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Few Austrians have made as much of a stir in the pop music world as DJ Ötzi, otherwise known as Gerry Friedle. The bleached blond from Tyrol became a sensation in late 2001 by turning classic party songs into dance tracks, winning loads of fans and selling millions of singles in the process. But his work has also earned him plenty of scorn from the media, especially in the U.K., with some journalists labeling his music as overtly disposable. Friedle's initial goal in life was to be a farmer; a plan he was forced to abandon due to a fear of cows. He then tried his hand as a cook, but gave that up for a life as a tramp. Fortunately, his vagabond existence didn't last long; he discovered a passion for playing music and singing, and eventually became a DJ in the Austrian countryside. Testicular cancer threatened Ötzi's life in 1998, but he beat the illness and went on to launch a career as a recording artist. His first single, "Anton Aus Tyrol," was a massive hit throughout Central Europe in 2000. The following year, he pushed Madonna from the number one spot in the German singles charts with "Hey Baby (Uhh, Ahh)." That song went on to have a magnificent run in charts all over Europe -- including the U.K., where it stole the number one spot from Bob the Builder -- while Ötzi went on to launch a brand of flavored milk. "Do Wah Diddy" was the Austrian entertainer's next single; much like its predecessor, it charted all over Europe, including the U.K. Ötzi continued to issue uplifting dance anthems like "Burger Dance" (2003), "Sieben Sunden" (2006), and "Ein Stern" (2007), which all hit the Top Three in his native Austria. In 2008, Ötzi scored his second number one album with Hotel Engel. Subsequent albums like Du und Ich and Der DJ Aus den Bergen would not chart as high, but Ötzi returned to the top of the Austrian charts in 2012 with Simply the Best, a collaboration with the Bellamy Brothers, and Es Ist Zeit, his 2013 full-length that broke into the Top Ten in Austria, Germany, and Switzerland. In 2017, he released his 16th album, Von Herzen, which featured the single "Geboren um Dich zu Lieben" with Nik P. ~ David Peter Wesolowski
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  2.   Ein Stern (Der Deinen Namen Trägt)
  3.   Hey Baby
  4.   Bella Ciao
  5.   Du Bist bei Mir Engel
  6.   Ramalamadingdong
  7.   Ich Schreibe Dir
  8.   Leaving on a Jetplane
  9.   Der Ring Den du Trägst
  10.   Leb deinen Traum
  11.   I Need More of You
  12.   Tränen by Marie Wegener
  13.   Leb dein Leben
  14.   Rosamunde
  15.   I Will Leb'n
  16.   A Mann für Amore
  17.   Aber Dich Gibt's Nur Einmal Für Mich
  18.   Anton aus Tirol (English Version)
  19.   Si Se Da
  20.   Die Welt steht still
  21.   I Want You To Want Me
  22.   Wie ein Komet
  23.   Like a Star by The Bellamy Brothers
  24.   Suspicious Minds
  25.   Ring the Bell
  26.   I Sing a Liad Für Dich
  27.   Lieb Ich Dich
  28.   Ich Will Mit Dir Fliegen
  29.   Summer Of '69
  30.   Dont You Just Know It (Duet W Captain Jack)
  31.   Sweet Caroline
  32.   Tränen
  33.   Häuptling
  34.   Ein Geschenk des Himmels
  35.   Noch in 100.000 Jahren
  36.   Don't Say Goodbye
  37.   Not Without Us
  38.   Live Is Life by Hermes House Band
  39.   La Ola Walzer
  40.   Die Fischerin Vom Bodensee
  41.   Das Kufsteiner Lied
  42.   Hotel Engel
  43.   Gute Freunde (Der 12. Mann)
  44.   You'll Never Walk Alone
  45.   Was Liebe War, Muss Liebe Bleib'n
  46.   Bitte Gib Mir Eine Chance
  47.   Der Dj Aus Den Bergen
  48.   Do You Love Me
  49.   Meine Heimat
  50.   Herz Aus Gold
  51.   7 Sünden
  52.   Geboren um dich zu lieben by Nik P.
  53.   Tirol
  54.   Du Kannst Noch Nicht Mal Richtig Lügen
  55.   Grossvater (Ich Danke Dir)
  56.   What A Wonderful World
  57.   Biabal in Mir
  58.   Heimweh
  59.   Und Wenn das Schicksal
  60.   Crossfire
  61.   Hintermoser Kathi
  62.   Doo Wah Diddy
  63.   Der Typ Neben Ihr
  64.   My Girl
  65.   Today Is the Day
  66.   Islands in the Stream
  67.   7 Sünden
  68.   Pronto Guiseppe!
  69.   Let Your Love Flow by The Bellamy Brothers
  70.   Das Letzte Lied
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