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

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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  1. VICE


    2 tháng trước

    What were the actual lyrics?

    • lyfe gang

      lyfe gang

      Ngày trước

      I'm blue, if I was green I would die

    • Bella's Amazing World- Games- Blogs- Interviews

      Bella's Amazing World- Games- Blogs- Interviews

      2 ngày trước

      Daba dee daba die I believe I will die

    • Madison Stevenson

      Madison Stevenson

      4 ngày trước

      I thought it was always "I'm blue if was green I would die"

    • G Roland

      G Roland

      5 ngày trước


    • Miky Makaka

      Miky Makaka

      7 ngày trước

      Lyrics I’m blue I’m in need of a guy If I was green I would apple tree pie I’m blue I would beat up a guy if I was green I would Apple pie apple pie

  2. Paumonsu


    Giờ trước


  3. x1expert1x


    Giờ trước

    absolute legends. Thank you vice for this, subbed.

  4. Danny Motta

    Danny Motta

    6 giờ trước

    Europop is the very first album I ever owned as a child. that song really embodied the pop culture essence of my childhood. this music group deserves the best recognition they deserve and I thank them very much

  5. DS 4 Productions

    DS 4 Productions

    8 giờ trước

    I’d love to get my hands on those stems!

  6. Jose Saavedra

    Jose Saavedra

    11 giờ trước

    I thought for the longest time that the chorus was "I'm blue, if I were green, I would die." Lol

  7. koi tuipulotu

    koi tuipulotu

    11 giờ trước

    My family is related by Blood.. but some are BLUU CRIPs . Inside and outside ..

  8. Mattie V

    Mattie V

    14 giờ trước

    In the car my 10 year old nieces were singing this. I was shocked. My childhood hit me in the face lol

  9. MyCars


    14 giờ trước


  10. Licka


    14 giờ trước

    Europop was the soundtrack to my childhood. I love these guys.

  11. Jelly Much

    Jelly Much

    17 giờ trước

    What what in the butt documentary

  12. Zach Uzzell

    Zach Uzzell

    17 giờ trước

    This song is the song of my childhood, Saturday cartoons, and always chanting “I believe imma die” (because he’s blue and depressed) instead of the actual lyrics because the internet made robot fucking sounds when you started it up. Good times

  13. Polymer


    19 giờ trước

    he was blue and he beat off a guy

  14. DoubleDee YT

    DoubleDee YT

    19 giờ trước

    Hey, usually I avoid Vice. But this was a pleasant documentary. Good job !

  15. Brian Shannon

    Brian Shannon

    19 giờ trước

    13:02. I spied Godsmack. 1998!

  16. Annie Lanier

    Annie Lanier

    20 giờ trước

    The first time i heard this song was on the very first Kidz Bop album, how sad and young I am

  17. Just A Random High Schooler Clout

    Just A Random High Schooler Clout

    20 giờ trước

    Vice making good docus? WHAAA JKJK y’all make good docs dw

  18. Iberville Music

    Iberville Music

    23 giờ trước

    I'm afraid I just blue myself.

  19. Lil Draven

    Lil Draven

    Ngày trước

    My wife is a bit younger than me and she hates when I put this song on.. lol I'm a 90s kid for life

  20. Justin Garrison

    Justin Garrison

    Ngày trước

    In 2014: Was at Lake Garda in Italy and heard the song begin. They were playing live at the amusement park and the crowd freaked out.

  21. Melissa Gordon

    Melissa Gordon

    Ngày trước

    Europop was a great album. I still listen to it. 🤭

  22. R osso

    R osso

    Ngày trước

    It was so bad music

  23. d1p70


    Ngày trước

    Typical one-hit wonders. Too many dot the musical landscape to merit a mention really.

  24. RussianLearnsYou


    Ngày trước

    Blue (голубой) means 'gay' in Russian. This song caused a lot of confusion in my mind back on the day

  25. Ryan D'souza

    Ryan D'souza

    Ngày trước

    Absolutely loved this! Thank you Vice. This brought back memories from my childhood.

  26. Rainface Atriarch

    Rainface Atriarch

    Ngày trước

    Bass isolated at 9:27 it's so interesting to me to watch how these social movements of pop culture get accepted, rejected, migrating all over the place throughout time. That's for this expose on a pop song gone from crap to viral. Sensational shit!

  27. Dion Davis

    Dion Davis

    Ngày trước

    cheers to living your dreams!

  28. WickedXombieBoi


    Ngày trước

    Doe man I remember 5songs that would play a lot on radio this gem Eminem's my name is Missy elliot get your freak on and Vanessa Carlton 1000 miles

  29. Jerry Cabana

    Jerry Cabana

    Ngày trước

    I'm blue I OD and I died

    • shelby


      Ngày trước

      lmao good one

  30. Gaichangpou Gangmei

    Gaichangpou Gangmei

    Ngày trước

    What he puts in arrangement ? I don’t like the arrangement it’s all wrong but can’t say what exactly he did with the track ? Mmmmm

  31. James Boyer

    James Boyer

    Ngày trước

    All this hype spanning 20 years from a song that was never any good, yet everyone knows it...

