|Single by Dschinghis Khan|
|from the album Dschinghis Khan|
|B-side||"Rocking Son Of Dschinghis Khan"|
|Dschinghis Khan singles chronology|
|Single by Genghis Khan|
|B-side||"Moscow (German Version)"|
|Label||7 Records / Image Records|
There was also an English-language version released in 1980 which was entitled "Moscow".
Moskau – the German-language version
"Moskau", the German-language version of the song, appears on their 1979 self-titled album Dschinghis Khan and their 1980 album Rom. The album version clocks six minutes, but the single version is four and a half minutes long.
Moscow – the English-language version
The band, under their English-language band name Gengis Khan, released a version of the song with English lyrics entitled "Moscow" in Australia in 1980, the year of the 1980 Moscow Olympics. Australia's Channel 7 used the song as the theme to their television coverage of the Moscow Olympics, and the single was issued locally in a die-cut Channel 7 paper sleeve. The song became a big hit in Australia, staying at #1 for six weeks.
The song also achieved enormous underground popularity in the Soviet Union. A 15-second clip of the song's performance was shown as a part of the New Year holiday lineup on the state-run TV, leading to the immediate dismissal of the network's director.
It was also played at the opening at Eurovision 2009 at Moscow, Russia for Semi Final 2.
- The song has also been covered by German black metal band Black Messiah.
- In Finland "Moskau" was covered by Juhamatti with the title "Volga" in 1980. "Volga" has since been performed by artists such as Kari Tapio and Frederik.
- An Estonian band Meie Mees covered the song as "Moskva".
- This song was also covered by Hong Kong pop singer George Lam as "Olympics in Moscow" (Chinese:世運在莫斯科).
- In China a version with altered lyrics called Fen Dou (奋斗) was made by Da Zhangwei (大张伟).
- Georgie Dann made a Spanish version in 1980, with more success in spanish-talking countries than the original version
- Dark Ducks covered the song in Japanese
- In live performances of their song "Sacrament of Wilderness," the symphonic metal band Nightwish plays a riff from Moskau at about the three-minute mark of the song.
- In the Czech Republic, the parody band Los Rotopedos produced a cover of the song in 2012. Los Rotopedos subsequently qualified to the top ten in the Český slavík song competition.
- Swedish group Vikingarna recorded a cover in Swedish, "Moskva", in 1980.
- Since 2008 or earlier, Russian Armed Forces military bands have occasionally played the song at public events in Russia.
- In 2013 song was covered by a French band Dancing Bros. and used in the video game Just Dance 2014.
- In 2014, the song was used in a viral video "Voldemort's Amazing laugh song" where a snippet of laughter from Voldemort, the villain in the well known Harry Potter series, was sampled and put on top of the Moskau melody.
- American power metal band Last Alliance covered Moskau in 2011. The song was made available as a free download in 2018 to celebrate the Fifa World Cup hosted in Russia.
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