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Best and Worst Robot Music Videos & Story Behind My Next Song

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I’m writing my next song based on the short film “Tears of Steal” (watch 12 minute film below). Its about a woman with bionic implants that gets her heart hurt when she is rejected by her boyfriend because of her “handicap”. Her pain turns to anger and revenge. She builds a robot army over a 40 year period and takes out her suffering on the earth. Then there is a moment of impromptu love and kindness that brings some resolution, but I wont spoil it : )

So while doing research for this song I came upon the “best and worst” videos about robots. I hope you enjoy the fun of discovering these as much as I did!

Robots are very popular in science fiction books and films and inevitably make their way into music videos. Despite the fact that movies like The Terminator and The Matrix foretell a time when machines overrun humans, people love them. Robots are fun and interesting creations that can be as fascinating as they are scary. Given the sheer robotic entertainment value, even the worst videos mentioned here are still amusing. The best have high production quality and real innovative artistry.

The Best


All Is Full of Love” by Björk

This is an award winning and Grammy nominated music video. The special effects are stunning. For a robot video it is very risque! The lyrics are beautiful and meaningful too. Leave it to Björk to push the boundaries on many fronts in one work of art. Even though they look like the androids from the film I, Robot there is supposedly no connection.

Amethyst Caverns Soundtrack

This one is for a tune on the soundtrack of a video game called Shatter. The high quality filming, cute robots and clever special effects make this one of the best robot music videos on YouTube. Oh and let’s not forget the cool factor of the massive boom box. The story here is that the little robots are searching the city for their power source, which is sound. This track by Jeramiah “Module” Ross is available on iTunes.

The Worst


Daft Punk Fan Video for  “Harder, Better, Faster, Stronger

The robotic vocal on this song must have been the inspiration for this fan-made video. Despite the amateurish filming and costume, plenty of people like this. Sure, it’s bad but the home-made robot is endearing. Plus this is an awesome tune. Watch until the end when the robot starts to boogie.

Flight of the Conchords: Robot Song

This video shows that Robots are so cool—even one of the worst videos like this are still entertaining. The guys from HBO’s Flight of the Conchords are in terrible costumes singing lyrics with a Terminator man vs. machine theme. Let’s not be too hard on them as this is really meant to be a comedy skit.

There aren’t all that many music videos with robots on YouTube worth mentioning. Sure, many have a robot in them somewhere, but the aim was to find videos that feature them. Were there any missed here? Are these four videos all that good or bad?

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