We're Gonna Lad Forever: Oasis Tops Best British Song Poll

Polls of the best song, film or television series or book are always intriguing to readers. No matter how many are being made a year, you always want to know how many you know, and how much you like them.

Among the best books, you will always find 1984 and The Catcher In The Rye. Among the best British tracks, Oasis are never far away from the top of the polls.

Today, Manchester-based radio station Radio X has just released the silliest poll, being topped by not one, not two, not three but FOUR Oasis tunes. The first one obviously being the most popular, "Wonderwall."

Probably a bit aware of the ridicule of the results, Noel Gallagher told Radio X:


“What can I say? The people have spoken. he fact that there wasn’t one single Noel Gallagher’s High Flying Birds song in the top 20 makes think the whole thing is a mockery of an unreliable sham! Saying that though I'm thrilled. Thanks for voting."


You won't find any surprises in the top 20, filled with the usual Stone Roses, Verve and Queen anthems, and featuring two David Bowie masterpieces, maybe due to his recent passing.

Music fans - or people who answer this kind of surveys - are a very conservative crowd, and you will notice than only two songs were released in the 20th century (Arctic Monkeys' and Elbows') and none in the 2010s.

This isn't the most qualitative list you'll ever read and you might complain it's always the same. But it will still remain better than in any other country.

1. Oasis - 'Wonderwall'
2. Oasis - 'Don’t Look Back In Anger'
3. Oasis - 'Champagne Supernova'
4. Oasis - Live Forever'
5. The Stone Roses - 'I Am The Resurrection'
6. Arctic Monkeys - 'I Bet You Look Good On The Dancefloor'
7. David Bowie - 'Heroes'
8. David Bowie - 'Life On Mars?'
9. The Verve - 'Bittersweet Symphony'
10. The Rolling Stones - 'Gimme Shelter'
11. Elbow - 'One Day Like This'
12. Queen - 'Bohemian Rhapsody'
13. The Beatles - 'Hey Jude'
14. Pulp - 'Common People'
15. The Smiths - 'There Is A Light That Never Goes Out'
16. Oasis - 'Slide Away'
17. The Stone Roses - 'Fool’s Gold'
18. The Smiths - 'How Soon Is Now'
19. The Beatles - 'A Day In The Life'
20. Joy Division - 'Love Will Tear Us Apart'

For your information, the greatest song of all time is none of them, but still is a British creation.

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