In 1973, The Jackson 5 recorded their hit song Dancing Machine. While performing the song on an episode of Soul Train, Michael Jackson performed the "robot dance" for the first time. Michael's performance and the song popularized the physically complicated dance that had been created by Charles Washington in the late 1960's. The song Dancing Machine has been sampled numerous times by artists including MC Hammer on Please Hammer, Don't Hurt Em in 1990, and by Yung Wun on Tear It Up in 2004. Yung Wun released Tear It Up on his debut album The Dirtiest Thirstiest without giving credit to the sample - which was taken from the marching band melody performed in the film Drumline.
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