He and I would go back and forth where I'd sing a line and he'd be like, "Hey, hey, hey!
" We started acting like we were two old men on a porch hollering at girls like, "Hey, where you going, girl? " Feldstein told Hit Quarters: "We had an artist that had never had a hit on radio.
The song's lyrics and music video have proven controversial with some groups, with claims that it is misogynistic and promotes date rape.
This has led to the song being banned at universities and other institutions in the United Kingdom and prompted a rebuttal from Thicke.
Immediately afterwards the song flew up to number 12 on the Hot 100.
Not long thereafter it peaked at number one, becoming Thicke's highest peaking song on the chart in his recording history.
The Michigan Daily's Jackson Howard graded it an "A" and praised it as "one of Pharrell's best beats in years ...
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The song is also the first to claim the top "Digital Gainer", top "Airplay Gainer" and the top "Streaming Gainer" simultaneously, and to be awarded the top "Airplay Gainer" for 9 (and afterwards 10) weeks.
As of August 8, it also broke the record for the all-time highest number of radio impressions during a single week in the US, with 219.8 million impressions (which it later extended to 228.9 million impressions the week after), surpassing the eight-year-old record of 212.2 million impressions, set by Mariah Carey's "We Belong Together", and is the first song to have four or more weeks of downloads of over 400,000 in the US.
In the unrated version of the video, the models wear just thongs. D single "Lapdance" also featured models in two variant editions, one of which, like "Blurred Lines", is a topless version.
In the edited version, they are scantily clad and the hashtag "#BLURREDLINES" is seen at various points. The video was filmed at Mack Sennett Studios in Silver Lake.