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'Blurred Lines' top selling single in the UK in 2013

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'Blurred Lines' has been officially declared the biggest-selling single of 2013 in the UK according to UK Official Charts Company.

Apparently the highly controversial single with “I know you want it” was what fans really wanted in 2013 as Robin Thicke's song, featuring rappers Pharrell Williams and T.I. took the top spot with sales of over 1.47 million copies.

Despite being hotly criticized for reinforcing rape myths and degrading women and being banned in twenty UK universities for its racy and ‘unacceptable lyrics, Blurred Lines - with a little twerking help from Miley Cyrus at the VMA’s - topped the singles charts worldwide and in the UK spending five weeks in the top spot, making it the longest running number 1 hit of 2013.

Thicke’s single pushed Daft Punk’s "Get Lucky”, that also features Pharrell Williams and Chic’s Nile Rodgers, into second place with 1.3 million copies sold so far, while Swedish DJ Avicii is in third place with 1.2 million sales of “Wake Me Up”.

Featured in thetop two hits in 2013, Pharrell Williams told the Official Charts Company: “I’m humbled by all of the love the UK fans have shown. But, when you are working with incredible talent like The Robots and Robin, great things are bound to happen.”

VIDEO Robin Thicke - Blurred Lines ft. T.I., Pharrell

To add to his accomplishments William’s Despicable Me 2 song, “Happy” became Britain's final number 1 of 2013.

Other best-selling songs were Passenger’s “Let Me Go”, Naughty Boy ft. Sam Smith’s “La La La”, Katy Perry’s “Roar” and “Thrift Shop” by Macklemore and Ryan Lewis.

Top 10 biggest-selling singles in the UK in 2013:

  • 1 'Blurred Lines' - Robin Thicke/ Pharrell Williams/ TI
  • 2 'Get Lucky' - Daft Punk ft Pharrell Williams
  • 3 'Wake Me Up' - Avicii
  • 4 'Let Her Go' - Passenger
  • 5 'La La La' - Naughty Boy ft Sam Smith
  • 6 'Roar' - Katy Perry
  • 7 'Thrift Shop' - Macklemore/ Ryan Lewis/ Wanz
  • 8 'Just Give Me A Reason' - Pink ft Nate Ruess
  • 9 'Counting Stars' - One Republic
  • 10 'Mirrors' - Justin Timberlake

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