"Nikita" is a song by English singer Elton John about the Cold War from his 1985 album Ice on Fire. Released late in the year, the song was successful in many countries and was a top ten hit in almost all of them. In the song, Elton John describes his crush on a beautiful East German border guard whom he cannot meet because he is not allowed into the country. It features George Michael on backing vocals, and is notable for a distinctive synthesizer solo. The song charted at #3 on the UK Singles Chart, charting at #7 in the US and reach #1 in the German Media Control singles chart.
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