Tag: Falco

Monday 8/22/22 10pm ET: Feature LP: Falco – Falco 3 (1985)

Falco 3 is the third studio album by Austrian singer and rapper Falco, released on October 15, 1985 by GiG Records in Austria, by Teldec in Germany and by A&M Records elsewhere. In the United States, it peaked at number three on the Billboard 200 and at number 18 on the Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums chart. Following two albums produced and co-written by Robert Ponger, this is Falco’s first album to be produced by Bolland & Bolland.

Following an Academy Award-winning film about Mozart, the Americanised mix of “Rock Me Amadeus” capitalised on and continued a resurgence of interest in the Viennese composer, and was an instant success in the US, spending three weeks at number one on the Billboard Hot 100 and peaking at number four on the dance chart and number six on the R&B singles chart.

“Rock Me Amadeus” (The Gold Mix) (3:42)
“America” (The City of Grinzing Version) (3:56)
“Tango the Night” (The Heart Mix) (2:28)
“Munich Girls” (Lookin’ for Love) (4:17)
“Jeanny” (Sus-Mix-Spect Crime Version) (5:50)
“Vienna Calling” (Waiting For the Extended Mix) (4:11)
“Männer des Westens (Wilde Bube Version) (4:00)
“Nothing Sweeter Than Arabia” (The Relevant Madhouse Danceteria Jour-Fix-Mix) (4:46)
“Macho Macho” (Sensible Boy’s Song) (4:56)
“It’s All Over Now, Baby Blue” (No Mix) (4:41)

Thursday 1/6/22 6pm ET: RadioMaxMusic Special: The Music of 1981 (by title) A to Z – Part 3 Extended Edition

This RadioMax special features our Library of music from 1981 A2Z.

We continue with letter B and go the start of Letter C. We feature music from: Eddy Grant, Tanya Tucker, Kim Wilde, Olivia Newton-john, Sammi Smith, Adam Ant, Elvis Costello, April Wine, Kim Carnes, Quarterflash, Ozzy Osbourne, Men At Work, Kiss, Falco, Kinks and many more. . .

6pm to 12am ET

Friday 2/19/21 12pm ET: Feature Artist: Falco

Johann “Hans” Hölzel (February 19, 1957 – February 6, 1998), better known by his stage name Falco, was an Austrian singer, musician, and songwriter.

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. 1 in January 1961 with the instrumental “Wonderland by Night”). According to his estate, he has sold 20 million albums and 40 million singles, which makes him the best-selling Austrian singer of all time.

Falco died of severe injuries received on February 6, 1998, 13 days before his 41st birthday, when his Mitsubishi Pajero collided with a bus on the road linking the towns of Villa Montellano and Puerto Plata in the Dominican Republic. At the time of his death he was planning a comeback, which was successful with the posthumously released album Out of the Dark (Into the Light). His body was returned to Austria and buried at the Vienna Central Cemetery.