Unbelievable (Diamond Rio song)

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"Unbelievable"
Diamond Rio - Unbelievable cd single.png
Single by Diamond Rio
from the album Unbelievable
B-side "You're Gone"
Released October 19, 1998
Format CD single, 7" single
Genre Country
Length 2:21
Label Arista Nashville 13138
Writer(s) Al Anderson
Jeffrey Steele
Producer(s) Diamond Rio
Mike Clute
Diamond Rio singles chronology
"You're Gone"
(1998)
"Unbelievable"
(1998)
"I Know How the River Feels"
(1999)

"Unbelievable" is a song written by Jeffrey Steele and Al Anderson, and recorded by American country music band Diamond Rio. It was released in October 1998 as the second single and title track from their album also titled Unbelievable.

The song was Diamond Rio's 21st single on the country music charts, and their first entry on the Billboard Hot 100.

Critical reception[edit]

Deborah Evans Price, of Billboard magazine reviewed the song favorably saying that the lyric is fun and the track "sparkles with the band's musicianship, from the frisky piano to the infectious guitar work." She also says that "one has to admire lead vocalist Marty Roe's ability to deliver the rapid-fire chorus without missing a syllable.[1]

Music video[edit]

The music video was directed by Deaton Flanigen and premiered on September 10, 1998 on CMT.

Chart positions[edit]

"Unbelievable" debuted at number 51 on the U.S. Billboard Hot Country Singles & Tracks for the week of October 31, 1998.

Chart (1998–1999) Peak
position
Canada Country Tracks (RPM)[2] 1
US Billboard Hot 100[3] 36
US Hot Country Songs (Billboard)[4] 2

Year-end charts[edit]

Chart (1999) Position
Canada Country Tracks (RPM)[5] 26
US Country Songs (Billboard)[6] 10

Parodies[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Billboard, October 24, 1998
  2. ^ "Top RPM Country Tracks: Issue 7490." RPM. Library and Archives Canada. February 15, 1999. Retrieved July 7, 2013.
  3. ^ "Diamond Rio – Chart history" Billboard Hot 100 for Diamond Rio.
  4. ^ "Diamond Rio – Chart history" Billboard Hot Country Songs for Diamond Rio.
  5. ^ "RPM Top 100 Country Tracks of 1999". RPM. December 13, 1999. Retrieved July 7, 2013. 
  6. ^ "Best of 1999: Country Songs". Billboard. Prometheus Global Media. 1999. Retrieved August 25, 2012. 

External links[edit]

Preceded by
"Stand Beside Me"
by Jo Dee Messina
RPM Country Tracks
number-one single

February 15-February 22, 1999
Succeeded by
"For a Little While"
by Tim McGraw