Among the inhabitants of Yugoslavia, there was a claim that Josip Broz Tito strictly banned one song because it was too depressing.
It was the song ”Pluca su mi bolna” (“My lungs hurt”) written by Dragisa Nedovic in 1950, when he was in an extremely serious condition due to tuberculosis.
“My lungs hurt, I have no more health, because my last days are very close. I will live today, and maybe tomorrow, and then goodbye forever, life. I don’t regret my miserable life because I never felt happiness. Only pain and suffering, bitter tears I shed. I have never been happy in my life,” the text states.
This song was first recorded by Zaim Imamovic, and then by Velibor Spuzic Kvaka.
Tito and the Central Committee allegedly banned the sale of records and the performance of this song on the grounds that it incites people to commit suicide. In that period, an increased number of suicides was recorded in Yugoslavia.
The ban lasted for about 10 years, until Jovanka Broz ordered it at a celebration. This song was sung to her by Nada Mamula, N1 reports.