Magazin

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Magazin is a Croatian pop band from Split.

Founded in the 1970s under the name Dalmatinski magazin ("Dalmatian Magazine" in Croatian), the band quickly began to make a mark on local pop music festivals with its songs influenced by Dalmatian folk music. Its gradual rise in popularity continued in 1980s with series of prestigious festival victories.

But the zenith was reached in 1980s while Ljiljana Nikolovska was the band's lead singer. Band's leader and songwriter Tonči Huljić began to insert elements of folk music of other European countries in his songs, often being criticised for promoting turbo folk in Croatia. This didn't matter much to the audience and Magazin became one of the most popular and most influential music band in Croatia. Magazin albums sold more than 15 million albums worldwide, which is the most ever for a Yugoslavian musical act. Their biggest hits are "Put putujem" (I'm traveling), "Ti si želja mog života" (You are the desire of my life), "Sve bi me curice ljubile" (All girls would kiss me), "Balkanska ulica" (Balkan street), "Istanbul", "Zna srce, zna" (The heart knows, knows), "Sve bi seke ljubile mornare" (All girls would like to kiss sailors), "Boli me" (It hurts), "Besane noći" (Sleepless nights) and many more. Most of these songs are considered classic in former Yugoslavia.

The band represented Croatia in the 1995 Eurovision Song Contest with "Nostalgija".

Discography[edit]

  • Slatko stanje (1982) (The Sweet State) singer Marija Kuzmić, 200000 copies sold /first year
  • Kokolo (1983) singer Ljiljana Nikolovska, 270000 copies sold /first year
  • O, la, la (1984) singer Ljiljana Nikolovska, 12000 copies sold / first year
  • Piši mi (1985) (Write to Me) singer Ljiljana Nikolovska, 380000 copies sold / first year
  • Put putujem (1986) (I am Traveling) singer Ljiljana Nikolovska, 670000 copies sold / first year
  • Magazin (1987) (Magazine) singer Ljiljana Nikolovska, 630000 copies sold / first year
  • Besane noći (1988) (Sleepless Nights) singer Ljiljana Nikolovska, 460000 copies sold / first year
  • Dobro jutro (1989) (Good Morning) singer Ljiljana Nikolovska, 380000 copies sold / first year
  • Da mi te zaljubit u mene (1991) (If I Could Make You Fall In Love With Me) singer Danijela Martinovic, 50000 copies sold / first year
  • Došlo vrijeme (1993) (The Time Has Come) singer Danijela Martinović, 400000 copies sold
  • Najbolje godine (1993) (The Best Years) singer Ljiljana Nikolovska, 430000 copies sold
  • Simpatija (1994) (Sympathy) singer Danijela Martinović, 41000 copies sold
  • Nebo boje moje ljubavi (1996) (The sky in the color of my Love)
  • Da si ti ja (1998) (If you were Me) singer Jelena Rozga, 120000 copies sold/ first year
  • Minus i plus (2000) (Minus and Plus) singer Jelena Rozga, 420000 copies sold / first year
  • S druge strane mjeseca (2002) (From the other side of the Moon) singer Jelena Rozga, 22000copies sold / first year
  • Paaa..? (2004) (Well...) singer Jelena Rozga, 28000 copies sold / first year
  • Dama i car (2007) (Lady and Emperor) singer Ivana Kovač, 8500 copies sold / first year
  • Bossa n' Magazin (2008) singer Ivana Kovač, 5000 copies sold / first year

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Achievements
Preceded by
Tony Cetinski
with "Nek' ti bude ljubav sva"
Croatia in the Eurovision Song Contest
1995
(with Lidija Horvat-Dunjko)
Succeeded by
Maja Blagdan
with "Sveta ljubav"