Robin Thicke's 'Blurred Lines' is U.K.’s top selling single of 2013

By Daniel S Levine,

Robin Thicke’s “Blurred Lines” became an international hit in 2013 and was named the top-selling single in the U.K. for the year. The song just beat out Daft Punk’s “Get Lucky,” which also features Pharrell Williams.

“Blurred Lines” spent five weeks at the top of the U.K. singles chart, the BBC noted last month. The Official Charts Company, which tracks music sales in the U.K., said that the track sold over 1.4 million copies.

“Get Lucky” came in second with 1.28 million copies, while Avicii’s “Wake Me Up” sold 1.12 million.

According to the Hollywood Reporter, Passenger (Mike Rosenberg) also scored a million-selling single with “Let Her Go,” which sold 1.03 million copies. However, the song never reached No. 1, peaking at No. 2. Naughty Boy’s “La La La” sold 941,000 copies.

The Official Charts Company said that U.K. singles sales totaled 182.2 million in 2013, just missing the 186.6 million sold in 2012.

As previously reported, the top-selling album in the U.K. was One Direction’s Midnight Memories.

Domestically, Thicke is still producing hits. Billboard notes that his “For The Rest of My Life” debuted at the top of the Adult R&B songs chart.

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