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Robot Rock
Robot Rock
"Robot Rock" single cover art.
Single by Daft Punk
Album Human After All
Release April 11, 2005
Duration 4:47 (Album version)
3:06 (Radio edit)
Label Virgin Records
Writer(s) Thomas Bangalter
Guy-Manuel de Homem-Christo
Kae Williams
Producer(s) Daft Punk
Daft Punk singles chronology
2003
"Something About Us"
2005
"Robot Rock"
2005
"Technologic"

"Robot Rock" is the third track and the first single from Daft Punk's third studio album Human After All. It was released on April 11, 2005.

The song is built around a sample of "Release the Beast" by Breakwater, intertwined with a robotic voice chanting "Rock. Robot Rock."

A mix made by Daft Punk was released in the album Human After All: Remixes, entitled "Robot Rock (Maximum Overdrive) in which the original song is heavily looped. Conceding with release of the album, a music video for the remix was created as well.

The track was also used as the opening of the Alive 2006/2007 tour, alongside of the Homework track, "Oh Yeah"; elements from "Robot Rock (Maximum Overdrive)" were also used. no.

Music videoEdit

The music video, directed by Daft Punk themselves, features Daft Punk performing the song on a heavily light stage, with various televisions emblazoned with the Daft Punk logo surrounding them. Guy-Manuel de Homem-Christo plays the drums, while Thomas Bangalter plays the guitar featured on the "Robot Rock" single cover.

Robot Rock (Maximum Overdrive Daft Punk mix)Edit

A music video was also made for the Daft Punk remix of the song.

The video features Daft Punk themselves, with the same instruments, playing instruments in front of a green screen while video "echo" effects are in the background. The entire video is in black and white


CD single
No. Title Length
1. "Robot Rock" (Radio Edit)  
2. "Robot Rock" (Soulwax Remix)  
3. "Robot Rock" (Maximum Overdrive)  
4. "Robot Rock"  
12" single
No. Title Length
1. "Robot Rock"  
2. "Robot Rock" (Soulwax Remix)  
3. "Robot Rock" (Maximum Overdrive)  
4. "Rockapella"  

Samples usedEdit

  • "Release the Beast" by Breakwater

Reception Edit

Many critics said the song was overly repetitive, without building to anything, one critic compared it to "A poor man's Aerodynamic"

Other media Edit

The song was indirectly sampled in the song "Rock It" by Sub Focus.
It was used in the movie Iron Man 2, playing for a short moment while the character Tony Stark is fighting Rhodes.

External links Edit


Human After All
Previous song
"The Prime Time of Your Life"
Robot Rock Next song
"Steam Machine"


Musique Vol. 1 (1993-2005)
Previous song
"Something About Us"
Robot Rock Next song
"Technologic"
(Radit Edit)


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