Zdenko Runjić

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Born on the 26th October 1942 in Slavonski Brod, Croatia
Died on the 27th October 2004 in Krapinske Toplice, Croatia.

In his long career, he established himself as the most prolific and most popular songwriter of the former Yugoslavia, now Croatia. Many of his songs, inspired by the folk traditions of Dalmatia, became classics and Runjić helped the careers of many notable Croatian musicians such as Oliver Dragojević and Doris Dragović. He was especially successful at the prestigious Split Music Festival.

He wrote almost 700 songs and sold them in their millions on various LPs, tapes and CDs. More than 200 songs were written for Oliver Dragojević alone. Many of his songs were recorded across parts of the whole world. He received many important music awards for his opus.

His song "Galeb i ja" is considered by many to be one of the most beautiful songs ever written and it became a unofficial anthem for Split and Dalmatia. He was also a businessman and had his own record company called GIS-Skalinada which became one of the most important record companies of Croatia.

He is best remembered as a unique musician, a wonderful charismatic and brilliant man who created a unique sound that shaped the musical image of Croatia's Dalmatian coast region.
Father of Ivana Runjić, married to Vedrana Runjić.
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Zdenko Runjić Discography Tracks

Albums

LSY 61397 Zdenko Runjić - Skalinada album art Zdenko Runjić ~ Stipica Kalogjera Zdenko Runjić ~ Stipica Kalogjera - Skalinada(LP, Album) Jugoton LSY 61397 Yugoslavia 1978 Sell This Version
DTK-9629 Zdenko Runjić - Adio Bella (32 Hita Zdenka Runjića U Instrumentalnoj Verziji) album art Zdenko Runjić Adio Bella (32 Hita Zdenka Runjića U Instrumentalnoj Verziji)(Cass) Diskoton DTK-9629 Yugoslavia 1990 Sell This Version
2CD 5389774 Zdenko Runjić - Oliver Mix album art Oliver Dragojević & Zdenko Runjić Oliver Dragojević & Zdenko Runjić - Oliver Mix(2xCD, Album) Croatia Records 2CD 5389774 Croatia 2000 Sell This Version

Singles & EPs

ŽSA CDS 001 Zdenko Runjić - Tri dalmatinske album art Zdenko Runjić, Tomislav Zuppa, Žiga Stanič Zdenko Runjić, Tomislav Zuppa, Žiga Stanič - Tri dalmatinske(CD, Single) Žiga Stanič ŽSA CDS 001 Slovenia 2013 Sell This Version

Compilations

LPYV-S-60901 Zdenko Runjić - Zlatni Snovi album art Zdenko Runjić Zlatni Snovi(LP, Comp) Jugoton LPYV-S-60901 Yugoslavia 1972 Sell This Version
LSY 61240 Zdenko Runjić - 2 album art Zdenko Runjić 2(LP, Comp) Jugoton LSY 61240 Yugoslavia 1975 Sell This Version
LSY 62136 Zdenko Runjić - Split 86 - Autorsko Veče Zdenka Runjića album art Zdenko Runjić Split 86 - Autorsko Veče Zdenka Runjića(LP, Album, Comp) Jugoton LSY 62136 Yugoslavia 1986 Sell This Version
CD D 5 04244 0 Zdenko Runjić - Splite Moj album art Zdenko Runjić Splite Moj(CD, Comp, Mixed) Croatia Records CD D 5 04244 0 Croatia 1993 Sell This Version
Zdenko Runjić - Antologija - Oliver Mix 1 album art Zdenko Runjić Antologija - Oliver Mix 1 (Comp) Croatia Records Croatia 1997 Sell This Version
CD D 5106777 Zdenko Runjić - Antologija - Oliver Mix 2 album art Zdenko Runjić Antologija - Oliver Mix 2(CD, Comp, Mixed) Croatia Records CD D 5106777 Croatia 1997 Sell This Version
CD 5233800 Zdenko Runjić - 100 album art Zdenko Runjić & Oliver Dragojević Zdenko Runjić & Oliver Dragojević - 100(5xCD, Comp + Box) Croatia Records CD 5233800 Croatia 1998 Sell This Version
5CD 5502180 Zdenko Runjić - Moj Galebe (100 Izvornih Snimaka 1962_2002) album art Zdenko Runjić / Various Zdenko Runjić / Various - Moj Galebe (100 Izvornih Snimaka 1962_2002)(5xCD, Comp + Box) Perfekt Music, Croatia Records, GIS-Skalinada 5CD 5502180 Croatia 2003 Sell This Version
Zdenko Runjić - Za Sva Vremena album art Oliver*, Zdenko Runjić Oliver*, Zdenko Runjić - Za Sva Vremena (Comp) Croatia Records Croatia 2006 Sell This Version

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magomusiikki

magomusiikki

July 23, 2012
edited over 6 years ago
I have created here the Balkan songwriters` discography on the Finnish records in the 1990-2000`s http://balkansongwriters.blogspot.fi/ and I would like to find out the several songs` original performers and titles. For example this is one of them: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Yvs-3sZ4EQU , composed just Runjic.