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"Wonderwall" tops Best Of British list, three other Oasis songs in Top Five

29 March 2016, 11:27 | Written by Laurence Day

"Wonderwall", a song that even its singer, Liam Gallagher, "can't stand", is apparently the Ultimate British Song according to a new poll.

The Oasis frontman apparently also said: "Every time I sing it I want to gag..."

Brother Noel (pictured above) was somewhat happier, saying to Radio X: “What can I say? The people have spoken. The fact that there wasn’t one single Noel Gallagher’s High Flying Birds song in the Top 20 makes think the whole thing is a mockery of an unreliable sham! Saying that though I'm thrilled. Thanks for voting."

Radio X ran the poll, which collected 50,000 votes in the search for the Best British Song Of All Time.

"Don't Look Back In Anger", "Champagne Supernova", and "Live Forever" are second, third, and fourth, with The Stone Roses' "I Am The Resurrection" rounding off the Top 5. Classic acts such as David Bowie, The Rolling Stones and The Beatles, plus newer names such as The Arctic Monkeys and Elbow, also make the Top 20.

Only one woman - Pulp's Candida Doyle - features on the entire list.

Top 20

1. "Wonderwall", Oasis
2. "Don’t Look Back In Anger", Oasis
3. "Champagne Supernova", Oasis
4. "Live Forever", Oasis
5. "I Am The Resurrection", The Stone Roses
6. "I Bet You Look Good On The Dancefloor", Arctic Monkeys
7. "Heroes", David Bowie
8. "Life On Mars?", David Bowie
9. "Bittersweet Symphony", The Verve
10. "Gimme Shelter", The Rolling Stones
11. "One Day Like This", Elbow
12. "Bohemian Rhapsody", Queen
13. "Hey Jude", The Beatles
14. "Common People", Pulp
15. "There Is A Light That Never Goes Out", The Smiths
16. "Slide Away", Oasis
17. "Fool’s Gold", The Stone Roses
18. "How Soon Is Now", The Smiths
19. "A Day In The Life", The Beatles
20. "Love Will Tear Us Apart", Joy Division

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