The Bottom Line
If this song doesn't make you want to move...there is something seriously wrong. Pharrell's irresistibly kinetic production combines with Robin Thicke's seriously sexy vocals to create one of the catchiest and sexiest pop dance hits of the year. This is three top artists bringing their "A" game. Listen, dance, and smile...
- Irresistible beat that makes you want to move
- Robin Thicke's sexy falsetto
- Addictive Pharrell production
- No serious problems here
- Written by Robin Thicke, Pharrell Williams, and Clifford Harris, Jr.
- Produced by Pharrell Williams
- Released March 2013 by Star Trak
Guide Review - Robin Thicke - "Blurred Lines" featuring T.I. and Pharrell
Yes, Robin Thicke is the lead artist, but the production of "Blurred Lines" and a guest vocal on Daft Punk's worldwide smash "Get Lucky" add up to an impressive comeback for Pharrell Williams. It has been seven years since his Grammy Award Record of the Year nomination for producing Gwen Stefani's "Hollaback Girl" as one half of the Neptunes. The infectious beat and sexy edge in "Blurred Lines" are definitively Pharrell.
Major kudos also go to Robin Thicke who moves from pillow talk soul to a more pop oriented feel without missing a beat. That falsetto is still one of the sexiest vocal instruments in music today. It might be easy to overlook rapper T.I. here, but his guest rapping fits the four and a half minute musical party perfectly. The three join together for the music video, whose sexiness earned a bit of controversy, and it is well worth seeing to watch these three deliver their best.
There have been some complaints leveled that "Blurred Lines" sounds a bit too much like Madonna's "Give It 2 Me" which was also produced by the Neptunes, but to these ears, it's just obvious Pharrell was involved in both tracks. "Blurred Lines" stands well on its own. The result has been that Robin Thicke has unleashed the biggest pop hit of his career so far. It is easy to see why. "Blurred Lines" belongs on every party soundtrack of the summer of 2013.