Poll Names Wonderwall The Song Musicians Most Love To Hate
For some, Oasis are the high watermark of the UK rock industry over the past 20 years.
The band, which dominated UK music in the 90s, achieved colossal success off the back of hits like Don’t Look Back in Anger, Supersonic and Roll With It.
Guitarist Noel Gallagher’s Beatles-aping anthems inspired a generation of people to pick up an instrument for the first time.
However, a poll we carried out recently has revealed how other musicians actually find the Mancunian band’s hits among the most annoying to listen to.
In particular, the group’s platinum-selling hit Wonderwall, which reached number two in the UK charts in 1995, has been voted the song musicians hate more than any other.
The melancholic musings of the Gallagher brothers topped our recent poll, coming in just ahead of the 19th century waltz piano piece Chopsticks.
Also high on the list were tracks by Rage Against the Machine, Led Zeppelin and the Red Hot Chili Peppers.
The famous intro lick of Sweet Child of Mine, by Guns ‘N Roses, particularly grated against the ears of musicians across the country, while Deep Purple’s legendary dad-rock staple Smoke on the Water came in third.
But it was with Wonderwall that the most ire lay. The stripped-back acoustic nature of the song, and its simple chord structure, make it a good tune for guitarists taking their first steps on the instrument but for more experienced musicians, this classic paean to imaginary friendship is just too much to take.
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