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

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  • Published on Mar 21, 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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  • VICE
    VICE  4 months ago +4734

    What were the actual lyrics?

  • Mr white 0001
    Mr white 0001 Minute ago

    DIOCANEEEEEE

  • Gaming's Finest
    Gaming's Finest 45 minutes ago

    I ALWAYS THOUGHT HE WAS SAYING "I WOULD BEAT OFF GUY"

  • 808 Fierce
    808 Fierce 2 hours ago

    Hardest song of all time

  • Arvind Thiagarajah
    Arvind Thiagarajah 2 hours ago

    Top ten anime origin stories

  • Travis Bean
    Travis Bean 6 hours ago

    Gm F Eb Cm7

  • pelulici
    pelulici 7 hours ago

    We as humans have just one big problem.....money changes the way we think....if we stay united and i mean spiritually and moraly united, than we can achieve anything....but,only together.....if Ponte had the power for a solo artist from the benning he would never needed Eiffel65....think about it!

  • Richard Hastings
    Richard Hastings 8 hours ago

    I hated this song but respect the video and the guys for making it in the industry it’s jus crazy 😜 so Salute to them

  • Draaghail
    Draaghail 9 hours ago

    What's the music that starts at 1:35?

  • Sam Hopper
    Sam Hopper 14 hours ago

    A lot of people sing "I'm blue if I were green I would die, if I were green I would die, if I were green I'd die..."

  • Steve Woodard
    Steve Woodard 14 hours ago

    Rember the old days in the church basement... Loved it back then still doo2019

  • Violette Fefeld
    Violette Fefeld 18 hours ago

    Where can I have one of those blue dudes ? Did you go to aria 51 to get one ?

  • Jenga Gurl
    Jenga Gurl 21 hour ago

    BRING THEM BACK!💢

  • Joey Feniello
    Joey Feniello 21 hour ago

    now all i need is one for the hamster dance

  • Call Me maybe
    Call Me maybe 22 hours ago

    God, I remember being a kiddo when I was introduced to this track

  • Elijah Salazar
    Elijah Salazar 23 hours ago

    We need a remastered version

  • Oscar Zanchi
    Oscar Zanchi 23 hours ago

    Figa la zarro

  • Yes Indeed
    Yes Indeed Day ago

    Who else was bopping they’re head like crazy at the beginning

  • Miss Sadie
    Miss Sadie Day ago

    Intergalactic legends

  • C9 Novitech
    C9 Novitech Day ago

    Growing up this song was very close to my childhood made me happy I was born In the 90s and made me feel invincible when I listened to it, to this day it’s my favourite song and nothing comes close

  • Diego Just Diego

    nostalgic hit fuck proud to born in 1997

  • Millou1
    Millou1 Day ago

    Un'altra Italia

  • CrazyD MUSIC
    CrazyD MUSIC Day ago

    Con tutta la grande musica che abbiamo avuto in Italia, dovete tirare fuori la più grande cagata commerciale che ci sia... mah

  • Clarisa Quintana

    I love this and so happy I was recommended this😭

  •  Day ago

    Que canción es la del minuto 4:20??? Suena bien

  • Matthew Watson
    Matthew Watson Day ago

    Wow--this was my first favorite song. Europop was my very first album and really influenced my music taste
    Also my dad thought the lyric was "I will beat up a guy" which I had to convince him wasn't true haha

  • noor rahik
    noor rahik Day ago

    Area 51 sent me here

  • Man Guy
    Man Guy Day ago

    I thought this was about thanos

  • Amy Pdiddy
    Amy Pdiddy Day ago

    My favourite fkn song AND era 😭😭😭

  • jose Brenes
    jose Brenes Day ago

    For sure this is better than Despacito

  • Bosko423
    Bosko423 Day ago

    I remeber the first time hearing the song..... Boom... I feel old XD
    Grazie infinito per quella!

  • Poopy
    Poopy Day ago

    Remember when the radio would play different genres like this?

  • Steel Shadow
    Steel Shadow Day ago

    They should make one based on scatman john

  • CBD Review UK
    CBD Review UK Day ago

    Im blue I got beat up and died got beat up and died...... I was beat up and died I was beat up and died.

  • Liebes Wölkchen

    Wait they arent blue?
    What the fuck man?

  • Lorenzo Casini
    Lorenzo Casini Day ago

    Viva l’Italia🇮🇹

  •  Day ago

    These guys were ahead of their time

  • pinkmilc
    pinkmilc 2 days ago

    17:00 to make ya smile

  • Sebastiano Costa
    Sebastiano Costa 2 days ago

    dio è grande

  • ROCKSOLID 24
    ROCKSOLID 24 2 days ago

    best song ever by far

  • NihilGuru
    NihilGuru 2 days ago

    Quanti ricordi...

