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".