"[31] Andy Kellman of AllMusic depicted "Blurred Lines" as an "marginalized genre of R&B". [17] He expressed confusion on why it was so controversial. [25] The staff of The New Zealand Herald lauded the track as "cool" and "inventive". View by: Highest Rated; Most Recent ; Oldest First +25. But it was misconstrued. Only I didn’t know how to be in love, so I did the only thing I could to keep her close. acciona.com. [42], In the United Kingdom, the song debuted at number one on the UK Singles Chart on June 2, 2013 ― for the week ending date June 8, 2013 ― selling 190,000 copies in its first week and becoming Britain's fastest-selling single of the year, though it was later passed by Avicii's "Wake Me Up" on July 21, 2013. On November 10, Thicke performed the song with Iggy Azalea at the 2013 MTV Europe Music Awards. & Pharrell) – Single by Robin Thicke", "iTunes – Music – Blurred Lines (feat. T.I. [37][38] It gained a 44 percent jump in chart points, displacing Macklemore & Ryan Lewis' "Can't Hold Us", which featured Ray Dalton. We got a kick out of making people dance, and that was the intention. The performance featured the top 20 contestants of the cycle who danced to the song on chairs. Blurred Lines Quotes Showing 1-26 of 26 “It’s because I fell in love with this incredible girl my freshman year. I've never gotten to do that before. T.I. Blurred Lines refers to when women say no but mean yes. Pre trial, US District Judge John Kronstadt made a ruling to prevent the Gayes’ attorney, Richard S. Busch, from playing the two recordings side-by-side, noting that it was the composit… T.I. 1 on Hot 100", "Robin Thicke Lands First Billboard Hot 100 No. Blurred Lines Page 48 “Yes, we can,” I say stubbornly. ", "Album review: Robin Thicke, Blurred Lines", "Robin Thicke Has a Hit on His Hands With 'Blurred Lines, "The 8 best and 8 worst songs of the decade", "Robin Thicke's 'Blurred Lines' Is the Album Justin Timberlake Was Too Famous to Make", "Robin Thicke, 'Blurred Lines' album review", "Robin Thicke's 'Blurred Lines' Breaks R&B/Hip-Hop Record", "Macklemore & Ryan Lewis Still Atop Hot 100, Robin Thicke Reaches Top 10", "Robin Thicke's 'Blurred Lines' Hits No. [39] The single was certified 10× platinum by the Recording Industry Association of America (RIAA), denoting track-equivalent sales of 10,000,000 units in the US based on sales and streams. [46], On April 21, 2014, it was announced that "Blurred Lines" was the most downloaded song of all time in the UK,[47] with digital sales of more than 1.54 million, a total since surpassed by Pharrell Williams' own single "Happy". “I know you want it but you’re a good girl”. [63] As of November 2020, the unrated version of "Blurred Lines" is available on YouTube and has gathered over 69 million views. She continues, saying: "The woman's desires play no part in this scenario—except insofar as he projects whatever he pleases onto her—another parallel to the act of rape. The way you dance with me says you want me. They continued, saying its "existence is a huge injustice to women everywhere. & Pharrell)", Lescharts.com – Robin Thicke feat. ", "Blurred Lines Becomes UK's Latest Million Selling Single", "Official Charts Analysis: Pharrell Williams hits No.1 with 106k sales", "The UK's Top 100 most downloaded tracks of all-time revealed! [40], In Canada, the song reached number one for 13 consecutive weeks, becoming the longest-running number-one single of 2013. That man is not your maker," meaning he is not God—nor can he produce children or women, for that matter. + Pharrell – Blurred Lines", Swedishcharts.com – Robin Thicke feat. Seems more like a sound and a feel and a style and a genre and an era, none of which can be copyrighted. You must want me, I know you want me. and Pharrell Williams – Blurred Lines", Billboard Canadian Hot 100#Songs with most weeks at number one, "Canada's Digital Music Sales Rise in 2013 Unlike the U.S.; Eminem, Robin Thicke Among Top Selling Artists", "Robin Thicke's Blurred Lines becomes fastest selling single of 2013! + Pharrell – Blurred Lines", Austriancharts.at – Robin Thicke feat. But for all the attention the racy video garnered, it was the song's actual lyrics that made "Blurred Lines" the most controversial track of the 2010s. See more. Lyall Watson And not even in the same key. The woman's saying no, I don't want sex but a I want to have a good time. his fourth, Pharrell his third, and Thicke's first number one hit in the US. It became Thicke's first, T.I. Find more ways to say blurred, along with related words, antonyms and example phrases at Thesaurus.com, the world's most trusted free thesaurus. [90][91] The motion was granted because the family's copyright covered the sheet music and not necessarily other musical elements from