This Day in History

On January 27, 1756, Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart was born. What does this have to do with the ’80s? Well, in the mid-1980s, Mozart had a little resurgence in pop culture.

First of all, the movie Amadeus was released in 1984. It would go on to dominate the Academy Awards, winning 8 categories including Best Actor (F. Murray Abraham), Best Picture, and Best Director (Miloš Forman).

And who can forget Falco’s 1985 smash hit “Rock Me Amadeus”? Whenever I hear the words of Wolfgang, Amadeus, or Mozart, the first thing that pops in my mind is:

“Amadeus Amadeus, Amadeus
Amadeus Amadeus, Amadeus
Amadeus Amadeus, oh oh oh Amadeus”

Anybody else have an earworm now? Your welcome! Here is the #1 smash hit:

Mozart died in 1791 at the young age of 35. But his legacy lives on, and we appreciated it in the ’80s.

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