Europop (album)

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Europop
Studio album by Eiffel 65
Released 22 November 1999
Recorded 1998-January 1999
Genre Eurodance, Italo dance
Length 65:26
Label Bliss, Universal, Republic
Producer Massimo Gabutti, Luciano Zacchet
Eiffel 65 chronology
Europop
(1999)
Contact!
(2001)
Alternative cover
"Forever" cover
Singles from Europop
  1. "Blue (Da Ba Dee)"
    Released: 1998
  2. "Move Your Body"
    Released: 1999
  3. "Too Much of Heaven"
    Released: May 11, 1999
  4. "My Console"
    Released: 2000

Europop is the debut album by Italian electronic group Eiffel 65. The album was released in 1999 as under Bliss Corporation and Universal Records and Republic Music (Universal and Republic would merge to Universal Republic). The album is most notable for the group's two biggest hits: "Blue (Da Ba Dee)" and "Move Your Body", which topped the charts worldwide.

Background[edit]

Jey said about the title of Europop:

"The meaning of Euro pop actually, you can split this into Euro and pop. With Euro, we're meaning a gathering of different dance, European cultures. So we're talking about trip hop coming from the U.K., techno from Germany, we're talking about dance from Italy. It's all blended together. In fact, the different tracks have a different kind of dance situation as a bottom arrangement. And pop means that there's always a song on it. So that's exactly what we're saying, Euro pop and songs put onto a European dance situation."[1]

Sound[edit]

The album features pitch-corrected vocals and Euro disco beats throughout.[2] Despite hailing from Italy, Eiffel 65 performs all songs on this album in English.

Reception[edit]

Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
Allmusic 3/5 stars[3]
Entertainment Weekly C+[4]
Los Angeles Daily News 2.5/4 stars[5]
PopMatters (8/10)[2]
Rolling Stone 3/5 stars[6]

The album peaked at number four on the Billboard 200 in the United States, and the song "Blue (Da Ba Dee)" peaked at number six on the Billboard Hot 100, impressive for an EDM song at the time of its release. In February 2000, the album was certified two-times platinum by the Recording Industry Association of America (RIAA) for shipments of two million copies in the US. In a list of the 100 greatest albums of the 1990s by Channel 4, Europop came out at number 1 on the list.

Track listing[edit]

No. Title Length
1. "Blue (Da Ba Dee)"   3:29
2. "Too Much of Heaven"   5:17
3. "Dub in Life"   3:57
4. "Living in a Bubble" (feat. Papa Winnie) 5:03
5. "Move Your Body"   4:28
6. "My Console"   4:13
7. "Your Clown"   4:09
8. "Another Race"   4:34
9. "The Edge"   4:20
10. "Now Is Forever"   5:44
11. "Silicon World"   4:31
12. "Europop"   5:28
13. "Hyperlink (Deep Down)"   4:57
14. "Blue (Da Ba Dee)" (extended mix) 4:43

Later samples[edit]

Charts and certifications[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Worldbeat: People of Mali Enjoy Rich Soundscape; Eiffel 65 Takes 'Euro Pop' to the Top; Smashing Pumpkins Begin New Chapter in New Millennium". CNN Transcript. CNN. April 2, 2000. Retrieved September 10, 2013. 
  2. ^ a b Massey, Chris. Eiffel 65: Europop. PopMatters.
  3. ^ F. Promis, Jose. Eiffel 65 - Europop. Allmusic.
  4. ^ "Music Review: Europop, by Eiffel 65". Entertainment Weekly. 2000-02-18. 
  5. ^ Shuster, Fred (28 January 2000). "Sound Check". Los Angeles Daily News Archived at The Free Library. Retrieved 21 June 2013. 
  6. ^ Eiffel 65 - Europop Album review. Rolling Stone.[dead link]
  7. ^ "Eiffel 65 – Europop". Australiancharts.com. Hung Medien. Retrieved 4 June 2013.
  8. ^ "Eiffel 65 - Europop" (in German). Austriancharts.at. Hung Medien. Retrieved 4 June 2013.
  9. ^ "Eiffel 65 Album & Song Chart History". Canadian Albums Chart for Eiffel 65. Prometheus Global Media. Retrieved 2011-07-21. 
  10. ^ Billboard (Nielsen Business Media) 112 (12): 53. Hits of the World: Denmark (IFPI/Nielsen Marketing Research) 03/04/00. ISSN 0006-2510. 
  11. ^ "Eiffel 65: Europop" (in Finnish). Musiikkituottajat – IFPI Finland. Retrieved 4 June 2013.
  12. ^ "Eiffel 65 – Europop". Lescharts.com. Hung Medien. Retrieved 4 June 2013.
  13. ^ "Eiffel 65 – Europop". Officialcharts.de. GfK Entertainment. Retrieved 29 June 2014.
  14. ^ "GFK Chart-Track". Chart-Track.co.uk. GFK Chart-Track. IRMA. Retrieved 29 June 2014.
  15. ^ "Eiffel 65 – Europop". Italiancharts.com. Hung Medien. Retrieved 4 June 2013.
  16. ^ "Eiffel 65 – Europop". Charts.org.nz. Hung Medien. Retrieved 4 June 2013.
  17. ^ Billboard (Nielsen Business Media) 112 (12): 53. Hits of the World: Portugal (Portugal/AFP) 02/29/00. ISSN 0006-2510. 
  18. ^ "Eiffel 65 – Europop". Swisscharts.com. Hung Medien. Retrieved 4 June 2013.
  19. ^ "Archive Chart". UK Albums Chart. The Official Charts Company. Retrieved 2011-07-21. 
  20. ^ "Eiffel 65 Album & Song Chart History". Billboard 200 for Eiffel 65. Prometheus Global Media. Retrieved 2011-07-21. 
  21. ^ "Discos de oro y platino" (in Spanish). Cámara Argentina de Productores de Fonogramas y Videogramas. Archived from the original on 6 July 2011. Retrieved 15 August 2012. 
  22. ^ "ARIA Charts – Accreditations – 2000 Albums". Australian Recording Industry Association. 
  23. ^ a b The first web page presents the sales figures, the second presents the certification limits:
  24. ^ "New Zealand album certifications – Eiffel 65 – Europop". Recording Industry Association of New Zealand. 
  25. ^ "Polish album certifications – Eiffel 65 – Europop" (in Polish). Polish Producers of Audio and Video (ZPAV). 
  26. ^ "American album certifications – Eiffel 65 – Europop". Recording Industry Association of America.  If necessary, click Advanced, then click Format, then select Album, then click SEARCH
  27. ^ "Canadian album certifications – Eiffel 65 – Europop". Music Canada. 

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