In this series we present 100 songs which have gone down in the history of Czechoslovakia and the Czech Republic. On Czech Radio’s web pages you can find a poll, in which you can vote for the best hit from the past century. We continue with the year 1999.
On March 12th, the Czech Republic, Poland and Hungary became NATO members.
On May 15th, Czech hockey players became world champions.
The Czech Republic had 10,282,784 inhabitants.
The Czech version of the song Pretty Woman, sung by Karel Gott, was played on the radio in 1999. Gott won the Czech Nightingale Award once again that year, and the group Lucie won their first ever Czech Nightingale Award.
The singer Anna K was named female singer of the year for the first time in her career, thanks to her hit song “Heaven,” written for her by composer Tomáš Vartecký and lyricist Filip Horáček. It was from her third album which was released that same year.
Measures taken as over 60 percent of Czech Republic hit by extreme drought
Barbora Strýcová, 33, in “best form” ahead of Wimbledon semi-final against Serena Williams
Beer, schnitzel and mushroom picking – unique set of emojis captures Czech soul
Gene Deitch, Part 1: The Oscar-winning US animator who made Tom and Jerry cartoons in communist Prague
Holocaust child survivor’s dream of building memorial to child victims of the Holocaust comes true