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

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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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评论 6 630
VICE 个月 前
What were the actual lyrics?
Azurøid 11 小时 前
Im in need of a guy, if i was green i would die.
Dabadedabadie gotta beat off a guy
Turner top
Turner top 3 天 前
Alperen Barin
Alperen Barin 7 天 前
+Nickthomas1385 Nickthomas1385 If he can say all this in that lyrics, he would be Eminem :) lmof
Nickthomas1385 Nickthomas1385
"I'm blue I'm I need of a guide if I was green I would die"
Stacyyloveexo 8 小时 前
❤️ definitely my childhood!
Mickey Blake
Mickey Blake 20 小时 前
O-Zone please!
Joseph Coral Bautista
Joseph Coral Bautista 22 小时 前
it's still better than Despacito
sebastien delacroix grief
Thanks for giving me an awesome childhood with this tune
Keybord 24/7
Keybord 24/7 天 前
sacaron 1000 vinilos y se vendieron 200☹ y yo quisiera uno 😭aunque sea usado.
Purple Matrix
yo they went in. unexpected showdown
Chris Buck
Chris Buck 2 天 前
Da ba dee da ba dee dee daba di daba dee daba di daba dee daba die
1503: DaVinci paints the Mona Lisa 1999: the world’s national anthem is born
Menace Dennis
Menace Dennis 2 天 前
I swear, Jeffrey is the white Aries Spears
Manuel Ramos
Manuel Ramos 2 天 前
Thanks to you guys Electronic Music is my life!!!
Too Cool.... Yeah....
Rafael Rojas
Rafael Rojas 2 天 前
I remember the night in 1999 my high school young uncle put this song. I was hooked ever since.
Paul H. Kircher III
Yea they're in China.
Corey Maddo
Corey Maddo 2 天 前
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 3 天 前
lon242 3 天 前
Does the original piano melody have an actual name? 0:24
glowing'13 3 天 前
Those were the most well spent 25 minutes of my life
mythdusterds 3 天 前
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 3 天 前
This was a greaaaat anthem to my childhood!
Ronny Nilsen
Ronny Nilsen 4 天 前
im blue if i was green i would die in Aberdeen
One of the guys sounds like Doctor Mix.
Lord DV
Lord DV 4 天 前
My childhood
Colton Usher
Colton Usher 4 天 前
Lyric Video of Blue: cnvid.net/video/%E8%A7%86%E9%A2%91-68ugkg9RePc.html
Colton Usher
Colton Usher 4 天 前
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
Thats what it sounds like😂
TheBlazingReshiram YT
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
Read more
TheBlazingReshiram YT
Im blue
TheBlazingReshiram YT
That studio is beautiful…. i like the new modern setups theyre goin with….i gotta upgrade.
Soumya Paramanik
Times were simple back then
Darksaige 4 天 前
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
Gigi D'Agostino, please
Lionheart Roar
Lionheart Roar 4 天 前
Wow... amazing story!
scouse house
scouse house 5 天 前
tune takes me back
calinfus80s 5 天 前
Great!!! Now i want the story of Paradisio's Bailando.
il postino delle cazzate
Elizabeth Herrera
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
It’s a bit of a Mandela Effect where you can hear what you want to hear.
Robert FSociety
Robert FSociety 5 天 前
Hear them say Cher made a good song, clicks off video. Lmao
kevinfitz89 5 天 前
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 5 天 前
Anyone know the song at 21:50. They also play it at the end of tottenham hotspurs videos
Marcin G.
Marcin G. 6 天 前
3:04 song please?!!
Ricardo Mesquita
Also trying to find out, Shazam shows nothing
D-Dub !
D-Dub ! 6 天 前
9:10 I want the original that’s fucking siiiiick
Foudre 6 天 前
...si vogliono bene dai...
Sergio Perez
Sergio Perez 6 天 前
@Vice I got an idea for you guys. Let's do the history of Macarena.
Chi e italiano metta like
Firee24 AJPW
Firee24 AJPW 6 天 前
JuniorzGT 6 天 前
Shorty2Die4 6 天 前
i want a full documentary on them, my console is my favorite off that album. They should have been bigger than they were!!!
Faith Parker
Faith Parker 6 天 前
I love that song
Pete Fragale
Pete Fragale 7 天 前
Please do... Razor n Guido- do it again Alice Deejay- Better off alone
Edward Byard
Edward Byard 7 天 前
Would love to see more of there for some older dance tunes. Snap Rhythm is a Dancer, Culture Beat Mr Vain, etc. Some of the 90s classics.
James Guardiola
James Guardiola 7 天 前
You gotta do one on 5 hours that one is a classic
jdawg746 7 天 前
story behind one of the most bizarre songs ever made lol
Furkan Salieh L
Furkan Salieh L 7 天 前
I looked I’m blue da at 2013.
