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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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VICE
VICE 28 dias atrás
What were the actual lyrics?
Alperen Barin
Alperen Barin Dia atrás
+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"
big boi
big boi 2 dias atrás
+forgotaboutdres accurate
Alperen Barin
Alperen Barin 3 dias atrás
II'm Blue - If I'm green, I would die - f I would be green, I would die
Man_ Bleach
Man_ Bleach 4 dias atrás
I'm blue if i was green i would die, If i was green i would i, i would beat up a guy
Marcin G.
Marcin G. 3 horas atrás
3:04 song please?!!
D-Dub !
D-Dub ! 3 horas atrás
9:10 I want the original that’s fucking siiiiick
Foudre
Foudre 4 horas atrás
...si vogliono bene dai...
Sergio Perez
Sergio Perez 9 horas atrás
@Vice I got an idea for you guys. Let's do the history of Macarena.
MARIA ANTONIETTA DAVI
MARIA ANTONIETTA DAVI 15 horas atrás
Chi e italiano metta like
Firee24 AJPW
Firee24 AJPW 19 horas atrás
I’m BLUe IF I WaS GREen I WOuLd DIE
JuniorzGT
JuniorzGT 19 horas atrás
Ooooff
Shorty2Die4
Shorty2Die4 19 horas atrás
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 23 horas atrás
I love that song
Pete Fragale
Pete Fragale Dia atrás
Please do... Razor n Guido- do it again Alice Deejay- Better off alone
Edward Byard
Edward Byard Dia 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.
James Guardiola
James Guardiola Dia atrás
You gotta do one on 5 hours that one is a classic
jdawg746
jdawg746 Dia atrás
story behind one of the most bizarre songs ever made lol
Furkan Salieh L
Furkan Salieh L Dia atrás
I looked I’m blue da at 2013.
Richard Hernandez
Do ATC around the world next pleaseeeeeeeee 🙌🙏🙏🙏🙏
Diego Castillo
Diego Castillo Dia atrás
Y tuve la fortuna de verlos en vivo en i Love Dance Mexico!!! Thank you for all Eiffel 65
Lil_gxccii _
Lil_gxccii _ Dia atrás
been listening to stuff like this since i was born which was 14 yrs ago
Audio Duran
Audio Duran Dia atrás
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
Pewdiepie shall win 2 dias atrás
Why were they not all playing together at the end
Pewdiepie shall win
Pewdiepie shall win 2 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
Pewdiepie shall win
Pewdiepie shall win 2 dias atrás
Why did the one guy start to say daba dee daba doo instead of die
Pewdiepie shall win
Pewdiepie shall win 2 dias atrás
So it needed april fools day for people to be able to laugh at the lyrics to like the song
AdrianlolXD24 :3
AdrianlolXD24 :3 2 dias atrás
If your blue your depressed like me.
pappoSCWr
pappoSCWr 2 dias atrás
goosbumps from 0:00 to the end. thank you.
U Nwokorie
U Nwokorie 2 dias atrás
I know why they were losing money. @19:02 gotta clear your sinuses sometimes
AdrianlolXD24 :3
AdrianlolXD24 :3 2 dias atrás
Wtf it says I got the feeling ima die WTF?!?!?!?!
jacob f
jacob f 2 dias atrás
i love your song "Blue (Da Ba Dee)"
harusaurus
harusaurus 2 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💙
Wesley Johnson
Wesley Johnson 2 dias atrás
This is the video that I needed in my life but I didn’t knew.
Jay C
Jay C 3 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)
Kenny ngo
Kenny ngo 3 dias atrás
@21:50 ID!????
fernando torres torres
Good story!!!
Nia Pogue
Nia Pogue 3 dias atrás
my brother is starting to talk and he hears this song, and says im boo. *;3*
Sito Saprino
Sito Saprino 3 dias atrás
Can you make this song as documentary movie?
Jan_Shane
Jan_Shane 3 dias atrás
those guys seem to be so nice
TechnoMulen
TechnoMulen 3 dias atrás
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 3 dias atrás
Beautiful
James Ring
James Ring 3 dias atrás
Nice lip syncing 23:40
Peasnug
Peasnug 3 dias atrás
Keef jo
Sean Norman
Sean Norman 3 dias atrás
My ex-girlfriend actually did Shuffle dance to the music...
Gamer Boi
Gamer Boi 3 dias atrás
Can you please do Daft Punk documentary
Chris Rogers
Chris Rogers 2 dias atrás
That would be awesome.
dantheman1998
dantheman1998 3 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.
A Happy Life
A Happy Life 3 dias atrás
I need a dee d Jackson documentary “automatic lover “
Karim Sinanovic
Karim Sinanovic 4 dias atrás
So they feuded because they didn't think Gabry made any real contribution... And Gabry ended up being the most famous
bapjap
bapjap Dia 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.
Steven Garcia
Steven Garcia 4 dias atrás
“ Bluetooth me that song “
Kiara Verona
Kiara Verona 4 dias atrás
LA MIA ADOLESCENZA 😍
Alexey Savushkin
Alexey Savushkin 4 dias atrás
Thank you! Hope to see stories about other good songs too!
