Review: Eiffel 65 – Blue (Da Ba Dee) (Pop)

This review covers the pop track Eiffel 65 – Blue (Da Ba Dee).

This track was released in 1999 on the album Europop.

A major component of the track was the vocals. There was some vocoding on occasion which was something of a novelty back in the late 90’s to early 2000’s mainstream music. It does work pretty well for the overall sound of this track.

The dance style piano also worked quite well in giving this track some personality. They often hit the chords nicely right at particular parts of the lyrics that just adds a finishing touch to particular lyrics.

The bassline throughout the track also worked quite well. Don’t have any real complaints about that.

My only complaints about this track, however, revolve around the lyrics. Some of them were a little bit too cliche for my tastes. While not painfully so, there was a subtle cringe factor involved for me. The other complain also revolves around lyrics in that some of the vocoding made the vocals surprisingly difficult to understand. On a brighter side, the lyrics do paint a much more in-depth storyline then I was expecting. Since the track manages to make this work, that aspect gets a thumbs up.

Overall, I’ve learned over the last few years to cringe at the notion of pop music. While there are a few bright spots here and there, this genre more often then not takes up huge portions of my top 10 worst music tracks of the year. This one surprised me in that it wasn’t completely horrible. In fact, it can be quit catchy in spite of its flaws. A pretty good track overall.


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