- That's a great song, OP...love it! I just downloaded his album, and this has to be his best. Thanks for posting that song!
- the beat is catchy as hell and sounds like another recycled beat from the early 80s. I can't put my finger on it but I think I've heard the beat before from a song from that time period. Thicke is just a better, more talented version of Timberfake. Both rely on ripping off 70s and 80s r&b and disco acts. They try to imitate the singing style and beats. So unoriginal. I'm waiting for a new recording act to come along with a NEW sound. Anyone who thinks Thicke is amazing must have never listened to the 70s and 80s r&b/disco songs.
- It has a good beat, and it's easy to dance to.
- As someone on youtube commented, it looks like Robin Thicke made a great disco album!
- Robin Thicke with his Thicke one is going to be on America's Got Talent tomorrow night.
- Michael Jackson wannabe.
- Prince wannabee.
- It has a Jamiroquai vibe to it. GREAT track. Take THAT, Timberfake!
- Listened to the whole Blurred Lines album on Youtube and will be downloading from iTunes. He is fantastic and SO much better than that poseur Timberlake.
This may sound weird, but Robin Thicke reminds me of a male version of the late, great Teena Marie. I hear a lot of similarities in both the music and the lyrics.
- Just downloaded it from iTunes, it is a cool song.
- R9 I totally agree. She even had a song with the almost the same title.
Teena Marie (RIP) and Robin Thicke are really similar in terms of their abilities and their heartfelt respect of r&b, but I think Teena played more instruments.
- This song is better, and the guy is cuter -- "I'm Not Gay"!
- Totally feeling this song...nice old school 80's vibe. Robin is doing it!
- No, r12.
- What's with all these songs titled "Ooo La La"?
Teena Marie was the first person (that I can remember) to have this song title years ago, but in just the past year, three singers have had songs with the same title: Alexandra Burke, Shitney Spears, and now Robin Dick.
Get original people!
- Robin and his album cured my cancer! I can't believe the magic in him!
- R9 Thicke has a better voice but he's certainly still a poser.
- My dick just grew! It's thicker, too! Ali from listening to this on iTunes!
- [quote]What's with all these songs titled "Ooo La La"? Teena Marie was the first person (that I can remember) to have this song title years ago, but in just the past year, three singers have had songs with the same title: Alexandra Burke, Shitney Spears, and now Robin Dick.
Actually, Kool & The Gang's "Let's Go Dancin' (Ooh La La La)" predates Teena's song by six years.
- I love every song in Robin Thicke's new album!
Getting down on "Pressure" now.
- [quote]As someone on youtube commented, it looks like Robin Thicke made a great disco album!
I agree that this album is Robin's swan song to disco. It's currently #1 on iTunes.
- I bet Timberlake is pissed that Thicke stole his thunder. Everybody is talking about Robin Thicke right now, and Justin's album has almost been forgotten already.
- Robin's music can unite the Israelis with the Palestinians at last!!!
- I heart R16.
- Just watched the video for "Blurred Lines" and I'm surprised he had such vanilla, stick thin white models (with the exception of one extremely thin black woman) featured. I would've expected women with more curves. Those starved out bitches are not sexy IMHO.
- Robin's voice on "Feel Good" is so smooth, that it melts like butter.
His new album "Blurred Lines" is getting raves from every music critic.
- From Newsday:
"With “Blurred Lines” (Interscope), Robin Thicke out-Justins Timberlake at every turn…His old-school soul references are better. His falsetto is finer. And when he goes for the raunchy club anthems, he really goes for them…As he did with the summer smash “Blurred Lines,” this album shows that Thicke is able to take the same building blocks — soulful influences, hot producers — and come up with something way cooler and more polished than his contemporaries."
- The song is alright--the switch out of falsetto doesn't really work. I'll say it's above average, but but that sadly doesn't mean it's good.
