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"I'm Outta Time" is a song by English rock band Oasis, featured on their seventh studio album, Dig Out Your Soul. The second single from the album, succeeding "The Shock of the Lightning", "I'm Outta Time" was written by lead vocalist Liam Gallagher and released on 1 December 2008.[1]

"I'm Outta Time"
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Single by Oasis
from the album Dig Out Your Soul
Released1 December 2008
Format7" vinyl, CD, digital download
RecordedAbbey Road Studios, London
GenreAlternative rock
Length4:10 (album version)
3:55 (video edit)
3:49 (radio edit)
LabelBig Brother
Songwriter(s)Liam Gallagher
Producer(s)Dave Sardy
Oasis singles chronology
"The Shock of the Lightning"
(2008)
"I'm Outta Time"
(2008)
"Falling Down"
(2009)
Music video
"I'm Outta Time" on YouTube

Contents

CompositionEdit

The song bears similarity, in style, to John Lennon's work in the early 1970s. The piano which features on the track partly emulates that of Lennon's "Jealous Guy", with the three octave jumps in C major. The song also has a backing piano part similar in content to that of The Beatles' "A Day in the Life",[2] which also contains a three octave jump in C major. Liam jokingly claims that it took him nine years to write the song.[2] However, in a different interview Liam Gallagher claimed that he wrote the song "While sitting on the end of my bed".

The song features a short speech sample from John Lennon taken from one of his last interviews in 1980.[3] The speech sample says: "As Churchill said, it's every Englishman's inalienable right to live where the hell he likes. What's it going to do, vanish? Is it not going to be there when I get back?".[4]

ReceptionEdit

The song has been noted as one of the highlights of the album by fans, as well as the band themselves, with guitarist Noel Gallagher labelling it "deceptively brilliant".[5] It has also been praised by music critics, with NME calling it a return to form, and comparing it to the music of Oasis-admired rock band The Beatles.[3]

It charted at number 12 in the UK Singles Chart – the first Oasis single to miss the top ten since 1994, ending the band's streak of 22 consecutive top tens. It spent only two weeks in the UK top 75, the least ever by any Oasis single. Although only peaking at number 48 in France, the song spent a total of 28 weeks in the French Singles Chart,[6] the most ever by any Oasis single.

Music videoEdit

The music video for "I'm Outta Time" was released in November 2008. Filmed in black and white, it shows Liam Gallagher, the only band member to appear in the clip, on a "surreal journey through a moon-lit English landscape". Directed by W.I.Z., it was filmed around Bourton-on-the-Water.[7] At the end of the video, Liam is filmed in a close-up profile shot lying down. This bears resemblance to the back cover artwork for John Lennon's album Imagine.[8] It also resembles the cover of Lennon's 1973 album Mind Games.

CoversEdit

The song was covered by singer Lily Allen on BBC's Live Lounge on 2 December 2009.

PersonnelEdit

Track listingEdit

CD (RKIDSCD55)
No.TitleWriter(s)Length
1."I'm Outta Time" (album version)Liam Gallagher4:10
2."I'm Outta Time" (Twiggy Ramirez remix)L. Gallagher6:14
3."The Shock of the Lightning" (Jagz Kooner remix)Noel Gallagher6:40
7" (RKID55)
No.TitleWriter(s)Length
1."I'm Outta Time" (album version)L. Gallagher4:10
2."To Be Where There's Life" (Neon Neon remix)Gem Archer4:17
7" (RKID55X)
No.TitleWriter(s)Length
1."I'm Outta Time" (Twiggy Ramirez remix)L. Gallagher6:14
2."The Shock of the Lightning" (Jagz Kooner remix)N. Gallagher6:40
Digital bundle
No.TitleWriter(s)Length
1."I'm Outta Time" (album version)L. Gallagher4:10
2."I'm Outta Time" (Twiggy Ramirez remix)L. Gallagher6:14
3."I'm Outta Time" (demo)L. Gallagher4:01
American iTunes EP[9]
No.TitleWriter(s)Length
1."I'm Outta Time" (album version)L. Gallagher4:10
2."I'm Outta Time" (remix)L. Gallagher6:14
3."I'm Outta Time" (demo)L. Gallagher4:01
4."The Shock of the Lightning" (Jagz Kooner remix)N. Gallagher6:40
5."To Be Where There's Life" (Neon Neon remix)Archer4:17
In Japan SICP 2163[10]
No.TitleWriter(s)Length
1."I'm Outta Time" (album version)L. Gallagher4:10
2."I'm Outta Time" (remix)L. Gallagher6:20
3."To Be Where There's Life" (Neon Neon remix)Archer4:20
4."Waiting for the Rapture" (Alt Version #2)N. Gallagher2:59
5."To Be Where There's Life" (A Richard Fearless Production)Archer6:29

