On October 2, 1995, Oasis released their sophomore album What's the Story, Morning Glory?
to critical acclaim and mainstream success. The band's popularity caused a massive feud between brothers/bandmates Noel and Liam Gallagher, that horrible "better than The Beatles
" incident, and a near epidemic of douchey-fratboy "Wonderwall" covers. Nevertheless, I don't consider it up for debate when I say if you don't secretly love "Wonderwall," your life must be very empty and sad.
Today marks What's the Story, Morning Glory?
's 19th birthday, and still artists everywhere love to cover the album's greatest hit. In its gloriously overplayed honor, here's a list of seven huge acts who have tried their hand at "Wonderwall":
Noel Gallagher had criticized the choice to put Jay-Z on the bill at Glastonbury in 2008, so the rapper/emperor responded with a "Wonderwall" cover... sort of.
6. Cat Power
This is one of a few songs that didn't make it onto The Covers Record
in 2000. She performed Wonderwall among a few other rejected tracks in a BBC session.
5. Ryan Adams
Perhaps the best-known cover of Wonderwall, the Ryan Adams version even got a nod of approval from the hard-to-please Gallagher bros. Plus, it was featured in an episode of The O.C.
4. Ed Sheeran
I don't know, to me this makes perfect sense. In fact, the most unusual thing about Ed Sheeran's approach to the song is that he used Ryan Adams' arrangement.
Remember Cartel!? This cover comes off of Punk Goes 90s
because I guess Cartel is punk?
2. One Direction
I'm pretty sure this cover was created specifically so that tween girls and their young-ish aunts would have something to talk about .
Thom Yorke seems oddly mumbly and forgetful in Radiohead's cover. Whats up, Tom? Think you're too cool for Oasis?
And, of course, here's the original: