Unbelievable

Album: Unbelievable (1998)
Charted: 36

Songfacts®:

  • This is a tribute to a woman who is "kissable, huggable, loveable, unbelievable" - a tongue-twisted admirably articulated by Diamond Rio front man, Marty Roe. The song was originally written by the coveted songwriters, Al Anderson and Jeffrey Steele, for the country musician, George Jones. Anderson told us: "It's beautiful. We wrote that for George Jones. It was supposed to go, 'she's so kissable,' way down low like that and we did it with a string bass. We did it in a key of A or E or something. Perfect George Jones." Jones never got around to recording the song, so Diamond Rio grabbed it instead. Anderson continued: "I know all of a sudden they liked it and cut it and put it out, and it was the most played Arista record that year. We got an award twice for that, for two years." (Here's our full Al Anderson interview.)
  • This was Diamond Rio's first single to crack the Hot 100 chart in the US. It was also a #1 hit on Canada's Country chart.
  • The "Weird Al" Yankovic of country music, Cledus T. Judd, parodied this song on his 1999 album, Juddmental, as "She's Inflatable," which is an ode to an inflatable sex toy.
  • Unbelievable, Diamond Rio's fifth studio album, spawned a second Top 5 smash, "You're Gone," which peaked at #4 on the US country chart.

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