Is Robin Thicke’s ‘Blurred Lines’ About to Become the Song of the Summer?
Nobody seemed to care about Robin Thicke’s “Blurred Lines” when YouTube banned its music video last month for having nude models in it.
Now, though, thanks to a simple performance on The Voice Tuesday, the song is suddenly everywhere. At the very least, it’s sitting very pretty atop the iTunes Singles chart — a good position for any song to be in right now as we await the race for Song of the Summer.
Will it have enough lasting power to dominate the airwaves through August? It’s possible. The song is undeniably catchy. (Try listening to it once and not getting the “Hey, hey, hey” hook stuck in your head.) It’s also hard to tell if the song is really good or really just bad (come on, that’s Alan Thicke’s son singing), which has so often proved to be a dangerous combination.
Odds are, it’ll fall by the wayside pretty soon. (It’s a weird song.) But hey, hey, hey: You never know! Plus, are we really going to let Pink and that guy from fun. win the race?