"I'm freeeeee...to be whatever I, whatever I choose and I'll sing the blues if I want!"
These were the opening lines of Oasis' December 1994 released top 10 hit single Whatever, a song that would set the tone for that year, and the year that followed, and was a teaser for what Oasis would sound like on their higly anticipated second album What's The Story Morning Glory, which would be released in the Fall of 1995.
The song is such a great tune, words cannot describe it.
With an obvious inspiration from The Beatles' post '67 recordings, especially All You Need Is love, apparent by the use of an orchestra (Those violins are out of this world), and lyrics so bold and straightforward that Noel himself can't top, and Liam's vocal reaching its peak, Whatever can easily be voted as the best song Oasis have written and performed throughout their entire career, only Live Forever goes head to head.
It's just a song to celebrate to, to play and sing along to at the top of your voice (make sure you're by yourself though!)
The B-sides: It's Good To Be Free, and Half The World Away, both featured on The Masterplan, are excellent songs also.
Now get a grip on yourself, It don't cost much!