This was an absolutely huge world wide hit in English and German speaking countries. It made #1 on the US Billboard Hot 100 and was also a number one in the UK singles chart – thus making him the first Austrian to have a UK number 1 single.
In a pointless piece of pop trivia, I feel obliged to tell you that Rock Me Amadeus was succeeded at number 1 in the UK singles chart by Spitting Image with their Chicken Song.
Sadly, Falco died in a car accident in the Dominican Republic in February 1998. Ruhe in Frieden.