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


    Mês atrás

    What were the actual lyrics?

    • Turner top

      Turner top

      2 dias atrás


    • Alperen Barin

      Alperen Barin

      6 dias atrás

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

    • Nickthomas1385 Nickthomas1385

      Nickthomas1385 Nickthomas1385

      6 dias atrás

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

    • big boi

      big boi

      6 dias atrás

      +forgotaboutdres accurate

    • Alperen Barin

      Alperen Barin

      8 dias atrás

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

  2. Keybord 24/7

    Keybord 24/7

    9 horas atrás

    sacaron 1000 vinilos y se vendieron 200☹ y yo quisiera uno 😭aunque sea usado.

  3. Purple Matrix

    Purple Matrix

    17 horas atrás

    yo they went in. unexpected showdown

  4. Chris Buck

    Chris Buck

    19 horas atrás

    Da ba dee da ba dee dee daba di daba dee daba di daba dee daba die

  5. unsicheresgangbild


    21 hora atrás

    1503: DaVinci paints the Mona Lisa 1999: the world’s national anthem is born

  6. Menace Dennis

    Menace Dennis

    21 hora atrás

    I swear, Jeffrey is the white Aries Spears

  7. Manuel Ramos

    Manuel Ramos

    23 horas atrás

    Thanks to you guys Electronic Music is my life!!!

  8. TheRightsofPassage


    Dia atrás

    Too Cool.... Yeah....

  9. Rafael Rojas

    Rafael Rojas

    Dia atrás

    I remember the night in 1999 my high school young uncle put this song. I was hooked ever since.

  10. Paul H. Kircher III

    Paul H. Kircher III

    Dia atrás

    Yea they're in China.

  11. Corey Maddo

    Corey Maddo

    Dia atrás

    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.

  12. Exequiel Esteban Plaza Ibañez

    Exequiel Esteban Plaza Ibañez

    Dia atrás

    I really love how well edited is the intro of the documentary... It's just like a nice docu-drama trailer.

  13. fossilmusictv


    2 dias atrás


  14. lon242


    2 dias atrás

    Does the original piano melody have an actual name? 0:24

  15. glowing'13


    2 dias atrás

    Those were the most well spent 25 minutes of my life

  16. mythdusterds


    2 dias atrás

    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.

  17. Nigermany


    2 dias atrás

    This was a greaaaat anthem to my childhood!

  18. Ronny Nilsen

    Ronny Nilsen

    2 dias atrás

    im blue if i was green i would die in Aberdeen



    2 dias atrás

    One of the guys sounds like Doctor Mix.

  20. Lord DV

    Lord DV

    2 dias atrás

    My childhood

  21. Colton Usher

    Colton Usher

    2 dias atrás

    Lyric Video of Blue: br-channel.com/vision/video-68ugkg9RePc.html

  22. Colton Usher

    Colton Usher

    2 dias atrás

    1:19 when your computer is so loud that anybody inside a 100 feet radius can hear the music

  23. กุ๊กไก่ รุ่งนภา

    กุ๊กไก่ รุ่งนภา

    3 dias atrás

    I miss you from fanclub in Thailand.

  24. TheBlazingReshiram YT

    TheBlazingReshiram YT

    3 dias atrás

    Thats what it sounds like😂

  25. TheBlazingReshiram YT

    TheBlazingReshiram YT

    3 dias atrás

    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

      TheBlazingReshiram YT

      3 dias atrás

      Read more

  26. TheBlazingReshiram YT

    TheBlazingReshiram YT

    3 dias atrás

    Im blue

  27. TheBlazingReshiram YT

    TheBlazingReshiram YT

    3 dias atrás




    3 dias atrás

    That studio is beautiful…. i like the new modern setups theyre goin with….i gotta upgrade.

  29. Soumya Paramanik

    Soumya Paramanik

    3 dias atrás

    Times were simple back then

  30. Darksaige


    3 dias atrás

    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.

  31. Antonieta De la Torre

    Antonieta De la Torre

    3 dias atrás

    Gigi D'Agostino, please

  32. Lionheart Roar

    Lionheart Roar

    3 dias atrás




    3 dias atrás

    Wow... amazing story!

  34. scouse house

    scouse house

    3 dias atrás

    tune takes me back

  35. calinfus80s


    3 dias atrás

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

  36. il postino delle cazzate

    il postino delle cazzate

    3 dias atrás

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

  37. Elizabeth Herrera

    Elizabeth Herrera

    4 dias atrás

    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.

  38. Tristan Chopping

    Tristan Chopping

    4 dias atrás

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

  39. Robert FSociety

    Robert FSociety

    4 dias atrás

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

  40. kevinfitz89


    4 dias atrás

    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!

  41. Chris Ahn

    Chris Ahn

    4 dias atrás

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

  42. Marcin G.

    Marcin G.

    4 dias atrás

    3:04 song please?!!

  43. D-Dub !

    D-Dub !

    4 dias atrás

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

  44. Foudre


    4 dias atrás

    ...si vogliono bene dai...

