Don't Look Back In Anger: It's Been NINETEEN YEARS Since Oasis Topped The Irish Charts With This Hit
I'm gonna start a revolution from my bed...
It has been nineteen years since Oasis celebrated their first ever Irish no.1.
Manchester's finest, Oasis, released their second studio album What's The Story Morning Glory in October of '95. Although the Gallagher brothers had enjoyed success with album tracks 'Roll With It' and 'Wonderwall', they both peaked at no.2 in the national charts.
However on this day, March 2nd 1996, Noel and Liam Gallagher topped the Irish and UK charts with a track that went onto become one of the most iconic in the band's career.
'Don't Look Back In Anger', the first track released to feature Noel on lead vocals, was heavily inspired by John Lennon's memoirs and The Beatles' member's track 'Imagine'.
"In the case of Don't Look Back in Anger – I mean, the opening piano riff's Imagine. 50 per cent of it's put in there to wind people up, and the other 50 per cent is saying, 'look, this is how songs like Don't Look Back in Anger come about - because they're inspired by songs like Imagine'. And no matter what people might think, there will be some 13 year old kid out there who'll read an interview and think, 'Imagine? I've never heard that song', and he might go and buy the album, you know what I mean?"
This is how we feel about the phenomenal hit...
It seems like only yesterday that we heard it for the first time.
Watch the original video for the track below, which sees Noel donning a questionable pair of shades and Liam practising yoga positions on a bed in someone's garden, just because...
Here is a fantastic live version of the hit shot at Argentina's River Plate Stadium in 2009.