CROATIA / YUGOSLAVIA – The song “Hajde da ludujemo” by Tatiana Cameron Tajci represented Yugoslavia at the Eurovision Song Contest in 1990 in Zagreb. The singer was only 19 at the time, and the song has remained one of the greatest hits in Croatian music history to this day.
“Let’s go crazy” is authored by Zrinko Tutić and Alka Vuica and Tajci were asked to recall the time of his greatest popularity and to perform at the Eurovision Song Contest.
Among the many details, it was discovered the fact that the song should have been called differently, told the local press how the single won her choice and why she still loves it today.
Taichi also recalled the pink dress in which she performed on the Eurovision stage, who sewed it and why she was not comfortable, but also what bothered her at the time.
The singer also highlighted what she would say to the 19-year-old from today’s perspective, to make it look like there were social networks then, and announced a concert to mark the 30th year of one of her most popular songs.
“Hajde Da Ludujemo” (Let’s go crazy) was the Yugoslav entry to the Eurovision Song Contest 1990, held in Zagreb, SFR Yugoslavia (present-day Croatia). The song was composed by Zrinko Tutić and Alka Vuica and was sung by Tatjana Matejaš, commonly known as “Tajči”, in the Serbo-Croatian language.
On the night of the contest, the song was performed 15th, following France’s Joëlle Ursull with “White and Black Blues” and preceding Portugal’s Nucha and “Há sempre alguém”. At the close of the voting, it had received 81 points, placing seventh in a field of 22 countries. The song was succeeded as Yugoslav entry at the 1991 contest with Bebi Dol with “Brazil”.
It was covered by Ivana Banfić in 1999.
In the 2020 cover version, Tajči sings the song with her friends, among them Tijana Dapčević who represented North Macedonia in 2014 Eurovision Song Contest.
In the video interview the singer gave, she revealed that originally the song was titled BERAČI JAGODA (Strawberry pickers) and it was more rock style than what we know.