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Xenia was a Croatian power-pop band from Rijeka, active in period 1981-1985 in former Yugoslavia. Their discography includes two 7" singles singles and two studio albums. Biography, The band was formed in 1981 by Vesna Vrandečić and Robert Funčić. Debut album Kad nedjelja prođe (After the Sunday's Gone) was recorded in "Tira Recording Studio" in Torsby, Sweden, produced by Tihomir Varga, and was released by Jugoton. Two biggest hits from this album were "Iznenadi me" and "Moja prijateljica". The line-up on this album was: Vesna Vrandečić (vocals), Robert Funčić (guitar), Marinko Radetić (bass) and Joško Serdarević (drums). In 1998, Kad nedjelja prođe was voted the 89th greatest album of Yugoslav pop and rock music by the critics in the book YU 100: najbolji albumi jugoslovenske rok i pop muzike. The second album, titled Tko je to učinio? (Who Did It?) was recorded in "JM Sound" studio in Zagreb and produced by Vedran Božić. It was released by Jugoton in 1984. All the songs were composed by Robert Funčić and the original line-up was kept. This album brought their greatest hit "Troje", and other notable songs "Svejedno" and "Sasvim slučajno". "Troje" was voted the 73rd best Yugoslav song of all time by radio B92 in 2006. The band disbanded in 1985 with only two studio albums released, but is considered one of the most important representatives of the Yugoslav rock music of the '80s. Croatia Records rereleased their two studio albums as a compilation in February, 2010. Legacy, The album Kad nedjelja prođe was polled in 1998 as 89th on the list of 100 greatest Yugoslav popular music albums in the book YU 100: najbolji albumi jugoslovenske rok i pop muzike (YU 100: The Best albums of Yugoslav pop and rock music). In 2006 the song "Troje" was ranked #73 on the B92 Top 100 Domestic Songs list.


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