On November 24, 1995, the Presidency of the Republic of Bosnia and Herzegovina at its 300th session adopted the text and music of the anthem of RB&H, known under the title “Jedna si jedina”. Dino Merlin wrote the text for the anthem, on the music of the folk song “S one strane Plive”.
Although it was replaced by another anthem in 1998, “Jedna si jedina” is still being sung among fans of the national team and at other gatherings. Author of the text Dino Merlin said it means a lot to him that the anthem has taken hold among Bosnians and Herzegovinians and went on to live in their hearts even after it was replaced as the official anthem.
“Even nowadays many people will say that it is the only anthem of our country, and I need no bigger recognition than that. I sang that song on behalf of all citizens of Bosnia and Herzegovina, on behalf of all those who perceive B&H as their country, and I am proud I wrote it,” said Merlin.
Anthem “Jedna si jedina” was official anthem until 1998, when it was replaced by the current anthem without text, “Intermezzo”, upon the decision of the high representative at that time.