(What's the Story) Morning Glory?

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(What's the Story) Morning Glory?
Studio album by Oasis
Released 2 October 1995
Recorded March 1995, May – June 1995, Rockfield Studios in Monmouth, Wales
Genre Rock, Britpop
Length 50:05
Label Creation
Producer Owen Morris, Noel Gallagher
Oasis chronology
Definitely Maybe
(1994)
(What's the Story) Morning Glory?
(1995)
Be Here Now
(1997)
Singles from (What's the Story) Morning Glory?
  1. "Some Might Say"
    Released: 30 April 1995
  2. "Roll with It"
    Released: 14 August 1995
  3. "Morning Glory"
    Released: 15 September 1995
  4. "Wonderwall"
    Released: 30 October 1995
  5. "Don't Look Back in Anger"
    Released: 19 February 1996
  6. "Champagne Supernova"
    Released: 13 May 1996

(What's the Story) Morning Glory? is the second album by the rock band Oasis. It was released in October of 1995. The album was Oasis' highest selling album, charting at number one in the UK (staying there for 10 weeks) and number four in the U.S. The album sold 346,000 copies in its first week in the United Kingdom[1] and has sold around 23 million copies worldwide,[2] but several sources say that it has sold over 30 million.[3][4] It is the third biggest-selling album in UK chart history (with 4.4 million copies sold).[5] The album was the second biggest selling album for both 1995 and 1996 in the UK. It went on to become the biggest selling album of the decade. The album has gone 4× platinum (3.9 million copies) in the United States.[6][7]

Album singles "Some Might Say", "Roll with It", "Wonderwall" and "Don't Look Back in Anger" were big hits in the UK, with "Some Might Say" and "Don't Look Back in Anger" both reaching the number one spot in the UK singles chart. "Wonderwall" and "Champagne Supernova" both went #1 on the U.S. Modern Rock Tracks chart. They would go on to be certified gold in the United States.[8] whilst "Wonderwall" also topped the Australian ARIA charts.[9] The album won Best British Album at the 1996 BRIT Awards, and won the BRIT Award for the best British Album of the last 30 Years at the 2010 BRIT Awards.[10]

Chart positions[change | edit source]

Year Chart Peak
1995 UK Albums Chart 1
1995 U.S. Billboard 200[11] 4
1996 Australian ARIA Albums Chart 1
1996 New Zealand Albums Chart 1
1996 Spanish Albums Chart 1

References[change | edit source]

  1. Harris, p. 254
  2. "Oasis News". Oasisinet.com. http://www.oasisinet.com/NewsArticle.aspx?n=787. Retrieved 10 June 2010.
  3. Nick Pisa (14 February 2010). "Brit Pope: Vatican puts Oasis in its top ten albums of all time | Mail Online". The Daily Mail (London). http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/worldnews/article-1250950/Brit-Pope-Vatican-puts-Oasis-albums-time.html. Retrieved 10 June 2010.
  4. Simon Hattenstone. "Interview: Noel Gallagher talks Oasis past and present | Music". The Guardian. UK. http://www.guardian.co.uk/music/2008/dec/06/noel-gallagher-oasis. Retrieved 10 June 2010.
  5. Queen head all-time sales chart Archived 16 January 2010 at WebCite
  6. Trust, Gary. "Ask Billboard: "English Beat". billboard.com. 23 January 2009. Archive copy at the Internet Archive
  7. "Gold and Platinum Database Search". http://www.riaa.com/goldandplatinumdata.php?resultpage=1&table=SEARCH_RESULTS&action=&title=Morning%20Glory&artist=Oasis&format=&debutLP=&category=&sex=&releaseDate=&requestNo=&type=&level=&label=&company=&certificationDate=&awardDescription=&catalogNo=&aSex=&rec_id=&charField=&gold=&platinum=&multiPlat=&level2=&certDate=&album=&id=&after=&before=&startMonth=1&endMonth=1&startYear=1958&endYear=2009&sort=Artist&perPage=25. Retrieved 1 March 2010.
  8. RIAA - Gold & Platinum - OASIS
  9. Steffen Hung. "Oasis - Wonderwall". Australian-charts.com. Archived from the original on 2012-04-23. http://australian-charts.com/showitem.asp?interpret=Oasis&titel=Wonderwall&cat=s. Retrieved 10 June 2010.
  10. "Lady Gaga wins Brit Awards triple". BBC News. 16 February 2010. http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/entertainment/8517579.stm. Retrieved 10 June 2010.
  11. Oasis > Charts & Awards > Billboard Albums