Best Oasis Songs

The Top Ten
1 Don't Look Back in Anger

I've loved this song since the first time I heard it in high school. I mean, I've been a fan of Oasis since the very beginning. There are so many of their songs that I cherish. But again and again, I gravitate most often to this one. The Beatle-esque feel of the song's arrangement (including those opening chords in from John Lennon's Imagine) - yet it still manages to keep a raw Oasis feel at the same time. Then of course the lyrics and that chorus. I dare you not to sing along when that chorus kicks in. Your entire existence builds up to that chorus in a way that not many bands have been able to master or even mimic.

Hands down my favorite Oasis song. As a child, I really enjoyed it and now I understand why. Noel is a fantastic singer and songwriter. This song might have anger in the title, but it's not angry like grunge or metal. The longing in Noel's voice during the chorus chills me to the bone. It's emotional and hits you right to the heart. The last 20 seconds take my breath away, and sound like a flower blooming even though the lyrics are the complete opposite. A master of trickery and it falls under no category, except Oasis. Truly the best!

My Favorite song of all-time. Whenever I'm in trouble or find myself in an awkward situation I just listen to this song and all the negativity floats away.

The song is about forgetting the past and moving on with life as you can't change what's been and gone. It's got brilliant lyrics and an emotional guitar. The song is powerful and connects with you, a song that will save your soul when it's in a dark place.

I knew wonderwall would be #1 because it's the most famous and new kids hear it at six flags and don't look at any other oasis song. Listen to this masterpiece of emotion. If you voted for wonderwall then I bet you haven't heard any other oasis song right? Anyway masterpiece and if you haven't heard your missing out on life.

2 Live Forever

This is a ridiculously good song, and although there is a lot of competition, it has to be their best. Most people would say Wonderwall just because of its commercial success but this is literally one of the best rock songs ever. The intro drumming, while it was originally covered over some acoustic picking, just sets up the song brilliantly. Also, the guitar, although relatively simple, just fits in perfectly with liams rare but interestingly affectionate singing accompanied by brilliant lyrics. But in my opinion, the guitar solos ultimately make this such a good song; with the first one, it drifts effortlessly around the song but the other solo brings a power to the song that can also be seen through the lyrics. But honestly, although wonderwall and don't look back in anger always grab the headlines, other songs from "definitely maybe" such as "cigarettes and alcohol" and "rock and roll star" should really get into the top ten list easily. Seriously, "Definitely Maybe" is probably ...more

"Live Forever" is a universal anthem. It soars with positive energy and an optimism that was rare in music in the era in which it was released. They lyrics were simple enough to be repeated, and did not muss up the message of the song. The guitar work, especially that solo, is just flawless in setting the tone. "Live Forever" is a true, undeniable classic, and is Oasis's finest song, the Jewel in their crown.

This is the most optimistic song ever. So happy and one can just never get enough of this. The guitars bring out different emotions and Liam's singing makes the song so perfect. The accoustic version of this song sung by Noel Gallagher is just lovely, focussing more on the lyrics and less on the music.
"We see things they'll never see, you and I we're gonna live forever."
No words! Just perfect!

This is a song about being optimistic even when you are in bad times. It sends a message out saying life isn't all about death and blowing your head off, as was the example being set at the time by people like Kurt Cobain and grunge bands such as Nirvana. It sets out to do exactly what it's title suggests, and does it masterfully, Oasis and their music will quite literally "Live Forever. "

3 Wonderwall

I don't know what to say every time I hear this song I cry. I was in third grade and me and my first crush danced to this song at a school dance and it's this song that I told her I liked her. I'm 25 now but you always remember the first crush and from the pictures (they sadly got ruined) we looked like adorable according to my mom. This song though was big help I used the song as a way to express myself sense I had a lot of trouble with telling her that plus we both liked the song, I think. Unfortunately, I had to move after the school year ended after a year or two.

Beautiful. It's a song about two individuals going through lots of problems in life. "The word is on the street that the fire in you're heart is out. " This singer (Liam) loves the girl, and knows that their love will make everything better, but "there are many things that I would like to say to you but I don't know how. " Maybe, just maybe "you're going to be one that saves me. " It's a song about two people who need love the most. Amazing, and the best song of all time. No exaggeration.

This song will live for generations. It is a Masterpiece that defined Oasis! There's a uniqueness in this song... This song literally speaks out the emotions when a man first falls in love, but the woman isn't aware of it... The song speaks about the man's emotions when he gets his first crush!

