Blurred Lines named song of the summer

2013-09-06 09:17
Robin Thicke
New York - To no one's surprise, Robin Thicke's Blurred Lines is Billboard's song of the summer.

Billboard announced the list on Thursday. Rock outfit Imagine Dragons is second with Radioactive, followed by Daft Punk with Get Lucky. Miley Cyrus' party anthem We Can't Stop is fourth, and Can't Hold Us by Macklemore & Ryan Lewis is fifth.

The rest of the list includes hits from Florida Georgia Line, Justin Timberlake, Bruno Mars and Selena Gomez. Oscar nominee Anna Kendrick's Pitch Perfect soundtrack hit, Cups, is ninth.

Debate around the message in Blurred Lines

Blurred Lines has caused much controversy around the representation of women in pop music videos and the issue of consent in sexual crime, especially in regards to the topless women dancing in Thicke's music video. Recently, a feminist parody of the song went viral after YouTube banned it temporarily for being "too explicit".

Blurred Lines was also named Spotify's song of the summer.

Watch the winner below:

Second on the list:


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