Blurred Lines Is Britain’s Most Downloaded Song

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Robin Thicke’s hit song Blurred Lines has been named the most-downloaded song in the U.K. chart history.

The song is topping the Official Charts Company’s digital poll after shifting 1.54 million downloads since its release in May 2013. It survived the anti-rape campaigners and allegations on the lyrics that glamourize sexual violence. Some said the video, featuring almost naked models, objectify women.

The song beat Adele’s Someone Like You, and Maroon 5 and Christina Aguilera’s Moves Like Jagger to the top spot. They are now in second and third place, respectively.

Gotye’s Somebody That I Used to Know and the Black Eyed Peas’ I Gotta Feeling rounded out the top five on the countdown. The list was released to mark the chart’s 10th anniversary.

“I’m so honoured, the success of “Blurred Lines” is a dream come true,” said Robin in response to the news.

With its catchy refrain of “I know you want it” and lines including “I’ll give you something big enough to tear your a** in two”, cries of “Sexism!” echoed loud and clear from the moment it dropped on YouTube, according to Independent.co.uk.

“Certain lyrics are explicitly sexually violent and appear to reinforce victim-blaming rape myths,” said Katie Russell, a representative for Rape Crisis.

“But I’m a ‘happily married’ man,” he said after telling men’s magazine GQ that it was a “pleasure to degrade a woman” as he had “never gotten to do that before”.

He and his wife, Paula Patton, are unfortunately, now separated.

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