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Encyclopedia > Falco (musician)
Falco
Birth name Johann (Hans) Hölzel
Born February 19, 1957(1957-02-19)
Vienna, Austria
Died February 6, 1998 (aged 40)
Puerto Plata, Dominican Republic
Genre(s) New Wave
Pop
Rap
Occupation(s) Singer, songwriter
Instrument(s) Vocals
Piano
Bass guitar
Years active 1974 - 1998
Label(s) A&M Records (North America)
Mega Records
Teldec Records
GiG Records
Sire Records
WEA Records
EMI
Website Falco the official site

Johann (Hans) Hölzel (February 19, 1957February 6, 1998), better known by his stage name Falco, was a hip hop, pop and rock star. His albums and singles have sold about 60 million copies worldwide. He was one of the first white rappers with commercial success. [[Media:Italic text]]{| style=float:right; |- | |- | |} is the 50th day of the year in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 1957 (MCMLVII) was a common year starting on Tuesday (link displays the 1957 Gregorian calendar). ... For other uses, see Vienna (disambiguation). ... is the 37th day of the year in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 1998 (MCMXCVIII) was a common year starting on Thursday (link will display full 1998 Gregorian calendar). ... Puerto Plata San Felipe de Puerto Plata, often referred to as simply Puerto Plata, is the capital of the Dominican province Puerto Plata. ... This article does not cite any references or sources. ... New Wave was a music genre that existed during the late 1970s and the early-to-mid 1980s. ... For other uses, see Pop music (disambiguation). ... RAP may mean: the IATA airport code for Rapid City Regional Airport Rassemblement pour lalternative progressiste, a Québecois political party. ... For other uses, see Singer (disambiguation). ... A songwriter is someone who writes the lyrics to songs, the musical composition or melody to songs, or both. ... A musical instrument is a device constructed or modified with the purpose of making music. ... Harry Belafonte singing, photograph by C. van Vechten Singing is the act of producing musical sounds with the voice, which is often contrasted with speech. ... A short grand piano, with the lid up. ... A sunburst-colored Precision Bass The electric bass guitar (or electric bass; pronounced , as in base) is a bass stringed instrument played with the fingers (either by plucking, slapping, popping, or tapping) or using a pick. ... Year 1974 (MCMLXXIV) was a common year starting on Tuesday (link will display full calendar) of the 1974 Gregorian calendar. ... Year 1998 (MCMXCVIII) was a common year starting on Thursday (link will display full 1998 Gregorian calendar). ... In the music industry, a record label is a brand and a trademark associated with the marketing of music recordings and music videos. ... A&M Records is an American record label, owned and operated by Universal Music Group. ... Mega Records is a Danish record company established in 1983. ... Telefunken is a German radio- and television company, founded in 1903. ... Sire Records Company is an American record label, owned by Warner Music Group and distributed through Warner Bros. ... This article does not cite any references or sources. ... For other uses, see EMI (disambiguation). ... [[Media:Italic text]]{| style=float:right; |- | |- | |} is the 50th day of the year in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 1957 (MCMLVII) was a common year starting on Tuesday (link displays the 1957 Gregorian calendar). ... is the 37th day of the year in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 1998 (MCMXCVIII) was a common year starting on Thursday (link will display full 1998 Gregorian calendar). ... Hip hop music is a style of music which came into existence in the United States during the mid-1970s, and became a large part of modern pop culture during the 1980s. ... For other uses, see Pop music (disambiguation). ... For other uses, see Rock music (disambiguation). ...

