"Blurred Lines" was an immense success worldwide, peaking at number one in at least 25 countries and becoming the number one song of 2013 in several of them. I.'s fourth, and Pharrell's third number-one single in the US, where it was also the longest running number one single of 2013.
The song subsequently became one of the best-selling singles of all time, with sales of 14.8 million, 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." Then he started playing a little something and we literally wrote the song in about half an hour and recorded it.
"Blurred Lines" is a single written and performed by American recording artists Robin Thicke, T. Produced by Pharrell, it serves as the lead single from Thicke's album of the same name.It was released on March 26, 2013 through Pharrell's label Star Trak Recordings.The song became the subject of a bitter legal dispute with the family of Gaye and Bridgeport Music as to whether the song infringed copyrights to "Got to Give It Up".Thicke and Williams were found liable for copyright infringement by a federal jury in March 2015, and Gaye was awarded posthumous songwriting credit based on the royalties pledged to his estate.The song's music video was released in two versions, with one featuring models Emily Ratajkowski, Jessi M'Bengue, and Elle Evans being topless, while the other censored nudity.
The uncut version of the video was at one time removed from You Tube for violating the site's terms of service regarding nudity; it was later restored, but with an age restriction.
The song's lyrics and music video have proven controversial with some groups, with claims that it is misogynistic and promotes date rape.
This has led to the song being banned at universities and other institutions in the United Kingdom and prompted a rebuttal from Thicke.
It was a non-traditional song; it didn't sound like a Timbaland or Benny Blanco record.
So we had to approach the market in an interesting way." Feldstein came up with the idea of creating a video designed to go viral and brought in experienced music video director Diane Martel to shoot it.
Its controversial nature was designed to attract attention with Feldstein saying: "I knew it would get it banned quickly ...