The cellos and piano add another element that is rather lovely and sensitive with the acoustic guitar. It is rather low-key in the sense that it doesn't have a killer electric guitar. Liam drawing out the last word to each verse in the chorus adds to the drama of the song. It might be a popular song, but there is a reason: It's another side to Oasis that counters the "rock stars" they are.

4 Champagne Supernova

This song makes me emotional and brings me to a time whereas a child could imagine moving at the speed of light and at the time surf amongst the stars like in treasure planet I believe was about 5 years old at the time I first heard this and Wonderwall but different emotions. This and Wonderwall should have been in the top 2 slots!

For me at least, Champagne Supernova represents all Oasis COULD'VE been. Even being the Legend they are, their career was forever relegated to just being considered "Beatles imitators" and thereafter trying to live up to the enormous shadow their first two records set. Through all my years of listening, the fact remains that Oasis has a definite "sound" to it. Being chained down to the "brit pop" genre has kept Oasis from being considered not only one of the greatest and most successful rock bands ever, to being THE greatest.

Champagne Supernova is forever the exception. This song is where they truly shone brightest. Just a tiny glimpse of that transcendent, world igniting talent the world was begging for in the 90's. It completely flew in the face of all they had created up to that point. The amount of variety in the melodies, the sharp changes in tone throughout, the masterful blending of 60's acid pop with contemporary anthemic arena rock. For seven minutes, it became clear ...more

Everyone likes Wonderwall the best! What?! Champagne Supernova is clearly where it's at. Now, I know what you're thinking, but I've never done any drugs of any sort. But just the tone of this song, and the feeling it gives me; a natural high. Something Wonderwall just cannot compare to. Champagne Supernova will always be my favorite, but Wonderwall doesn't even come close to my second. It is probably my 17th favorite Oasis song. Oasis is so calming while doing math. Or showering. Oasis Forever!

A psychedelic twist to Oasis. You feel a part of the song; you imagine walking down a hall faster than a cannon ball, or being caught beneath a landslide. It's rather chill at the beginning, but builds until you are taken over by the champagne supernova at the end. This song triggers something emotionally in you, and that's what good songs do. They make you feel a certain way and you always feel it when you hear the song.

5 Supersonic

I have had a long think about why this is my favourite Oasis song, and well, it is because of the wonderful rhyming of unexpected words. Instead of repetition you are hearing different things mentioned throughout the song, like someone on a supersonic train a doctor on a helicopter, selling the big issue. I will not mention all the lyrics in what I have just mentioned, I will leave it for people to listen to. I think the poetry in this song is so brilliantly well put together it is just as amazing as what one would from from the greatest poets that one would study in English Literature courses. I very much enjoy the steady paced melody and the backing electric guitar music blending together very well. There is probably much more I can say about how I love this song, but I will go away and think about how to put my thoughts together.

Everything about this song, from Noel's brilliant optimistic opening to the sudden contrast and beautiful pessimism of Liam's voice in 'I need to be myself', the unorthodox rhymes amd illusions in this make it the best. They don't care how it sounds, if people brand it madness or genius - it is what it is just as they are who they are. Cynism bleeds through the reference to cars, trains, autographs and journalism (through the form of the big issue! ). This song is literally a supersonic force of Oasis at their best, given the competition that is no mean feat.

This song should be number 1. The guitaring after the chorus is amazing. It just makes you want to embarrass yourself by air guitaring in public and has some of the simplest yet most effective lyrics. The song is well written and composed with excellent rifts and effective changes in tempo and dynamics. By far the highlight of definitely maybe and the biggest and brightest Jewel in oasis' huge crown.

Right away, you know these men, especially Noel, was out to take over the world. This song epitomizes that with just the first verse, "I need to be myself, I can be no one else." There is an ubber cool essence to the song, you want to know this person, but they are supersonic. Not too supersonic for you though. That guitar ripping for the whole song brings the whole song together.

6 Slide Away

A few years ago, I only had a few oasis songs in my music collection, those are wonderwall, don't look back in anger and little by little if I recall correctly. I wasn't really into oasis that time until I heard this song, This song is on the top of my music playlist eve higher than stairway to heaven right now. There is something about this song that is so addictive even until now I won't get bored of listening to it 100 times over and over. Even though I myself Couldn't analyze completely the meaning of this song. It's a love song obviously, but a love song that makes me not think about a girl. But make me realize that I haven't found that one perfect person that I want to be with. But of course for other listeners it holds different meanings. Nonetheless This is a incredible song that is sure going to last for generations to come.