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Early years

Born in Vienna, Johann was the only survivor of a triplets birth. Graduating from the Vienna Music Conservatory in 1977, he lived for a short time in West Berlin, singing in a jazz-rock band. When he returned to Vienna he was calling himself "Falco," reportedly in tribute to the German skier Falko Weißpflog, and playing in the Austrian bands Spinning Wheel and Hallucination Company. En route to becoming an international rock star in his own right, he was bass player in the Austrian hard rock-punk rock band Drahdiwaberl (from 1978 until 1983). With Drahdiwaberl he wrote and performed the song Ganz Wien, which he would also include on his debut solo album, Einzelhaft. For other uses, see Vienna (disambiguation). ... Boroughs of West Berlin West Berlin was the name given to the western part of Berlin between 1949 and 1990. ... Jazz fusion (sometimes referred to simply as fusion) is a musical genre that loosely encompasses the merging of jazz with other styles, particularly rock, funk, R&B, and world music. ... A sunburst-colored Precision Bass The electric bass guitar (or electric bass; pronounced , as in base) is a bass stringed instrument played with the fingers (either by plucking, slapping, popping, or tapping) or using a pick. ... Hard Rock redirects here. ... Punk rock is an anti-establishment music movement beginning around 1976 (although precursors can be found several years earlier), exemplified and popularised by The Ramones, the Sex Pistols, The Clash and The Damned. ... Weber (centre, with glasses and moustache) and the rest of Drahdiwaberl in 2003 Stefan Weber (born 1946) is a retired Austrian art teacher and the lead singer and Kapellmeister of the Viennese band Drahdiwaberl. ... Year 1978 (MCMLXXVIII) was a common year starting on Sunday (link displays the 1978 Gregorian calendar). ... Year 1983 (MCMLXXXIII) was a common year starting on Saturday (link displays the 1983 Gregorian calendar). ...


Individual success

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"Der Kommissar" (1982)

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Falco's first hit was "Der Kommissar", from the 1982 album Einzelhaft. A German language song about drug consumption that combines rap verses with a sung chorus, Falco's record was a number-one success in many countries but failed to break big in the U.S. The song, however, would prove to have a life of its own in two English-language versions. British Rock band After the Fire recorded an English cover version, loosely based on Falco's lyrics and also called "Der Kommissar" (with "uh-oh" and "alles klar Herr Kommissar" the only other lyrics held over from the original). This time, the song shot to number three in the United States (their only major hit there) in 1983, though it failed to crack the UK Top 40. Ironically, the band—who had been together more than a decade—broke up almost immediately thereafter. That same year, American singer Laura Branigan recorded a version of the song with new English lyrics, under the title "Deep In The Dark", on her album Branigan 2. See also: 1982 in music (UK) Musical groups established in 1982 Record labels established in 1982 list of years in music // January 15 - K.C. and the Sunshine Bands Harry Wayne Casey is seriously injured in an automobile accident in Miami, Florida. ... Einzelhaft, (Solitary Confinement or Incarcerated!), (1982) is the first album by Falco. ... Recreational drug use is the use of psychoactive drugs for recreational rather than medical or spiritual purposes, although the distinction is not always clear. ... For other uses, see Rock music (disambiguation). ... After the Fire (or ATF) was a British rock band that went from playing Christian progressive rock to Christian new wave over the twelve years it was together, while having only one hit in the United States (Der Kommissar) and the UK (One Rule for You). // Keyboard player Peter Banks... // In popular music, a cover version, or simply cover, is a new rendition (performance or recording) of a previously recorded song. ... See also: 1983 in music (UK) Musical groups established in 1983 Record labels established in 1983 // Michael Jacksons Thriller, the most successful album not only of 1983, but of all time, was released in 1982 and began its epic domination of the music charts the following year, 1983. ... Laura Branigan (July 3, 1957 – August 26, 2004) was a popular American singer/actress from Brewster, New York, best known in the U.S. for the song Gloria (1982). ... Branigan 2 is the second album by singer Laura Branigan, released in 1983 (see 1983 in music). ...


After a second album, Junge Roemer, failed to provide a repeat to his debut single's success (outside of Austria and Germany, where the album topped the charts), Falco began to experiment with English lyrics in an effort to broaden his appeal, and chose a new production team. The result would be the most popular album and single of his career. Junge Roemer, (Young Romans), is an album released in 1984, it is the second album by the Austrian pop rap-artist Falco. ...


