"Eiffel 65" is an Italian electronic/eurodance 3-piece group, formed in the late 90's and best known for their international hit "Blue (Da Ba Dee)". Their other hit singles include "Move Your Body" and "Too Much of Heaven". The name "Eiffel" was chosen randomly by a computer program and the "65" was scribbled onto their name on a demo by mistake; it was actually part of a phone number. Eiffel 65 achieved rare success in the US. Their debut single became a top 10 hit and their album a top 5 placing and sold over 2 million units. No other Italian pop or dance group before or after has ever achieved such sales in the US.
Their second album ''Contact!'' was released in 2001 and whilst it did not sell as well as Europop, it did enjoy a fair share of success in Europe. The group continued to enjoy success in their native Italy with such songs as "Viaggia Insieme a Me", "Voglia di Dance All Night", and "Cosa Resterà". In 2003, Eiffel 65 released a self-titled album, mainly in Italian.
Eiffel 65 also made 30 remixes of tracks by other artists (like S Club 7's hit single "Reach") between 1999 and 2002 and in early 2006 a remix of Yo Yo Mundi's "L'Ultimo Testimone".
|Background||group or band|
|Genre||Electronic music / Eurodance|
|Years active||1999 - 2006|
|Current members|| Jeffrey Jey|
|Past members||Gabry Ponte|