Wonderwall (4:18)

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

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“Wonderwall” is a song by British band Oasis, written by the band’s guitarist and chief songwriter Noel Gallagher. Released as the third single from (What’s the Story) Morning Glory? in October 1995, “Wonderwall” peaked at number two in the UK Singles Charts and proved to be their American breakthrough, reaching number eight on the Hot 100 and giving them their only top-ten hit in the US . “Wonderwall” is perhaps their most popular song, despite the fact that British TV stars Robson & Jerome’s “I Believe”/”Up on the Roof” kept it out of the top slot. “Wonderwall” continues to have enduring popularity in Oasis’ canon; as of 2008, it was 76th in the UK’s list of best-selling singles, and has now sold over a million copies in single and download sales in the UK, where it went platinum.

The song takes its name from the 1968 album Wonderwall Music by George Harrison, at the time still a member of The Beatles. Harrison’s album was in fact a soundtrack to the film Wonderwall, but the film has remained unknown by the general public. The original title of the track was “Wishing Stone”.

It is often claimed that “Wonderwall” was written for Gallagher’s then-girlfriend, Meg Mathews. Gallagher married Mathews in 1997, but the couple divorced four years later.

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