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Hello, Falco ... the '80s are calling (and they want this video to disappear)



Vienna is a historic Austrian city famous for the Vienna Boy's Choir, the Hofburg and Schonbrun Palaces where Mozart used to perform, ancient cathedrals, historic opera houses and the world's oldest zoo. None of them you will see in Vienna Calling as Falco and the Solid Gold dancers are too busy staying indoors making a dreadful video.

Vienna Calling was the follow-up single to the world-wide smash Rock Me Amadeus and made it to No. 18 on the U.S. Singles Chart in 1986. As depicted in the 2009 film Adventureland, it is easy to make fun of Rock Me Amadeus, but there are many of us that prefer Vienna Calling to his more famous tribute to Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart. There are many versions of Vienna Calling besides the U.S. single version shown in the video. My recommendation for purchase is the outstanding "Tourist Mix" that features narration on some of the historic sights of Vienna, something that was lost on the director of thevideo.

Besides being revered in Eurpoe, Falco was also known for his original version of Der Kommissar and died in a Dominican Republic car crash in 1998.

[Last modified: Wednesday, December 18, 2013 7:40am]


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