooners stealing a UK number-one single from the Manchester band, the Gallagher brothers’ guitar-led ballad has definitely stood the test of time, influencing subsequent generations and going on to spawn thousands of covers.
When the song was first released, many assumed that Noel Gallagher’s track was inspired by his then-girlfriend Meg Matthews, who he then married in 1997 and shares daughter Anaïs with.
In fact, Noel appears to have gone along with the theory when talking to NME magazine at the time, telling the outlet:
“It’s about my girlfriend, Meg Matthews.
As reported by The Mirror, the rocker is quoted as saying:
“She had a company which folded and she was feeling a bit sorry for herself. The sentiment is that there