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Nikita (song)

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Single by Elton John
from the album Ice on Fire
  • "The Man Who Never Died"
  • "Restless"
Released4 October 1985 (1985-10-04)[1]
RecordedJanuary 1985
  • 5:44 (album version)
  • 4:43 (UK single version)
  • 4:54 (single version)
Producer(s)Gus Dudgeon
Elton John singles chronology
"That's What Friends Are For"
"Wrap Her Up"
Music video
"Nikita" on YouTube

"Nikita" is a 1985 song by Elton John and is taken from his 19th studio album Ice on Fire. It topped the single charts in Belgium, Canada, Germany, Ireland, the Netherlands, New Zealand, Portugal, South Africa, Switzerland and Zimbabwe. It went to the top ten in Australia, Austria, Canada, France, Norway, Spain, Sweden, the United Kingdom and the United States.

The song is about a British man (Elton John), who is in love with a border guard named Nikita from the German Democratic Republic, who patrols the Berlin Wall. He cannot meet her, because he is not allowed to enter the country (the story takes place during the Cold War). The female border guard was played by the British actress Anya Major and the male border guard was played by the German actor Andreas Wisniewski. The music video for the song was directed by Ken Russell.


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  1. "…Stop press". Number One. 28 September 1985. p. 6. Retrieved 14 July 2022 – via Flickr.