R22, Timberlake's album was made to finish his contract. I suspect he's not highly bothered by its performance, which has been quite strong if not of megahit proportions.
- I'm glad Timberfake's being outdone by Thicke but I don't like either's personality. They're both rip off recording acts who have no original bones in their body. Their "revival" of late 70s/early 80s beats and sounds is so lazy, even if it's catchy.
- Thicke is HOT and sounds Great on this track.
- I'm reminded of a critique of the Bee Gee's disco: "It's music made by dolphins."
- This song is pure R&B. I love it!
- Me too,r32!
- R25, he's a white man. What did you expect? Of course he's going to have skinny chicks in his videos.
- The brunette in the video is gorgeous.
- How original.
- I want Thicke to ensure (at least this year) that Timberfake doesn't get any more #1 hits, and then the both of them can vanish. Bruno Mars is better than both these 2, and is much better looking to boot.
- [quote]Their "revival" of late 70s/early 80s beats and sounds is so lazy, even if it's catchy.
Thank-you. Id rather just listen to real 70s and 80s music. The "catchiness" of all this new music is because music was better back then anyway.
- Great music from Robin Thicke! Anything to keep the likes of Jay-Z or Kanye West away from the charts for awhile.
- I never thought lame Robin Thicke would be the Timberlake destroyer. That lil bitch Justin needs to be put in his place.
- His best single, to me, is 2008's "Magic". Flawless and done in true 70's soul style. Was also co-written by his wife, Paula.
- r41, that's my fav from him too, great song.
- My favorite is "Can you believe"? From The Evolution of Robin Thicke album.
- What songs did he write for other artists that became hits? He references this on the Howard Stern interview.
- His track "To The Sky" from THE EVOLUTION OF ROBIN THICKE gives me chills and makes me well up whenever I hear it. It is pure awesomeness.
- [quote]What songs did he write for other artists
Before his days performing as a singer-songwriter, Robin had written "Love Is on My Side" on Brandy's eponymous album, 3T's (Michael and Janet's nephews) "Sexual Attention" on their debut album and he collaborated with Jordan Knight, Jimmy Jam and Terry Lewis on several songs in Knight's 1999 album JORDAN KNIGHT. He also co-wrote the songs "When You Put Your Hands on Me" for Christina Aguilera's debut album and "No Tears on My Pillow" for Mýa's sophomore release, FEAR OF FLYING. In 1999, he co-wrote the song "Fall Again" with Walter Afanasieff, which used to be a track in Michael Jackson's 2001 album INVINCIBLE, but it failed to be presented as a completed song. As an artist, he recorded and performed solely under his surname, Thicke
He co-wrote the gorgeous "Seperate Ways" with his father Alan and brother Brendan for Jordan Knight's debut album
- Wow, I don't know a single song in R46's list.
- R38 preach
R46 and none of those were hit singles. Thicke is simply rising to the top of the mediocre/poor field these days.
- Doesn't matter if they were hits or not. He's a songwriter AND a musician. He's an artist.
- Come Grammy time, Jay-Z and Timberfuck will steal the shine back. The Grammy voters love those two punks.
- Robin wrote many hit songs for other artist, before he made it big for himself, r44.
- Robin Thicke had several albums preceding the new current Blurred Lines album, and one of those albums was quite successful.
- R47 is an idiot and cretin.
- Ugh, Jay-Z is a no-talent thug. Robin Thicke is going to kick butt at the Grammy's, because there is a new sheriff in town, and that's Robin Thicke! :)
- Thanks, r45! It's quite apparent that Robin has a better voice than Timberlake.
- You're welcome, R55!
I still hear his first single, "When I Get You Alone", in the clubs.
- Seriously people go back and listen to the r&b/disco of the late 70s and early 80s. The original cannot be trumped. Thicke is for all you white gays and girls who haven't listened to the originators 30-35 years ago. He does a decent impersonation but again, he's not bringing anything NEW.
