“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.
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:
- United Kingdom
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”.