Those Oasis reunion rumours have never really gone away, with Liam Gallagher stoking the fire every so often despite Noel's resistance.

However, it looks like a reunion may be going ahead with or without Noel, after Liam recently tweeted his intention to get the band back together to raise money for the NHS.

It got us thinking about the other bands or groups that should just quit their faffing, reform and get on with it...


The holy grail of band reunions. What we wouldn't give to see ABBA, one of the greatest bands of all time, performing in the flesh. Alright, so they might not have the range they once had now that they're all in their seventies, but still – imagine hearing 'The Name of the Game' or 'The Winner Takes it All' by the geniuses who wrote it? Sadly, it's extremely unlikely to happen; that long-touted hologram tour (which has been repeatedly delayed) is the closest we're likely to get. Still, we can dream.

Chances of a reunion: 1% (we're nothing if not eternal optimists)


2. R.E.M.

This one is also quite unlikely, but the one hope that fans can cling onto is that there was no acrimony involved in R.E.M.'s split; they simply decided that they had nothing left to achieve as a band. A very noble decision, but we've been pining for new music from one of the greatest rock bands ever for almost a full decade now. With frontman Michael Stipe releasing new solo material recently, his creative juices are flowing again. And with the current situation enveloping the world, it may have given them a new perspective on things. Life's too short, lads – c'mon.

Chances of a reunion: 50%



Jack White has been extremely busy with his own solo material, running Third Man Records and co-fronting The Raconteurs since The White Stripes split in 2011. That means that the likelihood of him reuniting with his old bandmate Meg is already slim; his comments in 2018 (“I highly doubt that would ever be a thing”) don't inspire confidence, either. And then there's the fact that Meg has essentially retired from public life altogether. Still, it'd be fantastic to hear what the duo - who influenced so many other acts during their lifespan - are capable of these days. We bet they could recapture that old magic.

Chances of a reunion: 40%



Let's be honest: David Byrne doesn't really need Talking Heads these days. But we do. The frontman of one of music's most iconic bands has proven himself a superb and diverse collaborator, a brilliant showman and an enduring inspiration to the music community. And yes, he even does Talking Heads songs in his solo setlists. Even so, we'd love to see him joining forces with Chris Frantz, Tina Weymouth and Jerry Harrison once more. Their last performance together was in 2002, at their induction into the Rock 'n' Roll Hall of Fame. However, Byrne shot down rumours of a reunion as recently as last December, when he responded to a new official Instagram account for the band being launched by saying “I have never heard of this, I don’t know what it is or who is doing it, so clearly it can’t be a ‘official’ Talking Heads account. Whatever plans others in the band may have is strictly their own business and I wish them well.” So... you're saying there's a chance, then?

Chances of a reunion: 25%



Bit of a curveball, this one, but hear us out. Yes, we know Beyonce is the Queen, etc. etc. etc. and now that she's a bona fide pop idol, there's no good reason for her to get back together with Kelly and Michelle. Except for the fact that WE REALLY WANT HER TO. Bey's not known for playing many (if any) Destiny's Child songs in her solo set, but we'd kill to hear a full concert of tracks like 'Say My Name', 'Bills Bills Bills', 'Independent Women' and more. Sure, they made an appearance during her Coachella headline gig in 2018, but it's not the same. Destiny's Child at Croke Park could be a thing. Beyonce, if you're reading this: just one last tour. Please?

Chances of a reunion: 60%