- The album has had surprisingly quiet buzz considering how ubiquitous the single is. He was wise to name it after the single.
I was gonna buy it right away but that big dick song put me off. The pun in the video was one thing, but that is nasty.
Don't be such a megadouche, Robin. No one says shit like that. Guys with huge cocks are usually very secure in themselves and don't feel the need to boast. Like the beautiful Jon Hamm (well sort of).
- It's a shame that Robin has been slept on by the masses until recently. His 2009 track "Sex Therapy" from the album of the same name is scorching hot.
- "Magic" is his best song. I played the hell out of that when it was released a few years ago.
- RE: Robin has a better voice than Timberlake.
Both have their own style. This is like comparing Joni Mitchell to Judy Collins.
- My Lord, he is SMOKIN' HOT in that video at R56. There's something about his hippy look vs. his sound that is incredibly attractive.
I also happen to love that song.
- Not his best, R60, but good. "Love After War", also from the album of the same name, is another retro-sounding jam. His wife Paula Patton is in the video.
- Love "Love After War". Very George Michael/Al B. Sure.
Was surprised it and Magic weren't bigger as they're commercial enough. They would've been hits, just in a different era.
- My GAWD! Love After War is a wonderful song, thanks for posting that!
Now that Blurred Lines is #1 on the singles and album charts, I hope more audiences listen to Robin's past albums, because his songs are really good!
- It's shit, like everything else. I'm sick of being discriminated against by mainstream America because I am not a lowbrow moron.
- Wow, when a BLACK person sings R&B not a word, when a White person sings R&B oooh they're abuzz on the DL...
- "His new album "Blurred Lines" is getting raves from every music critic"
Not every music critic.
- So change and/or evolve the conversation, [R67] - what black artists do you think these Thicke fans would enjoy?
- So, is the person writing these comments being paid per word and how do I apply to such a position?
- R67 exactly. Thicke is a decent singer with catchy beats but he's not doing anything special. He's simply recycling beats and vocal styles from 30-35 years ago. There are also plenty of really talented r&b vocalists out there but middle America doesn't listen to them because they're black.
- don't like him
he is ugly
his music is awful
- I know r67, Janelle Monáe, only made 47 on the Hot R&B/Hip-Hop billboard chart.
- R39 Agreed!
- I love Janellle!!
- [quote]Now that Blurred Lines is #1 on the singles and album charts
What's going on with that? The album seems to have been delayed a little in the US. It was #1 in the UK 2 weeks ago. The single was also, oddly, straight to #1 in the UK before the US.
It's not #1 now, Selena Gomez is but I guess he'll top the charts after her. Blurred Lines the single looks unstoppable at the top... guess you'll have to wait till summer is over. And I STILL love it and play it all the time, surprised I haven't burn this out like I did early on with "Get Lucky".
- [quote]It's not #1 now, Selena Gomez is but I guess he'll top the charts after her.
Selena Gomez has a #1 single???
Dear God the music industry is a fucking joke these days.
- No no r77, #1 album. Which is perhaps even scarier.
I'm REALLY annoyed "Same Love" seems to have peaked, I just wanted a top 10. :(
- Selena Gomez? My GAWD, she's just an auto-tune hack.
- They say that Selena Gomez is really stuck-up, since her involvement with Justin Bieber.
- Proof that Selena Gomez can't sing!
- Selena's album likely won't be #1 when next week starts. That's when Robin's first-week sales will be in, and with the success of BL, his album will likely sit atop the Billboard 200 chart.
- [quote]I hope more audiences listen to Robin's past albums, because his songs are really good!
It'd be great if his past albums started shifting more units too, with the success of Blurred Lines. So many great songs on those albums.
Before "Blurred Lines", his biggest hit was "Lost Without You", which was a #1 R&B and #14 pop hit.
- I love that song, r83.
- Lost Without U is the one I don't like but I love the other singles posted here.
