Robin Thicke's 'Blurred Lines' named most downloaded song in UK history

Track tops chart with over 1.5m sales, ahead of songs by Adele and Maroon 5

Robin Thicke's 'Blurred Lines' named most downloaded song in UK history

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Robin Thicke's 'Blurred Lines' has been named as the UK's most downloaded track of all time.

Official Charts Company data revealed yesterday (April 21) confirms that the 2013 hit single has been downloaded in Britain more times than any other song, with tracks by Adele, Maroon 5 and Gotye also figuring highly in the rundown.

'Blurred Lines' features both Pharrell Williams and TI and has been downloaded 1.54m times in the UK, one of just two songs to top to 1.5m figure. The second track to break the milestone amount is Adele's 'Someone Like You', which features at Number Two in the list.

Elsewhere on the Top Ten are entries by Kings Of Leon, Black Eyed Peas and Rihanna while Pharrell Williams features heavily, cropping up on both Daft Punk's 'Get Lucky' (Number Six) and his own song 'Happy', his third track in the list, which is at Number Nine.

Speaking about the list, Official Charts Company chief executive Martin Talbot says: "'Blurred Lines' is surely one of the catchiest pop hits of all time, so its success is no great surprise. But to become one of only two tracks to have been downloaded 1.5m times and climb to the top of the poll as the biggest download of all time is an incredible achievement."

UK's 10 most downloaded tracks of all time:

Robin Thicke/T.I./Pharrell Williams – 'Blurred Lines'
Adele – 'Someone Like You'
Maroon 5 featuring Christina Aguilera – 'Moves Like Jagger'
Gotye featuring Kimbra – 'Somebody That I Used To Know'
Black Eyed Peas – 'I Gotta Feeling'
Daft Punk ft Pharrell Williams – 'Get Lucky'
Rihanna featuring Calvin Harris 'We Found Love' – 'We Found Love'
Avicii – 'Wake Me Up'
Pharrell Williams – 'Happy'
Kings Of Leon – 'Sex On Fire'

In December 2013, Robin Thicke was named 'Sexist of the Year' by a coalition of women's groups. The 'Blurred Lines' artist came top of the poll conducted by the End Violence Against Women Coalition, which is made up of more than 60 women's rights groups

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