Anyway, Here’s Wonderwall
Anyway, here’s Wonderwall refers to a running joke, related to the popular Oasis song.
The track is considered as a rock classic of the 90’s, and is one of the first songs a studying guitarist learns, due to its relatively easy chord progression.
The phrase is most frequently encountered in conversations as:
- Hey, can you play x?
- Well, it’s not really my style. Anyway, here’s Wonderwall.
Oasis released “Wonderwall” on October 2nd, 1995 as part of the second studio album of the band, titled “(What’s the Story) Morning Glory?”.
The song was also released as a single on October 30th of the same year.
It would become a popular song, achieving great success on the Billboard list as well as gaining widespread critical appreciation.
However, as the years would pass, it would become a notoriously frequent song in the track list of amateur guitarists who want to boast their skills in a variety of settings.
Noel Gallagher dropped an anecdote about “anyway, here’s Wonderwall” to the Guitarist Magazine as early as 2002, recalling a guitar shop’s sign warning customers not to play “Wonderwall” in the store.
Spread and Usage
Online, numerous covers were created and uploaded by amateur musicians as well as famous artists, solidifying the trend even further.
Starting in 2013, YouTube videos with the title “anyway, here’s Wonderwall” started emerging, with one of the first ones being uploaded by Julia Banks.
The phrase would later be frequently used on meme captions, depicting people with guitars in their hands.
- Dailydot.com – 7 funny facts you didn’t know about the ‘Anyway, Here’s Wonderwall’ meme
- Reddit – r/OutOfTheLoop