Artist: Oasis Biography

10 Feb 2006, 19:50  140,280,975  3,429,946

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

1,800,591
14,645,066
Don't Look Back in Anger - Oasis

Don't Look Back in Anger

1,026,061
7,310,435
Champagne Supernova - Oasis

Champagne Supernova

850,932
5,074,083
Live Forever - Oasis

Live Forever

663,326
4,481,264
Some Might Say - Oasis

Some Might Say

554,278
2,844,326
Morning Glory - Oasis

Morning Glory

539,979
2,969,616
Stop Crying Your Heart Out - Oasis

Stop Crying Your Heart Out

531,048
3,801,213
Supersonic - Oasis

Supersonic

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3,243,297
Roll With It - Oasis

Roll With It

480,044
2,292,605
She's Electric - Oasis

She's Electric

441,780
2,146,577
Stand By Me - Oasis

Stand By Me

440,424
2,666,644
Hello - Oasis

Hello

399,480
1,864,161
Cast No Shadow - Oasis

Cast No Shadow

395,798
1,934,690
The Importance of Being Idle - Oasis

The Importance of Being Idle

361,293
2,006,613
Lyla - Oasis

Lyla

343,181
1,799,435
Slide Away - Oasis

Slide Away

310,596
1,785,426
Rock 'N' Roll Star - Oasis

Rock 'N' Roll Star

301,344
1,515,664
Don't Go Away - Oasis

Don't Go Away

301,002
1,936,898
Songbird - Oasis

Songbird

297,870
1,890,058
Little by Little - Oasis

Little by Little

295,784
1,840,749
Cigarettes & Alcohol - Oasis

Cigarettes & Alcohol

290,904
1,525,049
Shakermaker - Oasis

Shakermaker

267,074
1,206,598
The Masterplan - Oasis

The Masterplan

262,031
1,644,857
Go Let It Out - Oasis

Go Let It Out

252,455
1,358,912
Hey Now! - Oasis

Hey Now!

250,840
1,176,059
All Around the World - Oasis

All Around the World

245,022
1,277,250
Acquiesce - Oasis

Acquiesce

240,068
1,500,067
Let There Be Love - Oasis

Let There Be Love

234,084
1,255,469
Talk Tonight - Oasis

Talk Tonight

231,119
1,285,871
Married With Children - Oasis

Married With Children

228,006
1,160,746
The Shock of the Lightning - Oasis

The Shock of the Lightning

224,144
1,395,102
Falling Down - Oasis

Falling Down

224,138
1,656,421
Up in the Sky - Oasis

Up in the Sky

222,230
938,254
Half the World Away - Oasis

Half the World Away

217,858
1,184,245
Columbia - Oasis

Columbia

210,091
948,471
Bring It on Down - Oasis

Bring It on Down

206,003
866,603
Whatever - Oasis

Whatever

195,692
1,258,681
Digsy's Dinner - Oasis

Digsy's Dinner

181,546
813,211
I'm Outta Time - Oasis

I'm Outta Time

179,096
1,278,991
The Hindu Times - Oasis

The Hindu Times

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843,752
Bag It Up - Oasis

Bag It Up

164,752
892,437
Fuckin' in the Bushes - Oasis

Fuckin' in the Bushes

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Turn Up the Sun - Oasis

Turn Up the Sun

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643,012
Waiting for the Rapture - Oasis

Waiting for the Rapture

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The Turning - Oasis

The Turning

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746,947
She Is Love - Oasis

She Is Love

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738,981
I Hope, I Think, I Know - Oasis

I Hope, I Think, I Know

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714,593
Love Like a Bomb - Oasis

Love Like a Bomb

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591,984
The Meaning of Soul - Oasis

The Meaning of Soul

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585,843
Part of the Queue - Oasis

Part of the Queue

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609,957