As of August 7, 2013, Robin Thicke’s “Blurred Lines: is the longest-running number-one single of 2013 with 9 weeks at the top, and has sold more than 4,268,000 copies in the United States. 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 holds the record for the all-time highest number of radio impressions during a single week in the US, with 219.8 million impressions, surpassing the 8-year old record of 212.2 million impressions, set by Mariah Carey’s “We Belong Together”, and is the first song to have 4 or more weeks of downloads of over 400,000 in the US.
What does this all really mean? It means it’s ripe for parody. Release the hounds.
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