Robin Thicke's 'Blurred Lines' named biggest selling single of 2013
The Official Charts Company has revealed the biggest selling singles of 2013 and Robin Thicke's summer anthem 'Blurred Lines' has taken the No.1 position.
The song, which has become quite controversial thanks to its music video, clocked up sales of more than 1.47 million copies since being released back in June and also spent 5 non-consecutive weeks at the top spot on the chart in the UK, making it the longest running Number 1 of 2013.
Daft Punk's 'Get Lucky' finished at No.2 with total sales of 1.3 million and Avicii's 'Wake Me Up' claimed the third position as the song shifted an impressive 1.18 million copies over the past 12 months in the UK. 'Let Her Go' by Passenger finished at No.4, Katy Perry's 'Roar' placed sixth, and Justin Timberlake's 'Mirrors' came in at No.10 on the list.
Robin Thicke, meanwhile, was named 'Sexist of the Year' by End Violence Against Women Coalition for his 'Blurred Lines' music video and a representative from the organisation explained the decision to give him the title:
"Our heartfelt congratulations to a worthy winner Robin Thicke for both his concerted sexist efforts, and in the end the platform he created for rejection of the use of women as objects to promote mediocre pop. Sexism might be de rigeur for some music industry 'creatives' but the times they are a-changin'."
Watch the video for Thicke's 'Blurred Lines' below:
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