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Elton John - Nikita (1985)

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"Nikita" is a love song by English singer Elton John set in the Cold War from his 1985 album Ice on Fire. Released late in ...

"Nikita" is a love song by English singer Elton John set in the Cold War from his 1985 album Ice on Fire. Released late in the year, the song was a top ten hit in many countries.

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The video for the song was directed by Ken Russell. Elton John accepted the proposed script written by Russell which was a male-female love interpretation of the song, depicting his attempted romance of a blonde woman East German border guard with short hair. Scenes showed the two together in various happy situations, including wearing the colours of Watford FC of whom John is a supporter and former Chairman. In interviews, John has said that he was aware that Nikita was a male name in Russian. Anya Major plays the role of Nikita; Andreas Wisniewski plays a male border guard. In 1986, in the wake of the song's success, Major recorded a spin-off song titled "Moscow Nights" which she released under the stage name "Anya".

 

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