I'm Outta Time

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"I'm Outta Time"
Single by Oasis
from the album Dig Out Your Soul
Released 1 December 2008
Format 7" vinyl, CD, digital download
Recorded Abbey Road Studios, London
Genre Alternative rock
Length 4:10 (album version)
3:55 (video edit)
3:49 (radio edit)
Label Big Brother
Writer(s) Liam Gallagher
Producer(s) Dave Sardy
Oasis singles chronology
"The Shock of the Lightning"
(2008)
"I'm Outta Time"
(2008)
"Falling Down"
(2009)
Music video
"I'm Outta Time" on YouTube

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

Composition[edit]

The song bears similarity, in style, to John Lennon's work in the early 1970s. The piano which features on the track partly emulates that of Lennon's "Jealous Guy", with the three octave jumps in C major. The song also has a backing piano part similar in content to that of The Beatles' "A Day in the Life",[2] which also contains a three octave jump in C major. Liam jokingly claims that it took him nine years to write the song.[2] However, in a different interview Liam Gallagher claimed that he wrote the song "While sitting on the end of my bed".

The song features a short speech sample 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[edit]

The song has been noted as one of the highlights of the album by fans, as well as the band themselves, with guitarist Noel Gallagher labelling 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 number 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 spent only two weeks in the UK top 75, the least ever by any Oasis single. Although only peaking at number 48 in France, the song spent a total of 28 weeks in the French Singles Chart,[6] the most ever by any Oasis single.

Music video[edit]

The music video for "I'm Outta Time" was released in November 2008. Filmed in black and white, it 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] It also resembles the cover of Lennon's 1973 album Mind Games.

Covers[edit]

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

Track listing[edit]

CD (RKIDSCD55)
No. Title Writer(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. Title Writer(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. Title Writer(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. Title Writer(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. Title Writer(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. Title Writer(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[edit]

Chart (2008) Peak
position
European Hot 100 Singles[10] 25
French Singles Chart[citation needed] 48
Germany Singles Chart[citation needed] 62
Italian Singles Chart[citation needed] 41
Polish Singles Chart[11] 29
UK Indie Chart[citation needed] 1
UK Singles Chart[citation needed] 12
U.S. Billboard Hot 100 Singles Sales[citation needed] 9

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Oasis Announce New Single". Oasis. 3 November 2008. Retrieved 6 November 2008. 
  2. ^ a b "I'm Outta Time's an epic track". The Sun (London). 21 November 2008. Retrieved 21 November 2008. 
  3. ^ a b "Oasis - Track Reviews : I'm Outta Time". NME. 19 November 2008. Retrieved 12 December 2008. 
  4. ^ "Video Premiere: Oasis - I’m Outta Time". Blog Stereopark. 6 November 2008. Retrieved 12 December 2008. 
  5. ^ "Oasis - I'm Outta Time - Single Review". Unreality Music. 18 November 2008. Retrieved 12 December 2008. 
  6. ^ "lescharts.com - Oasis - I'm Outta Time". lescharts.com. 21 June 2009. Retrieved 21 June 2009. 
  7. ^ "I'm Outta Time - Video now available on iTunes!". Oasis. 19 November 2008. Retrieved 12 December 2008. 
  8. ^ "Oasis to release exclusive iTunes EP". NME. 8 December 2008. Retrieved 14 March 2009. 
  9. ^ "Sony Music Online Japan : オアシス : アイム・アウタ・タイム". Sonymusic.co.jp. 18 March 2009. Retrieved 24 February 2012. 
  10. ^ [1][dead link]
  11. ^ "Polish Singles Chart". 

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