Noel's songwriting hits you right to the heart coupled with Liam's unique singing style. Despite all odds, he wants to be with this person and just slide away. It is a beautiful song that builds until it becomes unbearable to not be with this person. Not a love song that is slow and simple, but it demands the listeners attention with everything climaxing at the end. And the guitars are fantastic, not overdone, but adding to the flavor of the song.

Slide away is just such a raw track. It's probably Noel's best guitar work. And in my opinion it is the best Liam's ever sang. I'm a massive oasis fan and have every album that I listen to regularly, when it comes to definitely maybe I always skip to slide away to listen to it first then skip back to rock and roll star and listen to the album in full.

A truly stunning song with so much meaning behind it and so much feeling. I must have listened to it a million times and will do so again a million times more. My favourite song ever and Liam Gallagher's finest vocal performance, a bar set so high so early, he could rarely get close to it again.

7 Morning Glory

The loud massive power of Morning Glory makes it the number one oasis song for me. The influences are numerous including REM the one I love guitar riff. And the Beatles Tommorrow Never Knows song title in their lyrics. They also seem to be influenced by themselves. "All your dreams are made with strawberry lemonade" in Talk Tonight.

The song is about battling cocaine addiction. And then coming out into the world. (Today is going to be the day all the world will see) No better sound sonically. The watery wah wah pedal riff. Amazing intro, solo, and outro. Number one!

Whats the story morning glory
You need a little time to wake up wake up!
Great song! My favourite one its glorious!
All your dreams are made
When you're chained to the mirror and the razor blade
Today's the day that all the world will see

How is this not top ten? Gives me goosebumps every time I hear it, absolutely love this song.

Best guitar and lyrics for me. This needs to be in the top 3 at least.

8 The Masterplan

A carefully crafted masterpiece from Noel. The way the chromatically descending intro sucks you in is incomparable to anything else on their catalog. The rest of the song sounds so grand, and with an epic flair that is unmistakably Noel's. Such an underrated hidden gem; you all should listen to it sometime.

Some of the best lyrics of all time. No truer line has ever been written. "The answer's in the looking glass." Just like it always is. We have the power to do whatever we choose. We are always the answer to any question you want to ask. You have the power to change any outcome. classic song!

The most complete oasis song. I think it's about taking a chance and going for it. Brilliant lyrics, guitar, singing and chorus. Genius!

One of Noel's most lyrically genius songs. The unplugged version of this song is absolutely magic! The harmonica playing is genius

9 Whatever

What? I don't know why it isn't the first. When I came here I imagine that this was going to be the most voted and that Wonderwall was going to be in the second place. This song talks about your freedom, and it makes me feel happy without chains.

I still remember the first time that I've heard it on the radio. Absolutely brilliant. The end with the guitar and the violins is a masterpiece. Not being on any album made it more special. Fantastic.

The best Oasis song. I can listen to this song over and over again. I never get tired of listening.
And it is the first song of Oasis I heard. And it changed my life. Great Song, great band.

It is the most uplifting song I have ever heard. Whenever I listen to it, I can't stop but move with the music. It is that good. No matter how down I am feeling, this song never fails to bring me back!

10 Some Might Say

The heaviness of the guitars in the intro get your attention right away. The lyrics aren't Noel at his strongest alone, but Liam's singing make them sound much better. Besides the breakdown around 2:03 sound like spaceships! Harmonizing from Liam and Noel sounds incredible, their singing goes together like peanut butter and jelly.

This is my favorite Oasis song of all time. Personally, I think it is their best. Guitar is great, lyrics are thought provoking, and like many of their songs, good no matter your mood. Brooding, positive, melancholy, optimistic... This song has it all.

Catchy tune, screaming rock guitars, great vocals, and a song that truly renewed my faith in rock and roll. Some might say this is the finest Oasis song ever, and I'd definitely have to agree.

This is the greatest song and hardly anyone knows it beecause they're going too crazy about "wonderwall" and "Don't Look Back In Anger"; the two most overrated songs in the history of music!

