Thursday, June 27, 2013
Robin Thicke - "Blurred Lines" (2013)
"Blurred Lines" was produced by Pharrell Williams and Robin Thicke with an intention of creating a sound similar to Marvin Gaye's "Got to Give It Up". The song was completed in almost an hour.
The unrated version of the music video was taken down from YouTube on March 30, 2013, citing violations of the site's terms of service that restricts the uploading of videos containing nudity (Emily Ratajkowski, Jessi M'Bengue, and Elle Evans), particularly if used in a sexual context.
"Blurred Lines" peaked at #1 in fourteen countries including the United Kingdom, Australia, Republic of Ireland, France, Germany, Austria, Italy, Luxembourg, Switzerland, Canada, New Zealand and the United States, becoming Thicke's highest charting song in all of these countries. "Blurred Lines" peaked within the top five of fourteen countries including France and Switzerland.
After his performance on The Voice, the song shot to number one on iTunes and flew up to number twelve on the Hot 100. The song has peaked at #1 on the Billboard Hot 100 chart, becoming Thicke's highest peaking song on the chart in his recording history. It also became Thicke's first chart entry since "Sex Therapy" and his second top twenty ever, after "Lost Without U". The track is also Pharell's third Billboard Hot 100 number one single and T.I.'s fourth. As of June 12, 2013, "Blurred Lines" has sold 1 million copies in the United States since its release, becoming Thicke's first single to do so.