Noel Gallagher Explains Why He Hates Oasis’ ‘Sunday Morning Call’


During Radio X’s ‘According To Google’ video, Oasis’s Noel Gallagher has revealed the reason he detests ‘Sunday Morning Call,’ a song from Oasis’ fourth album.

‘Sunday Morning Call’ belongs to Oasis’ fourth album titled ‘Standing On The Shoulder Of Giants’ released in February 2000. It got fine first-week sales and reached at the top of the British charts, also reaching number 24 on the Billboard charts. The album had an experimental touch along with psychedelic influences but was poorly received and became Oasis’ lowest selling studio album.

The song ‘Sunday Morning Call’ was released on July 3, 2000, as the third and final single of the album, written and sung by Noel Gallagher. The song has received mixed critical acclaim and was featured in ‘The Time Flies… 1994-2009’ album as a hidden track placed at the end of disc 2 which was also the only single which is not credited on the artwork. As the reason for this, Noel Gallagher stated in the audio commentary of the DVD that he hates the track. So far, ‘Sunday Morning Call’ has been accepted by the fans as the song which Noel hates so much.

While answering most Googled questions on Radio X, Noel Gallagher has also come across the question asking why he hates ‘Sunday Morning Call.’ He answered the question saying that he hates it because it’s ‘shit.’ He then said that his hate is to the extent of leaving the song out of the Oasis singles album, self-mockingly saying he wrote it.

Noel Gallagher’s answer was:

“Because it’s shit. I hate that song. I hate it so much [that] I left it out of the Oasis singles album. That’s how much I fucking hate it. And I wrote it!”

Although Noel Gallagher wrote ‘Sunday Morning Call’ and even did the lead vocals for it for the first time in place of his brother Liam Gallagher since their ‘Don’t Look Back In Anger,’ he appears to be still having enough reason to hate it. The song is known to be at number four on the UK Singles chart, number five in Italy, and number 20 in Ireland, but yet in Noel Gallagher’s top-list, it stays at rock bottom.