- Noel Gallagher from Oasis really loved one of the Beatles songs as a kid.
- He would “dive into the lyrical imagery” of the track.
- The tune became a hit in the United States but not the UK.
Oasis’ Noel Gallagher said one of the Beatles’ songs made him feel like anything was possible. Likewise, he said that “Wonderwall” could help fans overcome their problems. Gallagher contrasted the music of Oasis with that of another big band of the 1990s.
Oasis’ Noel Gallagher said his band’s songs are “honest” but not “clever”.
Oasis was an English band that peaked in the 1990s. The group took a lot of inspiration from the Beatles. During an interview with the Los Angeles Times in 1996, Gallagher spoke about the band’s popularity.
“When I see kids on the shows singing ‘Wonderwall’ or ‘Live Forever,’ it makes me feel great, but not in a smug way,” Gallagher said. “I’m not saying they’re clever songs, but they’re honest – and I think that’s what people respond to in our music. It gives you the strength to overcome your problems.”
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Noel Gallagher of Oasis contrasted the impact of Nirvana’s songs and the Beatles’ songs
Gallagher compared Oasis to another successful band of the 1990s. “I loved Nirvana, but its success spawned thousands of other bands with the same attitude – everyone saying how awful life is – and I think people feel the need for a different side of music,” he said.
Gallagher spoke about how the Beatles influenced him as a child. “I had bad times like anyone growing up in Manchester but I listened to it [The Beatles’] ‘I Am the Walrus,’ and for those 3.5 minutes I was immersed in the lyrical imagery and thought anything was possible,” recalls Gallagher. ‘Only when the record was finished and there was silence did I leave.'[Expletive]I’m still in Manchester.’”
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How the Beatles’ “I Am the Walrus” hit the pop charts in the United States and the United Kingdom
The Beatles’ “I Am the Walrus” became a minor hit in the United States. It peaked at number 56 on the Billboard Hot 100 and stayed on the chart for four weeks. “I Am the Walrus” appeared on the album Magical Mystery Tour. The album was number 1 for eight of the 93 weeks it spent on the Billboard 200.
According to The Official Charts Company, “I Am the Walrus” never charted in the UK. Meanwhile, the EP version of Magical Mystery Tour reached number 2 in the UK and stayed on the charts for 12 weeks.
“I Am the Walrus” wasn’t a big hit, but it gave hope to a young Gallagher.
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