Falco recorded "Rock Me Amadeus" inspired in part by the Oscar-winning film Amadeus, and the song became a worldwide hit in 1986. This time, his record reached #1 in the U.S. and UK, bringing him the success that had eluded him in that major market a few years earlier. The song remained in the top spot of the Billboard Hot 100 for three weeks and his album, Falco 3, fittingly peaked at the number three position on the Billboard album charts. Unheard of at the time for a white performer, much less a European one, the Austrian rapper's single climbed to the upper reaches of the Billboard Top R&B Singles Chart (only a few years earlier called the "Black Singles" chart), peaking at number 6. It would be two more years before a white artist, George Michael, would momentarily break the reverse-colour barrier to top that chart, and it would be a feat not repeated until Robin Thicke in 2007. (Both men did it with blue-eyed soul ballads; only Eminem has peaked higher on that chart with a rap song, and only once, reaching number four in 2002.) Falco 3 peaked at number 18 on the Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums charts. Ultimately, "Rock Me Amadeus" went to the #1 spot in over a dozen countries including Russia and Japan. Follow-up single "Vienna Calling" was another international pop hit, peaking at #18 of the Billboard Charts and #17 on the U.S. Cash Box Charts in 1986. A double A-side 12" single featuring remixes of those two hits peaked at #4 on the U.S. Dance/Disco charts. Rock Me Amadeus is the title of a 1985 song by the Austrian pop star Falco. ... Academy Award The Academy Awards, popularly known as the Oscars, are the most prominent and most watched film awards ceremony in the world. ... Amadeus is a 1984 film directed by Miloš Forman. ... See also: Musical groups established in 1986 Record labels established in 1986 // 1986 - Goo Goo Dolls are formed in Buffalo, New York. ... Billboard can refer to: Billboard magazine Billboard (advertising) Billboard antenna In 3D computer graphics, to billboard is to rotate an object so that it faces the viewer. ... The Billboard Hot 100 is the main singles chart used by Billboard magazine. ... Falco 3 is the third album by Falco, released in 1985. ... This article is about the musician. ... Robin Charles Thicke (born March 10, 1977) is a R&B and soul singer, songwriter, musician, composer, and occasional actor. ... Marshall Bruce Mathers III (born October 17, 1972), better known as Eminem or Slim Shady, is a Grammy and Academy Award-winning American rapper, record producer and actor from the Detroit, Michigan area. ... The Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums chart was established by Billboard magazine in 1984. ... Cash Box magazine was a weekly publication devoted to the music and coin-operated machine industry. ...


"Jeanny," the third release from the album Falco 3, brought the performer back to the top of the charts across Europe. Highly controversial when it was released in Germany and the Netherlands, the story of "Jeanny" was told from the point of view of a rapist and possible murderer. Several DJs and radio stations refused to play the ballad, which was ignored in the U.S., although it became a huge hit in many European countries, and inspired two sequels on later albums.


In 1986, the album Emotional was released, produced by Rob and Ferdi Bolland (Bolland & Bolland). On the Album were "Coming Home (Jeanny Part 2)," and songs about Kathleen Turner and Robert Capa. "The Sound of Musik" was another international success, and a Top 20 U.S. Dance hit, though he failed to make the U.S. pop charts. He also went on "Emotional-Tour" which was a world tour were we ended up in Japan at 1987. In 1987, he sang a duet with Brigitte Nielsen "Body Next to Body" and the single was a Top 10 hit in the Germanic countries. The Album Wiener Blut was released in 1988 but it did not get much publicity outside Germany and Austria. Emotional (1986) is the fourth album by Falco. ... Bolland & Bolland are two Dutch music producers - the brothers Rob and Ferdi Bolland (born in Port Elizabeth in South Africa, Rob on April 17, 1955, and Ferdi on August 5, 1956). ... Mary Kathleen Turner (born June 19, 1954) is an Academy Award nominated American actress. ... Robert Capa (Budapest, October 22, 1913 – May 25, 1954) was a famous war photographer during the 20th century. ... Brigitte Nielsen (born Gitte Nielsen on July 15, 1963) is a Danish actress who became popular in 1980s B-movies. ... A collection of various CD singles In music, a single is a short recording of one or more separate tracks. ...


In 1990, he made a song for Cindy Crawford and Tatjana Patitz, "Tanja P. not Cindy C.," which appeared on the Album Data de Groove. This article does not cite any references or sources. ... Tatjana Patitz (born March 25, 1966) is a model and actress. ...


After "Jeanny," there were a number of European hits, but Falco was rarely heard in the U.S. and the UK. His 1992 U.S. comeback attempt, the album Nachtflug with the song "Titanic," won a number of awards, but failed to chart in America. Nachtflug (1992) is the eighth album by Falco. ...


