Top tunes for the Transformers robots and their friends.Transformers started as a cool toy line, a great animation, and fuel for our imaginations over the past three decades. Remember the cool commercials: "Transformers, more than meets the eye, -- . robots in disguise..." Ah, the good old days.
The 1986 animated movie was perfect. The recent movies were adequate, but dragged on. They needed some better tunes to get their gears in motion. Here are the top 10 songs dedicated to the Transformers phenomenon.
Bonus track: One Tin Soldier by Coven (1971) for Ironhide.
10 Mr. Roboto - Styx (1983) for the annoying/fun little Wheelie in Transformers 2.
9 Sting of the Bumblebee by Manowar, for Bumblebee. Don't mess with the 'bee!
8 Heart of Steel by Manowar . An under-rated band, Manowar deserve more attention. They have a whole library of songs based on sci-fi and other fantasy themes.
Sentinel and Megatron may have hearts of steel, but... gotta love 'em.
Stand and fight, say what you feel,
born with a heart of steel.
7 Tin Man by America (1974) for Jetfire. Old and embattled, but not gone.
6 Metal Health (Bang Your Head) - Quiet Riot for The Fallen.
Bang your head (against Megatron)
Metal health will drive you mad....
5 I'm in love with my Car by Queen (from A Night at the Opera album, 1975).
4 Spirit of Radio by Rush , for Bumblebee. It's his special way of talking.
Invisible airwaves crackle with life
Bright antenna bristle with the energy
Emotional feedback on timeless wavelength
3 I Robot - Alan Parsons Project. A crafty instrumental that actually has been put together with Transformers animations a few times.
2 Heavy Metal by Don Felder, for Optimus Prime. The Sammy Hagar version works here too, but I prefer the Felder track. Both songs are from the mind-blowing animated film of 1981.
1 Bend Me, Shape Me by The American Breed (1968), for all the Transformers.
Bend me, shape me, anyway you want me, As long as you love me, it's alright
Transformers can fold, twist, bend, and shape into robots, as long as we still love 'em. This would have been an interesting song played in the background during the endless battle scenes in the films. It might have zipped them up a bit.
Special songs just for T III: Dark of the Moon:
Moonage Daydream - David Bowie (Ziggy Stardust & the Spiders of Mars)
Eclipse - Pink Floyd (Dark Side of the Moon)
Feels Like the First Time by Foreigner (because the 2 nd /3 rd films felt like watching the first one again)
Transformers still rock; Michael Bay not so much.
This was done only in fun. Hope you enjoyed it. How did Bumblebee get more songs than Optimus Prime? I guess he's more lovable.