Roll with It (Oasis song)

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Jump to: navigation, search
"Roll with It"
Single by Oasis
from the album (What's the Story) Morning Glory?
Released August 14, 1995
Format CD, 7" vinyl, 12" vinyl, cassette
Recorded Rockfield Studios (South Wales), 1995
Genre Rock, Britpop
Length 3:59
Label Creation Records
Writer(s) Noel Gallagher
Producer Owen Morris
Noel Gallagher
Oasis singles chronology
"Some Might Say"
(1995)
"Roll with It"
(1995)
"Morning Glory"
(1995)

"Roll with It" is a song by the rock band Oasis. It is written by their former lead guitarist Noel Gallagher. The song was released on August 14, 1995 as the second single from their second album (What's the Story) Morning Glory?. It reached number 2 on the UK Singles Chart. The songwriting started off as a copy of early Beatles songs, mainly "She Loves You" and "From Me to You".

"Roll with It" received a lot of attention when Food Records, the label of Britpop rivals Blur, moved the original release date of single "Country House" to match "Roll with its release date", sparking what came to be known as "The Battle of Britpop". The British media had already reported an intense rivalry between the two bands. This clash of releases was seen as a battle for the number one spot. In the end, Blur's "Country House" single sold 274,000 copies to Oasis' 216,000 copies of "Roll with It". The singles charted at number 1 and number 2, respectively.

The song is like other Oasis songs, such as "Supersonic", because it tells the importance of being yourself.

The melody for this song appears in The Lemonheads' song "Purple Parallelogram", which was co-written by Gallagher and Evan Dando.

Charts[change | edit source]

Chart (1995) Peak
position
UK Singles Chart[1] 2
Irish Singles Chart[2] 2

It was the 20th biggest selling single of 1995 in the United Kingdom.

References[change | edit source]