Live Forever: The Rise and Fall of Brit Pop

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Live Forever
Live Forever poster.png
UK theatrical poster by Damien Hirst
Directed byJohn Dower
Produced byJohn Battsek
Written byJohn Dower
Edited byJake Martin
Distributed byBBC
Release date
21 March 2003
Running time
82 minutes
CountryUnited Kingdom

Live Forever: The Rise and Fall of Brit Pop is a 2003 documentary film written and directed by John Dower. The documentary is a study of popular culture in the United Kingdom during the mid-to-late 1990s. The focus of the piece is the main movement in British popular music during that time, which came under strong media attention and was dubbed Britpop.[1][2]

The political landscape of the time also features. Much is made of Tony Blair and New Labour's efforts to align themselves with the distinctly British cultural resurgence that was underway. The documentary features a number of prominent UK musical and artistic figures, but relies heavily on contributions from Noel and Liam Gallagher of Oasis, Damon Albarn of Blur, and Jarvis Cocker of Pulp. Other contributors include 3D from Massive Attack, Louise Wener from Sleeper, the fashion designer Ozwald Boateng, and the contemporary artist Damien Hirst.

Live Forever compilation album[edit]

The compilation album Live Forever – The Best of Britpop was issued on the Virgin TV label in conjunction with the documentary's theatrical release. It features songs from the film and other notable artists of the Britpop era.

Track listing[edit]

CD 1[edit]

  1. "Live Forever" – Oasis
  2. "Common People" – Pulp
  3. "Parklife" – Blur
  4. "Alright" – Supergrass
  5. "Girl From Mars" – Ash
  6. "Waking Up" – Elastica
  7. "Mulder and Scully" – Catatonia
  8. "Finetime" – Cast
  9. "The Changingman" – Paul Weller
  10. "Stupid Girl" – Garbage
  11. "Everything Must Go" – Manic Street Preachers
  12. "The Riverboat Song" – Ocean Colour Scene
  13. "Atomic" – Sleeper
  14. "Tattva" – Kula Shaker
  15. "Come Back to What You Know" – Embrace
  16. "Wide Open Space" – Mansun
  17. "6 Underground" – Sneaker Pimps
  18. "Female of the Species" – Space
  19. "You're Gorgeous" – Babybird
  20. "Angels" – Robbie Williams

CD 2[edit]

  1. "Protection" – Massive Attack
  2. "Street Spirit (Fade Out)" – Radiohead
  3. "Stars" – Dubstar
  4. "The More You Ignore Me, The Closer I Get" – Morrissey
  5. "Beautiful Ones" – Suede
  6. "The Life of Riley" – The Lightning Seeds
  7. "Inbetweener" – Sleeper
  8. "King of the Kerb" – Echobelly
  9. "Getting Better" – Shed Seven
  10. "Ready to Go" – Republica
  11. "Setting Sun"  – The Chemical Brothers
  12. "Nancy Boy" – Placebo
  13. "Breathe" – The Prodigy
  14. "Weak" – Skunk Anansie
  15. "Born Slippy" – Underworld
  16. "Loaded" – Primal Scream
  17. "Step On" – Happy Mondays
  18. "The Only One I Know" – The Charlatans
  19. "Champagne Supernova" – Oasis


  1. ^ "Britpop".
  2. ^ Hann, Michael (24 April 2014). "Britpop: A Cultural Abomination That Set Music Back". The Guardian. London.

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