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

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