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Okay it's 2004 -- do we really have to still hear "Unbelievable" by EMF?

Old 01-26-04, 08:43 AM
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Okay it's 2004 -- do we really have to still hear "Unbelievable" by EMF?

I couldn't stand the song then, I can't stand it now. There's already enough awful NEW music out there to choose from, so it doesn't make sense to me that stations have to still play it. It's like EMF owns the DJ's souls!!!
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OH!
Old 01-26-04, 10:40 AM
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Originally posted by Grouch094820 & 5/17
OH!

Actually, I liked it then and I like it now. Must not listen to enough radio to get tired of it...
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Originally posted by Grouch094820 & 5/17
OH!
You're sooo unbelieveable ...
Old 01-26-04, 11:23 AM
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I actually like that song.
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Originally posted by SAShepherd

Actually, I liked it then and I like it now. Must not listen to enough radio to get tired of it...
I'm in the same boat. I bought the CD single when it was released. There's some decent remixes on it.

I see it as rather subversive. One of the vocal samples in the song says "what the f**k" (repeated throughout the song). Although it doesn't really sound like it much, that's what's said if you read the lyrics from the CD. And the song's played endlessly on the radio and at sporting events.

Points off for using that hack Andrew "Dice" Clay, though ("OH!").
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I was thinking the same thing recently. I also hear the song "Right Here Right Now" more times than necessary. What's it been, 14 years?
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Originally posted by DJLinus
I see it as rather subversive. One of the vocal samples in the song says "what the f**k" (repeated throughout the song). Although it doesn't really sound like it much, that's what's said if you read the lyrics from the CD. And the song's played endlessly on the radio and at sporting events.
Well, you do know what 'EMF' stands for, right?
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Sury, why not? I like the song. OH!
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People still listen to the radio?
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Originally posted by Andalusia
I was thinking the same thing recently. I also hear the song "Right Here Right Now" more times than necessary. What's it been, 14 years?
That and the fact that K-mart uses it in all their commercials now.
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We must ban all music that is over 5 years old!!!
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i'll bite.,.. what does it mean?

Originally posted by Randy Miller III
Well, you do know what 'EMF' stands for, right?
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How's about a "Schubert Dip" ?!?
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Never heard this song, or heard of this group, but this is what All Music had to say about their name:

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 *****ers").
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Originally posted by Ergyu
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 *****ers").
Well I think Epsom Mad Funkers was probably the initial meaning from what I can tell they always said different things. The song "EMF" has the chorus "E! Ecstacy/ M! Mother****** (x2)/F! From us to you" IIRC

Unbelievable and possibly their followup single Children are probably their worst songs (except for the majority of stuff found on the later album Cha Cha Cha). They were a great group though. The full length album Stigmata and The Unexplained E.P. are both amazing and should really be listened to. They dropped a lot of their cheesy dance sound and put out some really great songs. They get a bad rap because of Unbelievable IMO. I know a lot of people who just won't give them a chance because of that song.

IIRC one of them either killed themselves or is dead now from other circumstances.
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Originally posted by fnordboy
IMO. I know a lot of people who just won't give them a chance because of that song.
How true. I'm one of those people ... in fact, i'm utterly surprised to hear that they supposedly have some good music .... guess i'll have to check them out and see for myself.
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Originally posted by DodgingCars
We must ban all music that is over 5 years old!!!
Yeah, because that's the point of this thread....
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Originally posted by Toad
Yeah, because that's the point of this thread....
Actually by your thead title it is. Your complaining that stations play old songs instead of new (crap) songs.
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Thread is about EMF.

Bling bling.



Oh, now it's Smeg Off, so I'll add that too.

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Originally posted by Mopower
Actually by your thead title it is. Your complaining that stations play old songs instead of new (crap) songs.
Actually, by his thread title, it never says anything about banning any song over 5 years old. The most it seems to imply is that the song is overplayed and has been for quite some time. They just need to play it less, not delete it completely.
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Originally posted by fallow
Actually, by his thread title, it never says anything about banning any song over 5 years old. The most it seems to imply is that the song is overplayed and has been for quite some time. They just need to play it less, not delete it completely.
Thanks - that's what I was trying to get at. I listen to mostly oldies, so in no way would I imply that sonds over 5 years old should be banned. Deriving that from my thread title about a band's overplayed song is illogical.

I bet the next sarcasm/argument is:
"All songs that are played too much should be banned!"

To pre-empt that: no, that's not what I'm saying either.
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Originally posted by Toad
Thanks - that's what I was trying to get at. I listen to mostly oldies, so in no way would I imply that sonds over 5 years old should be banned. Deriving that from my thread title about a band's overplayed song is illogical.

I bet the next sarcasm/argument is:
"All songs that are played too much should be banned!"

To pre-empt that: no, that's not what I'm saying either.

Call the station and bitch to them then. I listen to an 80's 90's station everyday and have maybe heard that song twice in the past year so I doubt it is as bad as you say. Or you could just turn the station over to something else. And no that wasn't a sarcastic comment/argument.
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This thread..is..just..well..it's just unbelievable.
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Originally posted by Mopower
Call the station and bitch to them then. I listen to an 80's 90's station everyday and have maybe heard that song twice in the past year so I doubt it is as bad as you say. Or you could just turn the station over to something else. And no that wasn't a sarcastic comment/argument.
It's my right to post my bitches here, so I'll stick to that.

I rarely listen to the radio, and have heard the song twice in the last week on our "Best hits of the 80s, 90s and today!" radio station here (we have only one).

I'm not omniscient, so I have no idea what they play in every area obviously, but I find it odd if Tallahassee somehow has a bigger fan-base for EMF thus requiring their hit song to be played more frequently than wherever you live.

P.S. When that song comes on, not per your suggestion mind you, I happily and very expeditiously turn the radio station over to something else. In fact, I'll even take booty rap over it. Yes booty rap. And we all know how much booty rap sucks. However - if anyone here disagrees, you can feel free to move here because while we may have only one "Best hits of the 80s, 90s and today!" station here, we have about 9-10 booty rap stations that you may listen to.

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