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.
"Rock Me Amadeus" would later be ranked No. 87 in VH1's 100 Greatest Songs of the 80s and No. 44 in VH1's 100 Greatest One-Hit Wonders.
The Original US 12" included the American Edit and Salieri Mix. As bonuses for this upload, I'm including the Club Remix, which appeared on The Remix Hit Collection, The Gold Mix (AKA Video Version), and my own InsaNITY Mix. Enjoy!