Where Did It All Go Wrong?

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"Where Did It All Go Wrong?"
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Single by Oasis
from the album Standing on the Shoulder of Giants
Released 29 February 2000 (2000-02-29)
Recorded 1999
Genre Rock
Length 4:26
Label Epic
Writer(s) Noel Gallagher
Producer(s) Mark "Spike" Stent, Noel Gallagher
Oasis singles chronology
"Go Let It Out"
"Where Did It All Go Wrong?"
"Who Feels Love?"

"Where Did It All Go Wrong?" is a song and single by the English rock band Oasis, originally released on their 2000 album, Standing on the Shoulder of Giants.

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."[1]

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.[1] 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..."[2]

An rare early demo of the track featured flautist Charlotte Glasson, but when the album was re-recorded the flute part was not included. Glasson featured on Gas Panic! from the same album.

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.

Track listing[edit]

  • CD Epic Promotional Release ESK 12875
  1. "Where Did It All Go Wrong?" (Semi-acoustic version) - 4:31
  2. "Where Did It All Go Wrong?" (Album version) - 4:28


  1. ^ a b Di Perna, Alan. April 2000. Larger Than Life. Guitar World
  2. ^ Kendall, Jo. 2002. The Oasis Top 50. Q Magazine.

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