Asking For It
is the fourth track from Hole's
major label debut,"Live Through This
". The song is a notable track from the band as it was not released as a single, yet it made a brief, four week appearance on the Hot Modern Rock Tracks
chart in early 1995
, peaking at number 36.
An early version surfaced years later which featured lead singer Courtney Love
's husband, Kurt Cobain
, performing prominent back-up vocals on the track. His vocals are still heard on the official version, but aren't as strong.
The song is known for being a source for those who believe Cobain contributed to the album.
The title of the song is also referenced in the band's follow-up EP
, "Ask for it