Rock Me Amadeus by Falco – One Hit Wonderland

Eine kleine Synthpopmusik…

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Chris02
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Since I am from Austria, I thought this was very funny. Good one.

David Schwartz
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What was going on in 1985? Drugs. Lots and lots of drugs. That is my explanation for songs like this.

happymel
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Yep, I’ve heard this song before. God, I love the 80’s. Also, I didn’t expect him to be dead by the end. O.O

TragicGuineaPig
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Eine Kleine Synthpopmusik. Nice pun.

TragicGuineaPig
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10:55 – There’s only one appropriate gag to reflect those lyrics: “United States, Canada, Mexico, Panama, Haiti, Jamaica, Peru!”

Goat Boy
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“Falco is dead! Si, Amadeus Amadeus, he is a dead person!”

Steve the Pocket
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I’ve heard of “Vienna Calling”. Apparently a lot of people mishear the title lyric as “the anaconda”.

The Real Silverstar
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I only ever saw 4 Falco videos during his brief stint of popularity in America: “Rock Me Amadeus” of course, his version of “Der Komisar”, “Vienna Calling” and “Jeanny”. part 1. Typical of my contrarian Aquarian nature, I like “Vienna Calling” more than “Rock Me Amadeus”.

9ansean
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The great thing about Rock Me Amadeus is that while the success of the totally unrelated movie helped make it hit world wide, it doesn’t even have to be about Mozart because it is such odd combination of sound wrapped in such a big, vibrant chorus. The sheer number of varied parodies and samples it’s provided is a testament to this. I’m sure a lot of people are still more familiar the Planet of the Apes themed spoof Dr. Zaious from The Simpsons. However, (big Muppet fan that I am) I’d like to draw attention to a lessor known cartoon… Read more »
CaptainRoland
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4 years of age actually, or even at least 5 W.A.M.

CaptainRoland
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I already commented enough on everything relating to this OG Celebrity Wunderkind and the factual and fictional rumor stories surrounding him from Austrian/German and Italian to Russian British or Jewish English to Czech and Jewish American creators. The main names are Alexander Sergeivich (Patronymic) Pushkin, Nikolai Andreyevich Rimsky-Korsakov, Peter Shaffer, Saul Zaentz, and Milos Forman, and I guess Johann “Hans” Holzel “Falco” and some 19th century German-speaking Nationalist who disliked Italians and therefore created the rumor that Antonio Salieri was solely responsible for Mozart’s death. Somehow the greatest (or maybe not that much but easily recognizable and solidified in Russian… Read more »
saintmonday
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This was on the syndicated Casey Kasem rebroadcast from the 80s last week (also “Tarzan Boy,” “Life in a Northern Town,” and “Let’s Go All the Way” by Sly Fox– fertile one-hit ground!). I think “Amadeus” is a mess, but I kind of like “Vienna Calling” and “Der Kommisar,” though the latter was crying out for a cover. If you want to hear a true musical abortion, check out the Laura Brangian version, retitled “Deep in the Dark.”

saintmonday
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Even though Todd said he isn’t taking requests and is sick of the 80s, and I’m not sure if he reads this forum, I’m going to go ahead and ask that he covered the Dream Academy, because I really think they were done wrong. The reason? “Ferris Bueller’s Day Off.” You may remember their gorgeous cover of “Please Please Please Let Me Get What I Want” from the art museum scene, and the anthemic and woozily romantic “The Edge of Forever” from the end of the movie. Yet “Ferris” never got a proper soundtrack release, and neither song received a… Read more »
saintmonday
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I’m going to recommend the Dream Academy for this feature, because I think they were really done wrong. The reason? “Ferris Bueller’s Day Off.” They scored two iconic scenes, yet the soundtrack never got a proper release. I think the woozily romantic anthem “The Edge of Forever” should have received the Simple Minds treatment, yet I’m not even sure they released a video for it. 30 years on, it looks like promotional malpractice to me.

saintmonday
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Aaand I’ve got another request for an 80s band I heard on AT40. T’Pau (“Heart and Soul”) deserved way better, in the States at least. They were kind of like ABBA with late-80s pizzazz, or Roxette with (um) heart and soul. Just listen to “Whenever You Need Me” and tell me it shouldn’t have been a massive hit in ’91. My best explanation for their failure is our cultures hatred of gingers…

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