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Dschinghis Khan is a German group formed in Munich in 1979 and created especially to participate in the Eurovision Song Contest that year. Multi-ethnic group since there are the Germans Karl-Heinz 'Steve' Bender and Wolfgang Heichel, the Dutch Henriette Strobel, the South African Louis Potgieter and the Hungarians Edina Pop and Leslie Mandoki.


A participation in the Eurovision Song Contest which will not see them triumph but still finish in a very honorable 4th place.


A participation in the Competition which offers them a planetary media exposure of choice and thus allows them to start the career of the group in the best possible way.


They thus take advantage of the suction effect created by this 4th place to release two other Singles still in 1979, "Hadschi Halef Omar" as well as "Moskau", a second single which will know a significant success.


A year 1979 for the less dense in various and varied releases since the group will also release a first eponymous album that year.


New album "Rom" in 1980, an album that reinforces the fact that the group can exist outside of a competition and therefore can exist on its own. Notably thanks to the success of the Single that bears the name of the album.


A great adventure that continues with the release of the album "Wir sitzen alle im selben Boot" the following year in 1981, an album that will offer them two new successes with the titles "Pistolero" and "Loreley".


It was the reorientation of their sonority towards a more 'popular' sonority which was to put an end to their ascent and weigh down the success of their new album "Heiden, schurken & der dudelmoser" in 1982. Ditto for the following album "Corrida" which will be released in 1983.


Two counter-performances that will seal the fate of the group which will eventually separate in 1985.


It will rise from its ashes thereafter but will never find the level of success reached at the very beginning of the 80s...


To discover or rediscover.


Discography (among others…) :

  • Dschinghis Khan 1979

  • Moskau 1979

  • Hadschi Halef Omar 1979

  • Rom 1980

  • Machu Picchu 1980

  • Pistolero 1981

  • Loreley 1981

  • Wir sitzen alle im selben boot 1981

  • Klabautermann 1982

  • Kaboutertjes 1982

  • Der dudelmoser (Auf der alm, da gibt’s koa Sünd) 1982

  • Himalaja 1983

  • Olé, Olé 1983

  • Corrida 1984

  • Mexico 1985

  • Give ma a sign 1986

  • Wir gehör'n zusammen 1986

  • Can"t stop now 1986

  • Temudschin 2007

  • Samurai 2007

  • Die strassen von Paris 2019

  • Istanbul 2020


 

Clips :


1979 ... a title and a group specially created for the Eurovision Song Contest which will take place during this year 1979. No victory at stake but a title which will be a worldwide hit and will offer the group the biggest success of all his discography. HU-GE !



1979...a year 1979 which will remain as their best Vintage with this second top hit in stride. Admittedly, the group often borders on caricature but there is room for everyone as they say...



1979...they are in the popular song of 1st level but all the European countries at the time will have almost the equivalent...



1980 ... success is now limited exclusively to the Germanic sphere but they are still there anyway. Not sure that they can still last like that for years but what is taken is no longer to be taken...



1980...surprisingly this title will know its hour of glory in the Land of the Rising Sun. It must be said that it will only come out there, which explains that...



1981... it is clear that it will be very difficult for them to compete with the gratin of the song of the moment with titles of this type. But once again they have their fans and everyone deserves their place in the sun...



1981... they just need to modernize their style and their sound a little to eventually be able to play in the big leagues. At the cost of heavy efforts we are not going to lie to each other...



1981...the number of titles produced each year is impressive to say the least. Afterwards, quantity does not necessarily rhyme with quality every time...



1982...a popular register typical of this blessed decade and which will fade as the decades pass. So take advantage of it...



1982...the style changes very little but the sound yes, which is already that. Anyway, we are still far, very far from the sound of the N°1 of the Charts...



1982...today this type of group no longer exists and remains a very marked 20th century model. A very simplistic model but with a certain efficiency, at least at that time...



1983 ... an adventure that lasts in any case. Afterwards we think what we want but they are still there, which is not the case for most groups created especially for Eurovision...



1983 ... all styles and all sounds will have cohabited during this decade 80, even the most improbable. What really makes this decade an extraordinary decade...



1984...the production of titles began to slow down drastically and the group now only does extras. It all feels like the end...



1985...a single title for the year 1984, the same for this year 1985. The group is no more than a shadow of himself and one suspects that more people do not believe in its future...



1986... suddenly they try everything and try to stick a minimum to the latest musical trends of the moment. A waste of time unfortunately...



1986...no more eccentric outfits and popular style. The group tries by all means to change its image but nothing works, it is clear...



1986 ... the metamorphosis is total, it's the least we can. The group has nothing to do with what he was and offers a much more modern face. Which will not be enough to save him from sinking...



2007... when we thought the case was definitely folded, here he is reborn from its ashes with a new, somewhat reorganized team...



2007 ... the big problem is that we find their style and sound of the 80s, 2 things that are totally incompatible musically speaking with this decade 2000 ...



2019...this version of the band really doesn't have much to do with the original one, to say the least. It must be said that a few decades passed between the 2...



2020... what is certain is that with them nothing is ever over. We therefore imagine that we may see them again later. Fall folgt...


 

Wiki :

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Dschinghis_Khan

Greatest Hits :

https://www.deezer.com/us/artist/3429

Discography :

https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCsr3YYPk4A2rG6V88CwWTFA/featured


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