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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Mar 21, 2019

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VICE 4 months ago
What were the actual lyrics?
Freddy French Official
👽🛸👽Please Everybody come to listen my “blue” trap remix on my channel 🙏🙏🙏
Robbe Kemps
Robbe Kemps 4 days ago
Yo listen up here’s a story
Hans Hartholt
Hans Hartholt 5 days ago
I'm blue, justin bieber must die
Psychodynamic Natural History Dpt., Miskatonic University
I'm blue I believe I'm a guy
Carl Winslow
Carl Winslow 6 days ago
@Marijn x I bet you would queer 😂
Giuseppe  De Martino
I'd like a movie about this story
Saber Cyan
Saber Cyan 6 hours ago
came from yourmoviesucks
Haley Tathem
Haley Tathem 9 hours ago
This song is officially part of the Area 51 Raid Playlist.
Joe Heaven - Terry
Joe Heaven - Terry 11 hours ago
The start of this video sounds like I've just opened up Spore.
Freddy French Official
👽🛸 Listen my Effeil 65 “blue” trap remix On my channel 🙏
MrPartyLoco 13 hours ago
Pokémon, Final Fantasy IX, Eiffel 65, Nokia 3310. Ahhhh good old days!
ueh music
ueh music 16 hours ago
We’re *BLUE* too, da ba dee da ba dye! What a masterpiece of Italian and worldwide techno dance.
xXmedicXx 17 hours ago
0:56 yo listen up you are lying because u haven't visit Egypt so go visit it
Salvo Xtreme
Salvo Xtreme 17 hours ago
Back in the 90's Italian music was the best
Official Frostbite
Official Frostbite 18 hours ago
They are sad but in a happy way
Ask Ask
Ask Ask Day ago
Mój ulubiony zespół z dziecinstwa az do dzis.Dalej ich slucham😁
Notpoop Day ago
LMFAO "I'm blue, if I was green I would die" is definitely one I heard as a kid
Galib Hossain
Nostalgic. Saw the music video in 1999 while living in Bangladesh. Now seeing this video in New Zealand... Long live E65
Alex Cas
Alex Cas Day ago
masterxk Day ago
April 1st 1999, metal gear, PlayStation? This is a JoJo reference? Jk
cebotet 2 days ago
Ironman 2
Elisia Sampson
Elisia Sampson 2 days ago
"Big Fat Liar" introduced me to this song when I was a child.
Stijn G
Stijn G 2 days ago
You could say the song came out of the blue
Andrea Maisto
Andrea Maisto 2 days ago
Ecco perché ha avuto successo ..perché Ponte non ci ha messo mano ...ora capisco
Steve Rogers
Steve Rogers 2 days ago
The origin of Area 51
Lordautist 2 days ago
I am watching this at 1:33 am instead of sleeping. I feel that everyone should now that I am a disappointment to myself and others.
Klara Mendy
Klara Mendy 2 days ago
Unbelievable that song is 20 years now ! I remembered that I bought two albums of “Europop” just in case I might lose one. All songs from the album were as good as “blue”. My fave is “Dub in life” , while you are listening the music it takes you out of space.
Gui 2 days ago
Ninguém conhece a referência aos extraterrestres azuis do plano astral???????????????????????!??
Freddy French Official
👽🛸👽Please Everybody come to listen my “blue” trap remix on my channel 🙏🙏🙏
Θεόφιλος Βρατσίδης
Now the Freestyler by Bomfunk.
CB 3 days ago
"I'll die in Aberdeen" that's all i can hear! Even years later!!! Ha Ha!!!!
Mr white 0001
Mr white 0001 3 days ago
Gaming's Finest
Gaming's Finest 3 days ago
808 Fierce
808 Fierce 3 days ago
Hardest song of all time
Arvind Thiagarajah
Top ten anime origin stories
Travis Bean
Travis Bean 3 days ago
Gm F Eb Cm7
pelulici 3 days 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 3 days 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 3 days ago
What's the music that starts at 1:35?
Sam Hopper
Sam Hopper 4 days 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 4 days ago
Rember the old days in the church basement... Loved it back then still doo2019
Violette Fefeld
Violette Fefeld 4 days ago
Where can I have one of those blue dudes ? Did you go to aria 51 to get one ?
Jenga Gurl
Jenga Gurl 4 days ago
Joey Feniello
Joey Feniello 4 days ago
now all i need is one for the hamster dance
Call Me maybe
Call Me maybe 4 days ago
God, I remember being a kiddo when I was introduced to this track
Elijah Salazar
Elijah Salazar 4 days ago
We need a remastered version
Oscar Zanchi
Oscar Zanchi 4 days ago
Figa la zarro
Yes Indeed
Yes Indeed 4 days ago
Who else was bopping they’re head like crazy at the beginning
Miss Sadie
Miss Sadie 4 days ago
Intergalactic legends
C9 Novitech
C9 Novitech 4 days 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
Diego Just Diego 4 days ago
nostalgic hit fuck proud to born in 1997
Millou1 4 days ago
Un'altra Italia
CrazyD MUSIC 4 days 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
Clarisa Quintana 5 days ago
I love this and so happy I was recommended this😭
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