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Alex James' unfulfilled wish

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Friday, June 29, 2007

Blur bassist Alex James wishes he wrote classic Oasis hit 'Wonderwall'. The musician, whose band famously feuded with the Manchester rockers during their Britpop battle of the 90s, is envious of the song's magic. He said: "The first time I heard it, I thought it was a really great song. I wish I'd written to be honest.

"Liam Gallagher has got a great voice, and I think that's their finest moment."

After the two bands' epic 1995 UK chart battle - in which Blur's single 'Country House' beat Oasis' 'Roll With It' to the coveted number one spot - 'Wonderwall' propelled Oasis to worldwide success, while Blur's career faltered.

Alex, 38, recently admitted that beating Oasis to the top spot was one of the highlights of his career. He wrote in his book 'Bit of a Blur': "I can't deny it, sitting in the car and hearing that we'd won the battle, I felt very smug. "I couldn't stop smirking for weeks afterwards and there was a lot of satisfaction in knowing how upset Oasis were about it."

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