Moskau (song)

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Single by Dschinghis Khan
from the album Dschinghis Khan
English title"Moscow"
B-side"Rocking Son Of Dschinghis Khan"
Released1979 (1979)
  • 4:27
  • 5:58 (album)
Songwriter(s)Ralph Siegel
Producer(s)Bernd Meinunger
Dschinghis Khan singles chronology
"Dschinghis Khan"
"Wir sitzen alle im selben Boot"
Genghis Khan’s “Moscow” single cover sleeve.jpg
Single by Genghis Khan
B-side"Moscow (German Version)"
Label7 Records / Image Records
Songwriter(s)Ralph Siegel
Producer(s)Norbert Daum

"Moskau" (German: Moscow) is a German-language single by the German pop-act Dschinghis Khan (known as Genghis Khan in Australia and other countries)[1][2][3][4] released in 1979.

There was also an English-language version released in 1980 which was entitled "Moscow".


Moskau – the German-language version[edit]

"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.[5]

Moscow – the English-language version[edit]

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.[1] 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.[6] The song became a massive 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.[7]

In 2006, the song made its video game debut as a playable song in Taiko no Tatsujin Portable 2. It is also a featured track in Just Dance 2014.

It was also played at the opening at Eurovision 2009 at Moscow, Russia for Semi Final 2.



  1. ^ a b "Country=Australia, Genghis Khan* - Moscow (Vinyl)". Discogs website. Retrieved 3 September 2018.
  2. ^ "Country=France, Genghis Khan* - Moscow (Vinyl)". Discogs website. Retrieved 1 January 2014.
  3. ^ "Country=Colombia, Genghis Khan* - Moscu (Vinyl)". Discogs website. Retrieved 3 September 2018.
  4. ^ "Country=Japan, Genghis Khan* - Moskau / Rocking Son Of Dschinghis Khan (Vinyl)". Discogs website. Retrieved 3 September 2018.
  5. ^ "Start - STEPPENWIND - Offizielle Dschinghis Khan Fanseite". Retrieved 2016-10-15.
  6. ^ "??". Retrieved 2016-10-15.
  7. ^ "Chin. Chin. Chinigs Khan". Archived from the original on 2016-10-19. Retrieved 2016-10-15. Cite uses deprecated parameter |deadurl= (help)
  8. ^ SirG (2006-11-19). "Black Messiah - Of Myths And Legends Review". Retrieved 2016-10-15.
  9. ^ "大张伟 - 奋斗—在线播放—优酷网,视频高清在线观看". Archived from the original on 2016-10-18. Retrieved 2016-10-15. Cite uses deprecated parameter |deadurl= (help)
  10. ^ "Georgie Dann - Moscú". YouTube. 2008-09-08. Retrieved 2016-10-15.
  11. ^ "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 2012-04-26. Retrieved 2011-12-25. Cite uses deprecated parameter |deadurl= (help)CS1 maint: archived copy as title (link)
  12. ^ "Los Rotopedos - Moscau". YouTube. 2012-11-01. Retrieved 2016-10-15.
  13. ^ "Kramgoa låtar ( 8) | Svensk mediedatabas". Retrieved 2016-10-15.
  14. ^ "Music Russian Military Band One". YouTube. 2008-12-14. Retrieved 2016-11-20.
  15. ^ "Dschinghis Khan - Moskau - New year 2013". YouTube. 2013-01-01. Retrieved 2019-03-11.

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