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Robin Thicke's funky "Blurred Lines" his first UK and US Hot 100 #1

Congrats Robin!

by Anonymousreply 8808/18/2013

That song is a fucking mess. Sounds too much like the Marvin Gaye song it's stolen from. It just sounds like a shitty version of Got to Give it Up.

by Anonymousreply 106/12/2013

Good for him.

by Anonymousreply 206/12/2013

Peaking late. Good for him.

by Anonymousreply 406/12/2013

It's #1 in several countries. It's also gone platinum here in the states. This is clearly his biggest hit.

by Anonymousreply 506/12/2013

R1 Well, what's new? White guys ripping off blacks and them getting the success. It never changes.

by Anonymousreply 606/12/2013

Bitch be old. Isn't he 40?

by Anonymousreply 706/12/2013

That wasn't Robert Goulet?

by Anonymousreply 906/12/2013

There's no "song" there! Wtf It sounds like random melodies thrown in together. I'm not an oldie either. I just don't hear a cohesive song.

by Anonymousreply 1006/12/2013

It's terrible.

by Anonymousreply 1106/12/2013

Good for him after Timberlake stole his sound in his comeback single.

by Anonymousreply 1206/12/2013

It seems good enough for many people out there. I haven't heard it yet, but I did hear one of his songs a few years ago and didn't hate it. He sounds okay, not quite what I like, but not bad. Good for him. His wife (still married???) is scrumptious. Do/did they have chirruns, anyone know or care to look it up (no, I don't).

by Anonymousreply 1306/12/2013

R13

by Anonymousreply 1406/12/2013

Yes, R13, they have a son named Julian.

by Anonymousreply 1506/12/2013

R1 is right. When it came on the radio I thought it actually was a fucked up version of Give It Up.

I saw Robin Thicke do this song on a crappy tv show and, somehow, I liked it. It's built on Marvin so maybe that's not so weird. Just curious, does Thicke always have meth sweats? He looked like Whitney up there.

by Anonymousreply 1606/12/2013

Right, not what I expected... Thanks, R14.

by Anonymousreply 1706/12/2013

I like him a lot more than Timberlake. I don't mind the song-

by Anonymousreply 1806/12/2013

Is this the video where almost 4 mins in there's a sign that says "Robin Thicke has a Big Dick"?

by Anonymousreply 1906/12/2013

Yes, R19, in the uncensored version. The uncensored version also has that scene where his back is to the camera and he's swiveling his hips from side to side.

by Anonymousreply 2006/12/2013

Is she still married to the manly-looking black wife?

by Anonymousreply 2106/12/2013

R21 Please! She is gorgeous and not manly-looking at all. You're just angry he's with a good-looking black woman instead of a plain-looking white girl. Sorry to inform you, but not everyone is attracted to white people.

by Anonymousreply 2206/12/2013

Paula Patton is neither black nor manly looking.

by Anonymousreply 2306/12/2013

Interesting, Robin Thicke has a crush on Cheryl Cole (white girl) in the UK. Mmmhmm.

[quote]Robin, who’s currently at number one with Pharrell Williams’ tune Blurred Lines, told listeners about his major crush, admitting: "You know who’s pretty hot who I didn’t know much about until recently – Cheryl."

[quote]Not done with talking up the 29-year-old, Robin went on to add: "She’s a sexy thing."

by Anonymousreply 2406/12/2013

The bitches on MTO (black gossip site) think she's a tranny & call her manly looking. FWIW.

by Anonymousreply 2506/12/2013

She looks like a man in a dress here.

by Anonymousreply 2606/12/2013

theybf.com - black gossip site, the commenters call her and Zoe Saldana manly looking. I agree with the assessment about ZS as well, she's masculine.

by Anonymousreply 2706/12/2013

Paula is very pretty, but does have some manly features at certain angles. I think it's the jawline.

by Anonymousreply 2806/12/2013

Pretty, pretty, R26.

by Anonymousreply 2906/12/2013

[quote]Paula Patton is neither black nor manly looking.

She is half black. And she is sexy as all get-out. They both sizzled in Robin's "Love After War" video (the song came out last year and was so good but didn't get the attention it deserved)...

by Anonymousreply 3106/12/2013

So how do we find out if what the sign says (that Thicke has a Big Dick) is true?

by Anonymousreply 3206/13/2013

They're both hot. I'd love to be tag teamed by Alan and Robin. LOL

by Anonymousreply 3306/13/2013

I prefer his mom's voice:

by Anonymousreply 3406/13/2013

OMG - I forgot that Gloria Loring was his mom. LOL! I couldn't stand her voice or her acting.

by Anonymousreply 3506/13/2013

I don't know but after watching the video and their appearance on Graham Norton the other day it appears that Pharell Williams is the gayest little thing ever.

by Anonymousreply 3606/13/2013

I like the song, but he copies Justin Timberlake too much, and it does sound like "Got to give it up". The video is very filthy with topless models walking about.