  32. The Hylian Loach

    The Hylian Loach

    Ngày trước

    My Childhood.

  33. Red 19

    Red 19

    Ngày trước

    This was great. I remember the days where this was cheesy. But interesting story. Many remixes followed

  34. jerry


    Ngày trước

    to me it's im blue if i was green i would die I would beat off a guy Im in need of a guide I love tree i love pie Im in need of a guy

  35. Gavin Smith

    Gavin Smith

    2 ngày trước

    They actually were on a shitload of exotic drugs when making this

  36. beboncio4 rod

    beboncio4 rod

    2 ngày trước

    If you slow the dialogue down, is like listening to a mafia business meeting.

  37. Alley


    2 ngày trước

    clearly Ponte helped the song - but clearly he is begging to be included when he isn't the real father of the song

  38. Dimitris Chloupis

    Dimitris Chloupis

    2 ngày trước

    Amazing documentary. no bs, straight to the point, without unnecessary dramatization, the good and the bad. My hat off to Eiffel 65 , not only for this song they are clearly a very good band. As a musician I know how extremely hard it is to have yourself even heard, the fact that it took Blue so long to take off is a clear testament to that although far from the only example. Keep rocking

  39. Joviaa


    2 ngày trước

    Thanks. This just brought up too many good memories and nice to know the story behind it now when I am older and can see past the song itself to the artists behind the track :))

  40. Manuel Rodriguez

    Manuel Rodriguez

    2 ngày trước


  41. DRiFT Alonzo

    DRiFT Alonzo

    2 ngày trước

    Why do I always watch this when I feel bored

  42. Holly Milloy

    Holly Milloy

    2 ngày trước


  43. tumtum821


    2 ngày trước

    Thanks for making this VICE!

  44. Alex Espinoza Ced.

    Alex Espinoza Ced.

    2 ngày trước

    This documentary is hella drama

  45. The Larry Project

    The Larry Project

    2 ngày trước

    YMS talked about this vid in one of his vids lol that is why I am here.

  46. harlow jean 1975 deymonaz

    harlow jean 1975 deymonaz

    3 ngày trước

    I loooovvveee this song

  47. RoyalTee


    3 ngày trước

    These guys never aged.

  48. Hershey Barber

    Hershey Barber

    3 ngày trước

    It's great to see they are still humble guys and that the money and fame didn't change them.

  49. Bath House Becky

    Bath House Becky

    3 ngày trước

    This was my middle school jam.

  50. Micael Sousa

    Micael Sousa

    3 ngày trước

    They somewhat portrayed Gabry as the "smallest" piece of the puzzle, but if you hear the Glamour cut and compare it to the final version you can clearly understand that without Gabry's remix, the track would have gotten to nowhere.

  51. Remy


    3 ngày trước

    I loved this song so much when I was little

  52. Immaculate Expertise

    Immaculate Expertise

    3 ngày trước

    This song sucks...

  53. Ixxgxx


    3 ngày trước

    1999 El Salvador

  54. Dan Beaumont

    Dan Beaumont

    3 ngày trước

    How can you dedicate a whole documentary to one song one hit wonders

  55. Gio Brembi

    Gio Brembi

    3 ngày trước

    Documentary of Finzi Contini please

  56. m00nl1ghtth3c4t


    3 ngày trước

    I wish I could have back all the happy memories this song created, well just the happiness this time of my life brought.

  57. voteZDLR


    3 ngày trước

    It became a hit on "the 1st of April, 1999" so on April Fools' Day these guys lives changed forever.

  58. voteZDLR


    3 ngày trước

    I used to wanna be a producer, then I realized I was always more interested in the stories behind the music and musicians, more passionate about that aspect anyway, than I was about making music itself.

  59. Buddy Barlow

    Buddy Barlow

    3 ngày trước

    I still remember their playstation song

  60. Francisco Burgos

    Francisco Burgos

    3 ngày trước

    One hit wonder

  61. Naruto Uzumaki

    Naruto Uzumaki

    3 ngày trước

    I’m blue if I was green I would die

  62. Anon Ymous

    Anon Ymous

    3 ngày trước

    The nostalgia for late '90s/early '00s is giving me goosebumps. Man, what a time to be a teenager.

    • Justin Ratcliffe

      Justin Ratcliffe

      Ngày trước

      Anon Ymous It really was a great time. Better than today

  63. Swift Crawl

    Swift Crawl

    4 ngày trước

    Everything wrong with the 2000s in one song. Seems like this song really contributed to the wave of pop music going downhill in late 1998 with stardust, britney spears etc all just making really sub par music that lowered the standard of pop we still haven't recovered from.

  64. Tito


    4 ngày trước


  65. itamar wand

    itamar wand

    4 ngày trước

    search for Gabry Ponte - Geordie. You won't regret it

  66. Dey


    4 ngày trước

    When everyone has a input 👌🏾

  67. Think Different Music Group

    Think Different Music Group

    4 ngày trước

    Great Doc Vice 🙌🙌🙌

  68. Christopher Refusal

    Christopher Refusal

    4 ngày trước

    Song was garbage lol

  69. Um Ok

    Um Ok

    4 ngày trước

    That piano melody is fucking beautiful though like holy fuck

  70. Trey Milton

    Trey Milton

    4 ngày trước

    1999 brought me here.

