Toppa Top 10: Ten Classic Songs with a Melodica

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June 20, 2014

7. Oasis “Champage Supernova” (1995)

Noel and Liam Gallagher’s britpop brotherhood Oasis carried UK musicians’ love affair with the melodica into the ‘90s with “Champagne Supernova,” the follow-up to Oasis’s first mainstream hit “Wonderwall.” There’s the descending guitar riff, Noel Gallagher’s idiosyncratic whine, and then Paul “Bonehead” Arthurs on melodica, with a two-chord lick that pretty much completes the song’s spacey, psychedelic sound. Check out some of history’s most emo melodica playing in the video below. —Natalie Weiner