Trainspotting's soundtrack undoubtedly is one of the many reasons why the film became such a hit with audiences and ingrained itself into the popular consciousness of its time.
With musicians like Underworld, Pulp, Leftfield, Brian Eno and Iggy Pop, Trainspotting's soundtrack featured some true heavy-hitters - but one group missed the boat because they thought the film was actually about railway nerds and not heroin culture in Scotland.
At a recent screening of the film in Edinburgh, producer Andrew MacDonald and costume designer Rachel Fleming discussed the film and brought up Oasis' absence from the soundtrack. According to Fleming, she claimed that she "met Noel at a thing the other week and he said to me ‘I would have done something but honestly I thought it was about train spotters. I didn’t know’. That’s what he actually said."
Moreover, Fleming also revealed that Lou Reed wasn't even a fan of the film, despite the fact that his song Perfect Day featured heavily in the film.
It's interesting to think how and where Oasis would have fit into the film. It certainly would have been a better film for Oasis' inclusion - and that's not because this particular writer is Blur over Oasis, either. The fact is that Oasis' tone and music wouldn't have fit so perfectly with what Danny Boyle was making, compared to say Underworld or Primal Scream.
Then again, who knows. We'll have to wait until January 2017 to see if Oasis makes it onto the Trainspotting sequel's soundtrack.