Emeli Sande gives Noel Gallagher the high-flying bird


EMELI Sande has hit back at Noel Gallagher after he said her “music was for grannies”.

On Thursday the Oasis guitarist said: “Emeli Sande? That is f****** music for grannies. I don’t get it.”

But plucky Sande – who just won Best Female and Best Album at the Brits last month – fought back on social media.

The 26-year-old from Aberdeenshire shared an image on Twitter of an elderly lady raising her middle finger with the note: “Thanks Noel.”

Emili's picture spoke a thousand words
Emeli’s picture spoke a thousand words


The image was seen by her 850,000 followers and “shared” nearly 150 times after being up for only an hour.

Fan Jess Merrick wrote: “Looooool Take that Gallagher! I must be the youngest granny ever then.”

Twitter follower Charley added: “Tooo funny what an idiot he is!!”

But other Twitter users also backed Noel’s comments.

Matt wrote: “Just when you thought Noel Gallagher couldn’t get anymore awesome he goes and has a pop at One Direction and Emeli Sande.”

Emeli took exception to Noel's suggestion her music is for grannies
Emeli took exception to Noel’s suggestion her music is for grannies


But one social media user thought the pair were just as bad as each other.

Ian Duncan wrote: “Dad rock or gran R&B. You decide….”

During his anti-Emeli rant Noel – who won more than 60 awards with Oasis from 1991 until their split in 2009 – also complained about writing songs for younger artists.

He then went on to slate One Direction’s new single – a cover of Blondie’s 1979 hit One Way or Another.

Gallagher also slagged off One Direction's Blondie cover
Gallagher also slagged off One Direction’s Blondie cover


The 45-year-old added: “And then you have the other side of the coin: One Direction. Prancing up and down singing a Blondie song and getting an award for it – nice lads thought they might be, f*** off.”

“Here’s another thing. I must have been asked to write songs for people about 20 times.

“‘Hey man — we should write some songs together’. F****** write your own songs.

“I spent 46 years busting my a*** to get here, slaving over a line in a song for a month.

“So no, I won’t write a song with you, you little p****.”


  1. Noel would have made a better comedian than a musician. As for his songs: when he’s not attempting to sound like The Beatles he’s busy sounding much worse than The Beatles. Melodically he has done some nice stuff, but rhythmically he is lame. Don’t get me wrong, there was a place for Noel and Oasis that they filled adequately for a short time. But why the media continues to be interested in him (and his even more bothersome brother) is beyond me. If it takes him ‘slaving over a line in a song for a month,’ then I suggest that 12 lines of lyric per year is a bad return on his time, especially at his increasing age. Why don’t we all suggest that he get a life.

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