Hit of the Century: The final!

Czech Radio’s Hit of the Century poll has reached the final. Since
January listeners in the Czech Republic and elsewhere have been choosing
from among the best songs released in the Czech lands from 1918 to the
present day. Why does the “Czech century” begin in that year? It’s
very simple. On 28 October 1918 Czechoslovakia declared its independence
from the Austro-Hungarian monarchy. While Czechoslovakia as the common
state of Czechs and Slovaks has ceased to exist, Czechs regard 1918 as the
start of their modern statehood. Symbolically, a number of songs that made
it into our selection of 100 most popular songs were duets performed by
Czech and Slovak vocalists.

Sunday, June 24, 2018