Song Of The Day: EMF – “Unbelievable” (1991)

This song hit number one on the Billboard Hot 100 on this day in 1991, and it was a genuine breakthrough track at the time. Wow, here was a pop song using real instruments, real drums and real guitars, and it’s got some grit in it. When I heard the slashing guitar solo for the first time the top of my head almost blew off, I hadn’t heard a solo on a pop record like that for many years. This was surely a signal that the synthesized, homogenized music of the 1980s was coming to an end. They were ultimately a one-hit wonder, but these guys played their part in driving the dark days of music away.


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