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Falco was the most internationally successful pop artist ever to come out of Austria, best known for his 1986 chart-topping hit "Rock Me Amadeus." Born Johann Holzel in Vienna on February 19, 1957, he was a classically trained child prodigy, but after graduating from the Vienna Conservatoire, he relocated to West Berlin and began fronting a jazz-rock band. Rechristening himself Falco in honor of the German skier Falko Weissflog, he returned to Vienna in time to play bass on the punk outfit Drahdiwaberl's 1979 album Psycho Today, penning their best-known song, "Ganz Wein." Falco began his solo career in 1982 with the LP Einzelhaft; his "Der Kommissar," which fused techno-pop with rapped German lyrics, became a major European hit and a club favorite in the U.S., with a cover version by the group After the Fire reaching the Top Five in 1983. The follow-up, "Jeanny," was banned outright by radio as a result of its theme of prostitution, but nevertheless went on to top the German charts. While 1984's Junge Roemer attracted little attention, in 1986 Falco issued Falco 3, highlighted by the single "Rock Me Amadeus," a campy blend of classical music and synth pop which topped both the American and British charts. While the rock ballad "Vienna Calling" was a minor hit, Falco's subsequent efforts, including 1986's Emotional and 1988's Wiener Blut, fared poorly; he had been long out of the spotlight when he died in a car accident on February 6, 1998 at the age of 40. ~ Jason Ankeny
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Albums by
Falco

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    7 songs

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    Rock Me Amadeus 30th Anniversary

    13 songs

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    The Collection

    16 songs

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    Falco 3 [25th Anniversary Edition]

    16 songs

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    Falco Symphonic

    18 songs

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    Hoch wie nie

    10 songs

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    Einzelhaft

    21 songs

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    Einzelhaft [25th Anniversary Edition]

    11 songs

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    Wiener Blut

    10 songs

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    Falco 3

    8 songs

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    Exquisite

    6 songs

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    Vienna Greatest Hits

    9 songs

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    Junge Roemer

    9 songs

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    Emotional

    2 songs

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    Männer des Westens

    2 songs

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    Der Kommissar

    14 songs

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    Essential

    18 songs

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    The Ultimate Collection

    16 songs

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    Greatest Hits [Buddha]

    14 songs

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    Verdammt Wir Leben Noch

    15 songs

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    Donauinsel Live [DVD]

    15 songs

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    Krone-Edition Austropop - Best Of

    24 songs

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    Nachtflug (2012 - Remaster)

    16 songs

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    Out of the Dark (Into the Light) [Remastered]

    12 songs

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    Austropop Collection - Falco

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Top Songs by
Falco

  1.   Song
    Popularity
  2.   Rock Me Amadeus
  3.   Vienna Calling
  4.   Macho Macho
  5.   Der Kommissar
  6.   Nothin' Sweeter Than Arabia
  7.   Siebzehn Jahr
  8.   Ganz Wien
  9.   No Time for Revolution
  10.   Jeanny & Coming Home
  11.   Tribute to Falco
  12.   Männer des Westens
  13.   Cadillac Hotel
  14.   Dance Mephisto
  15.   Titanic
  16.   Garbo
  17.   America
  18.   Cyberlove
  19.   Jeanny
  20.   Nouveaux Riches
  21.   Titanic (Dance Til' You Drop Techno - 127bpm)
  22.   TMA - Mutter, Der Mann Mit Dem Koks Ist Da
  23.   Ganz Wien
  24.   Die Königin von Eschnapur
  25.   Verdammt Wir Leben Noch
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