Discover 10 of the best Noel Gallagher's High Flying Birds songs. From ‘Fort Knox’ to ‘AKA...What a Life!’, we'll take you on a musical journey through the psychedelic rockers' biggest hits.
Last updated: 31/03/2023 at 9:00 AM.
Since their formation in 2010, Noel Gallagher’s High Flying Birds have been a force to be reckoned with in the UK music industry.
The band have sold over 1.5 million records worldwide and have released three studio albums so far, with their fourth project ‘Council Skies’ set for release later in 2023.
With their blend of psychedelic rock and indie-pop, and main man Noel Gallagher's unmatched songwriting prowess, the band have produced a number of beautifully composed hits that have cemented their place at the top of the music industry.
In this blog, we’ll be taking a look at the 10 biggest hits from Noel Gallagher’s High Flying Birds, as well as how you can secure VIP tickets to their future shows. Keep reading to find out which track takes the top spot!Buy Noel Gallagher's High Flying Birds VIP tickets
10. Fort Knox
At number 10 we’ve gone for Noel Gallagher's High Flying Birds’ psychedelic instrumental track that was released as part of their 2017 album ‘Who Built the Moon?’.
The song features a trippy, almost space-rock sound with a driving beat and layers of funky electronic effects. The track was named after the United States Bullion Depository, also known as Fort Knox, the US government's largest gold reserve.
The song's title and sound reflect a sense of power and security, creating an almost otherworldly, futuristic atmosphere that is typical of the album's overall sound.
The song is reminiscent of the hard-hitting instrumental track ‘F*****g in the Bushes’ by Oasis, just with Noel adding an electro/indie pop spin that has become a part of the band's main sound, creating an unforgettable track.
9. She Taught Me How to Fly
Our number 9 pick is another track from From Noel Gallagher’s High Flying Bird’s 2017 album ‘Who Built the Moon?’.
A standout track from the album, ‘She Taught Me How to Fly’ is a bouncy and uplifting track that highlights Noel’s vocals alongside a simple drum beat and guitar lick.
The song is a perfect example of Gallagher’s knack for writing anthemic, singalong choruses.
The track has been praised for its catchy sound and memorable lyrics that have made it a fan favourite, and it has been a staple of the band's live shows since its release.
With its uplifting lyrics and funky beat, this song is a perfect example of Noel Gallagher’s High Flying Birds' ability to create something truly unique.
8. Ballad of the Mighty I
Featuring former Smiths guitarist Johnny Marr, ‘Ballad of the Mighty I’ is a guitar-driven track that showcases the talents of both musicians.
The track is a mid-tempo ballad with a groovy bassline and shimmering guitar work that takes its sound back to the golden age of Britpop.
The lyrics are deep and meaningful, with Gallagher singing about longing for a love that is always out of reach. The lyrics “Give you the world if you'd take my hand, But you left me alone in the sinking sand” perfectly summarises this.
With a soaring melody and memorable hook, this song is a must-listen for any fan of Noel Gallagher's High Flying Birds or the Smiths.
7. This Is the Place
The title track of Noel Gallagher's High Flying Birds' 2019 EP, ‘This Is the Place’, is a disco-influenced anthem with a pulsating beat and an infectious chorus.
The song is a celebration of music's ability to bring people together, with lyrics that speak of the transformative power of sound.
Gallagher's distinctive vocals are perfectly complemented by the song's danceable rhythm and crisp instrumentation, making it a standout track on the EP.
‘This Is the Place’ is the High Flying Birds at their psychedelic peak, and showcases Gallagher's musical versatility and his ability to use a variety of influences to create something innovative and exciting.
The song's disco-influenced sound adds a new dimension to Noel's already-impressive discography, showcasing his continued evolution as a songwriter and musician.
6. Holy Mountain
Released by Noel Gallagher's High Flying Birds in 2017, ‘Holy Mountain’ is a psychedelic rock anthem that has quickly become a favourite among the Noel Gallagher faithful.
