Go Let It Out

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"Go Let It Out"
Go let it out.jpg
Single by Oasis
from the album Standing on the Shoulder of Giants
B-side
  • "Let's All Make Believe"
  • "(As Long as They've Got) Cigarettes in Hell"
Released 7 February 2000
Format
Recorded 1999
Genre Psychedelic rock,[1] alternative rock[2]
Length 4:38
Label Big Brother
Songwriter(s) Noel Gallagher
Producer(s) Mark Stent, Noel Gallagher
Oasis singles chronology
"Acquiesce"
(1998)
"Go Let It Out"
(2000)
"Where Did It All Go Wrong?"
(2000)

"Go Let It Out" is a song by the British rock band Oasis, written by the band's lead guitarist, and chief songwriter, Noel Gallagher. It was released on 7 February 2000 as the first single from their fourth studio album Standing on the Shoulder of Giants (2000). The song peaked at number one in the UK Singles Chart and was later certified Silver for sales exceeding 200,000 copies.

Background[edit]

The song samples the drums from Johnny Jenkins' version of Dr. John's "I Walk on Guilded Splinters." Noel described the song as "the closest we came to sounding like a modern day Beatles" in the 'Lock the Box' interview found on the DVD in the special edition of Stop the Clocks (2006).

Due to the departure of guitarist Bonehead and bassist Guigsy in the early recording sessions for Standing on the Shoulder of Giants, the track features only Liam Gallagher (vocals), Noel Gallagher (guitar, bass guitar, mellotron), and Alan White (drums). It also contains a drum loop.

Oasis were looking for replacements for founding members Bonehead and Guigsy and while Bonehead was replaced with fellow Creation signing and former Heavy Stereo frontman Gem Archer, Guigsy proved harder to replace. Thus the video for "Go Let It Out" had to be filmed with Noel on bass, Archer in Noel's role as lead guitarist and Liam in Archer's role as rhythm guitarist.

The B-side "Let's All Make Believe" was placed by Q magazine placing at number one on its list of the '500 best lost tracks' and at number four on its list of songs to download for the month of January 2006. Q magazine said in the description, "If Standing on the Shoulder of Giants had contained this track, it would have probably got another star." The song featured on the Japanese release of the album.

In the "Lock the Box" interview, Noel considers "Go Let It Out" to be "head and shoulders" above any other songs he had written during this time, and "up there with some of the best things I've ever done."

The video was filmed on location in Surrey, England by director Nick Egan in November 1999[3]. It features Liam singing on a double decker bus, before disembarking it and entering a field where Noel and the rest of the band are.

Track listing[edit]

  • CD RKIDSCD 001
  1. "Go Let It Out" - 4:38
  2. "Let's All Make Believe" - 3:53
  3. "(As Long as They've Got) Cigarettes in Hell" - 4:21
  • 7" RKID 001
  1. "Go Let It Out" - 4:38
  2. "Let's All Make Believe" - 3:53
  • 12" RKID 001T
  1. "Go Let It Out" - 4:38
  2. "Let's All Make Believe" - 3:53
  3. "(As Long as They've Got) Cigarettes in Hell" - 4:21
  • Cassette RKIDCS 001
  1. "Go Let It Out" - 4:38
  2. "Let's All Make Believe" - 3:53
  • Japanese CD ESCA 8114
  1. "Go Let It Out"
  2. "(As Long as They've Got) Cigarettes in Hell"
  3. "Helter Skelter"
  • This was the first Oasis product to be released via their new Big Brother record label. The catalogue numbers across all formats include RKID 001.
  • Due to new regulations concerning the length of singles in the UK, this was the first Oasis single to only include 2 B-sides.

Charts[edit]

Chart (2000) Peak
position
Australia (ARIA)[4] 23
Belgium (Ultratip Flanders)[5] 10
Canada Rock/Alternative (RPM)[6] 5
Finland (Suomen virallinen lista)[7] 5
France (SNEP)[8] 66
Germany (Official German Charts)[9] 31
Ireland (IRMA)[10] 1
Italy (FIMI)[11] 1
Netherlands (Dutch Top 40)[12] 31
Netherlands (Single Top 100)[13] 36
New Zealand (Recorded Music NZ)[14] 31
Norway (VG-lista)[15] 3
Scotland (Official Charts Company)[16] 1
Spain (PROMUSICAE)[17] 1
Sweden (Sverigetopplistan)[18] 14
Switzerland (Schweizer Hitparade)[19] 23
UK Singles (Official Charts Company)[20] 1
US Alternative Songs (Billboard)[21] 14

Certifications[edit]

Region Certification Certified units/Sales
United Kingdom (BPI)[22] Silver 200,000^

^shipments figures based on certification alone

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Go Let It Out - Oasis Overview". AllMusic. Retrieved 18 June 2018. 
  2. ^ "Go Let It Out - Oasis Attributes". AllMusic. Retrieved 18 June 2018. 
  3. ^ https://www.theguardian.com/uk/1999/nov/06/2
  4. ^ "Australian-charts.com – Oasis – Go Let It Out". ARIA Top 50 Singles. Retrieved 27 April 2018.
  5. ^ "Ultratop.be – Oasis – Go Let It Out" (in Dutch). Ultratip. Retrieved 27 April 2018.
  6. ^ "Top RPM Rock/Alternative Tracks: Issue 9750." RPM. Library and Archives Canada. Retrieved 27 April 2018.
  7. ^ "Oasis: Go Let It Out" (in Finnish). Musiikkituottajat – IFPI Finland. Retrieved 27 April 2018.
  8. ^ "Lescharts.com – Oasis – Go Let It Out" (in French). Les classement single. Retrieved 27 April 2018.
  9. ^ "Offiziellecharts.de – Oasis – Go Let It Out". GfK Entertainment Charts. Retrieved 27 April 2018.
  10. ^ "The Irish Charts – Search Results – Go Let It Out". Irish Singles Chart. Retrieved 27 April 2018.
  11. ^ "Italiancharts.com – Oasis – Go Let It Out". Top Digital Download. Retrieved 27 April 2018.
  12. ^ "Nederlandse Top 40 – week 8, 2000" (in Dutch). Dutch Top 40 Retrieved 27 April 2018.
  13. ^ "Dutchcharts.nl – Oasis – Go Let It Out" (in Dutch). Single Top 100. Retrieved 27 April 2018.
  14. ^ "Charts.nz – Oasis – Go Let It Out". Top 40 Singles. Retrieved 27 April 2018.
  15. ^ "Norwegiancharts.com – Oasis – Go Let It Out". VG-lista. Retrieved 27 April 2018.
  16. ^ "Official Scottish Singles Sales Chart Top 100". Official Charts Company. Retrieved 27 April 2018.
  17. ^ "Spanishcharts.com – Oasis – Go Let It Out" Canciones Top 50. Retrieved 27 April 2018.
  18. ^ "Swedishcharts.com – Oasis – Go Let It Out". Singles Top 100. Retrieved 27 April 2018.
  19. ^ "Swisscharts.com – Oasis – Go Let It Out". Swiss Singles Chart. Retrieved 27 April 2018.
  20. ^ "Official Singles Chart Top 100". Official Charts Company. Retrieved 27 April 2018.
  21. ^ "Oasis Chart History (Alternative Songs)". Billboard. Retrieved 27 April 2018.
  22. ^ "British single certifications – Oasis – Go Let It Out". British Phonographic Industry. Retrieved 18 June 2018.  Select singles in the Format field. Select Silver in the Certification field. Enter Go Let It Out in the search field and then press Enter.

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