Death

Falco's grave at Vienna Zentralfriedhof
Falco's grave at Vienna Zentralfriedhof

Falco died of severe injuries received following his collision with a bus in his Mitsubishi Pajero near the resort of Puerto Plata, in the Dominican Republic on February 6, 1998, just two weeks before his 41st birthday. While it was initially reported that the autopsy showed high blood levels of alcohol and cocaine, this was disputed, and authorities were reportedly forced to admit later that no substances were found in his system at the time of his death. There is speculation that the authorities released this false report in order to protect the driver of the bus that collided with his car. At the time of his death, he was working on a comeback into the music world. Image File history File links Download high-resolution version (825x1246, 316 KB) File links The following pages on the English Wikipedia link to this file (pages on other projects are not listed): Falco (musician) ... Image File history File links Download high-resolution version (825x1246, 316 KB) File links The following pages on the English Wikipedia link to this file (pages on other projects are not listed): Falco (musician) ... For other uses, see Vienna (disambiguation). ... Exterior of the Dr. Karl Lueger-Gedächtniskirche, Zentralfriedhof, Vienna. ... The Mitsubishi Pajero (IPA: ) is a sport utility vehicle manufactured by Mitsubishi Motors. ... Puerto Plata San Felipe de Puerto Plata, often referred to as simply Puerto Plata, is the capital of the Dominican province Puerto Plata. ... is the 37th day of the year in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 1998 (MCMXCVIII) was a common year starting on Thursday (link will display full 1998 Gregorian calendar). ...


He was buried in the Zentralfriedhof (Central Cemetery) in Vienna, Austria. Exterior of the Dr. Karl Lueger-Gedächtniskirche, Zentralfriedhof, Vienna. ...


Tributes to Falco

In 1986, Weird Al featured the song "Rock Me Amadeus" in his polka song "Polka Party". Alfred Matthew Weird Al Yankovic (born October 23, 1959) is an American musician, parodist and accordion player. ...


The Star Fox video-game character Falco Lombardi, shares his first name as a Tribute to him. For other uses, see Star Fox (disambiguation). ... This does not adequately cite its references or sources. ...


In 1998, Rob and Ferdi Bolland (Dutch producers and co-writers of about half of Falco's albums) released the EP Tribute to Falco under the name "The Bolland Project feat. Alida." The title track featured samples of Falco's music; the other tracks were "We Say Goodbye" and "So Lonely." Bolland & Bolland are two Dutch music producers - the brothers Rob and Ferdi Bolland (born in Port Elizabeth in South Africa, Rob on April 17, 1955, and Ferdi on August 5, 1956). ...


In the movie The Wedding Singer from (1998) the song "Der Kommissar" can be heard in the background. The Wedding Singer is a 1998 romantic comedy film written by Tim Herlihy and directed by Frank Coraci that stars Adam Sandler as Robbie Hart, a wedding singer, and Drew Barrymore as Julia Sullivan, the object of his affections. ...


In 1999, the Bloodhound Gang sampled "Rock Me Amadeus" in their song "Mope", referring to Falco as "that money making playa that ain't with us no mo." Also a "gang bangin' thug that never seen it comin'." The Bloodhound Gang redirects here. ...


The EAV (Erste Allgemeine Verunsicherung) sung Der Kommissar in a TV-show.


In 2001, German rock band Reamonn teamed with German soul singer Xavier Naidoo to record a cover version of "Jeanny." Reamonn is a German rock band, that is well known all over Europe. ... Xavier Kurt Naidoo (born October 2, 1971 in Mannheim, Germany) is a German singer and songwriter of South African Indian descent, who sings in German and occasionally in English. ...


In 2004, Mexican metal band Molotov released a tribute song for Falco called "Amateur (Rock Me Amadeus)" (in the Molotov comedy style). Austrian metal band Stahlhammer has covered several of Falco's songs, including "Der Mann mit dem Koks" and "Jeanny." German rapper Fler quoted/copied the chorus melody of "Rock Me Amadeus" in his 2005 hit single "Neue Deutsche Welle 2005" (New German Wave 2005). Rapper Tech N9ne did a rendition of the song called "I'm a playa." The chorus line is the same as "Rock me Amadeus" but replaced with "I'm a Playa, I'm a playa." The rap-rock formation of the Bloodhound Gang released a single called "Mope" which is a tribute to Falco. It starts with samples of "Rock Me Amadeus." Molotov is a Mexican rock and hip hop band formed in Mexico City on September 23, 1995. ... Stahlhammer (German for Steel Hammer) is a Heavy Metal band from Austria that formed in 1992. ... Fler (born Patrick Decker), aka Frank White, is a Gangsta rapper from Berlin, Germany. ... Neue Deutsche Welle (New German Wave, often abbreviated NDW) was a genre of German music originally derived from punk rock and New Wave music in 1976. ... Aaron Dontez Yates (born November 8, 1971 in Kansas City, Missouri) better known by his stage name Tech N9ne, is an American rapper. ... The Bloodhound Gang redirects here. ... Mope is a song by The Bloodhound Gang off their 1999 album Hooray for Boobies. ... Rock Me Amadeus is the title of a 1985 song by the Austrian pop star Falco. ...


