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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


    29 ngày trước

    What were the actual lyrics?

    • Alperen Barin

      Alperen Barin

      2 ngày trước

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

    • Nickthomas1385 Nickthomas1385

      Nickthomas1385 Nickthomas1385

      3 ngày trước

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

    • big boi

      big boi

      3 ngày trước

      +forgotaboutdres accurate

    • Alperen Barin

      Alperen Barin

      4 ngày trước

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

    • Man_ Bleach

      Man_ Bleach

      5 ngày trước

      I'm blue if i was green i would die, If i was green i would i, i would beat up a guy

  2. Darksaige


    Giờ trước

    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.

  3. Antonieta De la Torre

    Antonieta De la Torre

    Giờ trước

    Gigi D'Agostino, please

  4. Lionheart Roar

    Lionheart Roar

    Giờ trước




    3 giờ trước

    Wow... amazing story!

  6. scouse house

    scouse house

    6 giờ trước

    tune takes me back

  7. calinfus80s


    6 giờ trước

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

  8. il postino delle cazzate

    il postino delle cazzate

    6 giờ trước

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

  9. Elizabeth Herrera

    Elizabeth Herrera

    12 giờ trước

    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.

  10. Tristan Chopping

    Tristan Chopping

    19 giờ trước

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

  11. Robert FSociety

    Robert FSociety

    23 giờ trước

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

  12. kevinfitz89


    Ngày trước

    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!

  13. Chris Ahn

    Chris Ahn

    Ngày trước

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

  14. Marcin G.

    Marcin G.

    Ngày trước

    3:04 song please?!!

  15. D-Dub !

    D-Dub !

    Ngày trước

    9:10 I want the original that’s fucking siiiiick

  16. Foudre


    Ngày trước vogliono bene dai...

  17. Sergio Perez

    Sergio Perez

    Ngày trước

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



    Ngày trước

    Chi e italiano metta like

  19. Firee24 AJPW

    Firee24 AJPW

    Ngày trước

    I’m BLUe IF I WaS GREen I WOuLd DIE

  20. JuniorzGT


    Ngày trước


  21. Shorty2Die4


    Ngày trước

    i want a full documentary on them, my console is my favorite off that album. They should have been bigger than they were!!!

  22. Faith Parker

    Faith Parker

    2 ngày trước

    I love that song

  23. Pete Fragale

    Pete Fragale

    2 ngày trước

    Please do... Razor n Guido- do it again Alice Deejay- Better off alone

  24. Nickthomas1385 Nickthomas1385

    Nickthomas1385 Nickthomas1385

    2 ngày trước


  25. Edward Byard

    Edward Byard

    2 ngày trước

    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.

  26. James Guardiola

    James Guardiola

    2 ngày trước

    You gotta do one on 5 hours that one is a classic

  27. jdawg746


    2 ngày trước

    story behind one of the most bizarre songs ever made lol

  28. Furkan Salieh L

    Furkan Salieh L

    2 ngày trước

    I looked I’m blue da at 2013.

  29. Richard Hernandez

    Richard Hernandez

    3 ngày trước

    Do ATC around the world next pleaseeeeeeeee 🙌🙏🙏🙏🙏

  30. Diego Castillo

    Diego Castillo

    3 ngày trước

    Y tuve la fortuna de verlos en vivo en i Love Dance Mexico!!! Thank you for all Eiffel 65

  31. Lil_gxccii _

    Lil_gxccii _

    3 ngày trước

    been listening to stuff like this since i was born which was 14 yrs ago

  32. Audio Duran

    Audio Duran

    3 ngày trước

    I’m blue and with out my weed I would die without my weed I would die

  33. Nickthomas1385 Nickthomas1385

    Nickthomas1385 Nickthomas1385

    3 ngày trước

    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"

  34. Pewdiepie shall win

    Pewdiepie shall win

    3 ngày trước

    Why were they not all playing together at the end

  35. Pewdiepie shall win

    Pewdiepie shall win

    3 ngày trước

    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

  36. Pewdiepie shall win

    Pewdiepie shall win

    3 ngày trước

    Why did the one guy start to say daba dee daba doo instead of die

  37. Pewdiepie shall win

    Pewdiepie shall win

    3 ngày trước

    So it needed april fools day for people to be able to laugh at the lyrics to like the song

  38. AdrianlolXD24 :3

    AdrianlolXD24 :3

    3 ngày trước

    If your blue your depressed like me.

