The Gaye family uses Thicke’s own words against him in the suit, pulling interview quotes they feel illustrate that the pop singer knew he was cribbing “Got to Give it Up” when he recorded “Blurred Lines.”
“The video breaks all the rules,” Thicke told Radio.com earlier this year. “Everything you’re not supposed to do in a video we did.”
Katy Perry is the new queen of the Hot 100. This week, her single “Roar” surpassed Robin Thicke’s 12-week reign of “Blurred Lines” to garner the No. 1 spot.
Sales for ‘Blurred Lines’ were driven by the title track, which is currently in pole position to claim “song of the summer” status for 2013 in its ninth week at No. 1 of Billboard’s Hot 100.
“People say, ‘Hey why did you cut your hair after the video?’ It was because I had told myself I wouldn’t cut my hair until I heard my song on the radio.”
When Robin Thicke was recording “Blurred Lines” last year it’s doubtful he ever envisioned the song to be played with instruments you’d likely see in an elementary school classroom. But last night on Late Night with Jimmy Fallon this is exactly what happened.
T.I. concludes verdict was “bulls**t,” and speaks on VH1 reality show ‘T.I & Tiny: The Family Hustle,’ which depicts the rapper and his wife raising their six children.
“With this album I decided just to make fun songs that everybody can sing along to and dance to,” he said. “I just want to write stuff that makes people feel good.”
Popping those collars on their Oxford button downs, the guys treated BBC Radio to an unexpectedly sultry version of the song that includes Vampire Weekend frontman, Ezra Koenig taking on both Robin Thicke and T.I.’s parts.
With Thicke taking the lead, the pop song is almost unrecognizable. Which, this time around, isn’t a bad thing.
Robin Thicke is still riding high on the success of his first No. 1 “Blurred Lines, but he’s also looking to follow that triumph with his risqué new track “Give It 2 U,” which dropped earlier this week.
How does a man, who turned 40 in April and has been in the business since the mid-’90s, stay relevant after all these years? His recent collaborators sound off.
The album shares its title with Thicke’s latest single, which garnered him his first No. 1 on the Hot 100 chart as of this week and topped the charts in 27 other countries as well. In an interview with Radio.com this week, Thicke gave us a preview of the LP.
“We felt like maybe it was something special but it was so different,” Thicke told us of “Blurred Lines,” which hit No. 1 on the Hot 100 as of this week. “We didn’t know it would be this big.”
“We had always planned on making an unrated [version], we like to call it. Not X, it’s just unrated. So what we would do is shoot a segment with the girls dressed and then they would take their clothes off [and] we’d shoot the same shot,” he said.