egregious ’80’s music: rock me amadeus (falco)

i’m a danish, i’m a danish, rock me, i’m a danish!

okay, my friends katrin or m2k the super brain will have to translate that one for us. in the meantime, for us stupid americans who need things in english, behold the most popular of the late, great falco’s contributions to our musical heritage: rock me amadeus. not entirely sure what the hell the song is about other than the illustrious wolfgang amadeus mozart. yeah, he was great. yeah, he was talented. yeah, he was hot in the ’80s thanks to some feature film time.

but this song? how on earth did it become a bigger hit than der kommissar? (or, for you xenophobic amurikins, here’s the version we all know.) dk actually has a cool hook, even if no one knows even what the hell the english version is all about.

i did find out that falco, or Johann (Hans) Hölze, called himself falco after an east german ski jumper. he left the world tragically due to a horrible car crash. nothing good about that.

but this song? with all the offerings in 1986, this was not something to be remembered. and yet, here i am, remembering it.

i think i’ll just stick with the real thing and get rocked by it. to sleep, perhaps, but still.

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2 Responses to “egregious ’80’s music: rock me amadeus (falco)”

  1. I’m a danish! You crack me up. Maybe I’ll be singing that all day. And craving danishes.

    Yeah, der kommissar did have a cool hook. But it’s much harder to sing when it get stuck in your head.

  2. I happen to like sir Wolfgang’s arrangements AND the stupid Falco song. Don’t know why but I just liked it.

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