So who’s got the Xmas No 1 in the Czech Republic?

Here in the UK, you don’t have to be Nostradamus to have predicted that whoever won X-Factor would also clinch the Christmas No 1 spot. But who are the winners in the Czech Republic’s Yuletide countdown? Prague’s RADIO 1 has the lowdown…


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AND THE CHRISTMAS NUMBER ONE ON RADIO 1 IN THE CZECH REPUBLIC IS…

…’Happy Idiot’ by TV ON THE RADIO…

…and ‘Antikvariát’ by TATA BOJS.

Question: How can there be two Christmas Number 1’s on Radio 1? Was it a tie?

Answer: No. Quite simply, there are two charts on Radio 1:

the Hitparáda Radia 1

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…and the Velká Sedma

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See last month’s article on the Prague-based alternative music station RADIO 1 for an explanation of the two charts.

If you have your finger on the pulse of recent western music, TV ON THE RADIO probably need no introduction.

Meanwhile electronic pop group TATA BOJS (pronounced Ta-ta Boys), who now sit proudly atop the Velká Sedma chart until well into January 2015, are one of the Czech Republic’s long-established bands with fifteen albums under their belt since 1991.

The song that earned them the Christmas No 1 spot, ‘Antikvariát‘, lyrically speaking, is an everyday story of a secondhand record store owner describing his quaint little shop, its discreet location, and its obscure vinyl contents. The video, however, tells a much more chilling tale: that of a creepy secondhand video store owner who eyes up female customers before… well, I won’t spoil it for you.

Just make sure you haven’t recently eaten.

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Watch the video for TATA BOJS ‘Antikvariát’ here on YouTube.

Don’t have nightmares.

Alex  😛

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