1. Live Forever - Oasis
If you're talking about the best music to get you into Britpop, you can easily just put half of Oasis' '90s catalog on a list like this. From the minute that they hit the scene with Definitely Maybe, the Gallagher brothers called their shot at being one of the greatest rock bands of their time, with one stellar tune after another for most of the late '90s. Although Wonderwall and Don't Look Back In Anger may have climbed higher in the charts, nothing said it all for the entire movement quite like Live Forever.
When talking about first coming up with material for Definitely Maybe, Noel Gallagher has said that this was the song where everything changed. Compared to everything else that was still going on at the time, this was the kind of optimistic track that picked everyone up, as Noel talks about finding friends who understand everything about each other and going on and on forever.
As much as this song is Britpop to its core, it couldn't have happened without grunge coming into the fold. Acting as a complete retort to what Kurt Cobain said in the Nirvana song I Hate Myself and Want To Die, Noel said that he was trying to capture the feeling of being young and not having everything figured out just yet. Just because you didn't have a penny to your name in the early days doesn't mean you're going to be that way until the end of time. Life's bound to move on, and even with Oasis now broken up, a song like this will certainly live forever in the hearts of everyone that heard it.