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From Ryan Adams To Radiohead, The 10 Best Oasis Cover Versions

By Rebecca Schiller

Posted on 23 Dec 09

 
 

Ryan Adams - Wonderwall
Noel Gallagher told NME in 2002 that this version of the song, which appeared on Ryan’s Love Is Hell album, was “amazing” - and Adams went on to win a Grammy for the cover. Here’s Adams performing 'Wonderwall' live in Manchester in October 2008.



Radiohead - Wonderwall
Recorded as a joke in the late ‘90s, Thom Yorke took a stab at the classic track. Forgetting the words and blagging his way through it, the closing commentary says it all: "Is this abysmal or what? It's always good to make fun of Oasis. They don’t mind it."




The Royal Philharmonic Orchestra - She’s Electric
Who needs to hear the Gallaghers when there’s a jazzy orchestral arrangement of their music? In fact, there are twelve of them on 'The Royal Philharmonic Orchestra Plays the Music of Oasis'. Oasis with a bit of class.




MGMT - Live Forever
After Oasis cancelled their V Festival appearance due to illness in August 2009, MGMT decided to grace their fans with a cover of 'Live Forever', complete with a cardboard cut-out of Liam on stage.



Maroon 5 - Don’t Look Back In Anger
They might be cheesy all-American pop-rockers, but this cover by Adam Levine and co - recorded for BBC Radio 1’s Live Lounge in 2004 — is surprisingly sweet.



Coldplay - Songbird
Colplay covering Oasis: it was bound to happen. Recorded at NYC’s Bowery Ballroom in 2002, apparently Noel was in the crowd at the time.



Leona Lewis - Stop Crying Your Heart Out
On her second album 'Echo', X Factor winner Leona Lewis included a cover of this Oasis track, which she also sang on the talent show’s Series Six finale.



Lily Allen - I’m Outta Time
Lily took a stab at covering Oasis on BBC Radio 1’s Live Lounge in early December, when she also officially announced that she was taking a break from writing music and touring.



Keane - Cast No Shadow
Another 2009 V Festival Oasis cover, Keane gave it a go, despite being called “shit” and “twats” by Noel in 2008. Well, the audience still seems to like it.



Ben Folds Five - Champagne Supernova
A live cover of the, as Ben Folds describes it, “old American standard”, the song was released as a B-side to their single 'Battle Of Who Could Care Less'. Leave it to Ben Folds to turn Oasis country.



Weezer - Morning Glory
Live from Camden, NJ (USA), Weezer performed this cover in September 2008 - while wearing matching red tracksuits, oddly.

 
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