There have also been numerous covers and parodies of "Rock Me Amadeus", including a cover by NDH band Megaherz. Artists from V/Vm Test Records have released a number of debauched "remixes" of various Falco songs. Rock Me Amadeus is the title of a 1985 song by the Austrian pop star Falco. ... The Neue Deutsche Härte (New German hardness) is a direction in hard rock/metal music that developed in the German speaking world in the 1990s. ... For the unit of frequency, see megahertz. ... V/Vm Test records[1][2] was started by James Kirby (V/Vm) and Andrew Macgregor (Jansky Noise, Animal)[3] in 1996. ...


In The Simpsons episode A Fish Called Selma Falco's tune "Rock Me Amadeus" receives a slightly offbeat tribute in the musical presentation of Planet of the Apes (starring Troy McClure). The repeated tag of "Amadeus Amadeus" is transferred into "Dr. Zaius, Dr. Zaius". A later episode, "Behind the Laughter", features Willie Nelson saying, "Thank you, Taco, for that loving tribute to Falco", as well as the very end of that fictional tribute. Simpsons redirects here. ... A Fish Called Selma is an episode of The Simpsons from season seven. ... Planet of the Apes is a 1968 science fiction film about an astronaut (Charlton Heston) who finds himself stranded on an Earth-like planet two thousand years in the future. ... Troy McClure is a recurring fictional character in the animated television series The Simpsons, who was voiced by Phil Hartman, and first appeared in the episode Homer vs. ... Dr. Zaius was a fictional character in the Pierre Boulle novel Planet of the Apes, and the film series and television series based upon it (although in Boulles novel, his honorific was Mi, not Doctor -- a term in the Ape language). ... Willie Nelson (born Willie Hugh Nelson, April 30, 1933) is an American entertainer and songwriter, born and raised in Abbott, Texas. ... Taco Ockerse (born 21 July 1955) is a singer popularly known as Taco. ...


In the Family Guy episode Petarded, the song that Lois's tumour sings is to the tune of "Rock Me Amadeus" by Falco with all the words replaced simply with "I'm a tumour, I'm a tumour". Family Guy is an Emmy Award-winning American animated television series about a dysfunctional family in the fictional town of Quahog, Rhode Island. ... “Petarded” is the title of a fourth season episode of the animated series Family Guy. ...


In American Dad! episode Con Heir, Klaus says he used to frequent in a disco in Berlin, where he did lines with "greedy, greedy Falco". American Dad! is a satirical American animated series produced by Underdog Productions and Fuzzy Door Productions for 20th Century Fox Television. ... Aagh! What the hell are you? Sorry, Dad. ... Klaus as a goldfish. ... This article is about the music genre. ... This article is about the capital of Germany. ... Comparison of the perceived harm for various psychoactive drugs from a poll among medical psychiatrists specialized in addiction treatment[1] This article is an overview of the nontherapeutic use of alcohol and drugs of abuse. ...


In 2007, Münchener Freiheit sung "Rock me Amadeus" at a concert. Münchener Freiheit. ...


In September 2007, The Daily Show began a continuing segment called "Iraq Me Dave Petraeus" that used the music from "Rock Me Amadeus" to introduce their coverage of General David Petraeus and his reports on the military situation in Iraq. The Daily Show (currently The Daily Show with Jon Stewart) is a Peabody and Emmy Award-winning American satirical television program produced by and airing on Comedy Central. ... David Howell Petraeus (born November 7, 1952) is a general in the United States Army and commander of Multi-National Force - Iraq (MNF-I), the four-star post that oversees all U.S. forces in the country. ...


