What is Great about Eiffel 65 – Blue (Da Ba Dee)
WHAT IS BLUE (DA BA DEE)?
Blue is one of the tracks by the Eiffel 65, which is an Italian music group. The song was released on January 15, 1999, as the main single for the group’s debut album entitled Europop. This track has become Eiffel 65’s most famous single. In fact, it becomes number 1 in several countries including the United Kingdome, Ireland, France, Netherlands, Sweden, Finland, Norway, Australia, and Switzerland. In the United States Billboard Hot 100, it was able to land the spot of number 6. Added to that, Blue (Da Ba Dee) was awarded a Grammy Award nomination for the Best Dancing Recording in 2001.
WHAT IS THE SINGLE ALL ABOUT?
“Yo listen up here’s a story,
About a little guy that lives in a blue world,
And all day and all night and everything he sees,
Is just blue like him inside and outside.”
There are lots of meaning to the word Blue. The lead singer couldn’t be just talking about the color Blue. Although yeah, the music video did show real blue men, there are still other things blue refers to. If we think of the word, it means sadness or being down, and the first verse clear depicts a very consuming depression caused by the cruel suffocation of modern reality. It’s not that everything the lead singer sees is blue, but our world alone, and not his own very soul, is poisoned.
Do you see how the small blue guy is expanding the engulfing blueness of his reality in every part of his life? The house, his home, is now fully blue, and that includes his one and only window. The blue window alone is disturbing since we all know that it’s supposed to be a part of the house that allows us to clearly see the outside world. Maybe, the blue window represents how he looks at himself. You can also notice that the blue man does have a girlfriend, but like everything he has, she’s blue.
The music video also commences with the Eiffel 65 members’ faces displayed on television screens. There are a lot of things you can interpret this part alone. But it is somewhat showing how the group feels encased with the attention they get from the media.
There are many confusing imageries in the video. First of all, you see the little blue men and the group having a combat with each other, but at some point, you can also see how they enjoy the Eiffel 65 playing the music. You can also see how they were able to escape the little men, but during their exit from the planet, the blue men seem to want them back with a gigantic blue sign on its planet saying “, PLEASE COME BACK”.
Don’t let anyone tell you that this Eurodance is sh*tty, annoying, nonsense, and badly created pop music. Blue is a hymn to the everlasting yearning, the feeling of being alone that by some means unifies us all.