So I was watching a decent portion of the Top 100 songs of the 90's on VH1, and man did it bring back some memories for me. Man I miss that time period like crazy! Anyways, watching the show inspired me to pick this band to talk about for today's Top 5. And that band is Oasis.
Hey they're no strangers to The House, as I've mentioned them before in the Top 5 section, as well as a post about the Brit Pop wave of the 90's.
It's there I promise, just look it up;)
Yes, from one Brit from Liverpool to another bunch of Brits from Liverpool, today's Top 5 is all about Oasis' 2nd album, (What's The Story) Morning Glory?
Coming out in 1995 as a follow up to their record-setting debut album, Definitely Maybe from the previous year, What's The Story followed up on the success of the 1st album, with such radio-friendly hits like "Don't Look Back in Anger", "Champagne Supernova", and the biggest single of that album, "Wonderwall"(This was also the title of a George Harrison album by the way;)
So with those choices, it's off to pick the best 5 of the bunch.
So, as Mills Lane famously said "Let's get it on!":
4). "Morning Glory"
How can you not love the starting lyrics to this one right?
"All your dreams are made, while you're chained to the mirror and a razor blade."
Now if they aren't talking about a guy/gal doing coke(and the drinkable soda kind) than I don't what the hell they're referring to.
It's a bombastic song(yes I said bombastic) that kicks all the right amount of ass, getting you pumped for either a workout session, maybe a job interview, sex(hey, it could happen;), or even yes, doing drugs(as if you needed to be pumped up to do 'em;)
This one definitely shows off Liam's vocals, as it just seems like he's screaming, not singing the song at you. Love it.
3). "Don't Look Back in Anger"
2). "She's Electric"
Yep. Liam could be talking about the girl next door, or the girl next door to a trailer park, and you'd still get the jist of this one. Basically, I think, it's about guy having a hard time committing to this one girl who wants him to be, you know, committed to her. Or something like that. He obviously likes her, and her family, but he's still not quite sure about going full speed ahead on this one.
It's a charmingly funny song if I've ever heard one, with the right amount of cheeky lyrics and catchy, pop-ish tune.
1). "Champagne Supernova"
It's an unintentional(or is it?) druggie anthem, and for that we thank you(Thanks Tosh;)
Plus it's just a really, really damn good song, so there.
As always, let know whether you agree or disagree with my list, and feel free to add yours.