“Blue (Da Ba Dee)” by Eiffel 65

The song “Blue (Da Ba Dee)” by Eiffel 65 was written to depict how a person picked their lifestyles and their overall outlook of life on a daily basis. “Blue” is a story of a little guy who lives in a blue world and everything he sees is blue just like him. 

Is “Blue (Da Ba Dee)” about depression?

Different colors have represented different emotions over time but the color blue has been attributed to the feeling of sadness which makes this song possibly about depression.

The song’s opening lyrics show that he’s not just talking about how he feels inside or outside but also what the world and everything about the world looks like to him. How he feels about the world. It sounds like the whole world is blue to him…a cold cruel world filled with sadness.

He does not stop there. He goes on to talk about his blue house with a blue window. Also, he talks of blue clothes being all he wears. Furthermore, he talks about the trees and streets being blue. This means even his clothes depress him. 

He’s depressed at home and sad when he looks through the window because all he sees are sad trees and sad streets. He mentions that he does have a girlfriend but she’s so blue too. This means his girlfriend also makes him sad or is as sad as he is. He states that all the people around him are same. ..as blue as him too.

This brings us to the realization that everything in his life is blue including the very words he speaks and his feelings within him. 

“I’m blue
Da ba dee da ba di
Da ba dee da ba di”

Who wrote “Blue (Da Ba Dee)”?

This hit song from Eiffel 65 was penned by two of its members Maurizio Lobina and Jeffrey Jey. Lobina and Jey received assistance penning this classic from songwriter Massimo Gabutti.

Note: In addition to co-writing this tune, Eiffel 65’s Lobina also produced it by teaming up with music producer Gabry Ponte.

Song’s Release Date

Eiffel 65 released this classic of theirs for the first time in October of 1998. It was Eiffel 65’s first single from their maiden album entitled “Europop”.

“Blue (Da Ba Dee)” was very successful

 This classic went on to become Eiffel 65’s most successful single. A year after its release, it flew to the number 1 spot in many countries globally. Some of these countries include:

  • France
  • United Kingdom
  • Canada
  • Germany
  • Finland
  • Greece

On America’s famed Billboard Hot 100, it managed to make it to #6. This Billboard success happened somewhere in 2000. Furthermore, this song earned Eiffel 65 a Grammy nomination at the 43rd Grammys in 2001. It was nominated in the category of the “Best Dance Recording”.

In 2022, David Guetta and Bebe Rexha heavily sampled this song in their hit single titled “I’m Good (Blue)“.

21 Responses

  1. Lebron James says:

    i almost started crying when i read this

    • Dennis Rodman says:

      dont cry man ur the king of basketball

    • Star says:

      The song came out I was still a kid it’s so I didn’t think of this song as that deep but my dad’s like you remember when we had Rose glasses and it just happened that at that time I had blue glasses so I say yeah I see everything almost everything is blue so to me it was just about seeing everything through my glasses was blue and everything look blue it was just simple and easy this took it to like a representation that I haven’t read anywhere else really like a lot of people have said this it’s a lot of lot of people back and forth with this song might truly mean I mean you could look at it in that light or you can look at it as a happy way like can you imagine a world where everything the same color no it wouldn’t be as pretty if you’ve ever had Rose colored glasses or you ever had blue or you ever had the night glasses the world looks different through them

  2. Annon says:

    I honestly think the main meaning behind the song is ” here, kids this is what doing drugs does to your brain”, but add a little depression to an average human and they normally turn to drugs anyway. As harsh as my comment may be, it is a sad truth. hell by the age of 13 my father with sole custody decided his drugs were worth marrying a rando and letting her abuse me. And my dad was only into pot when I met him for the first time. Now? No telling, and he was actually smart and kind at first so it was either drugs or laziness, and after viewing the official video on youtube, I am fully convince he was on some sort of heavy acid trip to think of even half of that. Also he made A hit by singing absolute gibberish while playing a catchy tune. WHO GETS THAT LUCKY?

    • Anonymous says:

      I’m sorry for what you had to go through. I do think Effiel 65 knew what they were doing tho. They had numerous songwriters, the gibberish has to be intentional

  3. Cinimonrol says:

    Nostolgia is slapping me in the face with this song right now- :’D

  4. Bad Influence says:

    I thought he was singing “I’m blue, I will bleed, I will die.” I was told once it was the original lyrics, but they changed it.

  5. Anonymous says:

    My mother in law ruined this song for me by pointing out that “Da ba dee da ba di“ sounds like “I’m in need of a guy.” Now that’s all I hear in that song.

  6. Donkasarus says:

    It’s stuck in my head and I think he says when he’s green he will bleed or die idk

  7. Anonymous says:

    I do think that is actually what they meant being blue is being depressed and the daba dee daba di sounds like one of those songs people play and say what you hear is how you feel well in my opinion they are saying it that way to sublimally say they are depressed and will bleed and will die, so it sounds more like a suicide note in a song with hidden meaning

  8. Dirko says:

    I’m good feeling fine uses exactly the same tune

  9. Dirko says:

    Exactly the same tune behind I’m feeling good

  10. Anonymous says:

    I’m blue if I was green I would die

  11. Dawn says:

    i always heard “iwas , Mean, I should die”

  12. Lamar Jackson says:

    Eiffel 65 raking in the royalties right now (:

  13. 77 says:

    Omg, trodde aldrig att denna låt var så sorglig!?

  14. Anonymous says:

    I think the song is about smurfs ”I’m blue daba dee daba di”

  15. Alan Perez says:

    I believe that the song is about a guy who got infected by HIV aids and was struggling with depression… On that hook “I’m blue da ba Dee…”
    I seam to think it is subliminally chanting “I m blue, I believe I been dieing, I believe I been dying”. Well that’s what my creative mind though the song was about… But definitely knew it had lost to do with Depression I just went deep into deciphering that da ba Dee part… I don’t know what it means but that’s what I concluded…
    If anyone knows what it really is or thinks the same as I do let me know

  16. womenlover69 says:

    idk why but listening to this song just makes me the opposite of blue tbh

  17. Joe mamam says:

    I’m blue da ba dee ba da die da ba see da ba deee ba da dieeeee

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