The track is faced paced and hard-hitting, as Gallagher's lyrics pay homage to a love affair with a mysterious woman, with the catchy chorus declaring that "She fell, she fell, right under my spell”.
Noel has said that ‘Holy Mountain’ is one of his favourite ever records, stating “there’s so much joy in that track. My kids love it, it’s already a playground anthem in Notting Hill. My kids love it, and all my mates' kids love it” when talking to Radio X.
The song's retro sound and psychedelic rock influences make for a fantastically catchy and upbeat rock and roll piledriver that is a must-listen for any UK music fan.
5. AKA...What a Life!
At the halfway point we have one of Noel Gallagher's High Flying Birds' most popular hits from the album ‘Chasing Yesterday’.
'AKA…What a Life’ is another song with a catchy chorus and also features a memorable keyboard melody that's sure to have you singing along.
The lyrics showcase Gallagher's trademark wit and incredible songwriting style, with lines that are both clever and insightful.
The song's infectious melody and uplifting message have made it a standout hit for the High Flying Birds and another staple of the band's live shows.
Gallagher's distinctive vocals are perfectly complemented by the song's lush instrumentation, with the keyboard melody adding an extra layer of texture and depth.
4. The Death of You and Me
‘The Death of You and Me’ is the lead single from Noel Gallagher's High Flying Birds' debut album, and is a prime example of the band's exceptional songwriting talent.
The song's bouncy melody and singalong chorus make it an instant classic that's sure to get you tapping your feet and humming along.
Gallagher's distinctive vocals are once again present alongside almost Oasis-esque instrumentation and catchy hooks, creating a sound that's both fresh and familiar.
The lyrics are insightful, touching on themes of mortality and the fleeting nature of time. The song's popularity with fans speaks to its enduring appeal and status as a standout track in the band's discography.
3. If I Had a Gun...
In third place, we have ‘If I Had a Gun…’, another stand-out track from Noel Gallagher's High Flying Birds' debut album. The song is a beautiful ballad that showcases Gallagher's skill in crafting heartfelt and emotional songs.
The lyrics are tender and introspective, with Gallagher reflecting on a past love and contemplating what might have been.
The song's simplistic instrumentation and Gallagher's delicate vocal delivery create a sense of beautiful intimacy, making it a standout track on the album and one of Gallagher’s best-ever ballads.
Noel's masterful songwriting talent is on full display in ‘If I Had a Gun…’, with his ability to evoke strong emotions through his lyrics and music.
2. The Dying of The Light
In second place and just missing out on the top spot, we have ‘The Dying of The Light’, one of the most brilliant and emotional tracks from Noel Gallagher's' High Flying Birds' 2015 album ‘Chasing Yesterday’.
The song is a truly stunning ballad that highlights Gallagher's songwriting prowess. The track features a tender melody and meaningful lyrics, creating a sense of intimacy that's both powerful and emotional.
The song's stripped-back instrumentation and Gallagher's gentle vocal delivery add to the song's emotional impact, making it a standout track on the album.
This song is an absolute masterpiece and is a standout testament to Noel Gallagher's musical genius and ability to create deeply emotional and resonant songs.
1. In the Heat of the Moment
Taking the top spot on our list we have the lead single from Noel Gallagher's High Flying Birds' second album, ‘Chasing Yesterday’. ‘In the Heat of the Moment’ is a groovy indie rock anthem that's characterized by a catchy chorus and a memorable bassline.
Released in 2015, the song is a prime example of Gallagher's signature songwriting style, with its witty lyrics and dynamic instrumental arrangement.
The song's upbeat tempo and infectious energy made it an instant fan favourite, with its catchy hooks and singalong chorus guaranteed to stick in your head for days.
‘In the Heat of the Moment’ perfectly captures Gallagher's ability to create songs that are both entertaining and musically complex, with its intricate instrumentation and layered sound.
This song is definitely the best that Noel Gallagher's High Flying Birds have ever produced, and holds its own right at the top of Noel Gallagher's discography alongside hits like ‘live Forever’ and ‘Wonderwall’.
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