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Relax with 10 beautiful croatian ballads

Updated on December 8, 2011

Beautiful love songs

I wanted to share with you some of my favorite Croatian love songs and ballads. This 10 are great love song, and this is something what me and my husband love to listen and dance to when we are in romantic mood. Strangely enough, our 3,5 years old son also enjoys them and they calm him down before he goes to sleep.

People here in Croatia often use them as wedding songs.

Just relax and enjoy in this 10 romantic songs.

1. Gibonni - Mirakul

translation: mirakul - miracle (it wasn't hard to guess, right?)

This is in my opinion, the best Croatian musician. He is a songwriter and makes song for many other Croatian musicians and singers.

There is interesting story about his album Mirakul (english miracle). At the time, he was established singer and songwriter, but didn't exactly earn a lot of money. And for this album he didn't wan't any compromises, he had a vision and he didn't have enough funds. He sold out almost everything from the house, but the piano to raise the money for producing the album. At the end, the album was very successful, and still is the best and the best quality album of all times in Croatia.

2. Gibonni - Libar

translation: libar - eng. scale, balance

Gibonni usually writes the lyrics of his songs on a dalmatian dialect, that is used in Dalmatia, the seaside region of Croatia.

You can find the whole album on Amazon

If you liked Gibonni's songs, you can buy the album on Amazon.

3. Neno Belan - Srce od leda

translation: srce od leda - eng. icy heart, frozen heart

I don't have words for this, I just love this song.

Neno Belan is another Croatian songwriter. I used to listen his music when I was a kid, but this one of his recent songs. Back in 80s he had a band called Djavoli (Devils)

You can find this song on Amazon

I could listen to this song over and over again

4. Neno Belan - Dok tebe ljubim...

translation: dok tebe ljubim - eng. while I kiss you

This is one of his song from the 80s, while he was in the band Djavoli. For me, it is one of the most romantic Croatian love songs.

Blast to the past

I'm actually amazed that this song still sounds great to me, after more than 20 years

5. Luky - Provaj

translation: provaj - eng. try (like in "just try")

Luky is another songwriter from Dalmatia (I guess I have a thing for songwriters). This song is from his debut album named "Ararita".

From 1987 to 1992 he was the member of the band Djavoli, like Neno Belan.

He is the founder of Ararita foundation which helps abandoned children.

I could listen to this over and over again

I played this song to my son when he was a baby and couldn't sleep, it worked like a charm.

6. Luky - Ti si more

translation: ti si more - eng. you are the sea

If you close your eyes and listen to this love song, you can almost feel the waves in melody

You can find it on amazon

Just imagine listening to this, on a warm summer evening, somewhere by the sea, with a summer breeze in your hair and your loved one beside you...

7. Luka Nizetic - Ponekad pozelim

translation: ponekad po┼żelim - eng. sometimes I wish

Luka Nizetic is very perspective young Croatian singer. He was a discovery for me, because I don't listen to radio station much, so I heard his songs when he was already pretty popular.

Luka Nizetic - Premijera

This is Luka's audio CD and it was his debut album with "Ponekad pozelim" song, along with some other great songs.

8. Luka Nizetic - U mislima

translation: u mislima - eng. in my thoughts

Another one of great love songs. And another one that my son finds very calming.

You can download the whole album

This is Luka's second album "Slobodno disem" with song "U mislima". I'm so happy and amazed that I found so many Croatian songs and albums on Amazon.

9. Animatori - Kao ogledala

translation: kao ogledala - eng. like mirrors

Animatori are the Croatian band founded in the 80s. They have very specific sound, and they don't have many romantic songs or ballads.

This song is special, the translation goes something like this:

Like the mirrors / Small and shiny / Your eyes / .... / When you look at me / I see myself in them.....

Maybe it is not the best translation, it is hard to translate the songs and lyrics, but you can understand the point :)

10. Gibonni - Tempera

This is yet another one from Gibonni. It's a song from one of his earlier albums.

Another little info about him: my husband used to work in one croatian discography company and he got to know most of the Croatian musicians and singers. And he says for Gibonni that he is the kindest, most natural person that he ever met. He is true artist who only cares about his family and his music.

Do you like it?

which song did you like the most?

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Please leave me a comment (or a critique), I would love to know how you liked this lens

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      fugeecat lm 5 years ago

      Thanks for introducing me to all this new music.

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      Renaissance Woman 6 years ago from Colorado

      I love experiencing music from different places and cultures. Thank you for sharing these beautiful Croatian ballads. So much talent and such lovely music. I appreciated your thoughts about each of the songs and what they mean to you.

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      queen2010 6 years ago

      Nice lens, hoping you can visit one of my lenses soon. I would appreciate it so much. Thanks

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      anonymous 6 years ago

      enjoyed my visit to your lens today, thank you.

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      JoshK47 6 years ago

      What a lovely collection of music - thank you for sharing. Blessed by a SquidAngel!

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      Christine Larsen 6 years ago from South Australia

      Hallo Leilani-m,

      ...and thank you for visiting my lens and leaving a comment...because...I checked your lenses and this one appealed to me as I knew nothing of Croatian music before now. Thank you for sharing so much beauty - they are truly romantic, as you suggested.


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      anonymous 6 years ago

      Thanks for this lens, Leilani-m! I'm a music lover, and you just opened my eyes to a whole new world of music.

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      Leilani-m 6 years ago

      @anonymous: I'm glad you liked the music :) I tried to translate the lyrics but it sounded too weird :)

      Nuber 10 should be working now :)

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      Leilani-m 6 years ago

      @Heather426: I'm glad you like it :) Croatian music isn't very popular outside our borders :) Miracle is truly the best croatian song ever, and in my opinion better than many other world famous song. A masterpiece! :)

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      Heather Burns 6 years ago from Wexford, Ireland

      Thank you so much for introducing me to this beautiful music!MIracle is my very favorite one!

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      anonymous 6 years ago

      I enjoyed relaxing with your Coratian music ballads as I explored other lenses, thank you for this experience. I notice #10 has disappeared, it should return again if you just open the module and save again, sometimes that just happens, thank goodness it is only one.

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      anonymous 6 years ago

      I enjoyed relaxing with your Coratian music ballads as I explored other lenses, thank you for this experience. I notice #10 has disappeared, it should return again if you just open the module and save again, sometimes that just happens, thank goodness it is only one.