Dschinghis Khan is Berryz Kobo’s 15th single and it was released on March 12, 2008. It reached #5 on the Oricon Weekly Charts and has sold 37,096 copies.
1. Dschinghis Khan♠
2. Darling I LOVE YOU (Berryz Kobo ver.)
3. Dschinghis Khan (Instrumental)
I don’t think it’s possible to go wrong with Berryz Koubou’s cover of Dschinghis Khan’s Dschinghis Khan. The song manages to stay true to the original with those great sounding “Ho Ha”‘s. I just loved the verses because they focused on the girl’s vocals than anything else and it only helped that the line distribution was great int his single as most of it is sung harmonizing. The instrumental gave the original a more modern H!P twist and it just came out sounding awesome. If you were a fan of the original you should definitely give this a listen and even if you aren’t, this is a H!P fan safe listen.
The b-side is the rock influenced high energy pop song Darling I LOVE YOU. Now both Berryz Koubou and C-ute released this song around the same time on their singles with the only difference being the few solo lines being sung by the lead vocalists of the group. The song is a very high-octane, high energy fresh sound from the girls and sounds great in all its parts. My only complain about it was that it’s a pretty loud song and even sometimes manages to give me a headache.
Since their last single, Berryz Koubou only managed to step things up with Dschinghis Khan. If I had only heard the original song I would have never been a fan of it but I most definitely enjoyed Berryz version. The b-side was also really good, if not extremely hyper.