Hit of the Century

Welcome to Hit of the Century, our series in which listeners will get closely acquainted with hit songs across 100 years of Czechoslovakia’s and the Czech Republic’s existence – one song for every year since the country was founded.

Every week we broadcast a hit song per day from Monday to Friday and every Sunday we offer a round-up of all five entries so that you can vote on the best song of the bunch.

This week saw the start of the contest, covering the years 1918 to 1922. Follow the links below and vote on the best entry. One winner will be chosen to make it to the next round, moving forward.

What are you waiting for? Vote today.

1918 – The Thirty-fivers

1919 - Vítězná Madelon (La Madelon)

1920 – Písnička z mládí (Letní noc se rozklenula) Song from Youth (The Summer Night was Blooming)

1921 – The White Soldiers

1922 – What Sort of Soldier is One for Which No Love Blooms?


Hit of the Century – Voting Rules

Each Sunday, participants will be able to vote in our new series Hit of the Century, covering 100 years of music in Czechoslovakia and the Czech Republic. Each episode will feature five hit songs, by decade, beginning with 1918 – 1928. After 100 songs are broadcast, two semi-finals will decide the top hits from the period of 1918 – 1968 and from 1968 – 2018.

Six songs will reach the final, in which listeners will choose a single winner: the most popular Czech song of the century,

Ten participants will receive CDs of the most successful songs recorded in a new musical arrangement on the occasion of the 100th anniversary of the founding of Czechoslovakia in October of 1918.