Alt Rock Autumn; October 28th
It's been a wild few days.
What a wild few days it’s been. I’m currently writing this from my dining room table back in Enfield because back on campus we have no power due to high winds and heavy rain. And the best part is, we may not get power back until Saturday morning.
Having no power and WiFi the past two days has led to me sitting in my car and charging my phone listening to music and a song that came on that felt good at the time was Wonderwall.
Oasis makes the list at the buzzer.
Wonderwall is a classic song that has stood the test of time. Many people in my age range and some even younger know the song and love it even though it dropped in 1995.
I seriously debated holding this one until Saturday because it would be the twenty sixth anniversary of the banger, but seeing that I have WiFi now and won’t know when I’ll be able to write again, here it is.
The Gallagher brothers, Liam and Noel, created a masterpiece that made multiple number one and two appearances on global charts.
Wonderwall hit number one on the Australian chart, Canadian Alternative Rock chart, New Zealand chart, and U.S. Alternative Airplay chart. It reached number two in Ireland, Iceland, Scotland, and the UK. It ended 1995 at number ten on the UK Singles chart.
The song reached eight time platinum in Australia, three time platinum in Italy, five time platinum in the UK, and gold in Mexico, America, New Zealand, and Norway.
Noel Gallagher told New Musical Express in 1996 that Oasis originally named the song Wishing Stone after his then girlfriend and later wife, Meg Matthews.
Matthews and Gallagher married in 1997 and later divorced in 2001. Good thing they named it Wonderwall.
Gallagher turned into Champ Bailey the way he back peddled on the song meaning though following his divorce with Matthews. He stated "The meaning of that song was taken away from me by the media who jumped on it, and how do you tell your Mrs. it's not about her once she's read it is? It's a song about an imaginary friend who's gonna come and save you from yourself.”
The final naming of the song is said to be inspired by George Harrisons solo album, Wonderwall Music.
What I enjoy most about Wonderwall is the light strumming of the guitar that builds up through the first verse to what you’ll think is a big “beat” drop to fading away. It leaves you wanting more, but in a good way.