Showing posts with label Dschinghis Khan. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Dschinghis Khan. Show all posts

Tuesday, 19 November 2019

Genghis Khan - Genghis Khan

So, I have the single 'Dschinghis Khan' by the German band Dschinghis Khan, and I have the English version of the song, 'Genghis Khan', also by Dschinghis Khan. But this German release, both the band and the song are called Genghis Khan - but it is the German version of the song playing on the record, i.e. 'Dschinghis Khan'.

I love the fact that this Eurovision song in German was released in Japan, a country where German is probably as exotic a language as Korean is over here. It's a great addition to my ever growing Eurovision collection.

My collection: 7" single no. 6196
Found: Record fair, Utrecht, November 17, 2019
Cost: 2 euro
Tracks: 'Genghis Khan' [i.e. 'Dschinghis Khan'] / 'Desert land'

Saturday, 18 June 2016

Genghis Khan - Dschinghis Khan

Such was the success of the song 'Dschinghis Khan' at the 1979 Eurovision Song Contest, that the German band decided to also record an English version of their song. 'Genghis Khan' was released in Germany - as this German pressing proves - but there were also singles made in the UK, Italy, France, Spain and, yes, even Australia and Brazil.

Whether the track was a hit in any of these territories, I don't know. I am however glad to have found a copy of this single, because the English lyrics betray even more clearly what the song is about.

My collection: 7" single no. 5856
Found: Moses Records, Vienna, June 3, 2016
Cost: 1 euro
Tracks: 'Genghis Khan' / 'Desert land'

Listen to the song

Monday, 23 November 2009

Dschinghis Khan - Dschinghis Khan

Germany thought it was a good idea to send in a song about a cruel warrior when the 1979 Eurovision Song Contest was organised in Jerusalem. Obviously, this spelled controversy, but the band Dschinghis Khan with the song of the same name still got away with it.

The song was written by Ralph Siegel and Bernd Meinunger, in praise of the Mongol warrior, describing his military and sexual escapades. The song finished fourth during the Contest and also became a hit in German speaking countries.

My collection: 7" single no. 4211
Found: Record fair, Utrecht, November 21, 2009
Cost: 0,66 euro
Tracks: 'Dschinghis Khan' / 'Sahara'

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