Blending Indian music, indie pop, and a little bit of funkiness, Cornershop achieved critical darlinghood in 1997 with their cheekily titled album, When I Was Born For The 7th Time. Their most popular song, “Brimful Of Asha,” didn’t receive much airplay upon its initial release until Fatboy Slim contacted the band and asked to do a remix. It proceeded to explode up the charts, reaching #1 in the UK. (Personally, I don’t like the Fatboy Slim version—it strips the song of its funky swing, as well as all personality. I’m going with the album version. No remix for you!)
Quick fun fact: the song’s title serves as a tribute to Indian vocalist Asha Bhosle, known for singing in thousands of Bollywood movies and named by the Guinness Book of World Records as the most recorded artist in music history.
It’s a fun party song, and, if nothing else, will always be remembered for expressing this key to universal happiness: everybody needs a bosom for a pillow.