Cabaret patetico -- Ultima pateticaMaybe it might be a good idea to try my hand at a language textbook?
My but she can sing "I will survive." In Slovenian translation, no less.
Edo Maajka -- No sikiriki
The only pop song I know of which compares the quality of life to burek, which has got to be more appropriate than anybody thinks.
Eva Braun -- Bečej noću
Imagine surfing across Vojvodina. By night.
Jarboli -- Revolucija
Whether they wanted to or not, this group has become the master of political songs that foreground the possibility of defeat. El pueblo unido quizás será vencido.
Jinx -- Tamo gdje je sve po mom
There was a time when you could not enter a coffee shop in Dalmatia without hearing this. Sometimes the coffee was also nice.
Let 3 -- Profesor Jakov
Why can't all pop songs be written in at least four languages?
Oružjem protivu otmičara -- Budi tu
Listeners of a particular generation will have no problem recognising this as a cover of the Bay City Rollers' "I only want to be with you."
Pekinška patka -- Biti ružan, pametan i mlad
It wouldn't be education without some time set aside for a careful study of the classics.
Prljavo kazalište -- Sve je lako kad si mlad
See above comment.
Zabranjeno pušenje -- Hadžija ili bos
This group spawned more than one group with an identical name. Before that, they were outrageous, funny and insightful.
Friday nonrandom ten: Balkan pop edition
I'm violating the "random ten" rules this time out, all for good educational purpose. A student was just over who is trying to learn the language of everybody's favorite region in a hurry, and I could not suggest that the best way to learn a language (aside from films) was by listening to pop songs without giving him some. So I made him a disc. A sampling of items on the disc:
Posted by Eric Gordy at 20:17