Though quite well-known, few know my name.
And in it, you'll find others' fame.
For what it's worth, I'll name a few,
I'm sure you want me to - don't you?
What's up? Are you not having fun?
Would you escape before I'm done?
Against all odds, this is the last,
Good riddance, now what's past is past.
Hint 1 involves robots.
Hint 2 is that the answer is a three-word phrase.
Lack of answers suggest we need more.
Hint 3 is that the answer is a title of something.
And another for good luck:
Hint 4 is that after the first couplet, every line of the poem contains a direct clue to something important.
Pre-bounty final hints ahoy:
Hint 5 is that the answer is a song title.
And last one:
Hint 6 is that the impression that I get is that people aren't looking close enough.
Since we're getting close, here's one that might push you over the line:
While he's got the broad idea right, Dan's answer is not the standard I'm looking for, and if you think I'm going to award the bounty to him you're a lunatic.
A hint that states the qualities of the correct answer, particularly those that have already been worked out:
The correct answer is the title to a song, with three words in it. The song is in English, and it is indeed better known by another title, which is the first line of the song - and to which the title was later "officially" changed. The answer also hints towards "an alternative presentation of the same thing".