  71. YSL_Flowerz


    4 ngày trước

    im blue i will beat off a guy i will beaat off a guy

  72. lil teca

    lil teca

    5 ngày trước

    lmoa idk why i expected the creepypasta story when i put this on

  73. Drews Quick Fixes Ideas And Hacks

    Drews Quick Fixes Ideas And Hacks

    5 ngày trước

    Cool video but I'm wondering why this is relevant in 2019 as a new video? Is eiffle 65 making a new album..... oh and I have to comment on his awful lip sycing to the autotune. Ha ha I love eifle 66 blue but the live concert is a recorded joke he lip syncs to!!

  74. Man Named Jake

    Man Named Jake

    5 ngày trước

    ~If I was green I would die, if I was green I would die~

  75. Lio Dasilva

    Lio Dasilva

    5 ngày trước

    The movie Avatar was inspired in your song and you didn't know...

  76. dio aditya romadoni

    dio aditya romadoni

    5 ngày trước

    when i was a child,, listening this song,but idk who is made and the singer or band name,,but my lips sing da ba dee.

  77. Jordan Leshea

    Jordan Leshea

    5 ngày trước

    Literally their album Europop WAS MY EVERYTHING! Eiffel 65 is one of my ALLLL TIME FAVES

  78. Eric Widder

    Eric Widder

    5 ngày trước

    The greatest thing about this... is that blue was the least awesome track on that record. Every song on that album is super clutch and I still blast it to this day. Where are my Eiffel fans that sing along and know all the words?

  79. pituparanoico


    5 ngày trước

    too much of heaven could bring them underground :/ shame

    • pituparanoico


      5 ngày trước

      @Eric Widder probably there were already money/rights issues at the time, no? Too much of heaven was my fav track on the album. The killer makes no sound

    • Eric Widder

      Eric Widder

      5 ngày trước

      ouch yo...

  80. Katie McLellan

    Katie McLellan

    5 ngày trước

    Do they just like walk off the stage after playing that song though?

    • Eric Widder

      Eric Widder

      5 ngày trước

      No they probably played the rest of the album which was tons better than blue. Look up Europop and educate yourself to the sounds of dance.

  81. Michael Neal

    Michael Neal

    5 ngày trước

    That's funny. I always thought the fill lyrics were "I'm blue, if I was green I would die, if I was green I would die" makes more sense.

  82. Darklurkr


    5 ngày trước

    Me at 11 I was like "secret song i loved" This song is such a pos XD

  83. jake jhonson

    jake jhonson

    6 ngày trước

    ah the one hit wonders of the 90s well hopefully they dont lose all there cash on drugs and grinder hook ups

  84. Lord Iga

    Lord Iga

    6 ngày trước

    all I can say is ZEN the intergalactic ninja

  85. Low'keyDime


    6 ngày trước

    I didn’t know I needed this until I watched it.

  86. Albertina Campbell

    Albertina Campbell

    6 ngày trước

    I thought they were a French band all this time.

  87. Briana Garcia

    Briana Garcia

    6 ngày trước

    Reminds me of my childhood lmao

  88. schauzeit


    6 ngày trước

    "I'm blue and I would be a blue guy, and I would be a blue guy, I would be a blue guy."

  89. Genesis Knight

    Genesis Knight

    6 ngày trước

    Ozone- Numa Numa

  90. Creamcheese Diarrhea

    Creamcheese Diarrhea

    6 ngày trước

    Im blue im in need of a guy im in need of a guy.

  91. Alex Doge

    Alex Doge

    6 ngày trước

    i didn’t even know this song has lyrics.

  92. Diana Fronsdahl

    Diana Fronsdahl

    7 ngày trước

    I remember seeing Black Eyed Peas at Warped tour in like 2000... Before they were well known. Eminem was there too, lol...

  93. farceadentus


    7 ngày trước

    well done on creating the SHITTIEST song in the history of Humanity!

  94. LizzyKoala88


    7 ngày trước

    I was born in 98 but I remember singing this song when I was a little kid 💕

  95. Jabez Gill

    Jabez Gill

    7 ngày trước

    Well this took a turn for the dramatic ....

  96. FreekShow


    7 ngày trước

    I had the Europop album, y'all dont deserve this video as much as I do :x

    • Eric Widder

      Eric Widder

      5 ngày trước

      with you fam

  97. waynenotrooney


    7 ngày trước

    20 years too soon my fellow Discman/Walkman users!

  98. Danny DeLorean

    Danny DeLorean

    7 ngày trước

    What a garbage track, always thought that song sucked...

  99. Kelvaro


    7 ngày trước

    i remember, that as i kid i made blue the most popular song in my school. before that nobody had heard of it or heard it

  100. Marc Risa

    Marc Risa

    7 ngày trước

    No one: Still no one: Absolutely no one: Vice: Lets make a documentary on Eiffel 65's one hit wonder.

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