For this month’s This Original vs The Cover is the song “Wonderwall” originally by the band Oasis. The song was released in October 1995 and on the band’s album ‘(What’s the Story) Morning Glory’. The song did really well and went to #8 in the U.S. and #1 in several countries and charts. The cover version we are battling with is Ryan Adam’s cover which was released back in 2003 on his album ‘Love is Hell, pt 1’ EP.
The song was written by Noel Gallagher and was originally titled “Wishing Stone. There is a little mix up on who and what the song is about. Originally the thought was the song was about his girlfriend at the time Meg Mathews who later became his wife and then even later became his ex-wife. It was after that divorce that the story of the song changed. It was no longer about his ex-wife, it was now about an imaginary person or friend that shows up and helps you save you from yourself. Ok. Noel has stated that it was the media’s fault for the confusion and once it was out in the universe he didn’t want to spoil it for his girlfriend/wife. But now that they are divorced, I guess it doesn’t matter anymore.
That is enough backstory. Let’s get to the song and we will start with the original version as well always do, no need to change now.