When Eiffel 65 released 'Blue (Da Ba Dee),' it was a flop. They sold around 200 records, shrugged it off as a loss, and forgot about it. But in a wild turn of events, the track got picked up by a small local station before getting airplay on one of the biggest radio stations in Italy-and within days, it was steamrolling its way to becoming one of the biggest hits of the late 1990s, taking the electronic music group touring around the world as their song shot up the charts.
We met up with the members of Eiffel 65-Jeffrey Jey, Maurizio “Maury” Lobina, and Gabry Ponte-to find out the origin story behind "Blue," and hear what it was like to become international superstars in the blink of an eye. WATCH NEXT: The Story of Darude - 'Sandstorm' -- ruvideos.org/NsGrfU5buKc-video.html Click here to subscribe to VICE: bit.ly/Subscribe-to-VICE About VICE: The Definitive Guide To Enlightening Information. From every corner of the planet, our immersive, caustic, ground-breaking and often bizarre stories have changed the way people think about culture, crime, art, parties, fashion, protest, the internet and other subjects that don't even have names yet. Browse the growing library and discover corners of the world you never knew existed. Welcome to VICE. Connect with VICE: Check out our full video catalog: bit.ly/VICE-Videos Videos, daily editorial and more: vice.com More videos from the VICE network: www.fb.com/vicevideo Click here to get the best of VICE daily: bit.ly/1SquZ6v Like VICE on Facebook: fb.com/vice Follow VICE on Twitter: twitter.com/vice Follow us on Instagram: instagram.com/vice The VICE RUvideos Network: VICE: ruvideos.org/u/VICE MUNCHIES: ruvideos.org/u/MUNCHIES VICE News: ruvideos.org/u/VICENews VICELAND: ruvideos.org/u/VICELANDTV Broadly: ruvideos.org/u/Broadly Noisey: ruvideos.org/u/Noisey Motherboard: ruvideos.org/u/MotherboardTV VICE Sports: ruvideos.org/u/NOC i-D: ruvideos.org/u/iDmagazine Waypoint: ruvideos.org/u/Waypoint Entertainment