Music For You, Unbelievable – EMF

Posted on May 09, 2010

Well if you want the official video for Unbelievable by EMF you are going to have to go to YouTube. They have disabled embedding so I couldn’t put it here for you, that’s ‘Unbelievable’!

As a compromise you can have a look at Tom Jones and EMF, for which the embedding is still enabled, can you believe that?

Its actually a pretty good compromise, because old Tom can really belt out a tune when he wants to.

Unfortunately EMF fit into the category of one hit wonders as their track Unbelievable was it really. That pains me a little bit because these guys come from my old territory in the Forest of Dean, a sleepy little portion of the UK in the county of Gloucestershire.

To be honest the only track I really liked from EMF is Unbelievable, which I loved as did most of the country when it was released at the beginning of the 90’s. It actually got to number 3 in the UK but amazingly it went to number 1 in the States. So as 90’s music goes it was a pretty successful record for the Forest of Dean band. Just a shame they couldn’t repeat the success.

The closest they got to a second hit record was I Believe which got to number 6 in the UK and number 10 in the States. Still not bad but it was nothing like as good as ‘Unbelievable’.

A couple more of their tracks that achieved moderate success were ‘Children’ and ‘Lies’. You can visit EMF’s official website to find out more about those.

They actually got their name from the groupies of New Order who were called ‘Epsom Mad Funkers’ I suppose if the last word was changed to something more appropriate for groupies it would still have worked 🙂

The band members:

  • James Atkin (vocals, guitars), born in Birmingham
  • Ian Dench (guitars, keyboards), born in Cheltenham
  • Derry Brownson (keyboards and samples), born in Gloucester
  • Mark Decloedt (drums), born in Gloucester
  • Zac Foley(bass guitar), born in the Forest of Dean