A movie, Falco - Verdammt, wir leben noch!, was released in Austria on February 7, 2008, ten years and one day after Falco's death. This title is also the name of a posthumously-published album by Falco and roughly translates to "Damn it, we're still alive!" Written and directed by Thomas Roth, the movie features Manuel Rubey, who is a musician himself, as adult Johann 'Falco' Hölzel[1]. Verdammt wir leben noch is Falcos posthumously-published album. ...


In 2008, Subaru ran an ad in Canada for the 2008 Impreza WRX which featured German test drivers lapping in a Subaru while listening to "Rock Me Amadeus". For other uses, see Subaru (disambiguation). ...


Discography

Albums

Year Title Peak positions[2][3][4][5][6][7][8][9]
AUT GER CH UK U.S. CAN NOR NL SWE ITA EUR
1982 Einzelhaft 1 19 - - 64 31 - 1 45 21
1984 Junge Roemer 1 - - - - - - - - -
1985 Falco 3 1 2 1 32 3 7 3 15 - -
1986 Emotional 1 1 5 - - - 7 - - -
1988 Wiener Blut 2 9 12 - - - - - - -
1990 Data de Groove 11 - - - - - - - - -
1991 The Remix Hit Collection - 51 - - - - - - - -
1992 Nachtflug 1 73 - - - - - - - -
1996 Greatest Hits 2 - - - - - - - - -
1997 Greatest Hits Vol. II 8 - - - - - - - - -
1998 Best Of 7 - - - - - - - - -
1998 Out of the Dark (Into the Light) 1 3 4 - - - - - - -
1998 The Hit-Singles - 7 - - - - - - - -
1999 The Final Curtain - The Ultimate Best Of 1 2 6 - - - - - - -
1999 Verdammt wir leben noch 3 35 - - - - - - - -
1999 Live Forever (live album) 34 - - - - - - - - -
2007 Hoch wie nie (Best Of) 1 2 5 - - - - - - - 6
2007 Einzelhaft (25th Anniversary Edition) 22 - - - - - - - - - -
2008 Falco Symphonic (Wiener Neustadt 1994) 1 15 34 34

For other uses, see Austria (disambiguation). ... Template:Media Control Charts The Media Control Charts are the official music charts in Germany. ... Swiss redirects here. ... The Billboard 200 is a ranking of the 200 highest-selling music albums and EPs in the United States, published weekly by Billboard magazine. ... Motto (Latin for From Sea to Sea) Anthem O Canada Royal anthem: God Save the Queen Capital Ottawa Largest city Toronto Official languages English, French Government Parliamentary democracy and federal constitutional monarchy  -  Monarch Queen Elizabeth II  -  Governor General Michaëlle Jean  -  Prime Minister Stephen Harper Establishment  -  Act of Union February... For other uses, see Norway (disambiguation). ... For other uses, see Netherlands (disambiguation). ... Sverige redirects here. ... “Italian Republic” redirects here. ... European Top 100 Albums chart is the European adaptation of The Billboard 200 albums chart. ... Einzelhaft, (Solitary Confinement or Incarcerated!), (1982) is the first album by Falco. ... Junge Roemer, (Young Romans), is an album released in 1984, it is the second album by the Austrian pop rap-artist Falco. ... Falco 3 is the third album by Falco, released in 1985. ... Emotional (1986) is the fourth album by Falco. ... Wiener Blut is the 1988 fifth album by Falco. ... Nachtflug (1992) is the eighth album by Falco. ... Out Of The Dark (1998) is the ninth album by Falco. ... Hoch wie nie is the name of the 2007 posthumously-published Best of double album by Austrian musician Falco, who died in 1998. ... Einzelhaft, (Solitary Confinement or Incarcerated!), (1982) is the first album by Falco. ...

