Original Song: Boney M "Rasputin" (1978)


What self-respecting Finnish folk-metal band with their faces painted red wouldn't want to do a song about an insane-looking turn-of-the-20th-century mystic “Russian love machine” who got called “the Mad Monk” and drank and lusted and thirsted for power and might've had sex with the queen, and eventually was either poisoned, shot, drowned, beaten to death or all of the above? Especially, one where a gang of burly Vikings can shout along “Rah! Rah! Rasputin”! Who cares if concocted '70s disco Germans made it famous (even in Russia) first?