ChartsEdit

Chart (2008) Peak
position
Austria (Ö3 Austria Top 40)[11] 62
Belgium (Ultratip Flanders)[12] 6
Belgium (Ultratip Wallonia)[13] 14
France (SNEP)[14] 48
Germany (Official German Charts)[15] 62
Scotland (Official Charts Company)[16] 1
UK Singles (Official Charts Company)[17] 12
UK Indie (Official Charts Company)[18] 1

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Oasis Announce New Single". Oasis. 3 November 2008. Retrieved 6 November 2008.
  2. ^ a b "I'm Outta Time's an epic track". The Sun. London. 21 November 2008. Retrieved 21 November 2008.
  3. ^ a b "Oasis - Track Reviews : I'm Outta Time". NME. 19 November 2008. Retrieved 12 December 2008.
  4. ^ "Video Premiere: Oasis - I'm Outta Time". Blog Stereopark. 6 November 2008. Archived from the original on 15 July 2011. Retrieved 12 December 2008.
  5. ^ "Oasis - I'm Outta Time - Single Review". Unreality Music. 18 November 2008. Archived from the original on 20 December 2008. Retrieved 12 December 2008.
  6. ^ "lescharts.com - Oasis - I'm Outta Time". lescharts.com. 21 June 2009. Retrieved 21 June 2009.
  7. ^ "Oasis puts Bourton-on-the-Water in a trance". Gloucester Citizen. Retrieved 14 May 2015.[permanent dead link]
  8. ^ "I'm Outta Time - Video now available on iTunes!". Oasis. 19 November 2008. Retrieved 12 December 2008.
  9. ^ "Oasis to release exclusive iTunes EP". NME. 8 December 2008. Retrieved 14 March 2009.
  10. ^ "Sony Music Online Japan : オアシス : アイム・アウタ・タイム". Sonymusic.co.jp. 18 March 2009. Retrieved 24 February 2012.
  11. ^ "Austriancharts.at – Oasis – I'm Outta Time" (in German). Ö3 Austria Top 40. Retrieved 27 June 2018.
  12. ^ "Ultratop.be – Oasis – I'm Outta Time" (in Dutch). Ultratip. Retrieved 27 June 2018.
  13. ^ "Ultratop.be – Oasis – I'm Outta Time" (in French). Ultratip. Retrieved 27 June 2018.
  14. ^ "Lescharts.com – Oasis – I'm Outta Time" (in French). Les classement single. Retrieved 27 June 2018.
  15. ^ "Offiziellecharts.de – Oasis – I'm Outta Time". GfK Entertainment Charts. Retrieved 27 June 2018.
  16. ^ "Official Scottish Singles Sales Chart Top 100". Official Charts Company. Retrieved 27 June 2018.
  17. ^ "Official Singles Chart Top 100". Official Charts Company. Retrieved 27 June 2018.
  18. ^ "Official Independent Singles Chart Top 50". Official Charts Company. Retrieved 27 June 2018.

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