Artist: Noel Gallagher
Genre: Brit rock, indie rock, rock
Number of albums: 9
Biggest hit to date: Wonderwall
Song-writing prowess: 9
Lyricism power: 7
Modern day hero rating: 9
Bio: With more top ten hits than we have fingers and toes, Noel Gallagher is the quintessential modern day song-writing hero. Hailed as a 'writer for the masses' during his time with Oasis and now High Flying Birds, if there's one thing Gallagher senior knows how to do well its write a song so darn infectious it will make you break out in hives. His tunes have been vocally-throttled by rabid karaoke singers, howled across stadiums by hordes of football fans, and even covered on mainstream shows like The X Factor. With a bad boy attitude to rival Johnny Cash's and a song-writing style that's impressive in its simplicity, Gallagher's ear for a hit has made him millions and gifted a canyon of songs that will surely outlast him.