Is Robin a good live singer? He was hopeless doing the strained breathy falsetto of Lost Without U live, made him sound like shit.
- Yes, he is quite good live. I've seen him live twice, up close, and he is really talented. Can play the piano and then get up and rock it out on a fast song.
- I've seen Robin perform live in person, he's absolutely exciting to watch, and always puts on a good show. He's coming to my hometown next month to perform, already purchasing tickets.
- He does this hip swivel thing onstage where he just stands there, legs spread wide, and just moves his hips from side to side. It always gets the ladies (and some of us guys) screaming.
- [quote]He does this hip swivel thing onstage where he just stands there, legs spread wide, and just moves his hips from side to side. It always gets the ladies (and some of us guys) screaming.
I love when he does that, it's so hot!
- Robin loves the gays! Here's an interview he did several years ago for THE ADVOCATE:
[italic]Robin Thicke’s 2007 single “Lost Without U” made him the first male Caucasian artist to top Billboard’s R&B/hip-hop chart since George Michael’s “One More Try” in 1988, but that’s just the tip of Thicke’s tight connection with the gay community. Currently promoting his fourth album, Sex Therapy, as the opening act on Alicia Keys’s Freedom Tour (he makes a quick detour to Miami Gardens, Fla., on March 20 for the fifth annual Jazz in the Gardens music festival), the 33-year-old neo-soul singer-songwriter explains why he’ll happily ruin dinner to defend his gay friends-even those hip-hop chest-thumpers still in the closet.
The Advocate: How conscious are you of your gay fan base? Because although babies aren’t technically made during our process, we also enjoy baby-making music.
Robin Thicke: Well, maybe I’m inspiring some adoptions. [Laughs] As long as my music promotes love and intimacy, it’s all good. You never really know who likes you until someone comes up and says they like your music, but I’m always surprised when anyone likes it.
TA: You’ve previously toured with Jennifer Hudson and Beyoncé, both artists with huge gay followings. Are we a good audience?
RT: Oh, absolutely. Who dances with more love and passion than the gay audience? They’re so much fun.
TA: Gay blogs can be vicious, but they generally have very sweet things to say about you.
RT: I know, and I’m very thankful, honored, and blessed. Every once in a while I’ll hear that Perez has said nice things about me, but I don’t think my people would send it to me if he ever said anything bad.
TA: How does it feel to be an object of lust for some gay men?
RT: It’s absolutely flattering, without question. I’m very vain, so I’ll take lust from wherever it comes.
TA: Your father, Alan Thicke, is an actor best known as Jason Seaver on Growing Pains, and your mother, Gloria Loring, is an actress-singer best known as Liz Chandler on Days of Our Lives. Growing up with both parents in the entertainment industry, what was your earliest exposure to gay people?
RT: My father’s agent was gay, and he was one of the nicest people I’ve ever met in my life. Probably from the time I was 7 or 8 years old, he was there every day, hanging out at the house and on my dad’s set. He was a wonderful man, so that was a great influence for me right from the beginning. Some of my mom’s best friends were also gay. When the AIDS epidemic hit in the ’80s, my mom lost one of her very best friends, who was also a close friend of the family. Even though I was very young, I had to understand what that was all about and why he passed. It’s a lot for a 10-year-old boy to try to figure out, but I have a very open heart because of those circumstances.[/italic]
- PT: 2
[italic]The Advocate: Your first son is due this May. How do you plan to instill in him those same values of love and acceptance?
Robin Thicke: That’s easy. Love is easy to instill; it’s just hard to practice. We can all lose our tempers and our focus when our insecurities get the best of us, but it’s easy to preach and teach love and open-mindedness.
TA: Who’s your best gay friend?
RT: Probably somebody who won’t admit it. [Laughs] That’s the catch-22 of the hip-hop and R&B music world: There’s so much bravado and chest-thumping, you can’t help but be afraid to come out and be yourself. I actually have a couple friends in that world I’m wondering about right now.
