Music was a great source of unity for the Yugoslavs, with people enjoying genres from folk to disco and heavy metal performed by artists from a variety of ethnic and religious backgrounds. Serbs, Croats, Slovenes, Macedonians, Bosnians and Montenegrins shared the stage to create beautiful music, alongside soulful Roma and Albanian artists who brought even more exotic and unique sounds. 

This era is gloriously captured in these cheesy album covers, which, like most of the 70s and 80s stuff we see from any country, looks just ridiculous now. Don't believe us? Scroll down to below to check them out for yourself, and let us know what you think in the comments!

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Biljana Malesevic 2 months ago

what? She is first woman to show off her natural hair on legs. Kinda brave, imo.

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Having visited most of the countries of the former Yugoslavia, I was interested and rather shocked to find that there is quite a lot of nostalgia for those times among certain members of the population, who look back fondly at a time of peace and relative prosperity under strongman leader Josip Tito.

Tito's death, followed by the eventual dissolution of the country into 6 independent states, reopened deep ethnic tensions that sparked a bloody conflict, the aftermath of which is still felt today.

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Withnail 2 months ago

Man, the humidity must be crazy!

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Withnail 2 months ago (edited)

Isn’t this Tommy Wiseau in heels and a pink dress?

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Back in those days, it was all about the music, you could be famous without needing to look a certain way, like pop musicians seem to now.

While it's tempting to scroll through and mock these artists for their cheesy and 'ugly' looks, I urge you to at least check out the work of Šaban Bajramović

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Skure 2 months ago

Well, this used to be photoshop in 1977.

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Withnail 2 months ago

Watch out, she’s sneki!

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Time Magazine voted Bajramović in the top 10 best jazz musicians ever, and his soulful voice, full of anguish and emotion, is a joy to behold.

Known as the 'King of Romani Music,' Šaban's work has been copied and stolen countless times, and you have undoubtedly heard him sing if you have seen any of Emir Kusturica's classic films Time of the Gypsies, Underground or Black Cat, White Cat.

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Andrew Eberwine 2 months ago

So that's what Putin was up to in his younger days

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Withnail 2 months ago

Kićo looks like fun. Definitely no murder-vibes here.

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Keep scrolling to check out these classic (and hilarious) album covers for yourself, and be sure to check out some of the amazing music behind them!

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Ivana Maksimova 2 months ago

Oliver Mandic is our David Bowie, here is one of his old songs https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=2mThijLXC0I

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Iván Galarraga 2 months ago

Nope, don't match

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Wil Vanderheijden 2 months ago

I would be angry too if my barber messed up my hair like that.

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Rowlie 2 months ago

He's undercover on the cover

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Sarcastic Cow 2 months ago

Džuboks - panslavic pronunciation of "jukebox"

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Biljana Malesevic 2 months ago (edited)

Pitty you can't translate these songs, titles are hilarious (I am Serbian btw), it's almost imporsible to translate it so that it stays in "spirit of language" but well I will try: 1. I'll fight those who listens to screaming 2. I am not Metalicca 3. Just withyou (no, I did not make typing mistake here) 4 Kill woman who doen't wash her hair (same, I just tried to type with spelling errors made in Serbian) 5. Drug, called madness 6. Give'er the soap, friends 7. whattadoyou need drugs, friend 8. woman, you need spelling book 9. you're wrong brother woman 10. I dunno mother why she listens to noise 11. we are just bathing

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athornedrose 2 months ago

well that looks like something freud would've had fun with

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Withnail 2 months ago

When you go to a corner to fart, but then see someone come over.

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DP von Icecream 2 months ago

Never knew the 90ties are considered vintage now :-/@author can you please get yourself a pair of shiny NEW glasses? (or contact lenses)

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nothanks 2 months ago

new meme format right here

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Stephen Etordeu 2 months ago

Dr. Strangelove?

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Marky Mark And The Funky Bunch 2 months ago

I wanna put you in one of these great used cars we've got!

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Full Name 2 months ago

This record was made in Brooklyn last July.

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Marky Mark And The Funky Bunch 2 months ago

Is that a Yugoslav Stiffler's Mom?

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Wil Vanderheijden 2 months ago

Off all the places where she could have put her hand.

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Full Name 2 months ago

Not sure he can pull off the side ponytail.

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Martti Laurson 2 months ago

Yugoslavian Danny Trejo

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Marija Vidaković 2 months ago

-Happens I forgot to put on a skirt coming to this photoshoot... -Doesn't matter, we'll think of a pose to make it look ok.

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Shelp 2 months ago

Spoiler alert: never ever drink an unlabeled peasant-made alcoholic beverage

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Aahzmandus Pervect 2 months ago

I'm pretty sure this guy is not a singer from former Yugoslavia.

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Kathryn Baylis 2 months ago

And his Number 1 hit "'Scuse Me While I Scratch My Head", flip side is "I Think She Had Lice"

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Wil Vanderheijden 2 months ago

Is that a cougar?

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Judy Anderson 2 months ago

Alice Cooper's Yugoslavian cousin Sings the Hits !

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