1957 - 1998

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Johann "Hans" Hölzel (German: [ˈjoːhan hans ˈhœltsl̩]; 19 February 1957 – 6 February 1998), better known by his stage name Falco, was an Austrian singer and musician. He had several international hits, including "Der Kommissar" (1981), "Rock Me Amadeus", "Vienna Calling", "Jeanny", "The Sound of Musik", "Coming Home (Jeanny Part II, One Year Later)", and posthumously "Out of the Dark". "Rock Me Amadeus" reached No. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Falco has received more than 360,897 page views. His biography is available in 46 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 45 in 2019). Falco is the 136th most popular singer (up from 177th in 2019), the 189th most popular biography from Austria (up from 233rd in 2019) and the most popular Austrian Singer.

Falco is most famous for his song "Rock Me Amadeus" which is a parody of the song "Rock Me, Baby" by blues singer B.B. King.

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  • 360k

    Page Views (PV)

  • 63.50

    Historical Popularity Index (HPI)

  • 46

    Languages Editions (L)

  • 6.22

    Effective Languages (L*)

  • 3.38

    Coefficient of Variation (CV)


Among singers, Falco ranks 136 out of 4,381Before him are Nancy Sinatra, Thomas Anders, Grace Jones, Bing Crosby, Annie Lennox, and Bryan Adams. After him are Marie-Louise O'Murphy, Manu Chao, Georges Moustaki, Maria Malibran, John Lee Hooker, and Bryan Ferry.

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Among people born in 1957, Falco ranks 20Before him are Gloria Estefan, Sid Vicious, Christopher Lambert, Greg Abbott, Frances McDormand, and Joaquín "El Chapo" Guzmán. After him are Steve Buscemi, Carole Bouquet, Ofra Haza, Melanie Griffith, Richard E. Grant, and Stefan Löfven. Among people deceased in 1998, Falco ranks 18Before him are Yang Shangkun, Vladimir Prelog, Raymond Cattell, Alan Shepard, Konstantinos Karamanlis, and Theodore Schultz. After him are Frederick Reines, Tameo Ide, Nizar Qabbani, Julien Green, Vasily Arkhipov, and Otto Kretschmer.

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In Austria

Among people born in Austria, Falco ranks 189 out of 1,424Before him are Elizabeth of Austria (1437), Eduard Strauss (1835), Franz Conrad von Hötzendorf (1852), Maria Anna of Austria (1683), Klaus Ebner (1964), and Constance of Austria (1588). After him are Anna Maria Mozart (1720), Elizabeth of Austria (1526), Klaus Maria Brandauer (1943), Ludwig Minkus (1826), Wilhelm Miklas (1872), and Erich von Stroheim (1885).

Among SINGERS In Austria

Among singers born in Austria, Falco ranks 1After him are Udo Jürgens (1934), Freddy Quinn (1931), Conchita Wurst (1988), Marianna Martines (1744), Johann Michael Vogl (1768), Walter Berry (1929), Caroline Unger (1803), Hansi Hinterseer (1954), Leonie Rysanek (1926), Anna von Mildenburg (1872), and Ferry Graf (1931).