"Blue (Da Ba Dee)" is a song by Italian group Eiffel 65. It was released in October 1998 as the lead single from their debut album Europop (1999). The song is the group's most popular single, reaching number one in many countries such as Ireland, the United Kingdom, the Netherlands, France, Sweden, Switzerland, New Zealand, Norway, Australia, and Germany, as well as reaching No. 6 on the Billboard Hot 100 in the United States. In the United Kingdom, the song originally entered the Top 40 purely on import sales. It was only the third single to do this. The song also received a Grammy Award nomination for Best Dance Recording at the 2001 Grammy Awards.
Blue, written by Eiffel 65 lead singer Jeffrey Jey, keyboardist Maurizio Lobina, and producer Massimo Gabutti, was inspired from group member Maurizio Lobina's composed opening piano hook. The producers of the song then came up with the idea for a dance song. Jey stated his inspiration for the lyrics were on how a person picked his lifestyle. The color blue as the main topic of the song was picked at random, with Lobina telling him to write nonsensical lyrics. Lobina came up with the "da ba dee" hook at the end of this line.
Eiffel 65 are an Italian three-piece Italo dance/Eurodance group consisting of Jeffrey Jey, Gabry Ponte and Maurizio Lobina. They are known chiefly for their high-charting singles, "Blue (Da Ba Dee)" and "Move Your Body", and their 1999 studio album Europop. Their next two albums, Contact! (2001) and their 2003 self-titled album, did not have much international success, but still managed to chart in Italy.
I'm Blue (Da Ba Dee) - Misheard lyrics