Gaye's recording of the song. [85][86] Within Williams' respective deposition file, the producer noted that he was "in the driver's seat" during the song's creation and agreed that Thicke, in past interviews, "embellished" his contributions to the songwriting process. A music video for the song was released the same day. [7][8], In August 2013, Thicke, Williams, and Harris (T.I.) ", When asked about this, Diane Martel denied that there was any such intention calling the idea that it was ever discussed and Thicke's GQ statement "crazy". Pharrell explains how ‘Blurred Lines’ controversy helped him realize ‘we live in a chauvinist culture’ By Sandra Gonzalez , CNN Published 5:49 PM EDT, Mon October 14, 2019 The song's beats are sampled from Marvin Gaye's "Got To Give It Up." What a pleasure it is to degrade a woman. I thought about cheap props, crappy fun stuff. Finally, many critics have accused it of being somewhat of a "rape song"--and rightfully so. "[79], In 2019, Williams stated he regretted working on the song and disowned it as he felt it came off as chauvinistic and was being used for men to take advantage of women. 1 Hit", "American single certifications – Robin Thicke feat. [81], In the lawsuit, Gaye's family was accused of making an invalid copyright claim since only expressions, not individual ideas can be protected. [117] In December, he performed the song at Jingle Ball 2013 concerts. T.I. [65], During a Q&A for Grantland Diane Martel explained that her desire was "to make videos that sell records" and "not to make videos that express my own obsessions, but to make videos that move units." Martel favorably referred to the large hashtags that flash throughout the video as "awkward" and noted she enjoyed their obstructive quality. “Blurred Lines”. [82] Pharrell Williams responded to the lawsuit by calling the two songs "completely different", further stating: "Just simply go to the piano and play the two. geschrieben. [78], In an interview for CBC Radio's Q, Thicke dismissed the idea that the song is about a man forcing himself sexually onto a woman as "an impossible reality". The 2001 video for the N.E.R.D single "Lapdance" also featured models in two variant editions, one of which, like "Blurred Lines", is a topless version. ), "Blurred Lines" (featuring Pharrell and T.I.) More soon! It's a joke. sued the family of Marvin Gaye and Bridgeport Music for a declaratory judgment that "Blurred Lines" did not infringe copyrights of the defendants. "[15], During an interview with NPR, Pharrell defended the song, highlighting the lyric "that man is not your maker", saying, "I don't know anything that could be more clear about our position in the song" and "... if you're looking at the lyrics, the power is right there in the woman's hand. and the song speaks to that sentiment. It's about a man who is interested in a woman, already in a relationship, yet he is convinced that she's making a mistake and that deep-down she prefers to be with him. [12] In an interview with GQ's Stelios Phili, Thicke explained: Pharrell and I were in the studio and [...] I was like, "Damn, we should make something like that ['Got to Give It Up'], something with that groove." [Music Video – Clean] – 4:33, "Blurred Lines" (featuring Pharrell and T.I. It was banned in the United Kingdom from some institutions and students' unions at universities. ", The Real Meaning Behind Blurred Lines By Robin Thicke. The imagery conjures memories of a Robert Palmer music video if the '80s pop star had lived through the "Free the Nipple" movement. That man is not your maker," meaning he is not God—nor can he produce children or women, for that matter. [6] The song became the subject of a bitter legal dispute with the family of Gaye and Bridgeport Music, who argued the song infringed on copyrights to the song that inspired it. Blurred Lines Lyrics: Everybody get up / Everybody get up / Hey, hey, hey / Hey, hey, hey (Uh) / Hey, hey, hey (Ha-ha! In an interview with The Daily Star,Robin Thicke explained the meaning of the song, saying: “It is mostly throwaway fun, but naturally Pharrell and I, being in love with our wives, having kids, and loving our mothers, we have a lot of respect for women. The song is about Amanda Bynes and her behavior in the previous months. [121] A cover featuring Thicke himself with classroom instruments was performed by Jimmy Fallon and The Roots, with Black Thought filling in for T.I. 1 year ago. It's not the same chord progression. We started acting like we were two old men on a porch hollering at girls like, "Hey, where you going, girl? It is also about the blurred line between a good girl and bad girl, people who want to get naughty. The four finalists walked the runway during the performance, as well as performing