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Old 12-06-2012, 12:34 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Hello everyone.

I am clearly new to this forum, but I want to ask something of you all:

Why do you think a song like Eiffel 65's Blue (Da Ba Dee) caught on so well? Once it’s heard, it’s never forgotten, as its lasting hook, uplifting verses, and body-rocking rhythm are pure energy shot straight to the heart. It just dosen't make all that much sense to me, though. Is it the piano hook, the heavy vocoder use, or the silly lyrics? Any thoughs?

In all of my years. I have never, ever seen a song with such awful lyrics (don't get me wrong, though; the song is one of my all time favourites) that could catch on so well and get such great reception and success as a song!
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Old 12-06-2012, 04:32 PM   #2 (permalink)
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I think it's gotta be the vocoder, primarily. I feel like a lot of songs catch on because of "a sound" - and the vocals sounded pretty original back in '98. And piano always was a big hit in popular electronic music ('specially trance) then. Children had just been released by Robert Miles a couple years prior, if I remember correctly.

Also, a goofy music video.
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Old 12-12-2012, 12:35 PM   #3 (permalink)
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Repetitiveness of it
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Old 12-12-2012, 12:41 PM   #4 (permalink)
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"If I was green I would die" was the original lyric for anyone interested.
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I don't think I've ever heard of this song to be honest.
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Sorry, it's a British expression that kinda means "Come on, you can't be serious", to me at least.
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You must have been living under a rock in the 90's! Even I remember this song and I was only like 7 or 8 when it came out.
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Eiffel 65 - Blue (Da Ba Dee) (Original Video with subtitles) - YouTube

lol watching it back now, so sh1t. 90's special effects
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