Brimful of Asha
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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!!
Written by: TJINDER SINGH
Lyrics © Universal Music Publishing Group
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10 facts about this song
"Brimful of Asha" is a single from Cornershop's third studio album titled "When I Was Born for the 7th Time".
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.
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.
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.
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.
"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.
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.
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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