Posted in music on December 6, 2013

by Andrew Sacher

Robin Thicke

We've been seeing a lot of lists of what people thought the best music of 2013 was, including Rolling Stone, and now the magazine's Rob Sheffield has weighed in on his "Worst Song of This or Any Other Year": "Blurred Lines." Throughout the song's life, it's been sued by Marvin Gaye's family for plagiarizing Marvin Gaye, and it's been called "rapey" for its "I know you want it" lyric and other themes in the song and its video. Some may call it one of the most annoying songs ever, and others may call it "The Album That Justin Timberlake Is Too Famous To Make in 2013." In the Rolling Stone article, Sheffield writes:

Congratulations, Robin Thicke! "Blurred Lines" is the worst song of this or any other year. I can't remember the last time there was a hit song this ghastly - the sound of Adam Sandler taking a falsetto hate-whizz on Marvin Gaye's grave. I guess the year's not over yet so it's theoretically possible a worse contender could emerge, but I don't see it happening. Let me put it this way: Christina Aguilera and Mariah Carey could pay their holiday respects to Lou Reed with a duet medley of "The Black Angel's Death Song"/"O Little Town of Bethlehem" and it would still be a distant second.
He continues with multiple paragraphs of well thought-out hatred, and finally concludes:
So will "Blurred Lines" stand the test of time? Will it go on sucking for years like "Wild World"? Is this feeling an eternal flame? Or will it vanish, like "Save The Best For Last"? Well, in the words of a band who sucked wildly in 1982 and were immediately forgotten, only time will tell. But one thing is for sure. Nothing in 2013 sucked like "Blurred Lines." And this was the year we got a Leonardo DiCaprio remake of The Great Gatsby. Everything next year will just have to suck a little harder.
Read the rest at Rolling Stone. Disclaimer: Rolling Stone also called it the 50th best song of the year.

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Comments (19)

Wild World is not such a bad song, and don't worry some things will suck harder in '14.

Posted by Anonymous | December 6, 2013 12:13 PM

Yeah. He had me until Wild World.

Posted by Anonymous | December 6, 2013 12:21 PM

p. sure rolling stone gave thicke's album ***1/2 on the strength of blurred lines being the "perfect" summer jam so i guess it's cool that they got off the bandwagon but they maybe should accept some responsibility?

Posted by Anonymous | December 6, 2013 12:35 PM

This isn't exactly surprising coming from Rolling Stone. They berated Led Zeppelin for years, pretty sure they praise them any chance they get now.

Posted by Anonymous | December 6, 2013 12:41 PM

I could never take Robin Thicke seriously.
Whenever I see him, I think of Growing Pains.

Posted by Anonymous | December 6, 2013 12:45 PM

I think of Growing Pains and Alan Thicke in a fluffy sweater and nothing else but tube socks, getting ready to conceive a baby.

Posted by Anonymous | December 6, 2013 12:48 PM

Um. No? Guy writing in Rolling Stone said it was the worst song ever. Rolling Stone collective (editorial?) staff voted it 50th best. Rolling stone, therefore, did not say that it was the worst song ever. Ya'll musta got crushed by them SATs...

Posted by Anonymous | December 6, 2013 1:09 PM

they never should have fired Tim Heidecker as their head editor

Posted by Anonymous | December 6, 2013 1:23 PM

Go home, Rolling Stone, you're drunk.

Posted by Cat Stevens | December 6, 2013 2:24 PM

"Hey Mickey" isn't still the worst song ever?

IS the BEST song to watch the video of without pants. Doesn't that count for something?

Posted by Anonymous | December 6, 2013 2:39 PM

if it's the worst song ever, but the 50th best of 2013, that makes 2013, if it only had 50 songs in it, the worst year of all time.

I knew it!

Posted by Anonymous | December 6, 2013 2:48 PM

Haters. The lot of you.

Posted by Robin Thicke | December 6, 2013 3:25 PM

The headline of this article basically sums up the song.

Posted by Anonymous | December 6, 2013 5:33 PM

Take off those fucking sunglasses, dipshit.

Posted by Anonymous | December 6, 2013 6:34 PM

Wild world is awesome. Especially SNFU's version. Robin Thicke is a metrosexual Rascal Flatts.

Posted by Anonymous | December 6, 2013 7:00 PM

And, you're reporting it. How stupid. Not surprised.

Posted by Anonymous | December 8, 2013 9:30 PM

2:32 ftw

Posted by Bill Is Real | December 8, 2013 10:55 PM

The only thing good about "Wild World" is that SNFU covered it.

and did it really take an article in Rolling Stone to realize that Thicke is ridiculous?

Posted by Anonymous | December 9, 2013 11:31 AM

Thicke is that total cheeseball in high school that the cool kids told was cool too so they could laugh at him when he tried to act cool. "Blurred Lines" isn't a song, it's a loop, and a stolen one at that. Marvin Gaye's father should have spared Marvin's life and shot Robin Thicke.

Posted by StevenX | January 23, 2014 6:29 PM

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