When first presented with his brother Noel’s composition “Wonderwall,” Oasis’ usual lead singer Liam Gallagher didn’t care for it. Of course, the song became a worldwide smash. Did Liam come around? In 2008 he told MTV News “I can’t fucking stand that fucking song! Every time I have to sing it I want to gag.” Guess not. What about Noel, the song’s writer? He must like it, right? Here is what he said: “Outside of England, it’s the one song we’re famous for all over the world, and it annoys the fuck out of me. It’s not a fucking rock’n’roll tune. There’s quite a vulnerable statement to it. When people come up to me and say it’s one of the greatest tunes ever written, I think, ‘fucking hell, have you heard “Live Forever”?’”
Oasis’ “Wonderwall” is one of the 1996 songs on today’s Throwback Thursday playlist.
With his album Boy In Da Corner, Dizzee Rascal, who was only 17 years old when he wrote and recorded the album, became the youngest and first Black artist to win the Mercury Prize, beating out Coldplay, Radiohead, and The Darkness.
Dizzee Rascal was born Dylan Mills on this date in 1984. Some of his work is included on today’s playlist.
Today Tunes du Jour is celebrating the birthday of the late Adam “MCA” Yauch of Beastie Boys, a passionate advocate for Tibetan freedom who in 1996 organized the Tibetan Freedom Concert, a series of music festivals that raised awareness and millions of dollars for the cause.
Missy Elliott and her producer, Timbaland, recorded enough songs to make up Missy’s third album, Miss E…So Addictive. They decided the album could use one more song, so they came up with a little something called “Get Ur Freak On.”
Missy Elliott turns 52 today. Honor the occasion by getting ur freak on with help from today’s playlist.