  39. pappoSCWr


    3 ngày trước

    goosbumps from 0:00 to the end. thank you.

  40. U Nwokorie

    U Nwokorie

    3 ngày trước

    I know why they were losing money. @19:02 gotta clear your sinuses sometimes

  41. AdrianlolXD24 :3

    AdrianlolXD24 :3

    3 ngày trước

    Wtf it says I got the feeling ima die WTF?!?!?!?!

  42. jacob f

    jacob f

    3 ngày trước

    i love your song "Blue (Da Ba Dee)"

  43. harusaurus


    3 ngày trước

    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💙

  44. Wesley Johnson

    Wesley Johnson

    4 ngày trước

    This is the video that I needed in my life but I didn’t knew.

  45. Jay C

    Jay C

    4 ngày trước

    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)

  46. Kenny ngo

    Kenny ngo

    4 ngày trước

    @21:50 ID!????

    • Chris Ahn

      Chris Ahn

      Ngày trước

      Also wondering the same thing

  47. fernando torres torres

    fernando torres torres

    4 ngày trước

    Good story!!!

  48. Nia Pogue

    Nia Pogue

    4 ngày trước

    my brother is starting to talk and he hears this song, and says im boo. *;3*

  49. Sito Saprino

    Sito Saprino

    4 ngày trước

    Can you make this song as documentary movie?

  50. Jan_Shane


    4 ngày trước

    those guys seem to be so nice

  51. TechnoMulen


    4 ngày trước

    I loved Gabry Ponte before he even got really known here in Denmark =) We are so slow with great music here :(

  52. Amir Abeid

    Amir Abeid

    4 ngày trước


  53. James Ring

    James Ring

    4 ngày trước

    Nice lip syncing 23:40

  54. Peasnug


    4 ngày trước

    Keef jo

  55. Sean Norman

    Sean Norman

    4 ngày trước

    My ex-girlfriend actually did Shuffle dance to the music...

  56. Gamer Boi

    Gamer Boi

    5 ngày trước

    Can you please do Daft Punk documentary

    • Chris Rogers

      Chris Rogers

      3 ngày trước

      That would be awesome.

  57. dantheman1998


    5 ngày trước

    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.

  58. A Happy Life

    A Happy Life

    5 ngày trước

    I need a dee d Jackson documentary “automatic lover “

  59. Karim Sinanovic

    Karim Sinanovic

    5 ngày trước

    So they feuded because they didn't think Gabry made any real contribution... And Gabry ended up being the most famous

    • bapjap


      2 ngày trước

      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.

  60. Steven Garcia

    Steven Garcia

    5 ngày trước

    “ Bluetooth me that song “

  61. Kiara Verona

    Kiara Verona

    5 ngày trước


  62. Alexey Savushkin

    Alexey Savushkin

    6 ngày trước

    Thank you! Hope to see stories about other good songs too!

  63. Lucas Bitencourt

    Lucas Bitencourt

    6 ngày trước

    "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°|

  64. Sören Hagemeister

    Sören Hagemeister

    6 ngày trước

    I Love this Song so much it's one of the best on the world.

  65. Roux Man

    Roux Man

    6 ngày trước

    I got a ad about the 10 year challenge and the song was made 2009 now it’s 2019

  66. Koshteg


    6 ngày trước

    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.

  67. SC Styles

    SC Styles

    6 ngày trước

    We need the story of Around the World (La La La La La) by ATC

    • Swiatlocien


      2 ngày trước

      You may find it shocking but ATC's piece is actually the cover of "Pesenka" by the Russian band Ruki Vverh. Check it out.

  68. Stefano Pedretti

    Stefano Pedretti

    6 ngày trước

    When Italy was rocking the scene ✔️✔️

  69. mgmg


    6 ngày trước

    aHA! KNEW it was a harmonizer!

  70. Nick Dansie

    Nick Dansie

    6 ngày trước

    I wa green I wou die (da ba Dee da ba die)

  71. biskitz86913


    6 ngày trước

    "The first time I heard the piano arpeggio I was like wow, that's beautiful - I can't wait to put a cheesy saw tooth synth and some shitty lyrics over that"

  72. Money Over Bitches

    Money Over Bitches

    6 ngày trước

    90's trash music

  73. iron tailed kid

    iron tailed kid

    6 ngày trước

    Who else went and watched im blue again

  74. Insane GodFP

    Insane GodFP

    6 ngày trước

    It’s a story about a song that is a story???