I don't know what Robin was thinking, but I still like him.

by Anonymousreply 3706/13/2013

Oh, r37, please....Robin has been doing this schtick for years before Justin decided to rip him off.

by Anonymousreply 3806/13/2013

Paula and Robin have been together since the age of 14. Isn't that crazy?! Their son is gorgeous!

by Anonymousreply 3906/13/2013

I find it odd that their son has white yellow hair. Usually dark genes predominate, and Robin isn't blonde either.

by Anonymousreply 4006/13/2013

r29 she's had tons of work done, did she get her eyes done too?

by Anonymousreply 4106/13/2013

Thicke's father is a kinky bastard and on his third marriage. In April, his current mother-in-law was arrested for having her husband killed in Bolivia.

by Anonymousreply 4206/13/2013

Julian kind of looks like his grandma Gloria Loring. Is she a natural blonde?

by Anonymousreply 4306/13/2013

I think his wife is stunning. I love interracial couples...they make me happy.

by Anonymousreply 4406/13/2013

Haha! I've always thought that, R36. He's looking old now, too.

by Anonymousreply 4506/13/2013

You all do know that Pharell is 40(!) right?

by Anonymousreply 4606/13/2013

Sometimes it's such a drag being above the lowbrow mainstream.

by Anonymousreply 4706/13/2013

Wish Timberlake would go away and that Robin could get his material.

by Anonymousreply 4806/13/2013

I hate when guys, especially white guys sing falsetto. So uncool.

by Anonymousreply 4906/13/2013

R37, Robin Thicke was singing like he does before Justin Timberlake came on the scene as a single musical artist.

Robin Thicke is NOT copying Justin Timberlake.

by Anonymousreply 5006/13/2013

It's basically Marvin Gaye's Got To Give It Up done terribly wrong.Add in Pharrell and the supposed street cred inherent even makes it worse.

by Anonymousreply 5106/13/2013

I'm probably the only person on the planet that hates Got To Give It Up by Marvin Gaye but I do. To me, it was one of his worst songs. THIS song sucks even harder.

by Anonymousreply 5206/13/2013

[quote]he copies Justin Timberlake too much

Bitch, please. It's the other way around. Justin completely stole his current suave, suit-n-tie-wearing, slick-haired gentleman image right from under Robin.

by Anonymousreply 5306/13/2013

Prince called...he wants his 20yo B-side back.

by Anonymousreply 5406/13/2013

Meh. I think I'll wait for the Willam Belli version. The good news is that Pharell Williams can "cross over" for that one too.

by Anonymousreply 5506/14/2013

I thought that Alan Thicke dated a lot of black women, but it seems that he has only married white women? I know that he and Bill Mahers used to hang out a lot, and shared black women....probably 10-15 years ago.

by Anonymousreply 5606/14/2013

Didn't Bill Maher go back to white women for a while? Well, no longer, he's got a gorgeous swirly gf now.

by Anonymousreply 5706/14/2013

the brunette in the unrated vid is STUNNING, I like the song and yes Justin TOTALLY ripped off Robin Thicke.

I find Robin hot - so who know if he does have a big dick?

by Anonymousreply 5806/14/2013

[quote] I find Robin hot - so who know if he does have a big dick?

Supposedly this video is making fun of all the hip-hop video cliches - including the sign in balloons - but I'd rather think it's true. Robin's hot!

by Anonymousreply 5906/15/2013

This was so obviously going to soar to #1 in the US especially. Would never have noticed the "Got to Give it Up" sample.. and I know that song quite well, Marvin and Aaliyah's version. I never really liked it, but love this.

I can see Robin is sexy from the video but he don't do it for me. Oddly I like his clone father though, who seems to have some sugar in his tank.

Pharrell does indeed flame off the charts in this vid and knowingly so.. it seems that the "Blurred Lines" also meant blurred sexuality, the way he was stepping back and forth with TI - rumours he was raped in prison a la 2Pac. Pharrell is supposedly engaged or something and a ladies man but if he is a bit gay I can only imagine how many people in the industry who had him. He was rumoured to have broken up Britney and Justin.

I most love the contrast between Thicke's sub-Prince falsetto which so works here and that deep voice which I assumed was another black featured guest. Funny he's breaking through at such a late stage, George Michael had already released his "Older" album by this age.

by Anonymousreply 6006/16/2013

[quote]Oddly I like his clone father though, who seems to have some sugar in his tank.

