Robot (CNBLUE song)

"Robot" is a song by the South Korean rock band CN Blue, written and produced by Jung Yong-hwa and Kosuke Oba. It was released on December 19, 2012 in three different editions as the group's fourth major single under Warner Music Japan and seventh overall.[1] It follows previous singles "Where You Are" and "Come On".

Regular edition cover
Single by CN Blue
from the album What Turns You On?
  • "Ring"
  • "Starlit Night"
ReleasedDecember 19, 2012
LabelWarner Music Japan
Songwriter(s)Jung Yong-hwa, Kosuke Oba
Producer(s)Jung Yong-hwa, Kosuke Oba
CN Blue Japanese singles chronology
"Come On"
"Blind Love"



The single was announced by their Korean agency, FNC Media, on November 14 along with the track list of the single and editions.[2] On November 22, an image was released on their Japanese official website, revealing the jacket covers,[3] producers, prices and bonus gifts included in every edition.[4][5] The song was chosen as opening theme for Nippon Television's TV show Happy Music during December.[6]


The single was released in three editions, two limited and a regular edition:

A limited CD+DVD edition, including the CD single and a special DVD with the music video of "Robot", a special feature from the recordings of the music video and performances from the show "Code Name Blue release live at Pacifico Yokohama", realized on September 9, 2012.[7]

A regular CD only edition, including the CD single and a different jacket cover.[8]

A limited Warner Music Direct Store edition, including the CD single in a digipak packaging, a different jacket cover, five christmas cards and a christmas ornament in format of a bell. This edition is only available to purchase on Warner Music Japan's digital store, Warner Music Direct.[9]


"Robot" was written and produced by the member Jung Yong-hwa and Kosuke Oba, who also helped translating the song to Japanese. "Ring", the first b-side, was also written and produced by Yong-hwa. "Starlit Night", the second b-side, was written and produced by the member Lee Jong-hyun.

Music video

A 30-seconds preview was released on Warner Music Japan's YouTube account on November 26.[10] The full music video premiered on the music TV station Space Shower TV on December 2, 2012.

Track listing

All editions:[11]
1."Robot"Jung Yong-hwa, Kosuke Oba (Japanese lyrics translator)Jung Yong-hwa, Kosuke Oba3:19
2."Ring"Jung Yong-hwaJung Yong-hwa3:57
3."Starlit Night"Lee Jong-hyunLee Jong-hyun5:30
4."Robot" (Instrumental) Jung Yong-hwa, Kosuke Oba3:16
Total length:16:02
DVD: Code Name Blue release live at Pacifico Yokohama 2012.9.10[7]
1."With Me" 
2."Have a Good Night" 
3."Wake Up" 
4."Time is Over" 
5."In My Head" 
6."Robot" (Music video) 
7."Robot" (Music video - Special feature) 


In its first day of release the physical single debuted at number two in Oricon's daily chart with 24,001 copies sold. In its second day the single sold 11,373 copies, staying at the number two.[12] It debuted at number two on Oricon's weekly chart with 42,563 copies sold on the first week, only behind to Nogizaka46's "Seifuku no Mannequin".


Released Oricon Chart Peak Debut Sales Sales Total Chart Run
December 19, 2012 Daily Singles Chart[13][12] 2 24,001 45,640 2 weeks
Weekly Singles Chart 2 42,563
Monthly Singles Chart

Release history

Country Date Format Label
Japan December 19, 2012 CD single,[8] Digital download[11] Warner Music Japan


  1. ^ "Robot CNBLUEのプロフィールならオリコン芸能人事典-ORICON STYLE" (in Japanese). Oricon. 2012-11-14. Retrieved 2012-12-18.
  2. ^ "CNBLUE、日本で4枚目となるニューシングルのタイトルと収録内容が決定いたしました!" (in Japanese). FNC Media. 2012-11-14. Retrieved 2012-12-18.
  3. ^ 씨엔블루, 日 4번째 싱글 '로봇' 12월 19일 발매 (in Korean). Nate. 2012-11-28. Retrieved 2012-12-19.
  4. ^ "12月19日(水)発売の4th SINGLE「Robot」ジャケット写真&連動購入特典の情報を公開!" (in Japanese). FNC Media. 2012-11-22. Retrieved 2012-12-18.
  5. ^ 씨엔블루, 12월 日 새 싱글 곡 발매…'정용화 자작곡' (in Korean). Osen via Nate. 2012-11-28. Retrieved 2012-12-19.
  6. ^ "12月19日発売4th SINGLE「Robot」タイアップ決定!" (in Japanese). Warner Music Japan. 2012-11-29. Retrieved 2012-12-18.
  7. ^ a b "CNBLUE 「Robot (初回限定盤)」 / Warner Music Japan" (in Japanese). Warner Music Japan. Retrieved 2012-12-18.
  8. ^ a b "CNBLUE 「Robot (通常盤)」 / Warner Music Japan" (in Japanese). Warner Music Japan. Retrieved 2012-12-18.
  9. ^ "CNBLUE(シーエヌブルー)「Robot (WARNER MUSIC DIRECT 限定盤)」 / Warner Music Direct" (in Japanese). Warner Music Japan Shop. Retrieved 2012-12-18.
  10. ^ "CNBLUE - Robot (30 sec.) - YouTube" . YouTube. 2012-11-26. Retrieved 2012-12-18.
  11. ^ a b "iTunes - ミュージック - CNBLUE「Robot - EP」" (in Japanese). iTunes Store. 2012-12-19. Retrieved 2012-12-18.
  12. ^ a b 씨엔블루, 日 오리콘 싱글 차트 2위…'2만장 돌파' (in Korean). Osen via Nate. 2012-12-20. Retrieved 2012-12-20.
  13. ^ "2012年12月18日のCDシングルデイリーランキング (Oricon Daily Singles chart for December 18th)" (in Japanese). Oricon. 2012-12-19. Retrieved 2012-12-19.


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