Robin Thicke’s worldwide smash hit “Blurred Lines” recently broke the record for biggest radio audience ever. The huge Number 1 single featuring T.I and Pharrell has absolutely dominated the airwaves lately and shows no signs of slowing down. As of the end of this week and this article, the smash hit has reached more than 242.65 million listeners, which breaks the previous record of 188.8 million.
That isn’t the only record that that “Blurred Lines” is going after either. The track also holds the record for biggest-single week downloads so far this year when it racked up more than 428,000 during the week ending June 23rd. The song simply won’t slow down.
A huge worldwide hit, “Blurred Lines” is Number 1 for a third week in a row on Pop Radio and for a fourth week in a row at the Rhythmic radio format. It has spent seven consecutive weeks at Number 1 Billboard’s Hot 100, which is the standard by which all songs are really measured.
This is Thicke’s first appearance atop the chart and his song has now surpassed Macklemore & Ryan Lewis’ “Thrift Shop” for the longest stretch at Number 1 so far this year. The track has also reached No. 1 in 80 countries around the world. “Blurred Lines” has been certified 3x-platinum with more than 3.5 million in sales to date. Think of how many times the song has actually been listened to, downloaded and played and the numbers are just staggering.
“Blurred Lines” has taken its fair share of criticism because of the message that many people think the song and the video send (watch the video here). However, this criticism has done nothing to slow down the song, as it is a runaway hit and will more than likely end of being the most popular song of 2013.