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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[disambiguation needed], Sylvia Robinson
Teddybears featuring Mad Cobra singles chronology
"Yours to Keep"
"Hey Boy"

"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.


"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's cover of the Ikettes song, "I'm Blue".[citation needed]

Music video[edit]

The music video for "Cobrastyle" features a stop-motion Gorilla and Cobra robot 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


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

Robyn version[edit]

"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]


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

In the media[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. ^ " – 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!". Retrieved 9 June 2013. 
  9. ^ "New Robyn Video - "Cobrastyle"". Stereogum. Retrieved 9 June 2013. 
  10. ^ " – Robyn – Cobrastyle". Singles Top 60. Retrieved 2013-06-08.
  11. ^ "Robyn – Chart history" Billboard Hot Dance Club Songs for Robyn. Retrieved 2013-06-08.