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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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EMF

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Albums by
EMF

Top Songs by
EMF

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

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