a burlesque-like dance on different items of furniture. [122], On June 12, 2013 episode of Jimmy Kimmel Live!, in which Thicke and Pharrell were both guests, they aired a parody version of the "Blurred Lines" video in which host Jimmy Kimmel and his sidekick Guillermo attempt to join Thicke, Pharrell, and the dancers but keep getting rebuffed. [89] Williams and Thicke filed a successful motion in limine to prevent a recording of "Got to Give it Up" from being played during the trial. T.I. [119][120], An ad was created for Radio Shack to market the Beats Pill, a small stereo, that showed Thicke, Pharrell, and the models repeating the look of the (clothed) music video, but with the models holding up the Beats Pill. sowie dem Sänger Pharrell. That man—me as a human being, me as a man, I'm not your maker, I can't tell you what to do. Martel at first turned down the offer to direct the video after being told there could be no nudity but agreed to direct when it was decided to shoot two versions. [79] Thicke continues, "For them to take that lyric [I know you want it] and not take the lyrics that man is not your maker, you're an animal, and we're equals, and all of the other lyrics that are in the song and only to take I know you want it from a guy like Ron Burgundy who's standing there going, [does impression of Ron Burgundy] 'I know you want it, baby'. ", Listy bestsellerów, wyróżnienia :: Związek Producentów Audio-Video", "Robin Thicke Chart History (Portugal Digital Song Sales)", "Airplay 100 – Cristi Nitzu | Kiss FM – October 6, 2013", "Official Scottish Singles Sales Chart Top 100", "SloTop50: Slovenian official singles weekly chart", "South African Airplay Chart Top 10 – May 21, 2013", Spanishcharts.com – Robin Thicke feat. In "Blurred Lines", He says "The Robin Thicke lyrics are: "You don't need no papers," meaning, "You are not a possession. 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In May 2014, Williams performed the song as part of a medley at the iHeartRadio Awards where he received the iHeartRadio Innovator Award. November 19, 2013)) began when Thicke, Williams and rapper TI (Clifford Harris Jr.), who performed the track, responded to concerns about the similarities between the two recordings and sought a declaratory judgment that there was no infringement. [37] "Blurred Lines" topped the Hot 100 for 12 consecutive weeks before being displaced by Katy Perry's "Roar". At the University of Edinburgh, students' association officials stated that the song violates its policy against "rape culture and lad banter" and promotes an unhealthy attitude towards sex and consent. even though she said no!" This is a departure from his previous stance — in 2014, he told Pitchfork, "People who are agitated just want to be mad, and I accept their opinion." T.I. T.I. Es wurde am 15. I hate these mixed messages. 1 : a smear or stain that obscures. "[94] Singer-songwriter Keith Urban said: "My initial reaction from it, I was shocked, honestly. 's fourth Hot 100 number one after "My Love" with Justin Timberlake in 2006, and his own singles "Whatever You Like" and "Live Your Life" in 2008. Martel also sought out intentionally "gross" and "oversized" props to utilize in the video.[65]. Look, technically it's not plagiarized. "[105][106] In March 2018, the Ninth Circuit affirmed the district court's finding of infringement against Williams and Thicke.[81]. [48], "Blurred Lines" is Thicke's most successful song, being his first to reach number one on the Hot 100 (he previously peaked at number 14 in 2007 with "Lost Without U"). When asked about what references she drew from for the video, Martel cited the ballets of George Balanchine as performed by the New York City Ballet, noting their minimalism, as well as the work of Richard Avedon. Club highlighted the song as an "old-man lecherousness and boys'-club friskiness" and said it "comes off as uncomfortable and demeaning. "Pharrell [Williams] and I... have a lot of respect for women. + Pharrell; 'Blurred Lines')", "British certifications – Robin Thicke feat. "[14] Thicke also said the song was about his sexual desires with now ex-wife Paula Patton that inspired the song. In July 2015, Thicke maintained his stance that "Blurred Lines" didn't degrade women or promote rape. "[34], "Blurred Lines" debuted at number 94 on the US Billboard Hot 100. [7][8] Video director Diane Martel said the music video was meant to be silly and provocative, and the women in it were meant to be overpowering the men. I directed the girls to look into the camera, this is very intentional and they do it most of the time; they are in the power position. From Blurred Lines at the 2013 MTV Europe Music Awards that he now regrets his in. 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