Brimful of Asha
|"Brimful of Asha"|
|Single by Cornershop|
|from the album When I Was Born for the 7th Time|
|Length||5:17 (Album version)
4:07 (Single version)
4:03 (Norman Cook Remix single version)
7:35 (Norman Cook Remix extended version)
|Cornershop singles chronology|
"Brimful of Asha" is a 1997 single by the British alternative rock band Cornershop, which originally reached number 60 in the UK Singles Chart in 1997. After a remixed version of the song by Norman Cook, originally released only as a limited edition 12-inch single in the UK, became both a radio and critical success, the song was re-released and reached #1 in the UK chart in February 1998 and number #16 on the Billboard Modern Rock Tracks chart. The lyrics are a tribute to Asha Bhosle, one of the most famous pop singers/film-score vocalists of India.
This song is based upon the history of film culture in India. Since their introduction, Indian films have relied heavily on song-and-dance numbers. Almost always, the singing was performed by background singers while the actors and actresses lip-sync. Asha Bhosle is one of these playback singers who has sung over 12,000 songs. Playback singers Lata Mangeshkar (her older sibling) and Mohammad Rafi (one of the top male playback singers of the mid-century) are also mentioned in the song.
The lyrics of the song's bridge contain a number of references to non-Indian music, including Georges Brassens' song "Les amoureux des bancs publics"), Jacques Dutronc, Marc Bolan, Argo Records and Trojan Records.
|"Brimful of Asha
(Norman Cook remix)"
|Single by Cornershop
remixed by Norman Cook
|from the album The Greatest Hits – Why Try Harder by Fatboy Slim|
|Genre||Dance, Big beat|
Charts and certifications 
Weekly charts 
|Belgium (Ultratip Wallonia)||5|
|Finland (Suomen virallinen lista)||20|
|Germany (Media Control AG)||84|
|Netherlands (Mega Single Top 100)||83|
|New Zealand (RIANZ)||26|
|UK Singles (Official Charts Company)||1|
|US Alternative Songs (Billboard)||16|
|United Kingdom (BPI)||Gold||400,000^|
^shipments figures based on certification alone
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- "Finnishcharts.com – Cornershop – Brimful of Asha". Suomen virallinen lista. Hung Medien. Retrieved September 9, 2012.
- "Cornershop - Brimful of Asha". Charts.de. Media Control. Retrieved September 9, 2012.
- "The Irish Charts – All there is to Know" (enter search parameter Cornershop into Search by Artist box, then select Go). Irish Recorded Music Association. Retrieved September 9, 2012.
- "Hits of the World". Billboard (Prometheus Global Media) 110 (18): 62. May 2, 1998. ISSN 0006-2510.
- "Dutchcharts.nl – Cornershop – Brimful of Asha" (in Dutch). Mega Single Top 100. Hung Medien / hitparade.ch. Retrieved September 9, 2012.
- "Charts.org.nz – Cornershop – Brimful of Asha". Top 40 Singles. Hung Medien. Retrieved September 9, 2012.
- "Norwegiancharts.com – Cornershop – Brimful of Asha". VG-lista. Hung Medien. Retrieved May 3, 2013.
- "Swedishcharts.com – Cornershop – Brimful of Asha". Singles Top 60. Hung Medien. Retrieved September 9, 2012.
- "Archive Chart" UK Singles Chart. Official Charts Company. Retrieved September 9, 2012.
- "Cornershop Album & Song Chart History" Billboard Alternative Songs for Cornershop. Prometheus Global Media. Retrieved September 9, 2012.
- "British single certifications – Cornershop – Brimful of Asha". British Phonographic Industry. Retrieved September 9, 2012. Enter Brimful of Asha in the field Search. Select Title in the field Search by. Select single in the field By Format. Click Go
- More background information about "Brimful of Asha" and its lyrics.
- Full lyrics of this song at MetroLyrics
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