I'm Outta Time

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"I'm Outta Time"
Single by Oasis
from the album Dig Out Your Soul
Released1 December 2008
Format7" vinyl, CD, digital download
RecordedAbbey Road Studios, London
GenreRock, Britpop
Length4:10 (album version)
3:55 (video edit)
LabelBig Brother
Songwriter(s)Liam Gallagher
Producer(s)Dave Sardy
Oasis singles chronology
"The Shock of the Lightning"
(2008)
"I'm Outta Time"
(2008)
"Falling Down"
(2009)
"The Shock of the Lightning"
(2008)
"I'm Outta Time"
(2008)
"Falling Down"
(2009)

"I'm Outta Time" is a single by the rock band Oasis. The song is featured on their seventh studio album Dig Out Your Soul. The second single from the album, "I'm Outta Time" was written by lead vocalist Liam Gallagher and released on 1 December 2008.[1]

Composition[change | change source]

The song has similarity, in style, to John Lennon's work in the early 1970s. The piano which features on the track partly sounds like Lennon's "Jealous Guy". The song also has a backing piano similar to The Beatles' "A Day in the Life".[2] Liam jokingly claims that it took him nine years to write the song.[2]

The song features a short speech from John Lennon taken from one of his last interviews in 1980.[3] The speech sample says: "As Churchill said, it's every Englishman's inalienable right to live where the hell he likes. What's it going to do, vanish? Is it not going to be there when I get back?".[4]

Reception[change | change source]

The song has been noted as one of the highlights of the album, with guitarist Noel Gallagher labeling it "deceptively brilliant".[5] It has also been praised by music critics, with NME calling it a return to form, and comparing it to the music of Oasis-admired rock band The Beatles.[3]

It charted at #12 in the UK Singles Chart - the first Oasis single to miss the top ten since 1994, ending the band's streak of 22 consecutive top tens. It has so far spent a total of 24 weeks in the French Singles Chart,[6] the most ever by any Oasis single. However, the single spent only two weeks in the UK top 75, the least ever by any Oasis single.

Music video[change | change source]

The music video for "I'm Outta Time" was released in November 2008. It was filmed in black and white, and shows Liam Gallagher, the only band member to appear in the clip, on a "surreal journey through a moon-lit English landscape". At the end of the video, Liam is filmed in a close-up profile shot lying down. This bears resemblance to the back cover artwork for John Lennon's album "Imagine".[7]

Other versions[change | change source]

The song was covered by Lily Allen on BBC's Live Lounge on December 2nd, 2009.

Track listing[change | change source]

CD (RKIDSCD55)
No. TitleWriter(s) Length
1. "I'm Outta Time" (album version)Liam Gallagher 4:10
2. "I'm Outta Time" (Twiggy Ramirez remix)L. Gallagher 6:14
3. "The Shock of the Lightning" (Jagz Kooner remix)Noel Gallagher 6:40
7" (RKID55)
No. TitleWriter(s) Length
1. "I'm Outta Time" (album version)L. Gallagher 4:10
2. "To Be Where There's Life" (Neon Neon remix)Gem Archer 4:17
7" (RKID55X)
No. TitleWriter(s) Length
1. "I'm Outta Time" (Twiggy Ramirez remix)L. Gallagher 6:14
2. "The Shock of the Lightning" (Jagz Kooner remix)N. Gallagher 6:40
Digital bundle
No. TitleWriter(s) Length
1. "I'm Outta Time" (album version)L. Gallagher 4:10
2. "I'm Outta Time" (Twiggy Ramirez remix)L. Gallagher 6:14
3. "I'm Outta Time" (demo)L. Gallagher 4:01
American iTunes EP[8]
No. TitleWriter(s) Length
1. "I'm Outta Time" (album version)L. Gallagher 4:10
2. "I'm Outta Time" (remix)L. Gallagher 6:14
3. "I'm Outta Time" (demo)L. Gallagher 4:01
4. "The Shock of the Lightning" (Jagz Kooner remix)N. Gallagher 6:40
5. "To Be Where There's Life" (Neon Neon remix)Archer 4:17
In Japan SICP 2163[9]
No. TitleWriter(s) Length
1. "I'm Outta Time" (album version)L. Gallagher 4:10
2. "I'm Outta Time" (remix)L. Gallagher 6:20
3. "To Be Where There's Life" (Neon Neon remix)Archer 4:20
4. "Waiting for the Rapture" (Alt Version #2)N. Gallagher 2:59
5. "To Be Where There's Life" (A Richard Fearless Production)Archer 6:29

Charts[change | change source]

Chart (2008) Peak
position
European Airplay Top 100 32[10]
European Hot 100 Singles 25[11]
French Singles Chart 48
Germany Singles Chart 62
Italian Singles Chart 41
U.S. Billboard Hot 100 Singles Sales 9[12]
UK Indie Chart 1[13]
UK Singles Chart 12[14]

References[change | change source]

  1. "Oasis Announce New Single". Oasis. 2008-11-03. Retrieved 2008-11-06.
  2. 2.0 2.1 "I'm Outta Time's an epic track". 2008-11-21. Retrieved 2008-11-21.
  3. 3.0 3.1 "Oasis - Track Reviews : I'm Outta Time". NME. 2008-11-19. Retrieved 2008-12-12. Italic or bold markup not allowed in: |publisher= (help)
  4. "Video Premiere: Oasis - I'm Outta Time". Blog Stereopark. 2008-11-06. Retrieved 2008-12-12.
  5. "Oasis - I'm Outta Time - Single Review". Unreality Music. 2008-11-18. Retrieved 2008-12-12.
  6. "lescharts.com - Oasis - I'm Outta Time". lescharts.com. 2009-06-21. Retrieved 2009-06-21.
  7. "I'm Outta Time - Video now available on iTunes!". Oasis. 2008-11-19. Retrieved 2008-12-12.
  8. "Oasis to release exclusive iTunes EP". NME. 2008-12-08. Retrieved 2009-03-14. Italic or bold markup not allowed in: |publisher= (help)
  9. "オアシス - ソニーミュージック オフィシャルサイト". www.sonymusic.co.jp.
  10. "Pages perso Orange – Créez facilement votre site web personnel". pages.perso.orange.fr.
  11. http://www.billboard.com/bbcom/esearch/chart_display.jsp?cfi=349&cfgn=Singles&cfn=European+Hot+100+Singles&ci=3104978&cdi=10097812&cid=12%2F27%2F2008
  12. "Charts". Billboard.
  13. "UK Top 30 Indie Singles Chart". Radio 1.
  14. "Celebrity - Yahoo News UK". uk.news.yahoo.com.