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Oasis’ Wonderwall Reaches One Billion Streams On Spotify

Oasis’ hit single Wonderwall has become the first song from the 90s to surpass one billion streams on Spotify.

The classic britpop anthem was released on October 30, 1995 as the third single from the iconic Manchester band’s critically acclaimed second studio album (What's the Story) Morning Glory?

The track has seen a resurgence on the streaming platform following the recent release of the album's 25th anniversary edition.

It joins Queen’s Bohemian Rhapsody as the only other song from the 20th century to hit this impressive milestone.

The song was produced by Noel Gallagher and Owen Morris, and according to Gallagher, "Wonderwall" describes "an imaginary friend who's gonna come and save you from yourself."

The track was recently revealed by BBC Radio 2 as number one in the Official Top 50 Britpop Songs with sales of 1.4 million, with Oasis claiming over half of the top 10 titles with six songs.

(What's The Story) Morning Glory? was recently released on limited edition picture disc and silver coloured vinyl with remastered audio to mark its 25th anniversary. It is currently number three in the Official Album Chart, marking the highest chart position for the record since August 1996, with an incredible 640% sales increase week on week.

The album is also sitting at number one in the Official Vinyl Album Chart, and is the UK's third best selling studio album of all time, as well as having a global sales total in excess of 22 million.

Meanwhile, Oasis’ back catalogue has seen massive growth of late, with Time Flies... 1994 – 2009, Definitely Maybe and (What's The Story) Morning Glory? all sitting pretty in the Official Album Chart throughout 2020.

Despite the band splitting in 2009 following a fight between brothers Noel and Liam Gallagher, this latest achievement serves as a testament to Oasis’ unwavering popularity more than a decade on from their musical departure.