Lucas Bitencourt
Lucas Bitencourt 5 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°|
Sören Hagemeister
Sören Hagemeister 5 dias atrás
I Love this Song so much it's one of the best on the world.
Roux Man
Roux Man 5 dias atrás
I got a ad about the 10 year challenge and the song was made 2009 now it’s 2019
Koshteg
Koshteg 5 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.
SC Styles
SC Styles 5 dias atrás
We need the story of Around the World (La La La La La) by ATC
Swiatlocien
Swiatlocien Dia 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.
Stefano Pedretti
Stefano Pedretti 5 dias atrás
When Italy was rocking the scene ✔️✔️
mgmg
mgmg 5 dias atrás
aHA! KNEW it was a harmonizer!
Nick Dansie
Nick Dansie 5 dias atrás
I wa green I wou die (da ba Dee da ba die)
biskitz86913
biskitz86913 5 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"
Money Over Bitches
Money Over Bitches 5 dias atrás
90's trash music
iron tailed kid
iron tailed kid 5 dias atrás
Who else went and watched im blue again
Insane GodFP
Insane GodFP 5 dias atrás
It’s a story about a song that is a story???
Michael Streich
Michael Streich 5 dias atrás
Do a video on Alice Deejay "Better off alone"
Citizenshane81
Citizenshane81 5 dias atrás
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!
Bob Marley
Bob Marley 5 dias atrás
Why do I feel like my life is complete
EJ M
EJ M 6 dias atrás
@13:13 what is her name? Damn I remember thinking she was hot ass hell.
Matteo Sabato
Matteo Sabato 6 dias atrás
TORINO
Drew
Drew 6 dias atrás
This reminds me of my earliest experiences with computers and the internet.....napster.
andrex99 Channel
andrex99 Channel 6 dias atrás
Ma sono italiani????
Valerie Cumming
Valerie Cumming 6 dias atrás
God, Gabry is sexy.
miketalife
miketalife 6 dias atrás
BRAAAVIIIIIII ! ! ! !
Alexandria Sanders
Alexandria Sanders 6 dias atrás
Man I remember when the video had dropped😅 that song was made for me!
NurSpass
NurSpass 6 dias atrás
Well done
Mountain Prairie West
Mountain Prairie West 6 dias atrás
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 ❤
Daniel Memedoza
Daniel Memedoza 6 dias atrás
It’s one of the greatest Songs and memes in pop culture history 😂
Oliver S
Oliver S 6 dias atrás
Great Documentary! I learned more than my pop music class
zero sassy
zero sassy 6 dias atrás
omg i'm so freaking happy to see them again
DJ Trevi
DJ Trevi 6 dias atrás
So the song is not about blue balls? I'm confused?
Brae Torr
Brae Torr 6 dias atrás
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
Justin Anthony Berru
Justin Anthony Berru 7 dias atrás
You guys gotta make a story of " magic box - if you"
roger guerrero amezquita
i was 18 year old damn im old
Luca Brambilla
Luca Brambilla 7 dias atrás
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.
kontra treezy
kontra treezy 7 dias atrás
definitely one of the songs of the Century
Angelita Capone
Angelita Capone 7 dias atrás
A huge part of my childhood and a big part of my heart. Love you endlessly, Eiffel65 and thank you VICE for this gem ❤️
Martin Bond
Martin Bond 7 dias atrás
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 😅🤣😂
*Good Vibes*
*Good Vibes* 7 dias atrás
One of the strangest songs I have ever heard
Die Univercity
Die Univercity 7 dias atrás
DO DARUDE STORM NEXT
Mr.EpikGames
Mr.EpikGames 7 dias atrás
0:41 "That's when it really _blue_ up"
Jocelyn Cooley
Jocelyn Cooley 7 dias atrás
This is important to me
Maasgate
Maasgate 7 dias atrás
I love this Song so much🎛🎹🎛👍
Toady en cai Erik paul
1april
Toady en cai Erik paul
Vanished 1991 in Amsterdam
Toady en cai Erik paul
Bye bye
MURRYCHOOCK
MURRYCHOOCK 7 dias atrás
It's nice to see they talk each other after 20 years and they knew how to take advantage of their shares
Kaki Kerol
Kaki Kerol 7 dias atrás
23:15....it is important to always remember this..
Aaron Joshua Petalio Sarsona De Guzman
So listen up here's the story about a little that leaves in the blue WORLD in all day and all night and everything he seem he just like him inside and outside (so) blue his house and the blue little window and blue Correct and everything is blue for him and he's self and everybody's around and he ain't got nobody to listen (listen) 3x
james cacetada
james cacetada 7 dias atrás
In portuguese, please😔😔
Adonis Fernández
Adonis Fernández 7 dias atrás
I spend more time hearing that song that the time it took to them to make it.
Haroun Ben
Haroun Ben 7 dias atrás
Amazing! It's all started by giving credits to who deserves it!
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