Unbelievable (EMF song)


Unbelievable (EMF song)

Infobox Single
Name = Unbelievable


Artist = EMF
from Album = Schubert Dip
B-side = "Unbelievable (Cin City Sex mix)"
Released = 1991
Format =
Recorded =
Genre = Rock
Length = 3:30
Label = EMI
Writer = EMF
Producer =
Certification =
This single = Unbelievable
(1991)
Next single = I Believe
(1991)

"Unbelievable" is a song written and recorded by EMF. It hit number one on the Billboard Hot 100 on July 20, 1991. It also reached number three in the UK. It is #31 on VH1's 100 Greatest One Hit Wonders.

Content of the song

There are a couple of samples of US comedian Andrew Dice Clay throughout the track, including the loud exclamation of "oh!" at the start of each chorus along with the words "you're unbelievable" spoken at the end of the first chorus. Clay's exclamation of "What the fuck WAS that?" can also be heard throughout the song.

Furthermore in the UK (where the band hailed from) the B Side of the single was a track called "EMF" which included the refrain "Ecstasy Mother-Fuckers".

The background bassline used throughout the song is very similar to that in the Beatles "Hey Bulldog".

Covers

"Unbelievable" has been covered by many other musical acts, from Anal Cunt to Tom Jones [ [http://www.emf-theband.com/music/covers.asp EMF-TheBand.com - The Official EMF Website ] ] to Weird Al (briefly in Polka Your Eyes Out). It was sampled by rapper Esham, who took the chorus and riffs and made the song more sinister with heavy rap lyrics.It was also cover by the hard rock band Thousand Foot Krutch on their debut album Set It Off

"Crumbelievable"

EMF later re-recorded the song in 2005 as "Crumbelievable" for an ad for Kraft Crumbles. [ [http://adweek.blogs.com/adfreak/2005/12/admittedly_it_d.html AdFreak: Kraft uses 'Unbelievable' unbelievably ] ]

Records

Due to the amount of air time that "Unbelievable" has received since its release, it may be responsible for the most profanity ever heard over radio. The constant background vocal during the chorus saying "What the fuck was that," which even appears in the lyrics in the CD booklet, was never edited.fact|date=May 2008

It was #31 on VH1's 100 Greatest One-Hit Wonders.

It was #98 on VH1's 100 Greatest Songs of the 90's.

Notes

References

;Works cited
*cite web | title=EMF - The Band.com - The Official EMF Website | url=http://www.emf-theband.com/ | accessdate=2007-02-04
*cite web | last = Ward | first = Celeste | authorlink = Celeste Ward | coauthors = | title = Kraft uses 'Unbelievable' unbelievably | work = | publisher = | date = 2005-02-12 | url = http://adweek.blogs.com/adfreak/2005/12/admittedly_it_d.html | format = | doi = | accessdate = 2008-01-27
*cite web | last = Anderson | first = Chris | authorlink = Chris Anderson | coauthors = | title = Colbert on pop culture: It's Crumbelievable!" | work = | publisher = The Long Tail | date = 2006-06-30 | url = http://www.longtail.com/the_long_tail/2006/08/colbert_on_pop_.html | format = | doi = | accessdate = 2008-01-27


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