Number 1 today in 1995: Oasis score their first chart-topper

It’s 20 years since the brothers Gallagher and their band hit the top of the Official Singles Chart with Some Might Say.

It took them a year of swagger, but this week in 1995, Manchester’s future global superstars finally did it – hitting Number 1 with Some Might Say.

The track was the lead single from sophomore release (What’s The Story) Morning Glory, which shattered the “difficult second album” myth with gusto. It’s one of the biggest selling albums of all time, with over four million copies taking up shelf space in households all over the UK.

Some Might Say ended Take That’s four-week tenure at the top of the Official Singles Chart with Back To Good. Perhaps this was a sign from the cosmos of friction to come between soon-to-be-ex member Robbie Williams and Oasis frontman Liam.

Upon release, Some Might Say stormed to Number 1 with big first-week sales of over 101,000 copies. It’s sold over 458,000 in total, finishing as Oasis’s sixth bestselling single in the UK.

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Its reign at the top was soon halted – Livin’ Joy had everyone dancing on the speakers with club hit Dreamer.

Some Might Say was the first of eight Number 1s for Oasis, kicking off stints at the top spot for Don’t Look Back In Anger (1996), D’You Know What I Mean? (1997), All Around The World (1998), Go Let It Out (2000), The Hindu Times (2002), Lyla and The Importance Of Being Idle (2005).

Let’s look at the rest of the Top 10:

2: Take That – Back For Good

After four weeks at the top, it was time to move on for the band, who were about to become a quartet. It was their sixth Number 1, and six more would follow it.

View Take That’s chart history 

3: Boyzone – Key To My Life

The Irish boyband’s second single peaked this week in 1995 at Number 3. it would be just over a year before Ronan, Mikey, Stephen, Shane and Keith would secure their first Number 1, with Words in October 1996.

See all Boyzone’s big ones in the archive

4: Bobby Brown – Two Can Play That Game

A sixth week in the Top 10 for Bobby’s highest charting single in the UK. Bobby’s had five Top 10s in total. My Prerogative was the first, hitting Number 6 in 1988. 

All Bobby’s hits are in our archive 

5: Outhere Brothers – Don’t Stop (Wiggle Wiggle)

The former chart-topper finally fall after spending a menacing month at Number 2 behind Take That.They would have another Number 1 in the summer of 1995 with Boom Boom Boom, which spent four weeks at the top!

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6: Tina Arena – Chains
7: Paul Weller – The Changingman
8: MN8 – If You Only Let Me In
9: Bryan Adams – Have You Ever Really Loved A Woman?
10: Björk – Army Of Me

Check out the full Top 100 from this very week in 1995

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Mr Probz went straight in at Number 1 with Waves – the first Norwegian to get to Number 1 since A-ha. There were also new entries from Cash Cash FT Bebe Rexha, DJ Cassidy, Robin Thicke and Jessie J, Indiana and Joel Compass

See the full Official Singles Chart Top 100 from this week in 2014 

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