"There's a lot of fucked up travesty in the world" the hitmaker says

Pharrell Williams has put the success of the tracks ‘Blurred Lines’ and ‘Get Lucky’ down to the fact that sometimes “people need a break” from reality.

Speaking to GQ after being named Hitmaker of the Year by the magazine, the producer and signer says that the success of his Number One tracks with Daft Punk and Robin Thicke were down to people wanting to escape from all the bad things in the world.

“Both songs are for people who need a break,” he says. “There’s a lot of fucked-up travesty in the world. Sometimes you just need a Hallmark card. Sometimes you just need to shake your ass.”

Back in October, Robin Thicke‘s ‘Blurred Lines’ replaced Daft Punk’s ‘Get Lucky’ as the biggest selling single of 2013, according to the Official Charts Company.

‘Blurred Lines’, which features Pharrell Williams, has sold more than 1.36 million copies since its release in May. It spent five consecutive weeks at Number One on the UK Official Singles Chart. Williams also appeared on ‘Get Lucky’ alongside Chic guitarist Nile Rodgers. The track has sold more than 1.24 million copies since its release in April.