Chemical Brother Ed Simons remembers in 1000 UK #1 Hits
by Jon Kutner and Spencer Leigh, "He (Noel Gallagher) got wind that we wanted to do a track with him. He phoned us up and said, 'I'll come down now and do it.' I told him I would send him a tape of the track that we thought might appeal to him as it had a Beatlesque feel to it. The whole track took us a day in the studio with him, then us mixing for a while and it was in the can." Sony didn't want to release it as a single but Noel persuaded them to. Despite little radio play on its week of release it sold nearly 100,000 copies in its first week and reached #1. Chemical Brother Tom Rowlands recalls in the book, "I think it had the lowest number of radio plays ever for a #1 hit. It was cool, circumventing all the conservatism, and till getting to #1 with a banging record. It was our aim to make a record that stuck out. We wanted to make records that people just couldn't help but remember."
Edward Pearce - Ashford, Kent, England, for all above