Richard Hernandez
Do ATC around the world next pleaseeeeeeeee 🙌🙏🙏🙏🙏
Diego Castillo
Diego Castillo 7 天 前
Y tuve la fortuna de verlos en vivo en i Love Dance Mexico!!! Thank you for all Eiffel 65
Lil_gxccii _
Lil_gxccii _ 7 天 前
been listening to stuff like this since i was born which was 14 yrs ago
Audio Duran
Audio Duran 7 天 前
I’m blue and with out my weed I would die without my weed I would die
Nickthomas1385 Nickthomas1385
Someone made fun of me today for listing to I'm blue today and i said "you know what,your probably making fun of your parents"
Pewdiepie shall win
Why were they not all playing together at the end
Pewdiepie shall win
He had a very villianous victory laugh after reading better than decpacito, I dont know why im mentioning this tho i just thought it was instresting
Pewdiepie shall win
Why did the one guy start to say daba dee daba doo instead of die
Pewdiepie shall win
So it needed april fools day for people to be able to laugh at the lyrics to like the song
AdrianlolXD24 :3
If your blue your depressed like me.
pappoSCWr 8 天 前
goosbumps from 0:00 to the end. thank you.
U Nwokorie
U Nwokorie 8 天 前
I know why they were losing money. @19:02 gotta clear your sinuses sometimes
AdrianlolXD24 :3
Wtf it says I got the feeling ima die WTF?!?!?!?!
jacob f
jacob f 8 天 前
i love your song "Blue (Da Ba Dee)"
harusaurus 8 天 前
blue is my ultimate favorite song. it was my favorite as a kid, and it still hasn't gotten old. every time i heard it on the radio i'd crank it up; i was so sad when the station slowly stopped playing it. i love other songs too, and i have lots of favorites that are timeless to me, but this one will always hold that one place in my heart. didn't know how much i needed this documentary💙
Wesley Johnson
Wesley Johnson 8 天 前
This is the video that I needed in my life but I didn’t knew.
Jay C
Jay C 8 天 前
I’m blue (I would beat up a guy I’d beat off or die I would beat up a guy I’d beat off or die I would beat up a guy I’d beat off or die I would beat up a guy)
Kenny ngo
Kenny ngo 9 天 前
@21:50 ID!????
Chris Ahn
Chris Ahn 5 天 前
Also wondering the same thing
fernando torres torres
Good story!!!
Nia Pogue
Nia Pogue 9 天 前
my brother is starting to talk and he hears this song, and says im boo. *;3*
Sito Saprino
Sito Saprino 9 天 前
Can you make this song as documentary movie?
Jan_Shane 9 天 前
those guys seem to be so nice
TechnoMulen 9 天 前
I loved Gabry Ponte before he even got really known here in Denmark =) We are so slow with great music here :(
Amir Abeid
Amir Abeid 9 天 前
James Ring
James Ring 9 天 前
Nice lip syncing 23:40
Peasnug 9 天 前
Keef jo
Sean Norman
Sean Norman 9 天 前
My ex-girlfriend actually did Shuffle dance to the music...
Gamer Boi
Gamer Boi 9 天 前
Can you please do Daft Punk documentary
Chris Rogers
Chris Rogers 8 天 前
That would be awesome.
dantheman1998 9 天 前
Blue was a great song but the Album Europop is soooooo criminally underrated its insane. TONS of great songs on that album that you will come for Blue but stay for everything else. And Contact was also great! These guys had serious talent that kinda gets overshadowed by Blue.
A Happy Life
A Happy Life 9 天 前
I need a dee d Jackson documentary “automatic lover “
Karim Sinanovic
Karim Sinanovic 9 天 前
So they feuded because they didn't think Gabry made any real contribution... And Gabry ended up being the most famous
bapjap 7 天 前
Karim Sinanovic yes, exactly. Over the years Maury has ‘claimed’ to make demos upon demos for a new Eiffel album and it has never came to fruition. For a guy who wants to have his music ‘more famous than himself’, maybe he just should release music anyway. Gabry has been famous for many years and many Eiffel fans are happy for him.
Steven Garcia
Steven Garcia 10 天 前
“ Bluetooth me that song “
Kiara Verona
Kiara Verona 10 天 前
Alexey Savushkin
Alexey Savushkin 10 天 前
Thank you! Hope to see stories about other good songs too!
Lucas Bitencourt
Lucas Bitencourt 11 天 前
"We needed to make a test" DAMN THE FIRST TIME THEY PLAYED "So, we went to this club" _it must have been awsome_ "It was a disaster" ||° 0°|
Sören Hagemeister
I Love this Song so much it's one of the best on the world.
Roux Man
Roux Man 11 天 前
I got a ad about the 10 year challenge and the song was made 2009 now it’s 2019
Koshteg 11 天 前
This song was and still is extremely popular in Russia. Even despite the ambiguous translation of the text. Here “To be blue” means “to be gay” literally.
SC Styles
SC Styles 11 天 前
We need the story of Around the World (La La La La La) by ATC
Swiatlocien 7 天 前
You may find it shocking but ATC's piece is actually the cover of "Pesenka" by the Russian band Ruki Vverh. Check it out.
Stefano Pedretti
Stefano Pedretti 11 天 前
When Italy was rocking the scene ✔️✔️
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