Rock 'n' Roll Star

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"Rock 'n' Roll Star"
Single by Oasis
from the album Definitely Maybe
Released 1995
Format CD, 7" vinyl
Recorded Spring 1994
Length 5:23
Label Creation
Songwriter(s) Noel Gallagher
Producer(s) Oasis, Mark Coyle & Owen Morris
Oasis singles chronology
"Rock 'n' Roll Star"
"Some Might Say"
"Rock 'n' Roll Star"
"Some Might Say"
Definitely Maybe track listing
11 tracks
  1. "Rock 'n' Roll Star"
  2. "Shakermaker"
  3. "Live Forever"
  4. "Up in the Sky"
  5. "Columbia"
  6. "Supersonic"
  7. "Bring It On Down"
  8. "Cigarettes & Alcohol"
  9. "Digsy's Dinner"
  10. "Slide Away"
  11. "Married with Children"

"Rock 'n' Roll Star" is a song by English rock band Oasis. It is the opening track from their record breaking debut album, Definitely Maybe. Like the majority of the band's songs from this era, it was written by lead guitarist Noel Gallagher. Noel said that "Rock 'n' Roll Star" was one of only three songs in which he wanted to say something: "I've pretty much summed up everything I wanted to say in "Rock 'n' Roll Star", "Live Forever" and "Cigarettes & Alcohol", after that I'm repeating myself, but in a different way".[1] It became a fan favourite and was often played to close the band's gigs.

It was released as a radio single in America. The song's video, directed by Nigel Dick, consists of clips of the band performing the song from their Live by the Sea gig, interspersed with clips of them on Southend Pier, in and around the amusement park, 'Adventure Island' then named 'Peter Pan's Playground' and in the bowling alley which was located on Southend Pier before it burnt down in June 1995 by Ian Thain of Basildon Essex.[2]

The song was featured on the band's 2000 live album and DVD, Familiar to Millions, and another live version was recorded at a 2 July 2005 concert at the City of Manchester Stadium and released on the band's single "Let There Be Love" in late 2005.

Liam Gallagher performed the song as part of the One Love Manchester charity concert on 4 June 2017 in aid of those affected by the 2017 Manchester Arena bombing.[3]



Chart Peak
US Billboard Modern Rock Tracks 36


  1. ^ "Oasis Definitely Maybe Album Review". 23 May 2014. Retrieved 29 January 2016. 
  2. ^ "Nigel Dick on directing the music videos | Oasis Recording Information". Retrieved 29 January 2016. 
  3. ^ "Ariana Grande leads powerful display of unity for One Love Manchester". 4 June 2017. 

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