The Beatles V.S. Oasis Essay, Research Paper
The Beatles v.s. Oasis
Oasis is a band of the nineties that is often compared The Beatles. They try to be like The
Beatles only to do it unsuccessfully. The lead singer of Oasis, Liam Galagher tries to be like
the lead singer of The Beatles, John Lennon. The way Liam Galagher sounds, and the way
he writes his music are very similar. The New York Times Magazine said, “Oasis’s second
album “(What’s the Story) Morning Glory”, is also indebted to The Beatles. The singer Liam
Gallagher sounds like a more nasal John Lennon, with the joie de vive curdled to a sour
arrogance.” John Lennon wrote a song in the seventies called “Imagine”. Oasis just
released a song on their second album called “Don’t Look Back in Anger”. The beginning of
this song is exactly like the beginning in “Imagine”. Another song off their second album
“(What’s the Story) Morning Glory”, “Champagne Supernova” Sounds a lot like The Beatles
song, “Lucy in the Sky with Diamonds”. If you look at some of the lyrics in Oasis’s song
“Champagne Supernova” it talks about being lost in the clouds in a champagne supernova.
In The Beatles song “Lucy in the Sky with Diamonds” it talks about climbing in the back of a
newspaper taxi, with your head in the clouds. Oasis likes to make a lot of their songs
sound like The Beatles. Oasis’s style is a lot like The Beatles. Oasis has, what is know to
people as “The Beatle haircut”. (see back page)
Oasis is known as the biggest Britpop group of the nineties. Oasis has been on the British
Charts ever since they released there second album. In the last few months “Champagne
Supernova” and “Don’t Look Back in Anger” have reached number one and stayed at
number one for a few weeks, on the British Charts. Oasis is a lot more popular in England,
than the United States. None of their songs have reached number one in the United States.
The Beatles on the other hand were popular in both places. The Beatles released their first
album “With The Beatles” just a few weeks before they came to the United States, for
their first concert at the Ed Sullivan Theater. “I Want to Hold Your Hand” hit number one
on the U.S. charts, and, on this day, Pan Am Flight 101 brought The Beatles to the United
States. At Kennedy Airport, 3,000 hysterical Beatlemaniacs came to greet them. When The
Beatles got their first glimpse at the crowd, they figured the President must be landing
also. Two days later, a record of 73 million people watched them on The Ed Sullivan
Show, including a lucky few in the studio audience. The Beatles had no idea that they were
so popular. The Beatles loved their fans. They didn’t try to be like any other band or
compare. themselves, to other bands. The Beatles had their own style, and were proud of
it. Unlike Oasis who thinks they have to be like another band, to be liked.
Oasis believes that they are just as good as The Beatles, and that they are the reason for
The Beatles, sudden popularity again in this last year. This is not true. The Beatles have
been popular once again because of the Anthologies and videos that they have put out.
The Beatles came out with two new songs, that haven’t been heard before: “Free as a
Bird” and “Real Love”. Any band that hasn’t performed together in more than twenty years,
is bound to draw some attention to them. Especially The Beatles considering John Lennon
is dead, and he was one of the main singers. It was because of the love and desire to
hear more from The Beatles, that made them popular once again. It is not because of
Oasis that The Beatles are popular.
In my opinion I think Oasis is trying to hard to be like The Beatles. I think that they believe
that since The Beatles were so popular with their music. Than if they try to be like them
than they will be just as popular, but that isn’t how it works. They should just be
themselves, and not try to live off another bands popularity.
I have shown many ways that Oasis tries to be like The Beatles. They try to write songs
the way The Beatles did. They cut and do their hair how The Beatles did. They try to
sound like The Beatles, but do it unsuccessfully.