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"Some Might Say"
Single by Oasis
from the album (What's the Story) Morning Glory ?
Released 24 April 1995
Format CD, 7" vinyl, 12" vinyl, cassette
Recorded Rockfield Studios (South Wales), March 1995
Genre Alternative rock, Britpop
Length 5:28
Label Creation Records
Producer Owen Morris
Noel Gallagher
Oasis singles chronology
"Whatever"
(1994)
"Some Might Say"
(1995)
"Roll With It"
(1995)
(What's the Story) Morning Glory? track listing
"Hey Now!"
(5)
"Some Might Say"
(7)
"Cast No Shadow"
(8)
Stop the Clocks track listing
"Rock 'n' Roll Star"
(1)
"Some Might Say"
(2)
"Talk Tonight"
(3)

"Some Might Say" is a song by English rock band Oasis. The song was written by the band's lead guitarist Noel Gallagher. It was the first single later included in their definitive second album (What's the Story) Morning Glory? in 1995, and provided the band with their first number one in the UK Singles Chart[1][2] (see 1995 in British music).

Contents

Background

The track was apparently inspired by the Small Faces and/or T-Rex.[3] It was the last Oasis track to feature original drummer Tony McCarroll, who was asked to leave the band before the main recording sessions for (What's the Story) Morning Glory? when tensions arose between McCarroll and the Gallagher brothers. The rest of the tracks on the album feature Alan White on drums. Oasis performed the song on two episodes of Top of the Pops, the first being McCarroll's last performance with the band and the second being White's first.

Album artwork

The sleeve artwork, shot at Cromford railway station in Derbyshire, England, features art director Brian Cannon's father with wheelbarrow and his mother with mop. Also pictured are Matthew Sankey, Cannon's aide and Carla Knox, barmaid of his local pub. Liam Gallagher can be seen on the bridge whilst Noel can be viewed with a watering can. Cannon himself rates this piece amongst his greatest works.

Promotional video

The planned promo video for the song was cancelled due to Liam not turning up for the shoot. Instead, a makeshift video was created using footage from the "Cigarettes & Alcohol" and US "Supersonic" videos.

Track Information

In an interview promoting the compilation album, Stop the Clocks, Noel stated that "Some Might Say" is the "archetypical Oasis song' and 'defines what Oasis is". Noel added later in the interview that along with "Some Might Say", its b-side, "Acquiesce", was also the song that defined Oasis.

The song also appears on Stop the Clocks, as do two of the b-sides. Surprisingly, this means that the "Some Might Say" single contains the fourth largest number of tracks to appear on Stop the Clocks of any Oasis release (after Definitely Maybe, Morning Glory and The Masterplan). Therefore, more songs from this single ended up on Stop the Clocks than Don't Believe the Truth (2 songs), Standing on the Shoulder of Giants, Heathen Chemistry (1 song each) and Be Here Now (no songs from this album appear on Stop the Clocks).

In popular culture

"Some Might Say" is a playable track in both Guitar Hero World Tour and The European version of Guitar Hero On Tour: Decades.

Personnel

Track listings

All songs written by Noel Gallagher except where noted.

In the UK

  • CD CRESCD 204
  1. "Some Might Say" - 5:28
  2. "Talk Tonight" - 4:21
  3. "Acquiesce" - 4:24
  4. "Headshrinker" - 4:38
  • 7" CRE 204
  1. "Some Might Say" - 5:28
  2. "Talk Tonight" - 4:21
  • 12" CRE 204T
  1. "Some Might Say" - 5:28
  2. "Talk Tonight" - 4:21
  3. "Acquiesce" - 4:24
  • Cassette CRECS 204
  1. "Some Might Say" - 5:28
  2. "Talk Tonight" - 4:21

In Japan

  • CD ESCA-6251
  1. "Some Might Say" - 5:27
  2. "Talk Tonight" - 4:21
  3. "Acquiesce" - 4:24
  4. "Headshrinker" - 4:39
  5. "Some Might Say" (Demo) - 6:47
  6. "You've Got to Hide Your Love Away" (John Lennon, Paul McCartney) - 2:16

In Australia

CD HES 664059-2

  1. "Some Might Say"
  2. "Listen Up"
  3. "Bring It On Down (Live)"
  • To date, the "Some Might Say" demo and "You've Got to Hide Your Love Away" have only been released in Japan.

B-sides

All of the single's B-sides were included in Masterplan album. "Talk Tonight", is one of many acoustic B-side tracks sung by Noel. It was inspired by the near-breakup of the band in Los Angeles in autumn 1994, when Noel walked out without telling anyone and headed for San Francisco.

The B-side "Acquiesce" was released as part of the Stop the Clocks EP in promotion of their compilation album, Stop the Clocks.

Charts

Chart (1995) Peak
position
UK Singles Chart 1
Irish Singles Chart 3
Swedish Singles Chart 7

References

  1. ^ "Chart Stats - Oasis - Some Might Say". http://www.chartstats.com/songinfo.php?id=22937. Retrieved September 8, 2009.  
  2. ^ "Big-hitters slug it out in battle of the bands". The Independent (London). 14 August 1995. http://www.independent.co.uk/news/bighitters-slug-it-out-in-battle-of-the-bands-1596160.html. Retrieved 8 September 2009.  
  3. ^ Cardenas, Georgina (September 12, 1996). "Why the Glory?". Miami New Times.  
Preceded by
"Back for Good" by Take That
UK Singles Chart number-one single
April 30, 1995 - May 6, 1995
Succeeded by
"Dreamer" by Livin' Joy

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