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(Abc.net.au)   Oasis' Wonderwall is best song of last 20 years according to people who walk upside down   (abc.net.au) divider line 84
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2013-06-09 03:40:47 PM  
It's not even THEIR best song of the last 20 years.
 
jbc [TotalFark]
2013-06-09 03:43:33 PM  
We need to borrow Obama's time machine and nuke Britain just before Oasis started making their craptacular music. It would save us from the Spice Girls too.
 
2013-06-09 04:06:13 PM  

jbc: We need to borrow Obama's time machine and nuke Britain just before Oasis started making their craptacular music. It would save us from the Spice Girls too.


But then there would've been more room to play "Macarena" more than once an hour at its peak.  And I would be in jail for having gone on a murderous rampage through the area's pop stations.

\seriously, at its height, my area's 3 major pop stations were playing that goddamned song 100 times a day
\\hence me hating them all with a bloody passion
 
2013-06-09 04:45:39 PM  

Because People in power are Stupid: [Travis-Writing to Reach You.jpg]


Took me a minute but I saw what you did there.
 
2013-06-09 04:47:07 PM  
Meh.  Another ballot box stuffing exercise by people more obsessed than the megafans Madonna has left.
 
2013-06-09 05:56:21 PM  
Best song according to Triple-J, who record themselves taking a dump incase they need 30 seconds of filler
 
2013-06-09 05:58:49 PM  

Crudbucket: HEYYYYYYY Macarena!


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2013-06-09 06:10:41 PM  

Lord Dimwit: I seem to recall, not that long ago, that the BBC or the Sun or something did a poll of the best British album of all time, and Oasis's Definitely Maybe won - beating out Sgt Pepper's, Dark Side of the Moon, and Sticky Fingers.

Yeah, here's the link: http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/entertainment/5037792.stm

WTF?


I tell you the British album that almost never gets in these lists but is brilliant:-

upload.wikimedia.org

and it's not like I'm alone - every review raves about it. But I'm the only person I know with a copy.

Incidentally, I'll include New Way New Life in my greatest songs of the past 20 years:  http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jywa9oK3ytU. I find it so weird how a band managed to fit dub, rock, punk and indian influences and yet also make it sound British.
 
2013-06-09 06:21:15 PM  
They lost all credibility with me when I got to #9.  They did pick the best Foo Fighters song, but missed with Tool and Muse.
 
2013-06-09 06:33:18 PM  
Maybe they haven't traveled outside the US very well, but for my money Modest Mouse put out perhaps the best track in the early '00s'.  By which I mean the one that got closest to giving a tone for trying to live during an unstoppable run-up to the Iraq War, lies, and general dispossession:

"Float On"
 
2013-06-09 06:37:43 PM  
Granted, is not even the best song by Oasis, but I liked it very much...
 
2013-06-09 07:13:47 PM  
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2013-06-09 07:35:53 PM  
"Wonderwall" isn't even the best song Noel has ever written. ("If I Had A Gun" with the High Flying Birds gets that credit).

Gotye's "Hearts A Mess" is a pretty good song, much more interesting than the song that must never be named lest it starts playing over and over in my head again.

I have a soft spot for any list that has the Wombats on it. "Let's Dance to Joy Division" is a hoot to dance to.

/Everything's going wrong and yet we're so happy.
 
2013-06-09 07:57:24 PM  
NO
 
2013-06-09 08:35:50 PM  
 
2013-06-09 08:45:02 PM  
This list is crap!  Not a single Nickleback song is on the list... I am also calling BS on "alt-J" and "Daft Punk."
 
2013-06-09 08:46:27 PM  
No Fun's "We are Young"?

Not that I am saying it should necessarily be on a Top 100 of the last 20 years, depending on what kinds of music you gravitate towards as "great", but, based on the songs in this list, I am surprised it isn't there... is Fun not popular in Australia?
 
2013-06-09 09:20:10 PM  
I heard,back in the day in Texas Johnny Winter opened his set with magnetic boots.Dude strutted out on the ceiling wailing away..Anybody else remember hearing this?
 
2013-06-09 09:22:16 PM  
frepnog: Lord Dimwit: I seem to recall, not that long ago, that the BBC or the Sun or something did a poll of the best British album of all time, and Oasis's Definitely Maybe won - beating out Sgt Pepper's, Dark Side of the Moon, and Sticky Fingers.

