«Rock Me Amadeus» is a 1985 song by Austrian pop musician Falco from his album Falco 3. It topped the singles charts on both sides of the Atlantic. It was Falco’s only number one hit in either the United States or the United Kingdom, despite his popularity in Germany, his native Austria, and much of Europe. The song was written by Falco and Dutch music producers Bolland & Bolland.

With «Rock Me Amadeus», Falco became the first German-speaking artist to be credited with a No. 1 single in all mainstream US pop singles charts: the Billboard Hot 100 and Cashbox Top 100 Singles. The single hit number one on the Billboard Hot 100 on 29 March 1986.Falco is erroneously often considered a one-hit wonder for this song in the United States. However, Falco had already had a minor US hit in 1982 with «Der Kommissar» (a hit the following year there for After the Fire), «Sound of Musik» reached No. 13 and his follow-up single from Falco 3, «Vienna Calling,» reached No. 18 on the Hot 100.

 

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