This week’s DJ Music Chart has Robin Thicke on top again with “Blurred Lines”. The remainder of the top ten has stayed mostly the same with Selena Gomez, Daft Punk, Imagine Dragons and Macklemore rounding out the top five.
DJ Music Chart Week of 7/9
DJ Music Chart Tops Blurred Lines Controversy
Robin Thicke has hit back at critics who called his hit song “Blurred Lines” (and its corresponding music video) as misogynistic. “I can’t even dignify that with a response, that’s ridiculous,” Thicke told BBC’s Radio 1.
He did, of course, dignify that with a response. Here it is: “I don’t want to be sleazy, I’m a gentleman, I’ve been in love with the same woman since I’ve been a teenager. I don’t want to do anything inappropriate.”
Thicke says that his wife, actress Paula Patton, actually pushed him to release the NSFW version of the video that was pulled from and re-added to YouTube. “My initial response was I love the clothed version, I don’t think we should put out the naked version,” he said. “And then I showed it to my wife and all of her girlfriends and they said, ‘You have to put this out, this is so sexy and so cool.'”
In the clip, Thicke, Pharrell Williams and T.I. cavort with naked models, flipping their hair and generally dancing around them. Some critics dubbed the video and song “rapey,” pointing to lines like “I know you want it” and the video as “blurring” the lines of consent and agency.
Not so, says Thicke. “For me it’s about blurring the lines between men and women and how much we’re the same,” he said. “And the other side which is the blurred lines between a good girl and a bad girl, and even very good girls all have little bad sides to them.”
What do you think about the top song on DJ Music Chart this week? Are the video and lyrics over the line?
DJ Mystical Michael Rhode Island DJ & Boston DJ