Roll With It (4:43)

Cover of (What's the Story) Morning Glory?

From (What's the Story) Morning Glory? and 55 other releases

“Roll with It” is a song by British rock band Oasis written by their lead guitarist Noel Gallagher. It was released on 14 August 1995 as the second single from their second album (What’s the Story) Morning Glory?, reaching #2 in the UK Singles Chart.

“Roll with It” received a great deal of attention when Food Records, the label of Britpop rivals Blur, moved the original release date of single “Country House” to clash with it, sparking what came to be known as “The Battle of Britpop”. The British media had already reported an intense rivalry between the two bands and this clash of releases was seen as a battle for the number one spot. The media sensation was spurred on by verbal attacks from the respective camps (in particular Noel and Liam Gallagher, Damon Albarn and Alex James), that extended beyond the music industry to the point where the two bands were regularly mentioned on the evening news. In particular, public imagination was sparked by the contrast between the gritty, working class Oasis and the artsy, middle class Blur. In the end, Blur’s “Country House” single sold 274,000 copies to Oasis’ 216,000 copies of “Roll with It”. The singles charted at number 1 and number 2 respectively.

In the week of its release, Damon Albarn was asked what he thought of the song. He dubbed the band as “Quoasis” and sang “Down, down, deeper and down” in reference of the song’s likeness to Status Quo’s 1975 hit Down Down . Oasis have often been criticised for ‘borrowing’ samples from 60s and 70s bands; this was one such song containing ‘borrowed’ music.

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  • monoeits

    Happy Birthday "Roll With It"... 19 Years !

    15 Aug 1:55am Reply
  • y-asmin

    não sei como eu detestei esta música da primeira vez que ouvi

    18 Jul 5:18pm Reply
  • elosd

    This is probably my favourite track on WTSMG. The lead guitar overdubs are amazing, especially during the outro.

    9 Jul 9:46am Reply
  • nicorebel

    fabtastic (31)

    17 Jun 1:28pm Reply
  • nicorebel

    fabtastic (28)

    14 May 8:27am Reply
  • joshsaussey

    "Don't let anybody get in your way" Really love Liam's vocals on this. Such an energetic track.

    28 Apr 6:39am Reply
  • corpsetastic

    YA GOTTA ROLL WIV EET YA GOTTA TEK YA TAHM YA GOTTA SAY-EE WAH YA SAY-EE DOAN LEH EHNEEBAHDEE GEH-EEN-YA-WAIIIIII

    28 Jan 4:30am Reply
  • nicorebel

    fabtastic (4)

    2 Jan 12:49pm Reply
  • nicorebel

    fabtastic (3)

    29 Nov 2013 Reply
  • frenzicatlast

    Cause it's all to much for me to taaaake

    31 Oct 2013 Reply
  • chrsijonabraham

    Love it ,love it, love it!

    19 Oct 2013 Reply
  • nicorebel

    fabtastic (2)

    19 Sep 2013 Reply
  • DefenceMan

    good song, but ha hah, it lost to Blur's Country House. ;P

    13 Aug 2013 Reply
  • sharv11

    Can't really get enough of this band! <3

    3 Aug 2013 Reply
  • nicorebel

    fabtastic

    26 Jul 2013 Reply
  • lisamlawson

    This is a great track, the band "Jet" often has shades of Oasis in their music.

    17 Jul 2013 Reply
  • kurtneyharrison

    ♡♡♡ absolutely loves it. one of my favorite tracks from WTSMG.

    11 Jul 2013 Reply
  • EarnshawL3695

    Really can't explain how much i love Oasis.. re-union next year please?

    15 Jun 2013 Reply
  • kula_nova

    I love the version from Maine Road 1996 (There And Then)...the crowd is really going wild and singing along :)

    27 May 2013 Reply
  • vanilla_boy1

    Another feelgood cut; however, as with my previous shout on a separate page of an Oasis song I have the following to say about this tune. I don't care much for the type of sound they've got...but this is not so bad a tune.

    23 Jan 2013 Reply
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