The Contenders
11 Stop Crying Your Heart Out

This song should be really in top 3 of this band.
I felt that it has a soul unlike supernova n supersonic. Off all the songs in top ten it's tune itself sells this song and is too catchy. It can be chosen as an evergreen song in one's music collection. All other songs require multiple hears whereas this song will take your heart out for the first listen.

There are way too many good songs which should be in this top 10, but this song gets my vote as I just can't stop listening to it! Even 10 years later its still one of my favourite songs of all time! Liam & Noel Rocked Together!

This song has such a strong lyrics...
Every time I'm sad I listen to this song, and it helps me get up again!
One of top 5 Oasis's best songs, they don't have best one, because they are so awesome...
Love you Oasis!

First time I heard this I wanted to cry but hearing the lyrics made me realise there's no use crying your heart out, so I stopped crying, I mean it was just really good and can show our real feelings. Love this song!

12 Acquiesce

Top 3 of their best songs. The raw sound and combination of Liam and Noels vocals is incredible and incomparable. Probably the most underrated piece of work and should be recognised for its quality.

The perfect Noel and Liam song, saw Liam perform this solo recently and got the crowd to do the Noel parts wasn't really the same. Hopefully the Oasis flag will sail again.

Easily the best Oasis song. Wonderful lyrics, wonderful music and one hell of a rock song. Shouldn't have been a b-side.

Song that make us believe they will come back together. Heck a rock song, best live performance ever -Live at Manchester-

13 Stand by Me

It is quite franckly a package deal : the most brilliant video I've ever seen with a great moral about the appearences. The guitar riff is just amazing, it transcends you to another universe! And the lyrics are amazing because they are not mainstream at all but spontaneous "Made a meal and threw it up on sunday" Brilliant!

Just goes to show that less is not always more! I've always loved the guitar work, the massive sound and especially the heartwarming "brotherly love" moment when Noel joins in with the "Hey hey" just before the chorus. A true gem.

This is their 3rd most listened to on Spotify after the two obvious ones - Wonderwall and Don't look back in anger. That tells us something about this song? It's their third most popular song, and rightfully so.

That's obvious the best oasis song, deep lyrics ans music, that's song remind me all my good time of life, but also the worst... That piece give the strong to look forward and have hope, thanks oasis!

14 Cigarettes & Alcohol

Should be much higher. No song ever summed up being young and on the scene in Manchester in the late 80s/early 90s better than this. I listen to this and to makes me feel like I can still make it happen - and we all can you know. Inspiring and utterly mancunian

It's your youth encapsulated into a 5 minute song. It says everything you're feeling in 7 sentences of lyrics. It defines your adolescence and teenager years.

My number one is live forever but this song is an absolute masterpiece...and just sums up my youth

Great lyrics, great riff, amazing vocals. What a tune!

15 Rock 'N' Roll Star

I can't say I'm surprised this is so low on the list. This is such an underrated song! If you just listen to it ONE TIME, and that's all I'm asking, you'll see why. Plus, the lyrics 'In my mind those dreams are real/Now you're concerned about the way I feel? ' are so clever and contagious.

This song just screams Oasis. Absolute genius from Noel here, perfectly representing the vibe Oasis had in the early 90s when their best music was produced. 10x better than 'Don't Go Away' should be easily top 10. Second best song of this album after Live Forever.

One of the most underrated songs. And I can't understand why. It's such an absolute gem of a song and it should definitely be up there along with Wonderwall. It's addictive. Psychedelic!

"A live my life for stars that shine, people say it's just waste of time, when they said I should feed my head, that's to me was just day in bed"

This part of the lyrics is amazing, I love this song, it describes myself

16 Don't Go Away

Whilst this might not be Oasis' most commercially successful production, it is arguably the most emotionally powerful. In particular, the clear vulnerability in Liam's vocal line is astounding. The addition of the horns and the strings into the layering only adds to this. Although it would have been nice to hear more of a sense of the mustique demo in the sound (perhaps to remove any remnants of slide away, and give it a more unique feel), this song demonstrates a side to the band that is rarely seen in Oasis, and it is truly moving!

A sweet song... Should be in the first 10... Not no.11... It reminds me ofy childhood as I loved this song when I was about 5 or 6... *flashback*... Oasis is a really cool band and I liv their songs a lot... Don't go away also has very beautiful lyrics and tune... Yeah I do love dis song a lot

Awesome song. The lyrics, the rhythm, the vocals are very great. Deserves to be at least in Top 5. This should be somewhere after Champagne super nova and wonderwall.

