Some say a little controversy never hurt anybody and in the case of Robin Thicke and his song “Blurred Lines” that is certainly true.
Despite accusations that his latest single promotes rape, or at least is heavily drenched in rape culture, and the legal drama that’s panning out with Marvin Gaye’s family, someone is still rocking with “Blurred Lines.” A lot of people are actually. According to Uproxx.com, the song is this close to definitively becoming the most popular song of all time.
See “Blurred Lines” has already been number one on the Billboard Hot 100 chart for 12 straight weeks, which is the fourth longest streak in the history of the Hot 100. This means the song is now officially as popular as Usher’s “Yeah,” the Black Eyed Peas’ “Boom Pow Pow,” Eminem’s “Lose Yourself” and Carlos Santana and Rob Thomas’s “Smooth.”
If Thicke and “Blurred Lines” can hold out just five more weeks, the track will become the most popular song of all time, but first it has to surpass these chart toppers who’ve held on just a bit longer:
“The Boy is Mine” by Brandy and Monica: 13 Weeks
“End of the Road” by Boyz II Men: 13 Weeks
“I Will Always Love You” by Whitney Houston: 14 Weeks
“I’ll Make Love To You” by Boyz II Men: 14 Weeks
“Macarena (Bayside Boys Mix)” by Los Del Rio: 14 Weeks
“Candle in the Wind 1997″ by Elton John: 14 Weeks
“We Belong Together” by Mariah Carey: 14 Weeks
“I Gotta Feeling” by Black Eyed Peas: 14 Weeks
One Sweet Day” by Mariah Carey and Boyz II Men: 16 Weeks
Do you think “Blurred Lines” will make it?