  75. Michael Streich

    Michael Streich

    6 ngày trước

    Do a video on Alice Deejay "Better off alone"

  76. Citizenshane81


    7 ngày trước

    Lol, so AWESOME. This song definitely takes me back to the 17-18 year old me sneaking into night clubs going to all age clubs in Toronto & Chicago with a whole crew, looking around the club and seeing one of our buddies getting dragged out by security for fighting or smoking weed, we all got dragged out or denied entry by security at one point or another. Enough about me... Good for you guys. I don’t know you but I’m proud of you. You created something immortal that will never be forgotten and DJ’s across the globe have you guys to thank. Stick to your vision, pursue your dreams, get motivated and never give up. Starting today at 37 with nothing materialistic but the clothes on my back and this studio apartment I rent for $700 a month, I intend to do the same. I’m not a musician but I have a gorgeous 7 year old daughter to give me purpose and have been told I have a creative mind. Hey, you never know, tomorrow might just go different if you put yourself out there. Very inspiring. Thank you for posting!

  77. Bob Marley

    Bob Marley

    7 ngày trước

    Why do I feel like my life is complete

  78. EJ M

    EJ M

    7 ngày trước

    @13:13 what is her name? Damn I remember thinking she was hot ass hell.

  79. Matteo Sabato

    Matteo Sabato

    7 ngày trước


  80. johnstjohn1987


    7 ngày trước

  81. Drew


    7 ngày trước

    This reminds me of my earliest experiences with computers and the internet.....napster.

  82. andrex99 Channel

    andrex99 Channel

    7 ngày trước

    Ma sono italiani????

  83. Valerie Cumming

    Valerie Cumming

    7 ngày trước

    God, Gabry is sexy.

  84. miketalife


    7 ngày trước


  85. Alexandria Sanders

    Alexandria Sanders

    7 ngày trước

    Man I remember when the video had dropped😅 that song was made for me!

  86. NurSpass


    7 ngày trước

    Well done

  87. Mountain Prairie West

    Mountain Prairie West

    7 ngày trước

    Thank God Eiffel stuck it out and gave us this song. I remember exactly where I was when I first heard it, became instantly hooked, and knew it would be big. And actually that whole album Europop got me thru my teenage angst too. Still have mad love for Eiffel ❤

  88. Daniel Memedoza

    Daniel Memedoza

    7 ngày trước

    It’s one of the greatest Songs and memes in pop culture history 😂

  89. Oliver S

    Oliver S

    8 ngày trước

    Great Documentary! I learned more than my pop music class

  90. zero sassy

    zero sassy

    8 ngày trước

    omg i'm so freaking happy to see them again

  91. DJ Trevi

    DJ Trevi

    8 ngày trước

    So the song is not about blue balls? I'm confused?

  92. Brae Torr

    Brae Torr

    8 ngày trước

    There are movies about so many life stories of famous musicians, now one needs to be made of them! How they started, what their lives were like through out the years as E65 and Bloom 06 and where they are now

  93. Justin Anthony Berru

    Justin Anthony Berru

    8 ngày trước

    You guys gotta make a story of " magic box - if you"

  94. roger guerrero amezquita

    roger guerrero amezquita

    8 ngày trước

    i was 18 year old damn im old

  95. Luca Brambilla

    Luca Brambilla

    8 ngày trước

    Motivi del litigio (intuito) ok,la canzone la abbiamo scritta al 98% noi senza Gabry ponte, ma pure tu hai avuto il successo mondiale e poi che fai, rompi il gruppo dopo solo qualche anno, andandotene.... Penso sia andata così da quanti hanno appunto raccontato qui.

  96. kontra treezy

    kontra treezy

    8 ngày trước

    definitely one of the songs of the Century

  97. Angelita Capone

    Angelita Capone

    8 ngày trước

    A huge part of my childhood and a big part of my heart. Love you endlessly, Eiffel65 and thank you VICE for this gem ❤️

  98. Martin Bond

    Martin Bond

    8 ngày trước

    There's a story behind everything, and tbh, this is a pretty shit, but catchy pop song, like Baby Sharke. Is it an interesting story, fuck no. But still, it's your story, and it was popular back in the day. But so was the awful remix of Witch Doctor 😅🤣😂

  99. *Good Vibes*

    *Good Vibes*

    8 ngày trước

    One of the strangest songs I have ever heard

  100. Die Univercity

    Die Univercity

    8 ngày trước


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