Dschinghis Khan was a German pop band created in 1979 to compete in the Eurovision Song Contest. The name of the band is the German spelling of Genghis Khan and was chosen to fit the song of the same name written and produced by Ralph Siegel with lyrics by Bernd Meinunger. Appearing at the height of the disco boom and following on the heels of other German-produced bands such as Boney M, Arabesque, and Silver Convention, the band achieved wide popularity throughout the world, especially in Europe, Russia, and Japan, though they went wholly unnoticed in the United States. Their songs invariably were themed on historical figures and exotic cultures and locales. Though the group broke up in the mid-1980s, it has enjoyed a recent resurgence in popularity on the internet due to a video of them peforming their hit song Moskau being discovered.
Genghis Khan (known as Dschinghis Khan in their native Germany) was a West German pop band, created in 1979 to compete in the Eurovision Song Contest. The name of the band was chosen to fit the song of the same name, written and produced by Ralph Siegel with lyrics by Bernd Meinunger. Dschinghis Khan is the German spelling of Genghis Khan, the name of the historical figure who founded the Mongol Empire.
Their song Moscow was a big hit in Australia in 1980, staying at #1 for five weeks. The song had been used as the theme music for the Channel 7 coverage of the Olympic games held in Moscow in the same year.
While the group broke up in the mid-1980s, the German video for "Moskau" was a part of the show "Disco" on ZDF; as was their similarly-staged number "Dschinghis Khan".