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Band Name Origins:

  • Founded to compete in the 1979 Eurovision Song Contest, Dschinghis (pronounced "Jingis", Dschinghis Khan is the German spelling of Genghis Khan) Khan's first song (the one they performed at the ESC) was "Dschinghis Khan". Add the fact that its members dressed up in exotic outfits, with Louis Hendrik Potgieter (the lead singer) dressed up as Genghis Khan, and it's pretty easy to see where they got their name from. Submitted by: Mr. X

Stupid Band Names:

  • Sounds like they passed history but flunked spelling. Submitted by: The Other Guy

Music Performer Nicknames:

Known informally as: Die "Mongolen" aus München. Submitted by: Dylan Baranski

Use a Song Title to Answer a Different Song:

Song & Band Name
Song & Band Name
"Who Are You?," The Who"Billy the Kid," Dschinghis Khan

Song Parody Lyrics:

Original Song Name
Parody Song Name
Parody Author
"Moscow""Tokyo"PikaJoe
"Moskau""Moskvich (Ode to Soviet-Made Cars)"Susanna Viljanen
"China Boy""Thunderball"Dylan Baranski
"Moskau""ShamWow"DJ Blaze
"Moskau""Branson"Exaggerator
"Moskau""Edmonton Oilers"Eurodance Starexpress Tours Inc.
"Hadschi Halef Omar""102.3 Clear FM"92 CITI-FM & The Classic Rockers
"Huh Hah Dschinghis Khan""Hoo Ha Genghis Khan (Super Disco Mix)"Dylan Baranski
"Moskau""Betamax"Ryan Froula
"Moskau""Moose Cow (The 92 CITI-FM Song)"92 CITI-FM & The Classic Rockers

There are additional song parodies available.

Songs for Commercials, That Haven't Been Done Yet:

Song Name
Product
Submittor
MoskauRussian travel agencyDylan Baranski

If Groups Combined, Their Names Might Be:

Khan-Vention
Dschinghis Khan combined with Silver Convention
Why not just put two and two together?
Submitted By: Rick Rold
Dschinghis Khan Convention
Dschinghis Khan combined with Silver Convention
After seeing this, people are probably going to do a lot of ripoffs such as "AC/DC Convention", "Elvis Presley Convention", "N.W.A. Convention", etc...
Submitted By: Dylan Baranski
Rolling Khan
Dschinghis Khan combined with The Rolling Stones
Submitted By: Dylan Baranski

Dirty Song Lyrics:

"Dschinghis Khan"
The Dirty Lyrics:
Er zeugte sieben kinder in einer nacht
Why They're Dirty:
Translates as "He fathered seven children in one night". One night? Gosh, I don't want to imagine that.
Submitted by: Dylan Baranski
 

Song Lyrics That Name Check Celebrities:

"James Bond"
The Lyrics:
James Bond,
Ob Superagent oder Leinwandheld.
James Bond,
Ein Hollywoodstar, der den Frauen gefällt. (Schick und elegant,)
(Zärtlich und charmant,)
(Mutig und gewandt,)
(Ein Star!)
Who They Mention:
James Bond
Submitted by: Dylan Baranski
 

How to Pronounce a Band Name:

"JING-IS KAHN
German band from the late 70's-early 80's who sang about exotic and/or historical subjects. Became an internet phenomenon because of the song "Moskau".
Submitted by: Dylan Baranski

Songs That Open With Their Titles:

"Moscow"
Opening Lines:
Moscow, Queen of the Russian land, Built like a rock to stand, Proud and divine.
Comments:
If this looks familiar to anyone, that's because this is the English version of "Moskau"
Submitted by: Dylan Baranski
"Moskau"
Opening Lines:
Moskau, Fremd und geheimnisvoll, Türme aus rotem gold, Kalt wie das eis.
Comments:
The lines translate as "Moscow, strange and mysterious, towers of shining gold, frozen in ice", which is nicely paced, but doesn't rhyme
Submitted by: Dylan Baranski

Made Up Words in Songs:

"Der Dudelmoser"
The Made Up Words:
Dudelmoser
Comments:
Every attempt by me to translate "Dudelmoser" from German into English has failed, so I'm just going to assume that it's a made-up word.
Submitted by: Dylan Baranski
 

Real Places Mentioned in Songs:

"Mexiko"
The Lyrics:
Mexiko, Mexiko,
Mariacchi spielt das alte lied und schenkt tequila ein,
Dass keiner traurig bleibt und alles singt.
Mexiko, Mexiko,
Dort wo die blume sehnsucht blüht,
Und wo der heiße wind das lied der freiheit singt in Mexiko.
Why:
Refers to the country of Mexico. Again, this is another Dschinghis Khan song where the whole song is about the place referred to.
Submitted by: Dylan Baranski
"Himalaja"
The Lyrics:
Himalaja ist der alte traum,
Dort oben völlig frei zu sein.
Himalaja ist der wilde rausch,
Der kampf mit sturm und dunkelheit.
Himalaja ist die einsamkeit,
Der frieden dort wo niemand war.
Himalaja, wer die angst besiegt,
Der ist dem himmel nah.
Why:
Refers to the Himalayas, a mountain range between India & Tibet, which also includes Mount Everest. Like some other Dschinghis Khan songs, the entire song is about the place mentioned.
Submitted by: Dylan Baranski
There are additional Real Places Mentioned in Songs available.

Song Title Acrostics:

TEA: "Tut Ench Amun"
Submitted by: Dylan Baranski

Song Title Spoonerisms:

"Khinghis Dschan" originally "Dschinghis Khan"
It's pronounced "Jingis Khan", thus "King is John"
Submitted by: Dylan Baranski

What A Band is Best Known For (aside from their music):

"Exotic outfits"
The band members each wore exotic outfits depending on which song they were performing.
Submitted by: Dylan Baranski

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