The single became the Black Velvet Band - Allison Crowe - Newfoundland Vinyl German language song to peak at number one of the Billboard Hot on 29 March Rock Me Amadeus - Falco - Everything (DVD) topped the singles charts on both sides of the Atlantic.
It was Falco's only number one hit in both the United States and the United Kingdom, despite the artist's popularity in Germany, his native Austria, and much of Europe.
Originally recorded in German, the song is about Wolfgang Amadeus Mozarthis popularity and his debts. A longer version eight minutesnamed the " Salieri Mix", appeared on the initial US release of the album Falco 3. The song was inspired by the movie Amadeus. For the US release, the song was remixed with an English background overlay. There was never a full English version. The song was released in Europe in in its original, German-language version. However, the video, which featured the original European version, was used worldwide.
The song's music video mixes elements of Mozart's time with s contemporary society. Falco is shown in a 20th-century-style dinner jacketwalking past people in eighteenth-century formal wear. Later, he is shown dressed as Mozart, with wild colored hair, being held on the shoulders of men dressed in modern motorcycle-riding attire. At the end, the two crowds mix. The video for the remix is a much more sexualized version, starting with the refrain 'sugar sweet', with extra footage spliced throughout, including a similar black carriage riding at night with the driver covered in lights, escorted by police motorcycles, scantily clad girls; in black leather riding outside it, and bright neon fashions inside, resembling earlier-century formal wear.
A different crowd in a more Rock Me Amadeus - Falco - Everything (DVD) formal attire was excessively fraternizing at a party. This version also contains red line art of Falco, guitar riff clips, and a long car scene driving away at the end, to a saxophone solo over the added refrain.
The single hit number one on the Billboard Hot on 29 March In the United Kingdom, where his "Der Kommissar" failed to make the charts, Rock Me Amadeus - Falco - Everything (DVD) song hit number one on 10 Maybecoming the first single by an Austrian act to achieve this distinction.
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