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Best remembered for the international smash "Unbelievable," the British dance-rock quintet EMF formed in October 1989 in Cinderford, England. All five members -- vocalist James Atkin, guitarist Ian Dench, keyboardist Derry Brownson, bassist Zachary Foley, and drummer Mark Decloedt -- were veterans of the local music scene before founding EMF, whose name supposedly stood for "Epsom Mad Funkers" (although it was widely speculated that the initials instead represented "Ecstasy Mind F*ckers"). Within two months of formation, the group played its first gig; after unearthing a Casio sampler and sequencer in a local thrift shop, a light techno element was added to the band's rock-oriented sound. By the end of 1990, EMF's infectious debut single, "Unbelievable," had conquered the U.K. charts; it hit number one in the U.S. the following year. The 1991 album Schubert Dip was also successful, spawning another hit single in "Lies." (The LP also garnered considerable press when Yoko Ono objected to the group's use of a voice sample of Mark David Chapman, the murderer of John Lennon; the offending soundbite was later removed from future pressings.) In 1992, EMF returned with the EP Unexplained and the full-length effort Stigma; both releases performed badly on the charts, however, and the band effectively vanished from sight until 1995's Cha Cha Cha. ~ Jason Ankeny
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Stations Featuring
EMF

    1-Hit Wonders

    1-Hit Wonders
    1 song

    '90s Alternative

    '90s Alternative
    1 song

    Shuffle Hits

    Shuffle Hits
    1 song

    '90s Pop

    '90s Pop
    1 song

    Electronica

    1 song

Albums by
EMF

Top Songs by
EMF

  1.   Song
    Popularity
  2.   Unbelievable
  3.   Unbelievable
  4.   Glass Smash Jack
  5.   Search and Destroy
  6.   Longtime
  7.   Children
  8.   Shining
  9.   I Believe
  10.   They're Here
  11.   Perfect Day
  12.   Low Spark of the High Heeled Boys
  13.   Phantasmagoric
  14.   We. Are. Glass
  15.   Far from Me
  16.   It's You
  17.   Head the Ball
  18.   Girl of an Age
  19.   When You're Mine
  20.   Lies
  21.   The Light That Burns Twice as Bright
  22.   Dog
  23.   Getting Through
  24.   Blue Highs
  25.   Never Know
  26.   Arizona
  27.   Umbelievable
  28.   Inside
  29.   She Bleeds
  30.   Long Summer Days
  31.   Travelling Not Running
  32.   Admit It

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