Úsmev

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"Úsmev"
Single by Modus featuring Janko Lehotský, Miroslav Žbirka, Marika Gombitová and Miroslav Jevčák
from the album OPUS '77
B-side "Deň ako z pohľadnice" by Marika Gombitová
Released 1977
Format
Recorded 1977
Genre Big beat
Length 3:27
Label OPUS (#9143 0440)
Writer(s)
Music sample
Marika Gombitová singles chronology
"Úsmev"
(1977)
"Boľavé námestie"
(1977)

"Úsmev" (English: Smile) is a song by the band Modus released on OPUS in 1977.[1]

The composition that featured lead vocals by Janko Lehotský, Miroslav Žbirka, Marika Gombitová and Miroslav Jevčák won the Golden award at the Bratislavská lýra '77 in the contest of the Czechoslovak authors. It also received the Audience Choice award.[2]

Originally, the song was released on the vinyl compilation OPUS '77. To B-side of the single was attached a solo track by Gombitová, "Deň ako z pohľadnice" (written by Lehotský with Zoro Laurinc[note 1]).[3][4]

Official versions[edit]

  1. "Úsmev" - Studio version, Bratislavská lýra, 1978

Credits and personnel[edit]

Awards[edit]

Bratislavská lýra[edit]

Bratislavská lýra (English: Bratislava Lyre) was an annual festival of popular songs in former Czechoslovakia, established in 1966 in Bratislava. Two competitions were held; the category of Czechoslovak songwriters and the international contest. Winners were awarded by a golden, silver and/or bronze Lyre (depending on a position). Special prizes included Audience Choice, Journalists Choice, and Lifetime Achievement award. Gombitová won seven awards in total - three golden lyres (1977–78), one of silver (1979) and bronze (1980), plus an Audience Choice award (1977).[2]

Year Nominated work Category Result
1977 "Úsmev" Czechoslovak Authors Gold
Audience Choice Won

See also[edit]

Footnotes[edit]

  1. ^ Liner notes of Modus Úsmev compilation denote "Deň ako z pohľadnice" to be written by Igor Bázlik and Zoro Laurinc, which is mistaken.Likely due to Gombitová's another song with a similar title — "Deň" from 1978 (released on VA Mladá pieseň).[5]

References[edit]

General
Specific
  1. ^ For Modus discography, see Lehotský 2008b, pp. 60–62..
  2. ^ a b Graclík & Nekvapil 2008, p. 417.
  3. ^ Graclík & Nekvapil 2008, p. 393.
  4. ^ For Marika Gombitová's discography, see Lehotský 2008a, pp. 54–56..
  5. ^ Lehotský 2008a, p. 19.

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