Say what you will about Oasis – actually don’t, or I’ll turn this internet around so fast and come back there your head will spin young lady – but it’s not that hard to really screw up a cover of the deceptively simple “Wonderwall.” Take Liam Gallagher’s performance with Beady Eye at the Olympics the other night for one woeful example. (“Stratford’s finest Oasis tribute band,” Noel said afterwards). But what our Liam may lack in, you know, actual singing ability anymore, he still has something that you just can’t learn, or teach kids these days: soul.
One Direction, on the other hand, those foppish cum-socks of Ireland boy pop are all quite lovely singers, with souls as floppy as their wind-swept locks – their mesmerizing, surf catalog, sand-bleached locks. Sigh. *considers aged visage in the mirror*
Oh right, the song. So yeah, One Direction took time out of their busy schedule of teenagering around the world, psychically manipulating panties into knots with their barely-mustachioed warbling to record a cover of the beloved Brit-pop classic. How did they fare? Well, it certainly exists, that much we can say. No one denying that fact as far as I can tell. Couple of guys sang a song here, little bit of guitar, waves crashing on the beach, and then we watched it. They can never take any of that away from us, no sir.
Watch the video below. Then when you’re done go gargle your brain out with proper covers of the song from Cat Power and Ryan Adams. And if you’re still feeling mad fer it, go check out this list of the best Oasis songs ever.