October 4, 2013 16:30
Robin Thicke's 'Blurred Lines' replaces Daft Punk's 'Get Lucky' as biggest selling single of 2013
The track is now ahead of the French dance duo's hit and Avicii’s 'Wake Me Up'
'Blurred Lines', which features Pharrell Williams, has sold more than 1.36 million copies to date 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, which has sold 1.24 million copies since its release in April.
"I'm humbled by all of the love the UK fans have shown," Williams told Official Charts. "But, when you are working with incredible talent like The Robots and Robin, great things are bound to happen!"
Avicii's 'Wake Me Up' is currently the fastest selling single of 2013, and is at Number Three with sales of 980,000 to date. It is expected that the track will become the 140th single in British chart history to sell one million copies.
Other top sellers so far this year include Passenger at Number Four with 'Let Her Go', which has shifted 910,000 sales to date, while Emeli Sandé producer Naughty Boy is at Number Five in the list having sold 887,000 copies of his track 'La La La', featuring Sam Smith.
Both Leeds University and the University of Edinburgh have banned 'Blurred Lines' being played on campus because of its lyrical content, which critics say condones non-consensual sex.
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