This is incredibly brave!
[Image via Ivan Nikolov/Andres Otero/WENN.]
We're ready to rule that Robin Thicke has himself THE song of the summer with Blurred Lines.
It's been at #1 for 9 straight weeks and his album just hit the top spot on the charts as well!
But before the single became a hit, it almost became a casualty of the cutting room floor!
Because Robin's record company didn't even like it!
Umm do they not have two ears and a heart???
Luckily for the world and all who live on it, Blurred Lines WAS released and skyrocketed its way up the Hot 100 list. Robin remembers the initial reaction he got while previewing the song for his label last summer though. He recalled:
"The record company didn’t get it. They didn’t even pay for the video. They didn’t want to support it at all. I played it for the heads of the label, head of pop radio, and everybody just went, ‘Nice. Nice.’ Got no response; was kind of surprised by that. A few months later went back in, played it again like, ‘I think we have enough records here. I think we’ve got four or five really strong singles’ — or at least four or five options for singles."
So what changed the suits at Universal Interscope Records' minds?
It was that SEXXX-ZAY music video that Robin shot! Thicke explained:
“And as soon as the record company saw the video, they said, ‘This is a smash.’”
Well, ch-yeah! Those nekkid chickies could have turned any tune into a megahit! Robin could have just whistled the Oscar Meyer wiener song around those hotties and he still would have gone to #1!
We are SO glad Robin got his label to change their tune on Blurred Lines. We've been jamming out to it nonstop!!!
But how do you possibly follow up what has become the biggest song of your career? Robin already knows what his next move is! He shared what's on tap, saying:
"I want to get right in the studio. I want to make a country album, a Christmas album, a gospel album. I’m like finally! I’m ready to make four albums right now!"
HA! Sounds like he'll have some more convincing to do at the record company!
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