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 these vintage photos out for yourself, and let us know what you think in the comments!

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Biljana Malesevic
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1 year 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
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1 year ago

Man, the humidity must be crazy!

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Withnail
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1 year ago (edited)

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

Krystyna Chojnowska
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1 year ago

sir, you deserve recognition ♥

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Douglas Campbell
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1 year ago

That's Benny Hill 3e0ceaba3c...88e7fd.jpg 3e0ceaba3c25f994a2a367d6c3f90f4d-5cc275488e7fd.jpg

Mihran' Hovnanian
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1 year ago

Where can I buy that chair!!!

Nada Stajic
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1 year ago

Mica Trofrtaljka was one cheeky, flirty and naughty girl. Her songs were all about male tool, her cave but pronounced as something that sounds similar to those. She ruled "kafana", was loved and desired by many.

Biljana Malesevic
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1 year ago

hahaha true!

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Martina Nastić
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1 year ago

One of her most famous songs translates to "You can still have fun when it's relaxed" and by it, she does mean.......the d

Cat Mac
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1 year ago

Nice top but where are the pants?

Valdas Kriauza
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1 year ago

this is Benny Hill

Marija Jovanovic
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1 year ago

Benny Hill! 😂😂😂

Boris Borovac
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1 year ago

loks like beny hil

RaroaRaroa
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1 year ago

The weirdest thing about this one is the tatty setting. Could they not have placed her in front of a less messy background, perhaps without the weeds?

ispeak catanese
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1 year ago

was this photo taken in Florida? she sure looks like she's from Florida. she's in front of her trailer.

Elisabeth Bergbom
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1 year ago

I love that they're not botoxed to pieces, skinnier than sticks nor being half naked.

Imma Letchoofinish
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1 year ago

Damn, Ginger Minj has let herself goooooooooooo... Damn gurl, contour! Find some.

Ed Souza
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1 year ago

Why people in photos from the 70s always look like they didn't shower?

Skure
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1 year ago

She is famous for erotic humor in her songs.

Sarcastic Cow
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1 year ago

It´s in her face - older sarcastic spinster aunt :D

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Andjela Savovic
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1 year ago

Mica carica😊

Gerardo Pleroma Ediciones
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1 year ago

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ru6Gukdrfgg

Kirk Johnson
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1 year ago

Slobodan Antoinette

Kirk Johnson
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1 year ago

The youthful days of Marie Antoinette

Kirk Johnson
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1 year ago

Marie Antoinette in her younger days

John H
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1 year ago

Legs seemed shaved on this one.

Dub 1
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1 year ago

the mother in law wanted to be on the cover...

Irene Walton
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1 year ago

oh lord

Ivka Dee
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1 year ago

Hahaha...Mica Trofrtaljka...thought it was an urban legend

Gosiulka Bloem
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1 year ago

OH . MY . GOD

natomnesejde
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1 year ago

I like the shoes 🙃

Paweł Bożek
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1 year ago

Shim looks good in pink

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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 album cover artworks for their cheesy and 'ugly' looks, I urge you to at least check out the work of Šaban Bajramović

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Skure
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1 year ago

Well, this used to be photoshop in 1977.

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Withnail
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1 year 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
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1 year ago

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

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Withnail
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1 year ago

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

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Keep scrolling to check out these classic worst album covers for yourself, and be sure to check out some of the amazing music behind the cover art!

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Ivana Maksimova
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1 year 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
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1 year ago

Nope, don't match

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Wil Vanderheijden
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1 year ago

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

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Rowlie
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1 year ago

He's undercover on the cover

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Sarcastic Cow
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1 year ago

Džuboks - panslavic pronunciation of "jukebox"

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Biljana Malesevic
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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
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1 year ago

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

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Withnail
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1 year ago

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

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DP von Icecream
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1 year 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
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1 year ago

new meme format right here

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Stephen Etordeu
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1 year ago

Dr. Strangelove?

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Marky Mark And The Funky Bunch
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I wanna put you in one of these great used cars we've got!

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This record was made in Brooklyn last July.

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Marky Mark And The Funky Bunch
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Is that a Yugoslav Stiffler's Mom?

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Wil Vanderheijden
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1 year ago

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

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Not sure he can pull off the side ponytail.

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Martti Laurson
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1 year ago

Yugoslavian Danny Trejo

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Marija Vidaković
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1 year 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
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1 year ago

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

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Aahzmandus Pervect
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1 year ago

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

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Kathryn Baylis
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1 year 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
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1 year ago

Is that a cougar?

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Judy Anderson
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1 year ago

Alice Cooper's Yugoslavian cousin Sings the Hits !

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