TA: How can the homophobia in that world be diminished?
RT: I really don’t know. It’s this religion thing that’s so mind-boggling. Religion is an epidemic, you know what I mean? How do you justify what people have in their minds because of a book that they read — that your life has to be a certain way or you’re damned? It’s very difficult to understand how some people can be so open-minded in some realms but so closed off in others.
TA: How do you personally handle the homophobia you encounter?
RT: I’ve always been the guy at the table who will fight these people until the bitter end. I’m a fighter — maybe too much sometimes. Sometimes I ruin dinner.
TA: You’re married to black actress Paula Patton, which would’ve also been illegal in many states not all that long ago. What are your thoughts on gay marriage?
RT: When I was growing up and had my first apartment, my very next-door neighbors were a gay couple named Stan and Wayne. They were two of the nicest people I’ve ever met in my life, and they’re still friends of mine to this day. I think of them not being able to get married because of some law — and they’ve been together for 25-plus years — and there’s just nothing right about that. Why can’t they profess their love to the world? Why can’t they have the same legal tax credits and all those other things that everybody else gets to have? There’s a lot about all that that doesn’t make sense to me, but it’s hard to reason with people who get all caught up in their Bibles.
TA: Thanks to her role as lesbian teacher Ms. Rain in Precious — not to mention her next film, Just Wright, with Queen Latifah and Pam Grier — Paula is quickly becoming an icon in the lesbian community. Are you loving it?
RT: Oh, yes, and we’re both so grateful. My wife has been my teacher of open-mindedness since I met her. If I hadn’t met her, I would probably be more of a cocky jerk, but she’s always reminded me of the struggles that other people are going through, which has made me a better person. She’s got an enormous heart.
TA: Your current single, “Sex Therapy,” samples “It’s My Party” by out lesbian Lesley Gore. Are you trying to cultivate more lesbian fans yourself?
RT: She’s a lesbian? Oh, I had no idea! How cool is that? Well, there you go. See, subliminally I’m tapping into my lesbian side. I was born a lesbian, so all that makes sense.
TA: With which openly gay artist would you most like to collaborate?
RT: I love Adam Lambert — he’s great, man, and really exciting. But I don’t really reach out for too many collaborations except with producers, rappers, or soul singers like Faith Evans or Mary J. Blige.
TA: You made an exception, of course, when you collaborated with Leighton Meester on her debut single, “Somebody to Love.” Are you a Gossip Girl fan?
RT: I enjoyed the show once I checked it out, but I actually liked her from the Entourage episodes she was on a few years ago. I thought she was very fiery, sexy, and cool.[/italic]
- PT: 3
[italic]The Advocate: Your dad was on the cover of Playgirl in 1987. Would you ever consider a beefcake photo shoot?
Robin Thicke: Oh, well, I’m going to have to hit the gym a little more before I get back to my beefcake days. I was more cakey when I was younger. Besides, my dad didn’t do the layout; he just did the interview.
TA: Maybe it’s time to one-up him.
RT: Right? No, I’m not ready for all that. A little mystery is a good thing.[/italic]
- Robin's 2005 video for his song "Wanna Love You Girl" was where he first really showed his suave side.
- He was slowly getting there in 2003, sporting a new haircut and dressy threads in "Brand New Jones"...
- I love him so much!
- Me too!
- I had heard of him of course but didnt know any of his music until Blurred Lines. I will check out his earlier stuff.
I grew up with old school disco and it will always have a place in my heart. I love Blurred Lines and Bruno Mars' Treasure.
- his son looks white
- R98, that's the beauty of genetics! Mom(white/black) and Dad(white).
- unoriginal and overrated
- I saw his dick at the gym a few years ago - quite a schlong.
- Genetics are weird. African appearance usually recedes after just two generations of intermingling. After Donna Summer died, there was a pic posted of one of her daughters (whose father was white) and the daughter's kids (who have a white father) and the kids looked 100% white. You would never know they had black ancestry that was just two generations old.
