According to http://www.thisdayinmusic.com/: On this day 1998, Cornershop went to No.1 on the UK singles chart with "Brimful Of Asha." This song is based upon the history of film culture in India.
Great song. I remember buying the album and thinking it was cool that the band covered The Beatles' "Norwegian Wood (This Bird Has Flown)" in the Punjabi language, as a nod to the sitar played on the original track.
As for the latter song, best lyric ever: "I once had a girl, or should I say, she once had me."