Robots have been used heavily in military and industrial applications for decades, but now they're becoming more ingrained into our everyday lives. Companies like iRobot
are now building and marketing robots directly to the consumer. Science fiction has driven our fascination with robots, and considering the large numbers of musicians who happen to be sci-fi fans, it's no wonder that we have a plethora of great robot songs to choose from. For this playlist I wanted to choose songs whose theme centered around a robot, or were fully inspired by them. Not just a song that mentions a robot in passing, but that really take the subject to heart. After finding about 30 tracks that fit this criteria I set to selecting my top 10 picks based on quality, cultural impact and/or critical acclaim. I then ordered them starting with the very best.
What's your favorite robot song?
Top 10 Songs About Robots
1. Paranoid Android - Radiohead
2. Yoshimi Battles The Pink Robots Part 1 - The Flaming Lips
3. Jed The Humanoid - Grandaddy
4. Mr. Roboto - Styx
5. The Body Electric - Rush
6. Mechanical Man - The Folk Implosion
7. We Are 138 - Misfits
8. Monkey Vs. Robot - James Kochalka Superstar
9. I Robot - Alan Parsons Project
10. The Robots - Kraftwerk
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