DEFINITELY MAYBE
by OASIS


Definitely Maybe is the debut studio album by Manchester Britpop icons Oasis. Released on 29 August 29 1994 by Alan McGee's Creation Records, Definitely Maybe would become Oasis's critical and commercial breakthrough. 

The album features some of Oasis's most iconic tracks, including Oasis's debut single Supersonic which reached Number 31 on the Official Singles Chart, Rock 'n' Roll Star, Live Forever and Cigarettes & Alcohol.

Most of the songs on the album were written by Noel Gallagher, the band's lead guitarist and primary songwriter, whose songwriting played a significant role in defining Oasis's sound and style. Definitely Maybe was recorded at Sawmills Studio in Cornwall, England, and at Monnow Valley Studio in Wales. Owen Morris and Mark Coyle co-produced the album with the band.

The album drew inspiration from various musical influences, including 1960s rock and roll, British Invasion bands like The Beatles and The Rolling Stones, and 1970s punk rock.
Definitely Maybe is often regarded as one of the greatest debut albums in rock history and is considered a classic of the Britpop genre.

In 2014, to commemorate the album's 20th anniversary, a deluxe remastered edition of Definitely Maybe was released. It included bonus tracks, demos, and live recordings from the band's early performances. Ten years later in June 2024, Liam Gallagher set out to tour the UK playing Definitely Maybe in full to fans to celebrate the album's 30th anniversary. 

The success of Definitely Maybe catapulted Oasis to fame and paved the way for their subsequent albums, including (What's the Story) Morning Glory? which became one of the Top 5 best-selling albums of all time in the UK and spawned the band's first Number 1 single Some Might Say, according to the Official Charts Company.

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  • Peak position1
  • LabelCREATION
  • Catalogue numberCRECD169
  • First Chart Date

Weeks on chart

  1. 1No1
  2. 27Top 10
  3. 77Top 20
  4. 128Top 40
  5. 328Top 75
  6. 545Top 100

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131 weeks - 10/09/1994 to 08/03/1997

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1 week - 02/02/2017

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60 weeks - 04/05/2023 to 20/06/2024

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Chart facts

  • Peak position5
  • LabelBIG BROTHER
  • Catalogue numberRKIDCD006
  • First Chart Date

Weeks on chart

  1. 0No1
  2. 1Top 10
  3. 1Top 20
  4. 6Top 40
  5. 128Top 75
  6. 279Top 100

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29 weeks - 30/10/2022 to 21/05/2023

56 weeks - 28/05/2023 to 16/06/2024

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Chart facts

  • Peak position1
  • LabelCREATION
  • Catalogue numberCRECD169
  • First Chart Date

Weeks on chart

  1. 1No1
  2. 23Top 10
  3. 52Top 20
  4. 116Top 40
  5. 243Top 75
  6. 394Top 100

Chart run

= Peak position = This week

129 weeks - 10/09/1994 to 01/03/1997

1 week - 19/07/1997

5 weeks - 23/08/1997 to 20/09/1997

2 weeks - 04/10/1997 to 11/10/1997

6 weeks - 25/10/1997 to 29/11/1997

5 weeks - 03/01/1998 to 31/01/1998

1 week - 07/03/1998

12 weeks - 03/04/1999 to 19/06/1999

5 weeks - 24/07/1999 to 21/08/1999

1 week - 25/09/1999

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1 week - 17/09/2005

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12 weeks - 31/05/2014 to 16/08/2014

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1 week - 13/09/2014

1 week - 11/10/2014

3 weeks - 13/10/2016 to 27/10/2016

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5 weeks - 18/06/2020 to 16/07/2020

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