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Moskau is a song from 1979 by the German band Genghis Khan.

Excerpt from Wikipedia:

The song was released in Australia in 1980, the year of the 1980 Moscow Olympics. Australia’s Channel 7 used the song as the theme to their television coverage of the Moscow Olympics. The song became a big hit in Australia, staying at #1 for five weeks.


The first YTMND of Moskau was created on May 24th, 2004 by foujax and has over 23,000 views with a rating of 3.74 stars.

The most viewed YTMND in this meme was created on April 7th, 2005 by diaboloco and has over 375,000 views with a rating of 4.34 stars.

The highest scoring YTMND in this meme was created on May 23rd, 2007 by CraterCreator and has over 24,000 views with a rating of 4.55 stars. This one makes use of an intentionally mistranslated lyrics, or soramimi.(see: Phonetic Translations)

Some other interesting examples:

To see all Moskau YTMND’s with the most up to date stats, see the YTMND search results.


Shortly after Youtube’s launch in 2005, Moskau spread there as well.

The first instance of Moskau on Youtube was uploaded on October 4th, 2005 and has 25,000 views.

The most viewed instance of Moskau on Youtube was uploaded on September 15th, 2006 by user vemendoza and has 3.9 million views.

On November 25th, 2006, popular Youtube “misheard lyrics” artist Buffalax created his version of “Moskau (in English).” This video has 1.6 million views.

[Many more Moskau videos can be viewed in the comments.]

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