Zdravko Colic, who represented  Yugoslavian at Eurovision in 1973 ,is getting groovier than ever as he prepares to release his 14th studio album “Barut i vatra” (Gunpowder and fire). Its most successful single “Sto ti dadoh” (What I gave to you) was filmed two weeks ago.

For all y’all outside of the Balkans, let’s start from the beginning: he entered the Eurovision Song Contest in 1973 with “Gori vatra” (The fire burns), which tanked. It only came 15th out of 17 acts. But there was a silver lining. He drew the attention of the Warner Brothers publishing house. He rejected them because he did not want to live in Germany.

Since then he’s become a huge star in the former Yugoslavia with 14 studio albums, one live album and eight compilation albums. He’s a favourite of the ladies, y’all. Since 1990, he’s been a resident of Serbia.

His new number “Sto ti dadoh” was penned by Antonia Sola, while the composition was the brainchild of her and Marsel Benzon. Antonia has previously worked with Eurovision stars including Tose Proeski (FYROM 2004), Regina  Bosnia and Herzegovina 2009), Tony Cetinski (Croatia 1994), Nina Badric (Croatia 2012), Emilija Kokic from Grupa Riva (the winners of Eurovision 1989), Danijela Martinovic (Croatia 1998), Tijana Dapcevic (FYROM 2014), Ivan Mikulic (Croatia 2004), Neda Parmac from Feminnem (Bosnia and Herzegovina 2005 and Croatia 2010).

According to Serbia’s PLUS, “Sto ti dadoh” was not intended for Zdravko, since it was previously been sang by Macedonian singer Zare Berber.

http://youtu.be/L9dDvadU5FQ

Although 62 years old, he has some dance moves that would make a few hot young things jealous. Here’s a video of him singing one of his best-known songs “Pusti, pusti modu” during the finale of the Croatian version of Strictly Come Dancing:

http://youtu.be/VfX6zzg8Gu0

Anyone dying to see Zdravko tap, tap, tapping with his dancing shoes should journey to the town of Petrovac in Montenegro, where he is performing on New Year’s Eve. It’s gonna be a party!

Sto ti dadoh lyrics

I still care your arms around my neck
as a sign of gold and tears
When I remember that I love you like insane
heart stops, then hurts again
heart stops then, hurts again

REF
Once you’ll come back again to me
When all will be over, and when you’ll see
That our days are flying away like swallows
But none of them,none of them,ever returns

Once will pass, all those summers
You’ll realize that’s a pity
Of lost youth and all the beauty
That I gave to you, I gave to you
my dear love

When, everything goes wrong in spite
Nettles burn ancient wishes
If I could just reverse those years
Then revive reminiscences
Then revive reminiscences

CHORUS
Once you’ll come back again to me
When all will be over, and when you’ll see
That our days are flying away like swallows
But none of them,none of them ever returns

CHORUS
Once you’ll come back again to me
When all will be over and when you’ll see
That our days, are flying away like swallows
But none of them,none of them ever returns

Once will pass, all those summers
You’ll realize that’s a pity
of lost youth and all beauties
That I gave to you, I gave to you
my dear love
That I gave to you, I gave to you
my dear love

Do you like his new song? Anyone going to Montenegro for some partaaay? Should he give it another try at Eurovision in the near future? Let us know in the comments box below!

Mario Saucedo contributed this report from Croatia. Follow the team from WiwiBloggs.com on Twitter @wiwibloggs. And while you’re at it, like our Facebook page to stay up-to-date with the latest Eurovision news and gossip.
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Lovely song!! I really expressed by this … Thank you very much and Happy New Year!!!