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From the opera Die Dreigroschenoper and sung by the "Moritatensänger".
Most sources claim Lotte Lenya sang the first version of this song. However, we believe this is incorrect. The confusion is probably due to the fact that she was in the original cast (as "Jenny") and that she recorded the song in the fifties. In the German 1931 film version of "Die Dreigroschenoper" the work was performed by Ernst Busch.
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written by , German

Title Performer Release date Info
First live performance on August 31, 1928
1929 First release
1929
1953 Medley
1955
1955
1956
1957
1958
1959
1962
1962
January 1963
1963
1963
Mackie Messer Curd Jürgens 1963 Unverified
1965 Medley
1968
1975
1975
1978
1983
(Vesa-Matti Loiri) 1986
1986
1988
1989
1989
1990
April 1991
1992
1993
1993
June 11, 1996
1996 Unusual cover song
April 3, 1997
1997
1998 Live
1998
1999
1999
March 27, 2001
May 7, 2001
2002
Mackie Messer 8 to the Bar [DE] February 2004 Unverified
November 1, 2004
2006
November 27, 2007
September 12, 2008
2008 Live
Die Moritat Von Mackie Messer Bryn Terfel January 11, 2010 Unverified
May 2010
2011 Medley
2013
September 25, 2014
April 2015 Medley
October 30, 2015
October 15, 2017
June 15, 2021

written by instrumental

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i 1929
i 1954
i October 24, 1955
i December 1955
i January 23, 1956
i January 1956
i A Theme from (the Three Penny Opera) "Moritat" Billy Vaughn and His Orchestra January 1956 Unverified
i February 1956
i March 1956
i March 1956
i June 28, 1956
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i May 1957 Medley
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i November 1959
i December 5, 1959
i December 14, 1959
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i Mack the Knife Wilbur De Paris And His New New Orleans Jazz 1959 Unverified
i February 1960
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i February 1963
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i November 1963
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i 1963 Live
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i March 15, 1965
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i Mack The Knife Jim Doherty Trio 1965 Unverified
i September 1966
i November 1966
i 1966 Medley
i 1966 Medley
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i Mack the Knife The Clee-Shays 1966 Unverified
i 1968
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i 1970 Medley
i 1970 Medley
i Moritat Takayanagi Masayuki 1970 Unverified
i 1971 Medley
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i April 1974
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i 1975 Medley
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i Mack the Knife Eiji Kitamura Quintet (Eiji Kitamura) 1979 Unverified
i October 31, 1980
i 1980 Medley
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i Mack the Knife Jazz Club 1985 Unverified
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i 1987 Medley
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i 1989
i 1989
i November 28, 1990
i 1990 Live
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i 1990
i 1992 Medley
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i September 20, 1994
i September 1994
i 1994 Medley
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i 1996 Released more than 10 years after its recording
i May 20, 1997
i July 1997
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i January 1998
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i 1999
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i January 2000
i June 1, 2000
i November 28, 2000
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i 2001 Medley
i Mack the Knife Damon Brown (Damon Brown) 2001 Unverified
i June 2002
i August 2002
i 2002
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i 2003
i April 21, 2004
i August 31, 2004 Released more than 10 years after its recording
i 2004
i July 26, 2005
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i February 2006
i 2006
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i 2007
i 2007
i 2008 Live
i 2008
i 2008
i September 8, 2009
i December 1, 2009
i 2009
i 2009
i 2009
i June 2010
i 2010 Live
i 2010
i September 23, 2012
i December 2012
i 2012 Released more than 10 years after its recording
i November 19, 2013
i 2013
i 2014 Medley
i 2014
i 2014
i April 28, 2015 Acoustic
i 2015 Live
i Mack the Knife Toshiki Nunokawa, Koichi Osamu (Toshiki Nunokawa) 2015 Unverified
i October 27, 2016 Scatted version
i February 2017
i July 9, 2017 Acoustic
i February 2, 2018
i 2018
i Mack the Knife Casual Acoustics March 2019 Unverified
i September 13, 2019
i November 2019 Medley
Live
i 2019
i 2019
i Mack The Knife Charles Ruggiero & Frank Basile feat. Slide Hampton (Frank Basile, Slide Hampton) 2019 Unverified
i February 19, 2021
i August 9, 2021
i Mack the Knife Sob & the Czyks November 22, 2021 Unverified
i February 4, 2022
i Mack The Knife João Freitas October 7, 2022 Unverified

