The Hindu Times

2002 single by Oasis

"The Hindu Times" is the first single off English rock band Oasis' fifth studio album Heathen Chemistry. The song was released on 1 July 2002.

"The Hindu Times"
Song by Oasis
from the album Heathen Chemistry
B-side"Just Getting Older"
"Idler's Dream"
Released15 April 2002
GenreAlternative rock
LabelBig Brother
Songwriter(s)Noel Gallagher
Oasis singles chronology
"Sunday Morning Call"
"The Hindu Times"
"Stop Crying Your Heart Out"

The Hindu Times was the band's sixth number one single on the UK Singles Chart. It stayed on the top for one week before it was overtaken by the Sugababes' cover of "Freak Like Me".[1] The song was one of the first Oasis singles since the singles from the album (What's the Story) Morning Glory? to receive almost completely receive positive reviews from the critics.[2]

In 2008, NME listed the song as one of the greatest indie anthems of the 2000s. In October 2011, NME ranked the song #143 on their list of "150 Best Tracks of the Past 15 Years".[3] In 2010, XFM listed it on their list of "1000 greatest songs of all time" list.[4]


  1. Roberts, David (2006). British Hit Singles & Albums (19th ed.). London: Guinness World Records Limited. p. 672. ISBN 1-904994-10-5.
  2. "Have Oasis run dry?". BBC News. 15 April 2002. Retrieved 2014-07-05.
  3. "150 Best Tracks of the Past 15 Years". NME. 6 October 2011. Retrieved 2014-07-05.
  4. "The XFM Top 1,000 Songs of All Time". XFM. Archived from the original on 2014-07-03. Retrieved 2014-07-05.

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