Brimful of Asha

Cornershop

About Brimful of Asha

"Brimful of Asha" is a 1997 single by British alternative rock band Cornershop. The recording originally reached number 60 on the UK Singles Chart in 1997. After a remixed version by Norman Cook became a radio and critical success, the song was re-released and reached number one on the UK chart and number 16 on the US Billboard Modern Rock Tracks chart. The lyrics are a tribute to Asha Bhosle.


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There's dancing
Behind movie scenes
Behind the movie scenes
Sadi Rani

She's the one that keeps the dream alive
From the morning
Past the evening
To the end of the light

Brimful of Asha on the 45
Well it's a brimful of Asha on the 45
And dancing
Behind movie scenes

Behind those movie scenes
Asha Bhosle
She's the one that keeps the dream alive
From the morning

Past the evening
To the end of the light
Brimful of Asha on the 45
Well it's a brimful of Asha on the 45

And singing
Illuminate thee main streets
And the cinema aisles
We don't care bout no

Gov't warnings,
'bout their promotion of a simple life
And the dams they're building
Brimful of Asha on the 45

Well it's a brimful of Asha on the 45
Everybody needs a bosom for a pillow
Everybody needs a bosom
Mine's on the 45

Mohamed Rufhi-45
Lata Mangeshkar-45
Solid state radio-45
Fer-guh-son mono-45

Bonn publeek-45
Jacques Dutronc and the Bolan Boogie, the Heavy
Hitters and the Chichi music
All India Radio-45

Two in ones-45
Argo Records-45
Trojan Records-45
Brimful of Asha on the 45

77,000-piece
Orchestra set
Everybody needs a bosom for a pillow
Mine's on the RPM!!

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Cornershop

Cornershop is a British indie rock band formed in 1991 by Wolverhampton-born Tjinder Singh (singer, songwriter, and guitar), his brother Avtar Singh (bass guitar, vocals), David Chambers (drums) and Ben Ayres (guitar, keyboards, and tamboura), the first three having previously been members of Preston-based band General Havoc, who released one single (the "Fast Jaspal EP") in 1991. The band name originated from a stereotype referring to British Asians often owning corner shops. Their music is a fusion of Indian music, Britpop, and electronic dance music. more »

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Written by: TJINDER SINGH

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10 facts about this song

Album Information
"Brimful of Asha" is a single from Cornershop's third studio album titled "When I Was Born for the 7th Time".
Chart Performance
Upon its original release in 1997, the song reached the 60th position in UK Singles Chart. However, a remixed version by Norman Cook (Fatboy Slim) attained a number 1 spot on the same chart in 1998.
Title Origin
The song is named after the renowned Indian playback singer, Asha Bhosle. The track's title means 'full to bursting with Asha', signifying the copious number of songs she has recorded.
Lyrics Significance
The song lyrically addresses the presence and significance of the movie industry in India, specifically its power to escape the rigors of daily life in a developing country.
Cultural Influence
The song's lyric, "Everybody needs a bosom for a pillow" has found have found popular cultural resonance and has been widely quoted and referenced in various forms of media.
Music Award
"Brimful of Asha" was nominated for the best video award in the 1998 Brit Awards.
Band Member's Explanation
The band's lead singer, Tjinder Singh, explained that the song is an appreciation for the escapism of cinema, particularly through the medium of filmi music as popularized by Asha Bhosle.
International Recognition
Despite the song's lyrical content being influenced heavily by Indian film culture, it gained international acclaim and recognition, signifying the song's cross-cultural appeal.
Covers and Remixes
Apart from the massively popular remix by Norman Cook, the song was also covered by bands like Busted.
Music Video
The humorous music video directed by Douglas Avery for the Norman Cook remix version features a continuous shot of a man dancing while everyday life happens around him.

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