Its racy lyrics and x-rated video caused worldwide controversy, but Robin Thicke hit Blurred Lines remains hugely popular amongst party animals, dancing toddlers and – according to producer Pharrell Williams himself – grannies alike.
Now the 2013 tune – which has been banned on YouTube and in 20 university bars after it was debated whether the song promotes rape – has been named the UK’s most downloaded track, rivalled only by Adele’s Someone Like You.
Both Thicke and Adele have achieved over 1.5million downloads and were listed in the top two spots of the all-time official download chart, unveiled yesterday.
The top five of the 100 contending singles also included Maroon Five and Christina Aguilera’s Moves Like Jagger, Gotye’s Somebody That I Used To Know and I Gotta Feeling by the Black Eyed Peas.
The all time official official download chart top 10
1. Blurred Lines, Robin Thicke/T.I./Pharrell Williams
2. Someone Like You, Adele
3. Moves Like Jagger, Maroon 5, ft. Christina Aguilera
4. Somebody That I Used To Know, Gotye ft. Kimbra
5. I Gotta Feeling, Black Eyed Peas
6. Get Lucky, Daft Punk ft. Pharrell Williams
7. We Found Love, Rihanna ft. Calvin Harris
8. Wake Me Up, Avicii
9. Happy, Pharrell Williams
10. Sex on Fire, Kings of Leon