Jeanny

https://www.discogs.com/release/610984-Falco-Jeanny-Part-1

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Falco’s controversial ode to bad men consists of a monologue of a guy talking to his girl. What he says is abusive between the lines. It is all very suggestive, and the listener is left with the impression the girl didn’t survive the ordeal. The shoe on the cover of this single is all she left.

Bolland & Bolland’s song was banned by many radiostation for its suggestive content. It was maybe referring to Jack Unterweger, an Austrian serial killer that was active at the time (mainly because of the fake news reader at the end of the song). Also, it was claimed the song glorified rape and violence against women.

Falco later made two followup parts about the unfortunate woman. They’re not nearly as strong as the original. A possible fourth part was published by Peter Orloff.

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