Oasis have been crowned the Kings of Britpop as BBC Radio 2 unveiled Official Top 50 Britpop Songs, counting down the UK’s best-selling Britpop songs of the 90s.
Using exclusive data from the Official Charts Company, Wonderwall by Oasis – a Number 2 hit in 1995 – tops the list at Number 1 with sales of 1.4 million, followed by their 1996 chart-topper Don’t Look Back in Anger in second place with 1.02m sales. The Verve’s Bitter Sweet Symphony, which topped out at Number 2 in 1997, takes the bronze medal with 773,000 sales.
Other notable Top 10 entries include Cornershop’s 1997 Number 1 Brimful of Asha (634,000 sales) and, of course, the iconic Blur vs. Oasis chart battle; once again Blur‘s Country House – with 559,000 sales to date – finishes just ahead of Oasis’ Roll With It at 550,000.
Jo Whiley said: “This chart has taken me back to the glory days of the Evening Session and a time when Britpop ruled the Airwaves. It’s hard to believe it’s been 25 years!
“Wonderwall has always been a special song to many people so I’m not surprised it’s at Number 1 – it’s an enormous anthem. The whole chart has brought back so many memories of brilliant songs and bands from a very special time in British pop music.”
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