Yeah, here's the link: http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/entertainment/5037792.stm

WTF?

sometimes old albums are a bit over-rated?

/Sgt. Pepper aged horribly, Dark Side just kinda is what it is, a product of its time (kinda like Watching Citizen Kane), and Stick Fingers is just mostly poorly sung forgettable rock.

//oasis suck


There's generally two stinkers on every beatles album, but sgt pepper was more of a turning point for their sound than their standout record.
 
2013-06-09 09:45:10 PM  
I always thought that Wonderwall was the main reason Oasis never caught on in the United States. It really isn't very good.
 
2013-06-09 09:54:09 PM  
I thought that was a pretty good list, surprisingly. I'm not sure that I agree that those were the best 100 songs of the past 20 years, but I thought that all of the songs (at least those I knew) were good songs. Not bad, Aussieland.
 
2013-06-09 11:02:58 PM  
I'd go with "Hell Broke Luce" by Tom Waits, but that's just me.
 
2013-06-09 11:03:30 PM  

Mugato: Whiny Beatles wannabee douchebags singing nonsensical lyrics, that's the best we produced in the last 2 decades?


Damn near word for word that Mr mafiageek said when I told him about #1.

/glad to see some love for Ben Folds Five on there
//But "Bulls on Parade" should have been a HELL of a lot higher on the list!
 
2013-06-09 11:45:40 PM  

patcarew: I'd go with "Hell Broke Luce" by Tom Waits, but that's just me.


Everybody loves Tom Waits.

I'd go with Arcade Fire
 
2013-06-10 12:00:51 AM  
Iron Maiden - Brave New World
 
2013-06-10 12:19:30 AM  

DeaH: I always thought that Wonderwall was the main reason Oasis never caught on in the United States. It really isn't very good.


I think it was Noel's harsh, grating singing style that he introduced on Live Forever the year before. Sure, I can see the Beatles influence, but with the vocals it seems he's trying to sound less like John and more like Yoko.
 
2013-06-10 12:22:41 AM  

MNguy: patcarew: I'd go with "Hell Broke Luce" by Tom Waits, but that's just me.

Everybody loves Tom Waits.

I'd go with Arcade Fire


16 shells for me.I think that came out more than 20 yrs ago though.
 
2013-06-10 12:32:24 AM  
Would have been nice to see any of the following (limiting the list to actual singles)...

Andrew Bird - Fake Palindromes
Belle and Sebastian - The Boy With the Arab Strap
Neko Case - Hold On Hold On
Damnwells - Newborn History
Dandy Warhols - Bohemian Like You
Decemberists - Down By the Water
Depeche Mode - Precious
Interpol - Evil
Morrissey - Irish Blood English Heart
Raveonettes - Recharge and Revolt
Silversun Pickups - Lazy Eye
Snow Patrol - How to Be Dead
Spoon - I Turn My Camera On
Stellastarr - My Coco
Whiskeytown - 16 Days
Yeah Yeah Yeahs - Maps
Pete Yorn - Life On a Chain
 
2013-06-10 12:37:00 AM  
Uncle Tupelo  No Depression
 
2013-06-10 12:48:42 AM  
Or, for a song that's not a  cover, Gilliam Welch's   Revelator.

/The peaks atop a very, very tall mountain of songs I could add here (but really, they'd all be tied for third after the two i linked).
 
2013-06-10 12:53:59 AM  
goddamnit, "Gillian".
 
2013-06-10 01:03:32 AM  
Oh and one last thing before i disappear for the night: The reason Oasis never really broke in America is because one of the brothers Gallagher (I wanna say Liam but I can't rightly recall right now), in a fit of pique, flew back home to the U.K. around one-quarter of the way through their first tour in the States (effectively cancelling the rest of the tour). The concert promoters basically said to the group "once bitten, twice shy" and rarely-if-ever booked them to play again.
 
2013-06-10 07:39:05 AM  
I hate that f*&^ing song.
 
2013-06-10 05:25:02 PM  

FistingMidgets: I hate that f*&^ing song.


First time I heard it blasting out of some guy's car window, I pulled over to the right and wondered when we got British ambulances.
 
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