Europop (album)

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.

Europop
Eiffel 65-Europop.jpg
Studio album by
ReleasedNovember 22, 1999 (1999-11-22)
RecordedSeptember 1998 – October 1999
Genre
Length65:35
Label
Producer
  • Massimo Gabutti
  • Luciano Zacchet
Eiffel 65 chronology
Europop
(1999)
Contact!
(2001)
Alternative cover
Eiffel 65 Europop CD cover.JPG
Singles from Europop
  1. "Blue (Da Ba Dee)"
    Released: 7 October 1998
  2. "Too Much of Heaven"
    Released: 11 May 1999
  3. "Move Your Body"
    Released: 30 November 1999
  4. "My Console"
    Released: 1999/2000

BackgroundEdit

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]

SoundEdit

The album features pitch-corrected vocals and Euro disco beats throughout.[2] Despite hailing from Italy, Eiffel 65 perform all the songs on this album in English. The song "Now is Forever", samples Depeche Mode's "Behind the Wheel" intro wheel effect.

ReceptionEdit

Professional ratings
Review scores
SourceRating
Allmusic     [3]
Entertainment WeeklyC+[4]
Los Angeles Daily News    [5]
PopMatters(8/10)[2]
Rolling Stone     [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.

Track listingEdit

Original issue
No.TitleLength
1."Too Much of Heaven" (album mix)5:17
2."Dub In Life" (album edit)3:57
3."Blue (Da Ba Dee)" (DJ Gabry Ponte radio edit)4:43
4."Living in a Bubble" (album mix)5:03
5."Move Your Body" (DJ Gabry Ponte original radio edit)4:28
6."My Console" (DJ Gabry Ponte Console mix)4:13
7."Your Clown" (Slow mix)4:09
8."Another Race" (album edit)4:34
9."The Edge" (album mix)4:20
10."Now Is Forever" (Electronic Ballad mix)5:44
11."Silicon World" (Main mix)4:31
12."Europop" (Album Kraft mix)5:26
13."Hyperlink (Deep Down)" (album cut)4:57
US version
No.TitleLength
1."Blue (Da Ba Dee)" (radio edit)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)4:46
Australian Bonus Disk
No.TitleLength
1."Nick Skitz Eiffel 65 Megamix"7:35
2."Blue (Da Ba Dee)" (extended mix)6:29
3."Blue (Da Ba Dee)" (Molinaro Parade German cut)2:48
4."Blue (Da Ba Dee)" (TJM Bluemax 04 Extension remix)6:37
5."Move Your Body" (Paris remix)7:04
6."Move Your Body" (Claywork remix)6:28
7."Europop" (Parade mix)5:14

Later samplesEdit

ChartsEdit

ChartsEdit

WeeklyEdit

Chart (1999–2000) Peak
position
Australian Albums (ARIA)[7] 18
Austrian Albums (Ö3 Austria)[8] 16
Canadian Albums Chart[9] 5
Danish Albums (Hitlisten)[10] 7
European Album Chart (European Top 100 Albums) 18
Finnish Albums (Suomen virallinen lista)[11] 8
French Albums (SNEP)[12] 6
German Albums (Offizielle Top 100)[13] 37
Irish Albums (IRMA)[14] 38
Italian Albums (FIMI)[15] 13
New Zealand Albums (RMNZ)[16] 4
Portuguese Albums (AFP)[17] 6
Swiss Albums (Schweizer Hitparade)[18] 19
UK Albums (OCC)[19] 12
US Billboard 200[20] 4

CertificationsEdit

Region Certification Certified units/sales
Argentina (CAPIF)[26] Gold 30,000^
Australia (ARIA)[27] Gold 35,000^
Canada (Music Canada)[28] Platinum 100,000^
Denmark (IFPI Denmark)[29] Gold 25,000^
Finland (Musiikkituottajat)[30] Gold 21,712[30]
Hungary (MAHASZ)[31] Gold  
New Zealand (RMNZ)[32] Platinum 15,000^
Poland (ZPAV)[33] Gold 50,000*
United States (RIAA)[34] 2× Platinum 2,000,000^

^shipments figures based on certification alone

ReferencesEdit

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  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. Archived April 19, 2008, at the Wayback Machine
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  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. Check date values in: |date= (help); Missing or empty |title= (help)
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  14. ^ "GFK Chart-Track Albums: Week 9, 2000". Chart-Track. IRMA. Retrieved 29 June 2014.
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  17. ^ Billboard. Nielsen Business Media. 112 (12): 53. Hits of the World: Portugal (Portugal/AFP) 02/29/00. ISSN 0006-2510. Check date values in: |date= (help); Missing or empty |title= (help)
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  19. ^ "Archive Chart". Official Charts Company. Retrieved 2011-07-21.
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  21. ^ "ARIA Charts – End Of Year Charts – Top 100 Albums 2000". Australian Recording Industry Association. Retrieved 22 May 2019.
  22. ^ "Classement Albums – année 2000" (in French). Syndicat National de l'Édition Phonographique. Archived from the original on 21 September 2013. Retrieved 22 May 2019.
  23. ^ "Top Selling Albums of 2000". Official New Zealand Music Chart. Retrieved 22 May 2019.
  24. ^ "Schweizer Jahreshitparade 2000". Swiss Charts Portal (in German). Retrieved 22 May 2019.
  25. ^ "Top Billboard 200 Albums – Year-end 2000". Billboard. Retrieved 22 May 2019.
  26. ^ "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.
  27. ^ "ARIA Charts – Accreditations – 2000 Albums". Australian Recording Industry Association. Archived from the original on 10 August 2020.
  28. ^ "Canadian album certifications – Eiffel 65 – Europop". Music Canada.
  29. ^ "Listen - Danmarks Officielle Hitliste - Udarbejdet af AIM Nielsen for IFPI Danmark - Uge 13". Ekstra Bladet (in Danish). Copenhagen. 2000-04-02.
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  33. ^ "Polish album certifications – Eiffel 65 – Europop" (in Polish). Polish Society of the Phonographic Industry.
  34. ^ "American album certifications – Eiffel 65 – Europop". Recording Industry Association of America. If necessary, click Advanced, then click Format, then select Album, then click SEARCH. 

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