The Real Reason Oasis Used To Hate Playing Wonderwall

Noel Gallagher, formerly of Oasis, is known for hating many things. Rolling Stone once listed over a hundred things that Noel Gallagher doesn't like, and seeing as that was in 2015, the list has probably expanded some since then. Bullet points included awards shows ("You cannot have a room with 5,000 people who are all fans of each other. That's not real.") modern music ("bland nonsense") and interviews with the Arctic Monkeys ("I would rather drink petrol straight from the nozzle at a garage than listen to an interview with Alex Turner from the Arctic Monkeys.")

If you make it through the whole list and are hungry for more, Gallagher has now revealed another thing that he hates, or rather, hated: playing Wonderwall live in concert during the song's big moment of popularity. In an interview on the "Matt Morgan's Funny How?" podcast, the Oasis frontman revealed why he had such a strong distaste for performing the song live.

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According to Gallagher, it all came down to his choice of instrument. "The whole cycle of Wonderwall, and it was the biggest song ever," Gallagher said, "it never dawned on me to play it on acoustic guitar." He continued, stating that Wonderwall always sounded less than ideal on an electric, and that the arrangement only popped once they made the switch to an acoustic. We're paraphrasing. Noel Gallagher interviews kind of read like a Guy Ritchie script about how hard it is to be rich and famous.

Gallagher stated in the same interview that by the end of the band's first big tour, he was ready to never play Wonderwall again, calling to mind that time when, according to 10Daily, he said of Radiohead lead Thom Yorke, "No matter how much you sit there twiddling, going, 'We're all doomed', at the end of the day people will always want to hear you play 'Creep'. Get over it."