Blue (Da Ba Dee) – Eiffel 65

The one where a Europop dance group develop a severe case of Stockholm syndrome.
Released 1999.

Do you remember that time in the 90s when we were all like, ‘Graphics. Graphics are cool’ even when they weren’t? Kind of like my woeful ‘photoshopping’ on this blog. Anyway, I suspect this music video is the peak of that period.

I feel like Blue (Da Ba Dee) is a good third post as it relates to the previous two videos – rounding out some kind of trilogy with a song that encompasses both a nonsensical chorus with spaceships.

The story begins as a spaceship kidnaps a member of Eiffel 65 mid-concert, revealing appropriately coloured blue aliens head banging along to the song. Headbanging aliens into Europop, not even Will Smith in Men in Black saw that one coming. The leftover members of Eiffel 65, presumably the ones not important enough to kidnap, summon their own spaceship – the one that’s just casually lying around (Europop dance groups have their own spaceship, don’t you know). Ignoring their fans, they fly off in search of their kidnapped comrade. Their fans, however, are continuing to dance completely oblivious of the fact their band has abandoned them.

Meanwhile, the headbanging aliens are on their way to their home planet. Not sure what kind of worth the alien on the left is considering it is mindlessly bashing his instruments (not a euphemism) – much along the lines when my computer freezes and think tapping the keyboard aggressively will make it work.

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“Bob, seriously, my screen keeps freezing and my emails won’t send.”

Thankfully, residual members of Eiffel 65 swiftly catch up to the aliens. It’s only a 3.39 min music video to be fair. And what do you do when aliens have stolen your bandmate? You make this face:

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Eiffel 65 land on base just as Jeffrey (that’s the kidnapped members name, I totally looked it up #research) is being transported from the spaceship with some ULTRA SASSY LOOKING GUARDS.

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“I’m a model, you know what I mean, and I do my little turn on the catwalk…” Wait, wrong 90s song.

They bring Jeffrey on stage and it takes him nearly 20 seconds (I counted) to realise that his band members are nowhere to be found and instead there is an audience of blue aliens raving along. I know stage lights are bright but this is just ridiculous.

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*Insert Avatar joke here*

It begs the question though, why did the aliens only steal one member of Eiffel 65? Why were the others not good enough? I feel like the reason they are attacking the aliens so aggressively is not because they are trying to save their friend, but because of a subconscious jealousy that they weren’t deemed crucial enough to be kidnapped as well. Welcome to Basic 90s Pop Psychology 101.

Jealous or no, the remainder of Eiffel 65 manage to save Jeffrey from his fate – all without oxygen masks, obviously. They manage to finally get away only for the aliens to put out a massive sign ‘PLEASE COME BACK.’

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To be honest I think the aliens lost because they carried hair dryers for weapons

Perhaps it was their cutesy blue heads, or their willingness to learn all the lyrics to the song, or the fact they said ‘please’ but Eiffel 65 inexplicably feel sorry for their captors, and exhibiting a severe case of Stockholm Syndrome, they head back to perform to the heaving crowd of aliens, all being forgiven. It’s a happy ending for everyone. Oh, except for these dudes:

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P.S To whoever is responsible for a still of the scene below to come up under the google image search for Blue (Da Ba Dee) – there is a special place in hell for you.

Blue Da Ba Dee

“I’m blue da ba dee.”

One comment

  1. Alex's Crazy Stupid Blog · April 23, 2016

    I like this song more than I did back then. Largely because at the time, it stopped S Club 7 from getting their second #1 (it held ‘S Club Party’ off the top here in the UK)!

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