- [quote]I saw his dick at the gym a few years ago - quite a schlong.
That doesn't surprise me.
- Robin Thicke looks really young in that Brand New Jones video. How old was he?
- Thicke was 26 in the Brand New Jones video. His first hit was When I Get You Alone, in 2002 when he was 25. His music has always been very good, and his mainstream success is long overdue. This guy should have been a big star a decade ago.
- All that is missing is John Travolta in a white suit and a disco ball....
- r102. You'll be shocked at how many white Americans, especially southerners, have a black grandparent.
- Timberlake must be dying inside. After his overhyped "return to music" he gets outperformed by real talent.
- R98, his son does not look white.
He has strong characteristics of mulatto.
Unusual gold hair (but not blonde) from mixed heritage, mulatto skin tone, mulatto facial features.
Lots of people think he looks part albino, part Down's syndrome, part African.
- R109 Mulatto? What year is this? 1875?
And how the fuck did this turn into ANOTHER race thread?
- How much is Timberlake hating Thicke right now?
Thicke, whom I'm indifferent to, has the biggest hit of the summer, while Tmiberlake's latest song just dropped to 52 after only 3 weeks on the chart.
- Robin even looks hot with long hair, that is so weird! Justin must really hate him now.
- [quote]Genetics are weird. African appearance usually recedes after just two generations of intermingling. After Donna Summer died, there was a pic posted of one of her daughters (whose father was white) and the daughter's kids (who have a white father) and the kids looked 100% white. You would never know they had black ancestry that was just two generations old.
Yeah, but Donna's daughters all happen to be beautiful too.
- What is "gold (but not blond)" hair?
- r110, I have known many mixed (black/white) people in my life, and they have all referred to themselves as mulatto. As a white person, I would be uncomfortable using this word, but mixed-race people use it all the time.
- R114, Still trying to understand, R109's post...so 1875!
- I've never liked that poseur Timberlake, and I'm also wondering if he's spitting nails right now because he was such hot shit a few months ago, and now Robin Thicke has swooped in and totally stolen his thunder. Nobody's talking about Justin at the moment, Thicke the THE big thing in music right now.
- Back to Robin Thicke kicking Timberlake's ass please.
- Donna's daughter Mimi with the grandkids. You would never know those kids had a black grandmother.
- [quote]How much is Timberlake hating Thicke right now?
And adding insult to injury, when Robin was on Howard Stern recently, Howard asked him if he was pissed that JT basically stole his nude women idea for his own new video. Robin basically said no, and that he feels imitation is the sincerest form of flattery.
- I'm Robin fan, but I kinda love how he stole TImberlake's look and sound and kicked TImberlake's ass into nowheresvile. And THEN Justin tried to basically become a Robin Thicke clone with the straightened hair, etc. Hilarious. I bet Robin will start acting and get big roles. Or at least good reviews.
- R121, Robin's been doing the dapper suit-n-tie thing since at least 2005, when JT was still walking around with a Caesar haircut and a scruffy beard.
I definitely think that Robin will become a headliner now with bigger venues. They need to release "Pressure" after "Ooo La La". It's the shit.
- R102, That can work inversely as well.
Look at Sasha and Malia. They are 1/4 white, but nobody would guess it.
- ohh La La makes me think of this
- [quote]And adding insult to injury, when Robin was on Howard Stern recently, Howard asked him if he was pissed that JT basically stole his nude women idea for his own new video. Robin basically said no, and that he feels imitation is the sincerest form of flattery.
Very classy comment.
- I'm loving his new song, The Good Life...very soulfully done!
- r121. You must be a new fan if you think Thicke stole Timberlake's look and sound. He's been doing it for nearly 10 years performing to an R&B niche audience and it was Justin who stole Robin's look and sound for his new album.