Artist: Oasis Biography

10 Feb 2006, 19:50  138,745,450  3,407,753

OasisThere are multiple artists who have used the name Oasis:

1. Oasis were an English rock band that formed in Manchester in 1991. Originally known as The Rain, the group was formed by Liam Gallagher (vocals and tambourine), Paul Arthurs (guitar), Paul McGuigan (bass guitar) and Tony McCarroll (drums, percussion), who were soon joined by Liam's older brother Noel Gallagher (lead guitar and vocals).

Its members were signed to independent record label Creation Records and released their record-setting debut album Definitely Maybe in 1994, including hits like Live Forever and Supersonic.

The following year, the band recorded the critically acclaimed (What's the Story) Morning Glory? with their new drummer Alan White that led to international success propelled by singles Wonderwall, Don't Look Back in Anger and Champagne Supernova. In 1997, Oasis released third album and became the fastest-selling album in UK chart history, aside Michael Jackson's Bad. McGuigan and Arthurs left the band as they went on to record and release Standing on the Shoulder of Giants and were replaced by Gem Archer and Andy Bell who joined the group for the recording of Heathen Chemistry.

In August 2009, Noel Gallagher announced his departure from the band. Liam Gallagher initially stated that Oasis were "done", but later in February 2010 announced that the remaining members of the band would continue to record music, and did not rule out the possibility of retaining the Oasis name. However, Liam and other former members of the band are instead continuing under the name Beady Eye and Noel has formed Noel Gallagher's High Flying Birds.

2. American rock band: Oasis was an American rock band from Marin County, California active in the 1970s. Their sound has been described as psychedelic folk rock, progressive folk and psychedelic pop, characterized by male/female harmonies. With the help of David Crosby of famed Crosby, Stills & Nash, they recorded one album, Oasis, released on the Cranbus label in 1973.

Members Shelly Fox was previously in Cookin Mama, and Stephen Barncard also worked with Chet Nichols and David Crosby. Kelly Bryan had earlier been in the short-lived Grootna, and later played on a couple of albums by Jesse Colin Young.

Between 1971 and 1978 members of Oasis also recorded under the name RJ Fox and completed an album for Atlantic in 1971 which was never released. A double disc collection of Oasis and RJ Fox material was compiled by the Black Bamboo label in 1998. RJ Fox: Retrospective Dreams included the lost LP, tracks from the Oasis album and many others.

3. American deep house producers: Oasis is a collaboration between Omar-S (Alex O. Smith) and Shadow Ray from Detroit.

4. British classical group: Oasis was a short-lived English classic group active through 1984-1988 featuring Peter Skellern, Julian Lloyd Webber (later replaced by Audrey Riley), Mitch Dalton, Bill Lovelady and Mary Hopkin. Oasis released only self-titled album and two singles and toured till 1988.

Top Track "Oasis"

Wonderwall - Oasis

Wonderwall

1,786,403
14,483,408
Don't Look Back in Anger - Oasis

Don't Look Back in Anger

1,018,855
7,233,242
Champagne Supernova - Oasis

Champagne Supernova

846,312
5,022,964
Live Forever - Oasis

Live Forever

659,596
4,439,407
Some Might Say - Oasis

Some Might Say

551,836
2,820,546
Morning Glory - Oasis

Morning Glory

537,679
2,947,223
Stop Crying Your Heart Out - Oasis

Stop Crying Your Heart Out

526,220
3,761,619
Supersonic - Oasis

Supersonic

516,974
3,209,387
Roll With It - Oasis

Roll With It

477,646
2,273,757
She's Electric - Oasis

She's Electric

438,620
2,125,150
Stand By Me - Oasis

Stand By Me

436,312
2,634,456
Hello - Oasis

Hello

397,798
1,851,362
Cast No Shadow - Oasis

Cast No Shadow

394,466
1,922,537
The Importance of Being Idle - Oasis

The Importance of Being Idle

360,043
1,995,575
Lyla - Oasis

Lyla

341,861
1,788,645
Slide Away - Oasis

Slide Away

309,102
1,769,631
Rock 'N' Roll Star - Oasis

Rock 'N' Roll Star

299,803
1,503,344
Don't Go Away - Oasis

Don't Go Away

298,058
1,912,857
Songbird - Oasis

Songbird

296,149
1,875,243
Little by Little - Oasis

Little by Little

293,807
1,822,542
Cigarettes & Alcohol - Oasis

Cigarettes & Alcohol

289,029
1,505,121
Shakermaker - Oasis

Shakermaker

265,753
1,196,975
The Masterplan - Oasis

The Masterplan

260,422
1,628,728
Go Let It Out - Oasis

Go Let It Out

251,520
1,350,064
Hey Now! - Oasis

Hey Now!

250,149
1,169,914
All Around the World - Oasis

All Around the World

243,593
1,263,533
Acquiesce - Oasis

Acquiesce

238,396
1,482,862
Let There Be Love - Oasis

Let There Be Love

233,077
1,248,048
Talk Tonight - Oasis

Talk Tonight

229,423
1,271,843
Married With Children - Oasis

Married With Children

227,157
1,153,430
The Shock of the Lightning - Oasis

The Shock of the Lightning

223,011
1,385,969
Falling Down - Oasis

Falling Down

222,756
1,644,176
Up in the Sky - Oasis

Up in the Sky

221,383
931,910
Half the World Away - Oasis

Half the World Away

213,439
1,157,537
Columbia - Oasis

Columbia

209,285
940,873
Bring It on Down - Oasis

Bring It on Down

205,207
859,721
Whatever - Oasis

Whatever

194,302
1,246,444
Digsy's Dinner - Oasis

Digsy's Dinner

180,864
807,565
I'm Outta Time - Oasis

I'm Outta Time

177,959
1,269,459
The Hindu Times - Oasis

The Hindu Times

168,821
835,442
Bag It Up - Oasis

Bag It Up

164,087
887,596
Fuckin' in the Bushes - Oasis

Fuckin' in the Bushes

159,640
790,734
Turn Up the Sun - Oasis

Turn Up the Sun

151,420
639,505
Waiting for the Rapture - Oasis

Waiting for the Rapture

150,627
799,334
The Turning - Oasis

The Turning

148,912
743,009
She Is Love - Oasis

She Is Love

147,650
732,892
I Hope, I Think, I Know - Oasis

I Hope, I Think, I Know

144,613
708,906
Love Like a Bomb - Oasis

Love Like a Bomb

143,461
588,905
The Meaning of Soul - Oasis

The Meaning of Soul

141,099
582,897
Part of the Queue - Oasis

Part of the Queue

139,179
606,870