Like a Robot

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"Like a Robot"
Single by Aqua
from the album Megalomania
Released 12 September 2011 (2011-09-12)
Format Digital download
Recorded 2011
Electron Studio (Copenhagen, Denmark)
Genre Pop, Electropop
Length 3:39
Label Universal
Writer(s) Lucas Secon, René Dif, Søren Rasted, Claus Norreen
Producer(s) (s) Lucas Secon, Claus Norreen, Søren Rasted, Claus Norreen
Aqua singles chronology
"Playmate to Jesus"
(2011)
"Like a Robot"
(2011)
"TBC"

"Like a Robot" is the third and final single by Danish-Norwegian pop band Aqua's third studio album, Megalomania.[1] It was their first single to come with an 'explicit language' warning with band member René Dif playing it down, saying;“There’s a million rappers out there who do that too." [2]

Background[edit]

On 12 September 2011, Aqua released two singles, "Playmate to Jesus" and "Like a Robot". While "Playmate to Jesus" impacted radios, "Like A Robot" was serviced as a 'club' single.[3]

On November 5, 2011 producer Lucas Secon reported that "Like a Robot" would be released as the album's international lead single.[4] "Like a Robot" was released in January 2012 in Australian and New Zealand.[5][6]

Reception[edit]

Scandipop reviewed the song as; "Amazing, Amazing, Amazing" They added, "...it’s them returning to the clubland from which they came. Squeaky voiced Lene laments a man’s shortcomings in the bedroom department" [7]

Luis Gonzalez of Album Confessions said; “Like A Robot”, a raunchy song that ultimately deals with sex and alcohol. Aqua has forgotten all the past metaphors and innuendos and have decided to be up front with their naughty message. The production is great; the lyrics are fun and get lodged in your brain easily especially the golden chorus.[8]

Jon O'Brien of Allmusic, in a review of Megalomania, said; ""Like a Robot" shows that the band's tongue-in-cheek innuendos have disappointingly been replaced by straightforward explicitness". "[9]

Gaffa's Signe Bønsvig Wehding considered the song to be "among the best tracks on the album", along with "Playmate With Duty", "Dirty Little Popsong" and "Sucker for a Superstar"".[10]

The Border Mail gave the album a negative review, but complimented "Like a Robot" for being 'punchy'.[11]

Track listing[edit]

  1. "Like a Robot" – 4:46

Credits[edit]

Credits adapted from album liner notes.[14]

Release history[edit]

Region Date Format Label
Scandinavia[15] 12 September 2011 Digital download Universal Music
Ausralia[16] 27 January 2012
New Zealand[16] 30 January 2012
  • Dates in Australian/New Zealand iTunes have reverted to Scandinavian release date.

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Like a Robot". allmusic.com. Retrieved 5 November 2014. 
  2. ^ Kiel Egging (2 March 2012). "Aqua – Still Partyin’ With Barbie And Lovin’ It". newsunlimited.com.au. Retrieved 5 November 2014. 
  3. ^ New Music: Aqua Release Two New Singles: "Like A Robot" and "Playmate to Jesus". Direct Lyrics. 12 September 2011. Retrieved 2 May 2013.
  4. ^ "Twitter / @lucasproduction: Aqua"Don't @#*# me like a ...". Twitter. Retrieved 14 December 2011. 
  5. ^ "Aqua - Like a Robot - Australia". discogs.com. Retrieved 4 November 2014. 
  6. ^ "Aqua - Like a Robot - New Zealand". discogs.com. Retrieved 4 November 2014. 
  7. ^ "Aqua - Like a Robot". scandipop.co.uk. Retrieved 9 September 2011. 
  8. ^ "Aqua's Megalomania". 14 December 2014. Retrieved 5 November 2014. 
  9. ^ O'Brien, Jon. "Megalomania – Aqua". Allmusic. Rovi Corporation. Retrieved 5 November 2014. 
  10. ^ Bønsvig Wehding, Signe (3 October 2011). Aqua: Megalomania. Gaffa. Retrieved 5 November 2014.
  11. ^ "Aqua Megalomania - Universal". www.bordermail.com.au. 7 March 2012. Retrieved 5 November 2014. 
  12. ^ Playmate to Jesus – Single. Danish iTunes. Retrieved 12 December 2011.
  13. ^ "Aqua - Like a Robot". discogs.com. Retrieved 4 November 2014. 
  14. ^ Megalomania (liner notes). Aqua. Universal Music. 2011. 0602527677675. 
  15. ^ Like a Robot - Single by Aqua. iTunes Norway. Retrieved 5 November 2014.
  16. ^ a b Like a Robot - Single by Aqua. iTunes Norway. Retrieved 5 November 2014.

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