Džuli

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"Džuli (Julie)"
Single by Daniel Popović
from the album Julie
B-side"Come To My Adria"
Released1983
Formatvinyl 7"
Recorded1982
GenrePop
Length2:58
LabelJugoton (Yugoslavia)
Ariola Records (English)
Songwriter(s)Daniel (music)
Mario Mihaljević (lyrics)
Rajko Simunović (lyrics)
Producer(s)Mato Došen (Jugoton)
Giorgio Osana (Ariola)
Socialist Federal Republic of Yugoslavia "Džuli"
Eurovision Song Contest 1983 entry
Country
Artist(s)
Language
Composer(s)
Lyricist(s)
Mario Mihaljević
Conductor
Radovan Papović
Finals performance
Final result
4th
Final points
125
Appearance chronology
◄ "Halo, Halo" (1982)   
"Ciao, amore" (1984) ►
Music video
"Džuli" (original) on YouTube

"Džuli" (Cyrillic: Џули; English version: Julie) was the Yugoslav entry in the Eurovision Song Contest 1983, performed in Serbo-Croatian by Montenegrin singer Daniel Popović.[1] It was performed 12th on the night, following the Netherlands' Bernadette with "Sing Me a Song" and preceding Cyprus' Stavros & Constantina with "I Agapi Akoma Zi". At the close of voting, it received 125 points, and came 4th in a field of 20.

Daniel Popović also recorded song in English (Julie) and Hebrew (Julia)(as Daniel Popenthal).[2][3]

It became a hit in Europe, being covered by artists such as Swedish dansband Wizex on the 1983 album Julie as "Julie" with lyrics in Swedish by Tommy Stjernfeldt.[4]

It was succeeded as Yugoslav representative at the 1984 contest by Vlado & Isolda with "Ciao, amore".

English version[edit]

Julie, an english version of the song also recorded by Daniel, became a Top 10 hit in 1983 at the European singles charts in Austria, Belgium, Germany, Netherlands, Norway and Switzerland.

Weekly charts[edit]

Julie (English version)
Chart (1983) Peak
position
Austria (Ö3 Austria Top 40)[5] 2
Belgium (Ultratop 50 Flanders)[6] 2
Germany (Official German Charts)[7] 13
Netherlands (Single Top 100)[8] 3
Norway (VG-lista)[9] 3
Switzerland (Schweizer Hitparade)[10] 6

Credits and personnel[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Vuletić, Dean (2007). "Chapter 8: The socialist star: Yugoslavia, Cold War Politics and the Eurovision Song Contest". In Raykoff, Ivan; Tobin, Robert Deam (eds.). A Song for Europe: Popular Music and Politics in the Eurovision Song Contest. Burlington, Vermont: Ashgate Publishing. pp. 83–98 [92]. ISBN 978-0-7546-5879-5. Retrieved 2009-12-05. Among TV Zagreb's Eurovision entries was Daniel Popović, a Montenegrin living in Zagreb, who came fourth at the 1983 ESC with „Džuli.“
  2. ^ Julie - English version
  3. ^ Yugovision Song Contest - Pjesma Jugovizije - Montreux 88
  4. ^ "Svensk mediedatabas". Retrieved 20 April 2011.
  5. ^ "Julie at austriancharts.at". Ö3 Austria Top 40. Retrieved 19 October 2018.
  6. ^ "Julie at Ultratop 50 Flanders". Ultratop 50 Flanders. Retrieved 19 October 2018.
  7. ^ "Julie at German Official Charts". Official German Charts. Retrieved 19 October 2018.
  8. ^ "Julie at dutchcharts.nl". Single Top 100. Retrieved 19 October 2018.
  9. ^ "Julie at Norwegiancharts.com". VG-lista. Retrieved 19 October 2018.
  10. ^ "Julie at swisscharts.com". Swiss Hitparade. Retrieved 19 October 2018.