The Story of "Blue (Da Ba Dee)" by Eiffel 65

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  • Published: 21 March 2019
  • When Eiffel 65 released 'Blue (Da Ba Dee),' it was a flop. They sold around 200 records, shrugged it off as a loss, and forgot about it. But in a wild turn of events, the track got picked up by a small local station before getting airplay on one of the biggest radio stations in Italy—and within days, it was steamrolling its way to becoming one of the biggest hits of the late 1990s, taking the electronic music group touring around the world as their song shot up the charts.

    We met up with the members of Eiffel 65—Jeffrey Jey, Maurizio “Maury” Lobina, and Gabry Ponte—to find out the origin story behind "Blue," and hear what it was like to become international superstars in the blink of an eye.

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Comments • 6 616

  • VICE
    VICE   1 months back

    What were the actual lyrics?

    • Turner top
      Turner top  2 days back

      What

    • Alperen Barin
      Alperen Barin  6 days back

      +Nickthomas1385 Nickthomas1385 If he can say all this in that lyrics, he would be Eminem :) lmof

    • Nickthomas1385 Nickthomas1385
      Nickthomas1385 Nickthomas1385  6 days back

      "I'm blue I'm I need of a guide if I was green I would die"

    • big boi
      big boi  7 days back

      +forgotaboutdres accurate

    • Alperen Barin
      Alperen Barin  1 weeks back

      II'm Blue - If I'm green, I would die - f I would be green, I would die

  • Keybord 24/7
    Keybord 24/7  10 minutes back

    sacaron 1000 vinilos y se vendieron 200☹ y yo quisiera uno 😭aunque sea usado.

    • Purple Matrix
      Purple Matrix  8 hours back

      yo they went in. unexpected showdown

      • Chris Buck
        Chris Buck  10 hours back

        Da ba dee da ba dee dee daba di daba dee daba di daba dee daba die

        • unsicheresgangbild
          unsicheresgangbild  12 hours back

          1503: DaVinci paints the Mona Lisa
          1999: the world’s national anthem is born

          • Menace Dennis
            Menace Dennis  12 hours back

            I swear, Jeffrey is the white Aries Spears

            • Manuel Ramos
              Manuel Ramos  14 hours back

              Thanks to you guys Electronic Music is my life!!!

              • TheRightsofPassage
                TheRightsofPassage  18 hours back

                Too Cool.... Yeah....

                • Rafael Rojas
                  Rafael Rojas  24 hours back

                  I remember the night in 1999 my high school young uncle put this song. I was hooked ever since.

                  • Paul H. Kircher III
                    Paul H. Kircher III  1 days back

                    Yea they're in China.

                    • Corey Maddo
                      Corey Maddo  1 days back

                      Crazy, the first album i've ever owned. I love Eiffel 65 because I think they're the main reason i'm able to listen to so many genres of music.

                      • Exequiel Esteban Plaza Ibañez

                        I really love how well edited is the intro of the documentary... It's just like a nice docu-drama trailer.

                        • fossilmusictv
                          fossilmusictv  2 days back

                          😂

                          • lon242
                            lon242  2 days back

                            Does the original piano melody have an actual name? 0:24

                            • glowing'13
                              glowing'13  2 days back

                              Those were the most well spent 25 minutes of my life

                              • mythdusterds
                                mythdusterds  2 days back

                                I had no idea about this story. I had no idea there were multiple versions of this song, the amount of layers of sound tracks that made up each song and that this was an Italian group. I had no idea how collaborative this song was and how each member collaborated on this song. I know I learned about this song from Disney Channel music video being played all the time in 1999.

                                • Nigermany
                                  Nigermany  2 days back

                                  This was a greaaaat anthem to my childhood!

                                  • Ronny Nilsen
                                    Ronny Nilsen  2 days back

                                    im blue if i was green i would die in Aberdeen

                                    • DAVID GREGORY KERR
                                      DAVID GREGORY KERR  2 days back

                                      One of the guys sounds like Doctor Mix.

                                      • Lord DV
                                        Lord DV  3 days back

                                        My childhood

                                        • Colton Usher
                                          Colton Usher  3 days back

                                          Lyric Video of Blue: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=68ugkg9RePc

                                          • Colton Usher
                                            Colton Usher  3 days back

                                            1:19 when your computer is so loud that anybody inside a 100 feet radius can hear the music

                                            • กุ๊กไก่ รุ่งนภา

                                              I miss you from fanclub in Thailand.

