Oasis hit Wonderwall has been unveiled as the UK’s best selling Britpop song and we’re not surprised.
Liam and Noel Gallagher were crowned kings of Britpop on BBC Radio 2 as Britpop Top 50 with Jo Whiley revealed every amazing bop.
Wonderwall topped the chart at number one with sales of 1.4 million, followed by Don’t Look Back in Anger by the two brothers, with The Verve’s Bitter Sweet Symphony taking third.
Jo Whiley said: ‘This chart has taken me back to the glory days of the Evening Session and a time when Britpop ruled the airwaves.
‘It’s hard to believe it’s been 25 years! Wonderwall has always been a special song to many people so I’m not surprised it’s at number one – it’s an enormous anthem.’
She continued: ‘The whole chart has brought back so many memories of brilliant songs and bands from a very special time in British pop music.’
If you’re wondering what the rest of the list looks like, it’s basically a lot of Oasis.
Coming in hot at number four is Oasis’ D’You Know What I Mean, followed by Cornershops’ Brimful of Asha and The Verve’s The Drugs Don’t Work.
Whatever by Oasis comes in at number seven, Country House by Blur at eight and Oasis’ Roll With It and Some Might Say fall at nine and 10.
Meanwhile, it’s been around 25 years since Britpop bands Oasis and Blur competed in one of the most iconic music chart battles.
Proclaimed the Battle Of Britpop, Oasis had planned to release their single Roll With It on August 14 1995 – but in a last minute decision, their rivals Blur moved the release of their track Country House to the same day in order to go head to head.
Both bands were two of the most successful to emerge from the rock music scene in the 90s, and although both had been respectful towards one another earlier in their careers, things then quickly turned sour once Oasis scored their first number-one single with Some Might Say in April.
Well, Oasis is still dominating to this day so that’s got to say something.
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