  •  2 days ago +12

    Who’s ready to play this song at Area 51?

  • BRO GAMER
    BRO GAMER 2 days ago

    Wow

  • dayofthedog
    dayofthedog 2 days ago

    I just wasted 25 mins to watch euro trash dislocate their shoulders from patting themselves on the back
    "The track was really pushing people's minds" really? Who the fuck do they think they are, Frank Zappa?

  • Jorge Sanders
    Jorge Sanders 2 days ago

    Europop is such a great álbum a real electronic music máster piece this song marked my youth!!

  • a guy with mustache
    a guy with mustache 2 days ago

    So aliens were people

  • TechnicBee
    TechnicBee 2 days ago +1

    I would beat up a guy

  • T. Jones
    T. Jones 2 days ago +1

    Quindi nessuno vuole parlare del rancore che hanno verso Gabry?

  • Tedi Shuqja
    Tedi Shuqja 2 days ago

    Of course you were lucky. Lucky you met Gabry

  • Andrea Schettino
    Andrea Schettino 2 days ago

    Great song

  • tigrey tigrey
    tigrey tigrey 2 days ago

    Wtf they speak a different language in Italy?

  • Sushi Mario
    Sushi Mario 3 days ago

    I also play ⚽ soccer and 🎹piano

  • Giada De Fazio
    Giada De Fazio 3 days ago

    Proudly italian!!!

  • Jean-Baptiste Emmanuel Zorg

    21:00 So what the hell did he do? I mean, specifically. It's not that complicated to explain what his contribution is, yet he vaguely stated, that "the arrangement was wrong and he fixed it". That's a bit shady.

  • Noe VazquezTV
    Noe VazquezTV 3 days ago

    Legendary forever para siempre !!

  • Mauro Porcu
    Mauro Porcu 3 days ago

    🇮🇹

  • Albo Nezi
    Albo Nezi 3 days ago

    i was 20 at that time, i remember i played blue at the disco i worked as Dj, good times ....

  • danny C.
    danny C. 3 days ago

    Big guys🔵

  •  3 days ago

    Are they italian?

  • w4rell
    w4rell 3 days ago

    Love this song so much, and I'm born in 1996 :)

  • CRAB JAB
    CRAB JAB 4 days ago

    One more thing. As a team you all want diff things. Make a deal with each other to keep things fair. Nobody is the leader , you all are.
    My partner is a brilliant producer into the real house music. From tech to deep house to whatever. Anything house music is his soul where as I’m more grime focused or Synthwave. It’s gotta be more musical for me. So we made a deal.
    Work on a project his way and I fully back it. Then the next song/ album is more my focus and he has to back it. We are still a team but it took us time to get this respect for each other as we have our own goals.
    Another idea is we are currently banging out some tech house and it’s not really my thing. I’ll do the bass and the pluck lead and maybe another. He does the bulk. Track B on the EP will be a Synthwave remix that I will do. So we are both happy.
    I don’t care about popular opinions and that sort of trend. I want my people who love what I produce and I’m cool with that.
    Find what it is you want. What is your goal? Make that happen

  • CRAB JAB
    CRAB JAB 4 days ago

    Great video. I was around then and never was a big fan. Utter cheese but I rate them for sticking it out and they had a global number one and retired rich.
    I love videos like this. Get all those 90s acts when you can. Anyone that you can get then do it. These videos are great for producers to watch. It’s helping me a little cos I produce Synthwave and we don’t have a giant scene. This keeps me believing I should stick to my guns. It’s the genre that hits me most

  • Ivana Humpálot
    Ivana Humpálot 4 days ago

    I used to spank my nipples to this track.

  • Tap In
    Tap In 4 days ago

    This song sucks...but it’s so amazing...idk how to feel

  • michael del piano
    michael del piano 4 days ago +1

    Italiani?

  • Ryan M
    Ryan M 4 days ago

    wasnt expecting much, and i got way more than i expected, and it was great.

  • Riseout
    Riseout 4 days ago +3

    I also really love their song "Too Much of Heaven"

  • Kholebeatz
    Kholebeatz 4 days ago

    loved it!

  • RandomRyan09
    RandomRyan09 5 days ago

    Wait, what is that I see? A 25 minute video with only 2 ads?
    *SIGN ME UP*