                                              • TheBlazingReshiram YT
                                                TheBlazingReshiram YT  3 days back

                                                Thats what it sounds like😂

                                                • TheBlazingReshiram YT
                                                  TheBlazingReshiram YT  3 days back

                                                  Im blue
                                                  I belive i will die
                                                  I belive i can fly
                                                  I would pee on a guy
                                                  I will eat some pie
                                                  Ill eat some dye
                                                  Ill eat some rye
                                                  IM BLUE

                                                • TheBlazingReshiram YT
                                                  TheBlazingReshiram YT  3 days back

                                                  Im blue

                                                  • TheBlazingReshiram YT
                                                    TheBlazingReshiram YT  3 days back

                                                    COOL

                                                    • VBVNDON_BEATS
                                                      VBVNDON_BEATS  3 days back

                                                      That studio is beautiful…. i like the new modern setups theyre goin with….i gotta upgrade.

                                                      • Soumya Paramanik
                                                        Soumya Paramanik  3 days back

                                                        Times were simple back then

                                                        • Darksaige
                                                          Darksaige  3 days back

                                                          I remember first hearing this in the US and loving it. Then going crazy every time I heard it somewhere promo wise. So now it makes me wonder if they opened the door for daft punk in the US as we knew DISCOVERY before we knew HOMEWORK.

                                                          • Antonieta De la Torre
                                                            Antonieta De la Torre  3 days back

                                                            Gigi D'Agostino, please

                                                            • Lionheart Roar
                                                              Lionheart Roar  3 days back

                                                              ONE HIT WONDER OVERKILL

                                                              • DELCARAJO TEVE
                                                                DELCARAJO TEVE  3 days back

                                                                Wow... amazing story!

                                                                • scouse house
                                                                  scouse house  3 days back

                                                                  tune takes me back

                                                                  • calinfus80s
                                                                    calinfus80s  3 days back

                                                                    Great!!! Now i want the story of Paradisio's Bailando.

                                                                    • il postino delle cazzate

                                                                      Italians be like: HAHAHAHAHA WE MADE 90's SONGS HISTORY

                                                                      • Elizabeth Herrera
                                                                        Elizabeth Herrera  4 days back

                                                                        This song is about Racism. They are white if they are black they going to die or viceverse, on those years racism against gold black people was really hard.

                                                                        • Tristan Chopping
                                                                          Tristan Chopping  4 days back

                                                                          It’s a bit of a Mandela Effect where you can hear what you want to hear.

                                                                          • Robert FSociety
                                                                            Robert FSociety  4 days back

                                                                            Hear them say Cher made a good song, clicks off video. Lmao

                                                                            • kevinfitz89
                                                                              kevinfitz89  4 days back

                                                                              I wish I could like this a thousand times I love that whole album.. good job guys. Fuck the noise, you all made it be it!

                                                                              • Chris Ahn
                                                                                Chris Ahn  4 days back

                                                                                Anyone know the song at 21:50. They also play it at the end of tottenham hotspurs videos

                                                                                • Marcin G.
                                                                                  Marcin G.  4 days back

                                                                                  3:04 song please?!!

                                                                                  • D-Dub !
                                                                                    D-Dub !  4 days back

                                                                                    9:10

                                                                                    I want the original that’s fucking siiiiick

                                                                                    • Foudre
                                                                                      Foudre  4 days back

                                                                                      ...si vogliono bene dai...

                                                                                      • Sergio Perez
                                                                                        Sergio Perez  5 days back

                                                                                        @Vice I got an idea for you guys. Let's do the history of Macarena.

                                                                                        • MARIA ANTONIETTA DAVI
                                                                                          MARIA ANTONIETTA DAVI  5 days back

                                                                                          Chi e italiano metta like

                                                                                          • Firee24 AJPW
                                                                                            Firee24 AJPW  5 days back

                                                                                            I’m BLUe IF I WaS GREen I WOuLd DIE

                                                                                            • JuniorzGT
                                                                                              JuniorzGT  5 days back

                                                                                              Ooooff