Label: Creation Records - SAMP 639 • Format: CD Promo • Country: Australia • Genre: Rock, Pop • Style: Brit Pop, Pop Rock
A subsequent lawsuit awarded a co-writing credit to Neil Innes. At six minutes and twenty-one seconds, "Whatever" was the longest single the band had released up to that point it (Its Good) To Be Free - Oasis - Whatever later surpassed by " Champagne Supernova ", " D'You Know What I Mean?
The song follows an AB structure, which differs from Verse-Chorus, as the main hook occurs at the beginning of the song. The song suddenly changes key during the bridge, before returning to the main chord progression of the song, which repeats for a two-and-a-half-minute outro in which, one by one, each instrument cuts out until only the strings are playing.
Finally, the song ends with an extended, recorded applause track. The Christmas single  was released on 18 December as a stand-alone singlebridging the gap between Oasis' debut album, Definitely Maybeand their second album, What's the Story Morning Glory? Like "Lord Don't Slow Me Down", this is a non-album release, but as it is a single it has been included on the compilation album Time Flies The strings were arranged by Nick Ingman and Noel Gallagher.
The song has been used by Coca-Cola in its campaign celebrating its th anniversary  and also in Italian Vodafone commercials. English musician Neil Innes sued the band claiming the song borrowed portions of his song " How Sweet Piège - Nuance - Ami Be an Idiot ". Innes and Oasis settled a plagiarism lawsuit and Innes received songwriting credit. The video was filmed on 15 December in Anonymous - Jai du Bon Tabac - A vous (Pathé Disc) white room in black and white at Malcolm Ryan Studios in London.
Members of the London Session Orchestra can be seen throughout the video. They often ended live versions of the song with lyrics adapted from The Beatles song " Octopus's Garden ". They had also been known to add the lines "All the young blues [ sic ] At their famous performances at Knebworth in Augustthe song was accompanied throughout by harmonica player Mark Feltham.
Noel Gallagher later revisited "Whatever," adding the song to his setlist during his first tour with his band High Flying Birds. One of the single's B-sides, "Slide Away", was already featured on their debut album, Definitely Maybe. From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia. CD 7" vinyl 12" vinyl cassette.
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