"Wonderwall" is a song by English rock band Oasis, written by the band's guitarist and main songwriter Noel Gallagher. Released as the third single from (What's the Story) Morning Glory? in October 1995, "Wonderwall" peaked at number two in the UK Singles Chart and proved to be their American breakthrough, reaching number eight on the Hot 100 singles chart and giving them their only top-ten U.S. hit. It also proved a hit in Australia, reaching number one in February 1996. "Wonderwall" is their signature song and it continues to have enduring popularity in Oasis's canon; as of 2008, it was 76th in the UK's list of best-selling singles, and sold over a million copies in single and download sales in the UK, where it went platinum.
The song is included on the band's compilation albums Stop the Clocks and Time Flies... 1994–2009.
According to Noel the song was written about a girl he met at a concert when he was touring with Oasis. (Joanna Hossain) It is often claimed that "Wonderwall" was written for Gallagher's then-girlfriend, Meg Mathews (Gallagher married Mathews in 1997; the couple divorced four years later). Gallagher now claims that the song was not about her at all, but he felt...