Artist: Oasis Biography

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OasisOasis 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

1,820,775
14,877,800
Don't Look Back in Anger - Oasis

Don't Look Back in Anger

1,040,500
7,457,054
Champagne Supernova - Oasis

Champagne Supernova

858,329
5,149,057
Live Forever - Oasis

Live Forever

671,158
4,558,418
Some Might Say - Oasis

Some Might Say

558,391
2,878,461
Morning Glory - Oasis

Morning Glory

543,544
3,003,012
Stop Crying Your Heart Out - Oasis

Stop Crying Your Heart Out

540,076
3,869,664
Supersonic - Oasis

Supersonic

526,502
3,299,236
Roll With It - Oasis

Roll With It

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2,319,722
Stand By Me - Oasis

Stand By Me

447,751
2,719,486
She's Electric - Oasis

She's Electric

446,187
2,176,681
Hello - Oasis

Hello

401,721
1,880,213
Cast No Shadow - Oasis

Cast No Shadow

397,626
1,950,146
The Importance of Being Idle - Oasis

The Importance of Being Idle

364,368
2,028,434
Lyla - Oasis

Lyla

346,704
1,821,620
Slide Away - Oasis

Slide Away

313,182
1,810,223
Don't Go Away - Oasis

Don't Go Away

305,682
1,971,519
Rock 'N' Roll Star - Oasis

Rock 'N' Roll Star

304,386
1,537,833
Songbird - Oasis

Songbird

301,407
1,915,880
Little by Little - Oasis

Little by Little

299,532
1,871,172
Cigarettes & Alcohol - Oasis

Cigarettes & Alcohol

294,379
1,557,504
Shakermaker - Oasis

Shakermaker

269,373
1,222,077
The Masterplan - Oasis

The Masterplan

264,496
1,667,511
Go Let It Out - Oasis

Go Let It Out

254,827
1,376,028
Hey Now! - Oasis

Hey Now!

252,038
1,184,315
All Around the World - Oasis

All Around the World

247,467
1,295,842
Acquiesce - Oasis

Acquiesce

242,456
1,524,598
Let There Be Love - Oasis

Let There Be Love

236,415
1,269,152
Talk Tonight - Oasis

Talk Tonight

233,702
1,305,274
Married With Children - Oasis

Married With Children

229,409
1,171,464
Falling Down - Oasis

Falling Down

226,962
1,673,945
The Shock of the Lightning - Oasis

The Shock of the Lightning

226,660
1,410,548
Up in the Sky - Oasis

Up in the Sky

223,612
947,862
Half the World Away - Oasis

Half the World Away

222,411
1,213,759
Columbia - Oasis

Columbia

211,454
959,877
Bring It on Down - Oasis

Bring It on Down

207,319
876,590
Whatever - Oasis

Whatever

197,814
1,275,466
Digsy's Dinner - Oasis

Digsy's Dinner

182,659
820,783
I'm Outta Time - Oasis

I'm Outta Time

181,378
1,295,518
The Hindu Times - Oasis

The Hindu Times

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857,358
Bag It Up - Oasis

Bag It Up

166,750
901,221
Fuckin' in the Bushes - Oasis

Fuckin' in the Bushes

161,779
805,070
Turn Up the Sun - Oasis

Turn Up the Sun

153,152
648,984
Waiting for the Rapture - Oasis

Waiting for the Rapture

152,774
810,540
The Turning - Oasis

The Turning

150,992
753,518
She Is Love - Oasis

She Is Love

150,747
748,569
I Hope, I Think, I Know - Oasis

I Hope, I Think, I Know

146,205
721,582
Love Like a Bomb - Oasis

Love Like a Bomb

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596,694
The Meaning of Soul - Oasis

The Meaning of Soul

142,561
590,999
Part of the Queue - Oasis

Part of the Queue

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615,008