Cobrastyle

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"Cobrastyle"
Single by Teddybears featuring Mad Cobra
from the album Fresh and Soft Machine
Released 2004
Format CD/EP
Genre Alternative rock, reggae fusion
Length 2:59
Writer(s) Klas Åhlund, Joakim Åhlund, Patrick Arve, Ewart Brown, Fabian Torsson, Troy Rami, Paul Rota, David Parker, Sylvia Robinson
Teddybears featuring Mad Cobra singles chronology
"Yours to Keep"
(2004)
"Cobrastyle"
(2004)
"Hey Boy"
(2004)

"Cobrastyle" is a song performed by Teddybears, featuring vocalist Mad Cobra. The song was released on their 2004 album Fresh, and reissued on their 2006 album Soft Machine. It was released as a single on 6 June 2006.

Content[edit]

"Cobrastyle" samples the piano riff from Fine Young Cannibals's "Good Thing".[1]

The song's verse reuses parts of Mad Cobra's "Press Trigger",[2] and Busy Bee's "Making Cash Money"[3]

The composition also features a familiar musical line that has been described as reminiscent of The 5.6.7.8's cover of the Ikettes song, "I'm Blue".

Music video[edit]

The music video for "Cobrastyle" features two stop-motion robots attacking each other in front of a mountain range, while Teddybears and Mad Cobra perform the song.[4]

Track listing[edit]

CD single[5]
  1. "Cobrastyle" – 2:59
  2. "Cobrastyle" (Instrumental) - 2:59
  3. "Cobrastyle" (Acapella) - 2:41

Charts[edit]

Chart (2004) Peak
position
Sweden (Sverigetopplistan)[6] 10

Robyn version[edit]

"Cobrastyle"
Single by Robyn
from the album Robyn (international edition)
Released August 2008 (2008-08)
Format CD single
Robyn singles chronology
"With Every Heartbeat"
(2007)
"Cobrastyle"
(2008)
"Dream On"
(2008)

"Cobrastyle" was covered by Swedish pop artist Robyn on her 2006 EP, The Rakamonie EP. The cover was included on the international edition of her self-titled album Robyn. Her version was listed as number 61 on Rolling Stone's list of the 100 Best Songs of 2008.[7]

Music videos[edit]

Two music videos were produced for "Cobrastyle".

The first was released on 25 April 2008 as a viral video, and features Robyn and Perez Hilton (among others) playing strip poker.[8]

The second was released on 10 October 2008. The video shows Robyn and other musicians dressed in white and set against a white background. As the band performs, graffiti artists cover the scene in paint.[9]

Charts[edit]

Chart (2008) Peak
position
Sweden (Sverigetopplistan)[10] 17
US Hot Dance Club Songs (Billboard)[11] 7

In the media[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Teddybears Sthlm's Cobrastyle sample of Fine Young Cannibals's Good Thing". Retrieved 9 June 2013. 
  2. ^ "Teddybears Sthlm's Cobrastyle sample of Mad Cobra's Press Trigger". Retrieved 9 June 2013. 
  3. ^ "Teddybears Sthlm's Cobrastyle sample of Busy Bee's Making Cash Money". Retrieved 9 June 2013. 
  4. ^ teddybearssthlmVEVO (2 October 2009). "Teddybears Sthlm;Mad Cobra - Cobrastyle". YouTube. Google. Retrieved 27 May 2012. 
  5. ^ "Cobrastyle - : Release Information, Reviews and Credits". Allmusic. Retrieved 9 June 2013. 
  6. ^ "Swedishcharts.com – Teddybears STHLM feat. Mad Cobra – Cobra Style". Singles Top 60. Retrieved 2013-06-08.
  7. ^ "100 Best Songs of 2008". Retrieved 9 June 2013. 
  8. ^ "New Robyn!". PerezHilton.com. Retrieved 9 June 2013. 
  9. ^ "New Robyn Video - "Cobrastyle"". Stereogum. Retrieved 9 June 2013. 
  10. ^ "Swedishcharts.com – Robyn – Cobrastyle". Singles Top 60. Retrieved 2013-06-08.
  11. ^ "Robyn Album & Song Chart History" Billboard Hot Dance Club Songs for Robyn. Retrieved 2013-06-08.