|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)"|
|Released||3 September 1980|
|Label||7 Records / Image Records|
The band also recorded an English version, which they released in 1980 as "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 is six minutes long, while the single version is four and a half minutes long.
Moscow – the English-language version
The band, under their English-language band name Genghis 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 massive hit in Australia, staying at #1 for six weeks.
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The song also achieved enormous 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 the Eurovision Song Contest 2009 in Moscow, Russia for Semi-Final 2.
- The song has been covered by a German rock band named Attila der Partykönig.
- The song has been covered by the German ska-punk band "Wisecräcker".
- 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.
- Also in 1980, Cassiano Costa made the Brazilian Portuguese version, named "Moscou".
- An Estonian band Meie Mees covered the song as "Moskva" in 2006.
- 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-speaking countries than the original version.
- Dark Ducks covered the song in Japanese.
- South Korean group, Koyote, played a portion in their single, "Aza! Aza!" (아자! 아자!).
- 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. Channel One Russia's New Years 2013 program included a version of the song sung in both German and Russian by the Alexandrov Ensemble.
- In 2013 song was covered by a French band Dancing Bros. and used in the video game Just Dance 2014.
- American power metal band Last Alliance covered "Moskau" in 2011. The song was made available as a free download in 2018 to celebrate the 2018 FIFA World Cup hosted in Russia.
- A version sung by the cast of the 2010 Musical Film Morozko (Морозко), aired on Russia 1 on December 31, 2010. Nikolai Baskov stars in this one.
- In early 2020, Dutch DJ & Producer Thommy van Straalen started rising to fame after releasing a Big Room House Festival Mix as a collab with his neighbor Likkerstan 'LSTN' Ten Nogmeer. It was deleted midway through May after a copyright problem with Dschinghis Khan.
- Klezmer-punk act Daniel Kahn, alongside Psoy Korolenko, released a trilingual Yiddish-, Russian-, and English-language cover, “Moskve,” in 2020.
- The german youtuber Jarow, made a cover of the song about the Norwegian footballer Erling Haaland. It became a meme on Tiktok in 2021
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