Oasis – TOP21-songs: 1 – WonderwallOasis – TOP21-biisit: 1 – Wonderwall

From the album (What’s the Story) Morning Glory? (1995).

The first place goes to Wonderwall. I already mentioned in the review of (What’s the Story) Morning Glory? that from the first listen this has been “the third-best song of all time”. However, the first two I’m not sure of yet. The first time with this song is clearly in mind as well: it was the previous day of the previously mentioned Uimaharju-trip, (WTS)MG?-album playing in the car, Wonderwall started playing just when we were driving home from athletics field next to Lieksa’s library…

This is once again Noel’s words and music which Liam interprets beautifully (and it’s rare to say that about Liam’s singing). The string arrangement is great and piano comes in at the end to play a simple but effective melody.

There’s no electric guitar wall, just acoustic ones accompanying: the other one’s strumming while the other plucks a pretty line that can be especially heard in “and all the roads we have to walk”-kohdassa. Here’s also the typical Oasis-chords: left hand’s pinkie and ring finger stay in place and the other fingers change place in the key of E-minor, forming the chords for this song: Em7, G, Dsus4, A7sus4, Cadd9. In this song there’s capo on the 2nd fret.

Tuo sointukierto onkin vallan uniikki ollakseen niin klassinen. Green Day lainasi sitä Boulevard of Broken Dreamsiin ja Noel meinasi kimpaantua… Totesi vain, että kyllä hänkin on tietoisesti varastanut, mutta on silloin myös maksanut korvauksensa!

That chord progression is pretty unique to be so classic. Green Day borrowed it to Boulevard of Broken Dreams and Noel almost flared up… The man just stated that he has stolen wittingly but has always paid his refunds.

What rises this up above the others are the personal vibes. As a song this is as strong as (almost weaker) than The Masterplan, but with Wonderwall comes in mind so many people and memories that this can’t be ignored. A classic song and not without reason.

I don’t believe that anybody feels the way I do about you now”. One of the best lines ever in any song.

Today is gonna be the day
That they’re gonna throw it back to you
By now you should’ve somehow
Realized what you gotta do
I don’t believe that anybody
Feels the way I do about you now

Back beat, the word is on the street
That the fire in your heart is out
I’m sure you’ve heard it all before
But you never really had a doubt
I don’t believe that anybody feels
The way I do about you now

And all the roads we have to walk are winding
And all the lights that lead us there are blinding
There are many things that I would
Like to say to you
But I don’t know how

Because maybe
You’re gonna be the one that saves me
And after all
You’re my wonderwall

Today was gonna be the day
But they’ll never throw it back to you
By now you should’ve somehow
Realized what you’re not to do
I don’t believe that anybody
Feels the way I do
About you now

And all the roads that lead you there were winding
And all the lights that light the way are blinding
There are many things that I would like to say to you
But I don’t know how

I said maybe
You’re gonna be the one that saves me
And after all
You’re my wonderwall

I said maybe
You’re gonna be the one that saves me
And after all
You’re my wonderwall

I said maybe
You’re gonna be the one that saves me
You’re gonna be the one that saves me
You’re gonna be the one that saves me “

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6hzrDeceEKc

Albumilta (What’s the Story) Morning Glory? (1995).

Ykköspaikalla nousee Wonderwall. Kuten sivustolla käsitellyn (What’s the Story) Morning Glory?-levyn kohdalla tuli todettua, niin ensi kuuntelulta asti tämä on ollut “maailman kaikkien aikojen kolmanneksi paras biisi”. Niitä kahta edeltävää vain en ole saanut vielä lukkoon lyötyä. Ja se ensimmäinen kuuntelukertakin on täydellisesti muistissa: aiemmissa biiseissä käsiteltyä Uimaharjun reissua edeltävä päivä, CD soi autossa, Wonderwall alkoi soida kun ajettiin Ilkan kanssa urheilukentältä kotia kohti juuri Lieksan kirjaston vieressä…

Jälleen Noelin teksti ja sävellys, jonka Liam tulkitsee kauniisti (joka on harvinaisesti sanottu Liamin laulamisesta). Jousisovitus on hieno, ja piano käy loppupuolella soittamassa simppelin, mutta niin toimivan melodian.

Sähkökitaravalli on riisuttu ja akustiset säestävät: toinen strummailee, toinen näppäilee nättiä linjaa joka kuuluu erityisesti “and all the roads we have to walk”-kohdassa. Tässä on sointukierrolle ominaista nuo ns. “oasis-soinnut”: vasemman käden pikkurilli ja nimetön paikoillaan ja muut sormet vaihtavat paikkaa E-molli-sävellajissa, eli tulee tässäkin biisissä kuultavat Em7, G, Dsus4, A7sus4 ja Cadd9. Tätä soittaessa pitää tosin olla capo 2. välissä.

Tuo sointukierto onkin vallan uniikki ollakseen niin klassinen. Green Day lainasi sitä Boulevard of Broken Dreamsiin ja Noel meinasi kimpaantua… Totesi vain, että kyllä hänkin on tietoisesti varastanut, mutta on silloin myös maksanut korvauksensa!

Teksti on kaunis rakkauslaulu. Erityisesti bridge ja kertosäe ovat mahtavia. Melodia on kokonaisuudessaan jotain, josta huokuu paitsi 60-70-luku, myös hyvin vahvasti julkaisuvuotensa tunnelma. Lopussa Noel toimii jälleen isoveljen ominaisuudessa pikkuveljensä kaikuna ja sanojen vahvistajana.

Ykköseksi tämän nostaa nimenomaan henkilökohtaiset fibat. Biisinä tämä on aivan tasavahva, ellei heikompi, kuin edeltävä The Masterplan, mutta tästä tulee mieleen niin paljon henkilöitä ja muistoja, ettei tätä oikein voi sivuuttaa. Klassikko, eikä syyttä.

I don’t believe that anybody feels the way I do about you now”. Yksi hienoimmista riveistä missään biisissä.

Today is gonna be the day
That they’re gonna throw it back to you
By now you should’ve somehow
Realized what you gotta do
I don’t believe that anybody
Feels the way I do about you now

Back beat, the word is on the street
That the fire in your heart is out
I’m sure you’ve heard it all before
But you never really had a doubt
I don’t believe that anybody feels
The way I do about you now

And all the roads we have to walk are winding
And all the lights that lead us there are blinding
There are many things that I would
Like to say to you
But I don’t know how

Because maybe
You’re gonna be the one that saves me
And after all
You’re my wonderwall

Today was gonna be the day
But they’ll never throw it back to you
By now you should’ve somehow
Realized what you’re not to do
I don’t believe that anybody
Feels the way I do
About you now

And all the roads that lead you there were winding
And all the lights that light the way are blinding
There are many things that I would like to say to you
But I don’t know how

I said maybe
You’re gonna be the one that saves me
And after all
You’re my wonderwall

I said maybe
You’re gonna be the one that saves me
And after all
You’re my wonderwall

I said maybe
You’re gonna be the one that saves me
You’re gonna be the one that saves me
You’re gonna be the one that saves me “

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6hzrDeceEKc