Where Did It All Go Wrong?
|"Where Did It All Go Wrong?"|
|Single by Oasis|
|from the album Standing on the Shoulder of Giants|
|Released||29 February 2000|
|Producer(s)||Mark "Spike" Stent, Noel Gallagher|
|Oasis singles chronology|
Written by guitarist Noel Gallagher, it is one of two songs on Standing on the Shoulder of Giants that features him on lead vocals. In explaining why front man Liam Gallagher did not sing the song, Noel claimed that: "[Vocally] Liam just couldn't get that one. The melody shifts quite a lot... Liam hasn't got that dynamism in his voice."
Noel stated that the song's lyrics are about a circle of friends that he was involved with at one time in his life, as well as being semi-autobiographical. Q Magazine stated that the song is "Easily a stand-out moment in the vast pantheon of Gallagher anthems... [an] evocative heartbreak record for the disaffected middle youth who is still a vulnerable youngster at the core..."
Although not released as a commercial single, the song was released as a radio-single in the United States, where the song received airplay but failed to chart due in part to no official release.
The video features Liam being interviewed whilst Noel sings whilst reading a newspaper and looking at what is going on in the building opposite where he and the band are.
- CD Epic Promotional Release ESK 12875
- "Where Did It All Go Wrong?" (Semi-acoustic version) - 4:31
- "Where Did It All Go Wrong?" (Album version) - 4:28
- Di Perna, Alan. April 2000. Larger Than Life. Guitar World
- Kendall, Jo. 2002. The Oasis Top 50. Q Magazine.