Category: Falco

Der Kommissar – Unraveling the Cryptic 80s Cultural Phenomenon

In 1982, Austrian musician Falco released ‘Der Kommissar’, a single that swiftly became emblematic of the 80s soundscape, etching a permanent place in pop culture. Its rapid, pulsating beat accompanied by enigmatic, snappy lyricism, this song transcended language barriers and lodged itself into the fabric of a decade known for its excess and transformation.

Rock Me Amadeus – Dissecting the 80s Homage to a Classical Legend

Transcending time and genre, Falco’s ‘Rock Me Amadeus’ is not merely a song but a cultural phenomenon that put an 18th-century icon into a synth-pop capsule. But beyond the infectious beats and the Austrian flair, what do the lyrics really convey about the world’s most storied composer?

Rock Me Amadeus

Falco’s “Rock Me Amadeus” Meaning

As can be concluded from the song’s title, “Rock Me Amadeus” is about Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart (1756-1791), one of the most-renowned musicians in the history of Western music. And Falco, himself an Austrian, decided to...