I love this song!
So don't go away
Say what you say
Say that you stay
Forever and a day
In the time of my life

I think this song speaks about the love you have for someone and you don't want that person to leave from your life.

17 Let There Be Love

I can't believe this song is so low on the list, one of the best tracks of Oasis, It's so beautiful and the voices of Noel and Liam blend in so well... And well I don't need to tell you about the lyrics... BEAUTIFUL...

A seriously underrated song which should be in the top 5!

One of my favorite songs ever!

Just a class song, enough said.

18 Listen Up

This is The Best Song Oasis ever made. It's not the most commercial or Immediately Catchy but Give it a good listen and You'll be hooked for Life! I Think it's BRILLIANT! It sounds like a tribute to David Bowie's "Heroes" Which is also a Fantastic Song!

Up there with Acquiesce and the Masterplan as one of the greatest b-sides. Great lyrics and an incredible vocal from Liam. This song is rarely mentioned even by fans of the band.

One of the best Oasis songs ever. Extremely underrated.

Ridiculously good vocals from Liam, great lyrics to back them up too

19 Cast No Shadow

Rather predictably, Wonderwall sits at the top of the charts. Sadly, this unappreciated gem will never achieve those heights. A shame really, considering it is well written, meaningful and the highlight of Morning Glory

Always loved this song read somewhere about it being about Richard Ashcroft split up from the Verve a while back but don't know how much truth is in that regardless one of there best.

This song is wonderful! Its really speaks trough my heart..
Bound with all the weight of all the words he tried to say

Chained to all the places that he never wished to stay

It's so strange.. I consider myself a huge Oasis fan and know all 140+ songs inside out and love every single one but Layla would be in the bottom 10 for me. It just a bit winding and I mis the flow in it.. I never understood why that song became so popular. I just don't hear it :-(

20 The Hindu Times

Liking both late 60s psychedelia and early 90s grunge, my preference of Oasis songs is in the 2000s not the 1990s. The live 1994 version of I am the Walrus is the best Beatles cover ever, especially instrumentally--certainly not a mess as someone "unexperienced" posited..

How can this be at 17?
There's a light - that shines on
Shines on me - and it keeps me warm
It gimme peace - I must say
I can't sleep - 'cause the world won't wait
It should definitely be in top 10

What? This song is so like uplifting spirit type song.. should definitely be top 10.

The best song ever! About Hindu times

21 Talk Tonight

Probably the best vocals of an oasis track ladies and gentlemen Noel Gallagher.

The most beautiful song!

Excellent for a woman

One of the bests

22 She's Electric

Great vocals by Liam and great guitars. The lyrics are just great, and difficult to understand, and that what a great song is, right? Every second of it is a masterpiece of music history, love it. One of my favourites Oasis songs.

This is the best one. I don't know why it isn't higher on the list.

Should be top ten easily

So Beatles-y, I love it.

23 Little by Little

How is this not in the top 5 it's probably one the best, especially the way it gradually builds up.

For the love of god! This deserves top 5!... Most intriguing lyrics and the sound so matching the lyrics

Another Oasis hit I definitely plan to download onto iTunes.

Just listen, you ll realize how good this song is.

24 D'You Know What I Mean?

It is long but actually a really good song, couldve just done with being 2-3 minutes of crap taken out. Same cords as wonderwall funny enough. But a highly underrated song, just be here now was seen as crap

How this is so low down is beyond me. From the opening guitar to the chorus it's simply amazing, and Liam's voice makes the song what it is.

It was good enough that I wanted to learn it on guitar, and I'm not much of an Oasis fanboy.

Impressive tunes, awesome video clip and deep lyrics. Their best song. Period.

25 Half the World Away

It concerns me that one of the best Oasis songs of all time is sitting at the #37 spot. Obviously there aren't many true Oasis fans visiting this page. Just a bunch of people who heard Wonderwall and Don't Look Back In Anger a few times on the radio.

Possibly the best lyrics that Noel has ever written. Good Vocals. The rhythm guitar, while simple, is very relaxing and the lead is simply beautiful. The atmosphere that this song creates is unlike any other song by Oasis.

Absurd, that 61 oasis songs were mentioned before this one. This is a great song, about not wanting to stay small. It's about the importance of leaving home, and doing something with your life.

'You can't give me the dreams that are mine anyway' the best line of any oasis song. Listen to it live at barrowlands 01 and it will instantly make it into your top 5.

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