1957 - 1998

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Johann "Hans" Hölzel (German: [ˈjoːhan ˈhœlt͡sl̩]; 19 February 1957 – 6 February 1998), better known by his stage name Falco, was an Austrian musician, singer and composer.Falco had several international hits including "Rock Me Amadeus", "Der Kommissar", "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. 1 on the Billboard charts in 1986, making him the only artist whose principal language was German to score a vocal number-one hit in the United States (Bert Kaempfert reached No. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Falco has received more than 263,700 page views. His biography is available in 44 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 42 in 2019). Falco is the 180th most popular singer, the 256th most popular biography from Austria (down from 242nd 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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  • 4.99

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  • 3.85

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Among singers, Falco ranks 180 out of 3,541Before him are Bill Withers, David Coverdale, Esma Redžepova, Bob Geldof, Tori Amos, and Barbara Strozzi. After him are Vera Lynn, Chris Rea, Claude François, Chavela Vargas, Udo Jürgens, and Mario Del Monaco.

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Among people born in 1957, Falco ranks 24Before him are Aki Kaurismäki, Steve Buscemi, Caroline, Princess of Hanover, Carole Bouquet, Ofra Haza, and Dr. Alban. After him are Clara Ponsatí, Spike Lee, Richard E. Grant, Paul Kagame, Rinat Dasayev, and Ai Weiwei. Among people deceased in 1998, Falco ranks 27Before him are Frederick Reines, Linda McCartney, Alfred Schnittke, Lúcio Costa, Julien Green, and James Earl Ray. After him are Vasily Arkhipov, Nelson Goodman, Conrad Schumann, David McClelland, André Weil, and Wolf Vostell.

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In Austria

Among people born in Austria, Falco ranks 256 out of 1,075Before him are Leopold VI, Duke of Austria (1176), Koloman Moser (1868), Max Steiner (1888), Bruno Kreisky (1911), Erich Wolfgang Korngold (1897), and Fritjof Capra (1939). After him are Hans Hollein (1934), Richard Réti (1889), Sigismund, Archduke of Austria (1427), Udo Jürgens (1934), Jörg Haider (1950), and Karl Seitz (1869).

Among SINGERS In Austria

Among singers born in Austria, Falco ranks 1After him are Udo Jürgens (1934), Mercédès Jellinek (1889), Freddy Quinn (1931), Solomiya Krushelnytska (1872), Marianna Martines (1744), Conchita Wurst (1988), Walter Berry (1929), Hansi Hinterseer (1954), Anna von Mildenburg (1872), Amalie Materna (1844), and DJ Ötzi (1971).