V slepých uličkách
|"V slepých uličkách"|
A screenshot of the official music video
|Single by Miro Žbirka and Marika Gombitová|
|from the album Doktor Sen|
|Label||OPUS (#9143 0538)|
|"V slepých uličkách" on YouTube|
|Marika Gombitová singles chronology|
The song, written by Žbirka and Kamil Peteraj was originally issued as B-side of the Žbirka's solo single "Klaun z domu č. 6", taken also from his debut studio album Doktor Sen. An international, however solo version of the composition entitled "The Love Song" featured on the Žbirka's export album Doctor Dream (1981).
In 2007, the duet competed in the Slovak national pool organized by Slovenská televízia, being nominated as Hit storočia (English: Hit of the Century), but lost in favor of Gombitová's solo track "Vyznanie".
- "V slepých uličkách" - original version, duet, 1980
- "The Love Song" - international version, only solo (by Žbirka), 1981
- "You Know I Love You (Love Song)" - re-released international version, only solo (by Žbirka), 2008
Credits and personnel
- Miro Žbirka - lead vocal, writer, acoustic guitar
- Marika Gombitová - lead vocal, writer
- Kamil Peteraj - lyrics
- Laco Lučenič - bass, guitar, percussion
- Janko Lehotský - keyboards
- Dušan Hájek - drums, percussion
- Karel Witz - guitar
- Martin Karvaš - synthesizer
- Ján Lauko - producer
- Jozef Hanák - sound director, harmonica
- Štefan Danko - responsible editor
The Hit storočia (English: Hit of the Century) was a national TV competition organized by Slovenská televízia. Within its three-month run (set of on April 20, 2007), the viewers voted live the most popular Slovak songs from the 30s to 90's of the last century. Overall, nine songs were picked to compete in the Finale evening (July 6, 2007). Gombitová entered the show overall with three songs, however winning with a song written by Janko Lehotský and Kamil Peteraj, "Vyznanie" from 1979.
|2007||"V slepých uličkách"||Hit of the Century||Nominated|
Villach Music Festival
A solo version of the composition performed by Žbirka himself at a music festival in Villach, Austria in 1982 won the main award. Simultaneously, he also received an award from Ö3 radio station broadcast by ORF.
|1982||"The Love Song"||Villach Music Festival||Won|
You Know I Love You (Love Song)
|"You Know I Love You (Love Song)"|
|song by Miro Žbirka from the album Like a Hero: The Best of Miro (Remixed 2008)|
A new international version of the song, entitled "You Know I Love You (Love Song)", Miro Žbirka recorded for his remixed greatest hits set Like a Hero: The Best of Miro (Remixed 2008), released on Universal Music. Although, with no contribution by Gombitová, the new record appeared also as the second album's track.
In 2005, the American actor/director Eli Roth used the original version of the duet, "V slepých uličkách", in a sequence of his horror film Hostel, co-produced by Quentin Tarantino in 2005. The composition wasn't attached also to the original soundtrack album, however.
- Graclík, Miroslav; Nekvapil, Václav (2008). Marika Gombitová: An Unauthorized Lifestory of the Legend of Czechoslovak Pop Music (in Czech). Prague, Czech Republic: XYZ. p. 446. ISBN 978-80-7388-115-3. OCLC 294939865. Retrieved 2011-03-21.
- Lehotský, Oskar (2008-04-23). "Slovak Popular Music In The Years 1977-1989 — Marika Gombitová". Comenius University, Faculty of Arts (in Slovak) (Bratislava, Slovakia). Retrieved 2011-04-07.
- Lehotský, Oskar (2008-04-23). "Slovak Popular Music In The Years 1977-1989 — Modus". Comenius University, Faculty of Arts (in Slovak) (Bratislava, Slovakia). Retrieved 2011-04-07.
- For Marika Gombitová's discography, see Lehotský 2008a, pp. 54–56..
- "The Hit Of The Century Finale: Marika Hasn't Come, Her 'Why?' Won However". Nový čas. Zoznam, s.r.o. 2007-07-07. topky.sk. Retrieved 2011-04-05. (Slovak)
- "Pop Legends → Miro Žbirka". Radio and Television Slovakia. RTVS. azet.sk. Retrieved 2011-12-30. (Slovak)[dead link]