written by English

Title Performer Release date Info
July 1954 First live performance on March 10, 1954
First release
October 1955
1956
May 1957
1957
1958
1958
March 1959 Definitive version
Hit song
September 1959
October 1959
December 1959
1959
April 1960
May 1960
June 1960 Live
1960
1960
1960
1960
1960
1960
1960
1960
1960
1960 Live
1960
December 1961
1961 Live
1961 Live
1961 Live
Mack The Knife Stanley Black 1961 Unverified
February 1962 Live
June 1962
July 1962
1962
January 1963
February 1963
November 1963
(Mieko Hirota) 1963
January 1964
January 1964
March 1964 Live
1964
1964
1964
October 1965
1965 Live
1965 Medley
1965
1967 Medley
Live
1968
1972
1973
June 1974
1975
1976
November 1977
1978
1978
1979
1979 Medley
June 1981
1981
1981
1982
1982
November 1983
1983
1983
August 1984
1985 Released more than 10 years after its recording
1987 Live
1988
November 20, 1989
1989
1989
1989
1990 A cappella
1991
1991
1992
1992
1992
June 23, 1993
listen on Internet Archive 1993 A cappella
1993
1993
1993 Medley
November 15, 1994
1994
1994
1994
1995
September 1996
1996 A cappella
1996
1996
March 4, 1997
December 1997
1997
1997
1997
1997 A cappella
1997
1997
1998
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1998
May 10, 1999
1999
1999
1999
February 29, 2000
April 4, 2000
July 31, 2000
2000
2000
2000
2000
2000
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2000
March 20, 2001
November 19, 2001
2001
2001
2001 Live
2001
2001
2001
2001
April 8, 2002
2002
2002 Live
2002
2002
2002
2002
2002
2002
2003 Live
2003 Released more than 10 years after its recording
2003
November 8, 2004
November 23, 2004
November 2004
December 2004 A cappella
December 2004
2004
2004
2004
March 17, 2005
2005
2005
2005
June 2006
September 2006
October 26, 2006
2006
2006
2006
Mack the Knife Sophie Duner Quartet 2006 Unverified
March 12, 2007
April 17, 2007 Live
June 12, 2007 Version from TV talent show
September 18, 2007
December 2007
2007
2007
July 2008
September 12, 2008
December 2008
2008
2008
2008
June 1, 2009
June 30, 2009 Live
June 2009
September 22, 2009
December 2009
2009
May 2010 Live
May 2010
June 1, 2010
2010
Mack the Knife John Labelle 2010 Unverified
June 28, 2011
October 2011 Acoustic
2011
2011 Live
2011 Medley
May 8, 2012
July 20, 2012
July 2012
October 9, 2012
2012
March 25, 2013
September 17, 2013
December 2013
2013
2013
January 27, 2014
February 14, 2014
August 19, 2014
2014
March 6, 2015
April 2015 Medley
July 2015
August 25, 2015 Live
October 16, 2015
October 30, 2015
November 27, 2015
2015
2015
2016
Mack the Knife The Plumb Uglies 2016 Unverified
August 13, 2017 Acoustic
October 10, 2017
November 7, 2017
April 2019
June 7, 2019
December 2019
April 17, 2020 Unusual cover song
Mack the Knife The Astrohillbillies September 2020 Unverified
May 7, 2021 Live

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written by German

Title Performer Release date Info
November 3, 2011 First release

{Mack hasakinay} written by Hebrew

Title Performer Release date Info
{Mack hasakinay} (Arik Lavie) 1974 First release

written by unknown author(s) Spanish

written by Spanish

Title Performer Release date Info
November 13, 2015 First release

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