I'll say! It's clear Alan wanted to fuck gay bodybuilder Bob Paris in this old clip. He's touching him and getting all hot 'n bothered.

by Anonymousreply 6106/16/2013

Until now, Robin's "Lost Without You" was his biggest hit, but now he's gone BIG. Way to go, Robin!

by Anonymousreply 6206/16/2013

bump

by Anonymousreply 6306/21/2013

You can tell this guy is a nobody from the lack of haters in his thread.

by Anonymousreply 6406/21/2013

There are really fun covers and parodies of this song. I love it. Sorry that I'm law to the party

by Anonymousreply 6508/14/2013

FUn

by Anonymousreply 6608/15/2013

Tan Lines! - with muscle hunks

by Anonymousreply 6708/15/2013

Fun times

by Anonymousreply 6808/15/2013

Seems that every year there's a dumb, can't-get-it-out-of-my-head summer song. "Macarena" and "Call Me Maybe" come to mind, but I'm sure there are more. Here's a twink version. They're all fat. I know.

by Anonymousreply 6908/16/2013

They're terrible lip-syncers

by Anonymousreply 7008/16/2013

Ruh roh! Robin thicke is Suing the Marvin Gaye estate over this song!

by Anonymousreply 7108/17/2013

link

by Anonymousreply 7208/17/2013

r71, shit just got very real.

I read about this, but I still don't understand what Thicke & co. think they'll accomplish by a preemptive strike.

The Gaye family said they were considering legal action, but never filed. There is another song involved too (Funkadelic, I think).

BTW, Am I the only one sick of Pharrell Williams' over rated ass and camera mugging?

by Anonymousreply 7308/17/2013

I preferred this when Marvin Gaye did it and it was called Got To Give It Up.

Of course, Marvin's version is so superior to this you wonder why people have paid any attention to Blurred Lines at all. It shows how little people know about music and that little titties sell.

by Anonymousreply 7408/17/2013

Naked ladies

by Anonymousreply 7508/17/2013

[quote]"Macarena" and "Call Me Maybe" come to mind, but I'm sure there are more.

Oh I hate Macarena (novelty song, albeit with cultural cache) but Call Me Maybe is genius pop a la Baby One More Time.

Blurred Lines is a bit different in that it's very r&b, especially for a white artist.

I shall have a look at other summer songs, they aren't springing to mind. I think damn Katy Perry's Cali Girls was one.

by Anonymousreply 7608/17/2013

An uninspired, overly repetitious Marvin Gaye ripoff. Yawn.

Remember when plagiarised songs could still be catchy and somewhat original on their own merits ("My Sweet Lord" comes to mind)?

by Anonymousreply 7708/17/2013

Marvin Gaye-still the best. Robin Thicke could never do this:

by Anonymousreply 7808/17/2013

i don't get how his son looks so fucking white.

by Anonymousreply 7908/17/2013

Where did your MA in Musical Theory come from R74? The Helen Keller School?

Robin Thicke wouldn't have preemptively sued if he knew there was any merit to the copyright infringement claim. He would have laid low and begged for mercy once he lost.

Funny how it's been at number 1 for 2 months and only now after the lawsuit are all these apparently tone-deaf commenters online coming out of the woodwork to claim it's sampled. If it's so obvious, why did none of the music experts and journalists who have discussed this song for months notice? You think you know better than they do?

by Anonymousreply 8008/17/2013

Marvin is the best male singer of all time, but I never liked Got to Give It Up.

Anyway, so is Cunty Perry assured of knocking off "Blurred Lines" from the top? Her sales are formidable.. but Robin's airplay points are unprecedented and he's still selling by the bucketload.

by Anonymousreply 8108/17/2013

r80, this was talked about in the black press from the beginning of the song's run. Many commenters were talking about it.

What is and is not copyright infringement is not always clear.

If anyone in their camp was concerned, they would not have "laid low", they would have negotiated a fee. This is done all the time, especially in hip-hop. A$AP Rocky's full length was delayed because of it.

I suspect the difference here might be that Williams hired musicians to play it and over-produced it in order to avoid payment.

by Anonymousreply 8208/17/2013

I liked that 'Magic' song.

by Anonymousreply 8308/17/2013

Sing it louder!

by Anonymousreply 8408/17/2013

R80, I'd call you a cunt but you're more of a gash.

by Anonymousreply 8508/17/2013

How can Thicke and the people who worked on "Blurred Lines" claim that the beat is NOT a fucking ripoff of "Got To Give It Up"? Yes, they added a couple of extra things to it, but the backing track is the SAME. Fuck that poser Thicke. It annoys me that so many people don't know that song by Gaye.

by Anonymousreply 8608/18/2013

r86, I just listened to them back to back and it sounds like Williams took the bass line and punched out the higher intervals. The drums are similar, too, but Gaye has more bottom.

The Gaye song has a more sophisticated bass line.

The vocal range is ridiculously similar, as well as the bass.

I think you'd have to hear the all the studio tape on it to judge how it developed.

It is very, very close.

by Anonymousreply 8708/18/2013

Other than the bass line, the songs sound nothing alike to me.

by Anonymousreply 8808/18/2013
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