Rock Me Amadeus

Rock me amadeus tits

Date Aired
March 1, 2017
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Todd plays "Rock Me Amadeus" on the piano.

A one-hit wonder retrospective

Todd: Ooh! Rock me, Amadeus!

Clip of Falco - "Rock Me Amadeus"

Falco: Rock me, Amadeus Ro-ro-rock me Amadeus (Amadeus Amadeus...)

Todd: Welcome back to One Hit Wonderland where we take a look at bands and artists known for only one song! And...ok, full disclosure. You know how I said I was done with requests for a while? Well, a couple people contacted me and told me, hey, you missed me.

[Screenshot of a message Todd received on Patreon with the Losing Horns playing in the background]

Todd: I'm not good at interacting with people. This requester in particular, appreantly he's been waiting for like 2 years. So, I better get a jump on this, huh? And yes, we are going back to the 80's. It's such fertile ground for this show. And by the 80's, I mean the 1780's, cause we are about to get down to everyone's favorite tribute to a classical period musical genius that also makes a good soundtrack to breakdance to!

Falco: Amadeus Amadeus
A-madeus, Amadeus Amadeus
A-madeus, Amadeus Amadeus
Oh, oh, oh Amadeus
Todd (VO): Rock Me Amadeus is one of the singular weird pop songs of the 80's. Up there with Mr. Roboto, Ghostbusters, Tarzan Boy...there's just not anything really like it.

Todd: I mean, there's no disco tribute to Vivaldi. No one's ever rapped a tribute to Rachmaninov. Also, it's in foreign.

Falco: Er war Superstar
Er war populär
Er war so exaltiert
Because er hatte Flair
Todd (VO): A weird kind of foreign that tricks you into thinking it's in English when it isn't.
Falco: No Plastik money anymore, die Banken gegen ihn
Todd: But finally, those 3 years of high school German are gonna come in handy! Ze fantastish.
Falco: Now come and rock me Amadeus
Todd (VO): The man behind this new wave oddity is, of course, the Austrian superstar of the 80's. [Pic of Arnold Schwarzenegger] No, the other one [Back to "Rock Me Amadeus"] Falco! And usually while I try to do this show to figure out why artists can only score one hit, I think the bigger question is why Falco got even one hit! The hell was going on in 1985?

Todd: Seriously, did the guy just have a halloween costume he wanted to re-use? Yeah, I think that's what happened here.

Before the hit

Todd: Our story begins in a little town called

[images of City Hall in Vienna.....]

Todd (VO): Austria! The birthplace of young [.....Falco...] Johann Holzel, [

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