Singles

Year Title Peak position
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AUT GER CH UK 1NL FRA ITA SPA NOR SWE DK FIN SU U.S. CAN JPN NZ AUS ZA
1981 "That Scene" (english version of "Ganz Wien") 11
1981 "Der Kommissar" 1 1 2 - 18 3 1 1 3 4 - 1 1 72 11 1 - 7
1982 "Maschine brennt" 4 10 49 34 4 7 - -
1982 "Auf der Flucht" - * - 18
1982 "Zuviel Hitze" (Promo only) -
1984 "Junge Roemer" 8 - 24 - 2 - -
1984 "Nur mit Dir" 18 -
1984 "Kann es Liebe sein?" (with Désirée Nosbusch) -
1985 "Rock Me Amadeus" 1 1 2 1 2 79 2 1 6 1 4 1 1 1 1 1 1 15 1
1985 "Vienna Calling" 3 4 7 10 40 - - 5 - 3 10 5 - 18 11 14 - 75 -
1985 "Jeanny" 1 1 1 68 1 24 14 1 1 - - - - - 5 - - -
1986 "The Sound of Musik" 4 4 11 61 67 - 42 4 13 ** 6 11
1986 "Coming Home (Jeanny Part 2)" 4 1 3 - 4 1
1987 "Emotional" 8 50 - 85 - 11 13 - -
1987 "Body Next to Body" (with Brigitte Nielsen) 6 22 - - 35 37 9 - - 1 44
1988 "Wiener Blut" 4 9 24 - - 13 - -
1988 "Satellite to Satellite" - - 11 7
1988 "Garbo" -
1988 "Do It Again" -
1990 "Data de Groove" 12 - -
1990 "Charisma Kommando" - - -
1991 "Rock Me Amadeus" (Remix 1991) - -
1991 "Der Kommissar" (Remix 1991) -
1992 "Nachtflug" (Netherland only single) -
1992 "Titanic" 3 47 -
1992 "Dance Mephisto" 17 - - 2
1993 "Monarchy Now" (Austrian Promo only) -
1995 "Mutter, der Mann mit dem Koks ist da" (as T>>MA) 3 11 30 - 3
1996 "Naked" (as Falco featuring T>>MB) 4 50 -
1998 "Out of the Dark" 2 2 3
1998 "Egoist" 6 4 19
1998 "Der Kommissar" (Jason Nevins and Club 69 Remixes) 39 - - - - - - - - 49 - - - - - - - - -
1999 "Push! Push!" 9 50
1999 "Verdammt wir leben noch" 26 -
2000 "Europa" - -
2007 "Männer des Westens" (T. Börger Version 2007) 14 55
2007 FALCOs 1. ("Chance To Dance"/"Summer") -
2008 Der Kommissar 2008 49
2008 Die Königin von Eschnapur -
  • *#9 in U.S. Hot 100 Airplay
  • **#19 in U.S. Hot Dance Club Play
  • 1 The Sound of Musik was placed #17 on the Dutch Tipparade (Bubbling under Top 50)
  • - indicates the song did not chart.
  • a blank box indicates that the song was not released.

Motto: none Anthem(s): (German for Land of Mountains, Land on the River) Capital Vienna Largest city Vienna Official language(s) German (official) Slovenian (reg. ... Template:Media Control Charts The Media Control Charts are the official music charts in Germany. ... Swiss redirects here; for other uses of that term, see Swiss (disambiguation) The Swiss Confederation or Switzerland is a landlocked federal state in Europe, with neighbours Germany, France, Italy, Austria and Liechtenstein. ... For other uses, see Netherlands (disambiguation). ... The French Republic or France (French: République française or France) is a country whose metropolitan territory is located in western Europe, and which is further made up of a collection of overseas islands and territories located in other continents. ... “Italian Republic” redirects here. ... Motto (Latin) Further Beyond Anthem  1(Spanish) Royal March Spain() – on the European continent() – in the European Union() Capital (and largest city) Madrid Official languages Spanish2 Demonym Spanish, Spaniard Government Constitutional monarchy  -  Head of State King Juan Carlos I  -  President of the Government Formation 15th century   -  Dynastic union 1516   -  Unification... For other uses, see Norway (disambiguation). ... Sverige redirects here. ... For other uses, see Denmark (disambiguation). ... Anthem: Maamme(Finnish) VÃ¥rt land(Swedish) Our Land Finland() – on the European continent() – in the European Union() Capital (and largest city) Helsinki Official languages Finnish, Swedish Demonym Finnish Government Parliamentary republic²  -  President Tarja Halonen (sd)  -  Prime Minister Matti Vanhanen (c) Independence from Bolshevist Russia   -  Autonomy March 29, 1809   -  Declared... CCCP redirects here. ... “Hot 100” redirects here. ... Motto (Latin for From Sea to Sea) Anthem O Canada Royal anthem: God Save the Queen Capital Ottawa Largest city Toronto Official languages English, French Government Parliamentary democracy and federal constitutional monarchy  -  Monarch Queen Elizabeth II  -  Governor General Michaëlle Jean  -  Prime Minister Stephen Harper Establishment  -  Act of Union February... This article is about the country in East Asia. ... New Zealand is a country of two major islands and a number of smaller islands in the southwestern Pacific Ocean. ... The ARIA charts are the main Australian music sales charts, issued weekly by the Australian Recording Industry Association. ... This article is about the country on the southern tip of the African continent. ... Der Kommissar/Helden von heute is a double-side single by Falco in 1981. ... Désirée Nosbusch in 2005 Désirée Nosbusch (born January 14, 1965) is a television presenter and actress. ... Rock Me Amadeus is the title of a 1985 song by the Austrian pop star Falco. ... Jeanny is a song by the Austrian musician Falco. ... Brigitte Nielsen (born Gitte Nielsen on July 15, 1963) is a Danish actress who became popular in 1980s B-movies. ... The Netherlands (Dutch Nederland) is the European part of the Kingdom of the Netherlands (Dutch Koninkrijk der Nederlanden), a parliamentary democracy under a constitutional monarch. ... Out Of The Dark (1998) is the ninth album by Falco. ... Jason Nevins is an American producer and remixer, who is most widely known for his pop dance productions. ...

