#ThrowbackTunesday: Episode 8

Time once again to rewind to the UK chart hits from this week at five points in the last 25 years with #ThrowbackTunesday people. Before we get on to our featured song, let’s take a quick look at what songs are on this week’s blog and Spotify playlist…

  • 1993: 2 Unlimited – No Limit
  • 1998: Cornershop – Brimful Of Asha
  • 2003: Turin Brakes – Pain Killer
  • 2008: Kylie Minogue – Wow
  • 2013: Mumford & Sons – I Will Wait

    And our favourite song from this week’s #ThrowbackTunesday playlist is…

    • ARTIST: Cornershop
    • SONG: Brimful Of Asha
    • ALBUM: When I Was Born For The 7th Time

    Every now and then, the UK singles chart likes to throw a pleasant surprise up at the top of the pile. And 20 years ago this exact week was no exception. Fronted by Tjinder Singh, Cornershop had developed a low key following earlier on in the 90s. 

    When ‘Brimful Of Asha’, a tribute to Bollywood screen icon Asha Bhosle and Indian film culture was released as the first single from their third studio album in September 1997, it failed to make much of a dent, missing out on the top 40 when it peaked at #60.

    But after the single topped the legendary late John Peel’s Festive 50 show that Christmas, it was soon picked up for remix purposes by a certain Norman Cook – then on the verge of a huge commercial breakthrough himself that year under a well known pseudonym.

    Turning the low key psychedelic indie rock groove of the original into a big beat inspired banger, the reactivated ‘Brimful Of Asha’ went crashing straight in at number one upon it’s re-release, and although it proved to be the only big commercial success of Cornershop’s 25 years plus career to date, has remained timeless ever since.

    Check out the full playlist here, and let us know what your favourite hit from the past is this week on our Twitter with the hashtag #ThrowbackTunesday!

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