  45. Sergio Perez

    Sergio Perez

    5 dias atrás

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



    5 dias atrás

    Chi e italiano metta like

  47. Firee24 AJPW

    Firee24 AJPW

    5 dias atrás

    I’m BLUe IF I WaS GREen I WOuLd DIE

  48. JuniorzGT


    5 dias atrás


  49. Shorty2Die4


    5 dias atrás

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

  50. Faith Parker

    Faith Parker

    5 dias atrás

    I love that song

  51. Pete Fragale

    Pete Fragale

    5 dias atrás

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

  52. Nickthomas1385 Nickthomas1385

    Nickthomas1385 Nickthomas1385

    6 dias atrás


  53. Edward Byard

    Edward Byard

    6 dias atrás

    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.

  54. James Guardiola

    James Guardiola

    6 dias atrás

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

  55. jdawg746


    6 dias atrás

    story behind one of the most bizarre songs ever made lol

  56. Furkan Salieh L

    Furkan Salieh L

    6 dias atrás

    I looked I’m blue da at 2013.

  57. Richard Hernandez

    Richard Hernandez

    6 dias atrás

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

  58. Diego Castillo

    Diego Castillo

    6 dias atrás

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

  59. Lil_gxccii _

    Lil_gxccii _

    6 dias atrás

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

  60. Audio Duran

    Audio Duran

    6 dias atrás

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

  61. Nickthomas1385 Nickthomas1385

    Nickthomas1385 Nickthomas1385

    6 dias atrás

    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"

  62. Pewdiepie shall win

    Pewdiepie shall win

    6 dias atrás

    Why were they not all playing together at the end

  63. Pewdiepie shall win

    Pewdiepie shall win

    6 dias atrás

    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

  64. Pewdiepie shall win

    Pewdiepie shall win

    6 dias atrás

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

  65. Pewdiepie shall win

    Pewdiepie shall win

    6 dias atrás

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

  66. AdrianlolXD24 :3

    AdrianlolXD24 :3

    7 dias atrás

    If your blue your depressed like me.

  67. pappoSCWr


    7 dias atrás

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

  68. U Nwokorie

    U Nwokorie

    7 dias atrás

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

  69. AdrianlolXD24 :3

    AdrianlolXD24 :3

    7 dias atrás

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

  70. jacob f

    jacob f

    7 dias atrás

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

  71. harusaurus


    7 dias atrás

    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💙

  72. Wesley Johnson

    Wesley Johnson

    7 dias atrás

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

  73. Jay C

    Jay C

    7 dias atrás

    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)

  74. Kenny ngo

    Kenny ngo

    7 dias atrás

    @21:50 ID!????

    • Chris Ahn

      Chris Ahn

      4 dias atrás

      Also wondering the same thing

  75. fernando torres torres

    fernando torres torres

    7 dias atrás

    Good story!!!

  76. Nia Pogue

    Nia Pogue

    7 dias atrás

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

  77. Sito Saprino

    Sito Saprino

    8 dias atrás

    Can you make this song as documentary movie?

  78. Jan_Shane


    8 dias atrás

    those guys seem to be so nice

  79. TechnoMulen


    8 dias atrás

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

  80. Amir Abeid

    Amir Abeid

    8 dias atrás


  81. James Ring

    James Ring

    8 dias atrás

    Nice lip syncing 23:40

  82. Peasnug


    8 dias atrás

    Keef jo

  83. Sean Norman

    Sean Norman

    8 dias atrás

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

  84. Gamer Boi

    Gamer Boi

    8 dias atrás

    Can you please do Daft Punk documentary

    • Chris Rogers

      Chris Rogers

      7 dias atrás

      That would be awesome.

  85. dantheman1998


    8 dias atrás

    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.

  86. A Happy Life

    A Happy Life

    8 dias atrás

    I need a dee d Jackson documentary “automatic lover “

  87. Karim Sinanovic

    Karim Sinanovic

    8 dias atrás

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

    • bapjap


      5 dias atrás

      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.

  88. Steven Garcia

    Steven Garcia

    8 dias atrás

    “ Bluetooth me that song “

  89. Kiara Verona

    Kiara Verona

    8 dias atrás


  90. Alexey Savushkin

    Alexey Savushkin

    9 dias atrás

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

  91. Lucas Bitencourt

    Lucas Bitencourt

    9 dias atrás

    "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°|

  92. Sören Hagemeister

    Sören Hagemeister

    9 dias atrás

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

  93. Roux Man

    Roux Man

    9 dias atrás

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

  94. Koshteg


    9 dias atrás

    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.

  95. SC Styles

    SC Styles

    9 dias atrás

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

    • Swiatlocien


      5 dias atrás

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

  96. Stefano Pedretti

    Stefano Pedretti

    9 dias atrás

    When Italy was rocking the scene ✔️✔️

  97. mgmg


    9 dias atrás

    aHA! KNEW it was a harmonizer!

  98. Nick Dansie

    Nick Dansie

    10 dias atrás

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

  99. biskitz86913


    10 dias atrás

    "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"

  100. Money Over Bitches

    Money Over Bitches

    10 dias atrás

    90's trash music

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