References

  1. ^ Falco - Verdammt, wir leben noch! IMDb Page
  2. ^ Falco in the Austrian charts (A)
  3. ^ Falco in the Swiss charts (A)
  4. ^ Falco in the UK Charts (A)
  5. ^ Falco in the US-Charts (A)
  6. ^ Falco in the Canadian charts (A)
  7. ^ Falco-Alben in the Norwegian charts (A)
  8. ^ Falco-Alben in the Swedish charts (A)
  9. ^ Falco in the Italian charts (A)
  10. ^ Falco in the Austrian charts(S)
  11. ^ Falco-Singles in the Swiss charts (S)
  12. ^ Falco in the UK Single-Charts
  13. ^ Falco in the Netherland "Nationale Hitparade Top 50" (S)
  14. ^ Falco-Singles in the French charts I (S)
  15. ^ Falco in the French charts II (S)
  16. ^ Falco in the italian Single-Charts(S) "Der Kommissar" #1 in Italy(S)
  17. ^ Falco in the Spanish Single-Charts(S) "Rock me Amadeus" 1986 number one in Spain(S)
  18. ^ Falco in the Norwegian charts (S)
  19. ^ Falco-Singles in the Sweden Charts(S) Number 1 hits of Falco in Sweden(S)
  20. ^ Falco in the Billboard charts I (S)
  21. ^ Falco in the Billboard charts II (S) (in German)
  22. ^ Falco in the Canadian charts (S)
  23. ^ Japanese Charts
  24. ^ Falco's #1 in New Zealand (S)
  25. ^ Rock me Amadeus #1 in South Africa(S)

This is a list of Number 1 hit singles in 1986 in New Zealand, starting with the first chart dated, 17th January 1986. ...

External links

  • Falco.at - official site, with lyrics, music clips, & more
  • Official Falco - a promotional site by Sony BMG
  • FALCO - Der Kommissar 2000 - Info site with RealAudio previews.
  • Falcofinder - Falco Search Engine.
  • Falco Billboard Single Charts Discography
  • Falco-Singles in the French Charts
  • Disco Museum - a history of Falco's life and career
  • Nummer 1 Hits in Schweden (Falcos 3x represented)
  • Remixography - a detailed discography, including remixes and tributes
  • Falco discography at MusicBrainz
  • Falco in the Internet Movie Database
  • A Subaru commercial featuring "Rock Me Amadeus"
  • Review of Falco's biopic
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NAME Falco
ALTERNATIVE NAMES Johann (Hans) Hölzel; T>>MA/T>>MB
SHORT DESCRIPTION Austrian singer and songwriter who was popular worldwide.
DATE OF BIRTH February 19, 1957
PLACE OF BIRTH Vienna, Austria
DATE OF DEATH February 6, 1998
PLACE OF DEATH Puerto Plata, Dominican Republic
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