Music Friday: Diamond Rio Performs Its 1998 Crossover Hit, ‘Unbelievable’

Welcome to Music Friday when we bring you fun songs with jewelry, gemstones or precious metals in the lyrics or title. Today, Diamond Rio performs its hard-driving, toe-tapping 1998 crossover hit, “Unbelievable,” which features the unforgettable refrain: “kissable, huggable, lovable, unbelievable.”

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Infatuated frontman Marty Roe sings about being crazy in love with his “unbelievable” new girlfriend. His life had been lonely and boring, but now an intelligent, elegant, heaven-set beauty has turned his world upside-down — so much so that he stutters when he tries to speak to her.

In a memorable line from the song, Roe boasts that he “put a big down payment on that itty bitty diamond ring.”

Peppered with perfect harmonies, the fun, up-tempo “Unbelievable” vaulted to #2 on the Billboard Hot Country chart while capturing crossover fans, as well. The song settled in at #36 on the broader-based Billboard Hot 100 chart.

Diamond Rio was founded in Nashville in 1984 and is still comprised of the same six members — Gene Johnson, Jimmy Olander, Brian Prout, Dan Truman, Dana Williams and Roe. The group is a 13-time Grammy nominee and was voted the Country Music Association’s Vocal Group of the Year four times in the 1990s.

Enjoy the music video at the end of this post. The lyrics are below because we know you’ll want to sing along…

“Unbelievable”
Written by Jeffrey Steele and Al Anderson. Performed by Diamond Rio.

She’s so kissable, huggable, lovable, unbelievable
She’s a mouthful of anything and everything a man could want
She ain’t typical, she’s unpredictable, she’s available, it’s a miracle
How my heart stumbled into someone so kissable, huggable, lovable, unbelievable

Up ’til now my life has been so lonely and boring
I never thought I would find someone so

Elegant, intelligent, heaven sent, all my money spent
I put a big down payment on that itty bitty diamond ring
She’s so beautiful, it’s indisputable, it’s undeniable, she’s got-to-havable
She’s music to my ears, and makes my heart sing, so kissable, huggable, lovable, unbelievable

There’s so many things
I want to tell her
Like I love her
But every time I talk
I start to stutter

She’s so elegant, intelligent, heaven sent, all my money spent
I put a big down payment on that itty bitty diamond ring
She’s so beautiful, it’s indisputable, it’s undeniable, she’s got-to-havable
She’s music to my ears, and makes my heart sing, kissable, huggable, lovable, unbelievable

Kissable, huggable, lovable, unbelievable
Kissable, huggable, lovable, unbelievable

Click link for video… http://youtu.be/1jayr9v6l74

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