Meaning of "blurred" blurred • adj. and Pharrell – Blurred Lines", Asociación Mexicana de Productores de Fonogramas y Videogramas, "Dutch single certifications – Robin Thicke – Blurred Lines", Nederlandse Vereniging van Producenten en Importeurs van beeld- en geluidsdragers, "Spanish single certifications – Robin Thicke feat. adjective. blurry, distorted photographs. his fourth, Pharrell his third, and Thicke's first number one hit in the US. 0. Williams further clarified Thicke's lyrics, "Just let me liberate you.... / You don't need no papers / That man is not your maker," saying these lyrics clearly told the subject of Thicke's song that she was not a possession any man could own. I've never gotten to do that before. The trend encouraged women to speak out about their experiences with sexual harassment and assault, bringing discussions of rape culture into the mainstream. Williams reflected that while he and Thicke had only admiration for women in mind when they made "Blurred Lines," some of the song's vocabulary was similar to that of actual sexual predators. [citation needed] The performance drew extensive reactions and became the most tweeted about event in history, with Twitter users generating 360,000 tweets about the event per minute; breaking the previous record held by Beyoncé's Super Bowl XLVII halftime show performance six months earlier. People who are agitated just want to be mad, and I accept their opinion. The video features Thicke, T.I. Jury in favor of Gayes. "[101] However, Motown legend Smokey Robinson stated that it was a mistake to use the same melody, and that he thought "Blurred Lines" was "absolutely a rip off. "[29] Annie Zaleski of The A.V. His vision became blurred. [11] The song has been parodied and covered numerous times. [71] Students at the University of Exeter voted for a condemnation of the lyrics to be issued by the Students' Guild. [136], *sales figures based on certification alone^shipments figures based on certification alonesales+streaming figures based on certification alone, 2013 single by Robin Thicke featuring T.I. Something we could never own, and never put in words. Ce flou indique qu'ils ont été proches d'éléments radioactifs dans les 24 h. Conclusion : ils ont réussi à enrichir l'uranium. his fourth, Pharrell his third, and Thicke's first number one hit in the US. He has two versions: the unrated version and the edited version. When you pull back and look at the entire song, the point is: She's a good girl, and even good girls want to do things, and that's where you have the blurred lines. It is also about the blurred line between a good girl and bad girl, people who want to get naughty. He and I would go back and forth where I'd sing a line and he'd be like, "Hey, hey, hey!" the line between [right and wrong] become blurred when; the blurred line between [right and wrong] my [head, mind] felt blurred (and disoriented) the memory is blurred; additional examples. It's a feeling. I was channeling, Marvin Gaye lawsuit and authorship questions, Jimmy Fallon, Robin Thicke & The Roots Sing "Blurred Lines" (w/ Classroom Instruments), "Robin Thicke – Blurred Lines ft. [123] On August 2, 2013 Bart Baker released a parody of "Blurred Lines" on his YouTube channel. [42], In the United Kingdom, the song debuted at number one on the UK Singles Chart on June 2, 2013 ― for the week ending date June 8, 2013 ― selling 190,000 copies in its first week and becoming Britain's fastest-selling single of the year, though it was later passed by Avicii's "Wake Me Up" on July 21, 2013. The lyrics and music video to "Blurred Lines" were controversial, with some groups claiming they are misogynistic and promote a culture of date rape. + Pharrell – Blurred Lines", Charts.nz – Robin Thicke feat. [14] In an interview with SiriusXM's The Howard Stern Show, Thicke said: "Blurred Lines is very much about my wife. The future of our world. + Pharrell – Blurred Lines", "philcharts.com – Blurred Lines – Robin Thicke ft. Pharrell Williams & T.I. For example you could suggest that things are 'right' or 'wrong', but someone might do something that was considered 'wrong' but they had good motives and their action had positive consequences. (figurative) a blurry policy. Songs: Robin & Marvin", "Week Ending Oct. 13, 2013. "[83] In an interview, Questlove also echoed Williams' statement, saying:[84]. "[13] In an interview with The Daily Star, Thicke explained the meaning of the song, saying: "It is mostly throwaway fun, but naturally Pharrell and I, being in love with our wives, having kids, and loving our mothers, we have a lot of respect for women. [54][46], A music video for "Blurred Lines" was directed by Diane Martel and was released on March 20, 2013,[55] while an unrated version was released on March 28, 2013. 's fourth Hot 100 number one after "My Love" with Justin Timberlake in 2006, and his own singles "Whatever You Like" and "Live Your Life" in 2008. appealed the judgment to the 9th Circuit Court of Appeals. & Pharrell) – Single", "Robin Thicke jealous of Pharrell Williams while creating Blurred Lines, admits being high during Oprah interview", "Thicke: 'I was too drunk to write Blurred Lines, "Robin Thicke's hit 'Blurred Lines' lands him in court, and he had almost no part in writing it", "Marvin Gaye's heirs win $7.4 million for 'Blurred Lines' plagiarism", "Pharrell Williams claims 'Blurred Lines' taught him about 'chauvinist culture, "Pharrell says he's 'embarrassed' by Blurred Lines lyrics", "Global music sales fell in 2013 despite strong growth for streaming services", "Robin Thicke's 'Blurred Lines' sets radio audience record, label says", "Grammy Awards 2014: Full Nominations List", "Robin Thicke On His First No. In May 2014, Williams performed the song as part of a medley at the iHeartRadio Awards where he received the iHeartRadio Innovator Award. The lyrics are ridiculous, the guys are silly as fuck. [100] Classical music critic Mark Swed of the Los Angeles Times pointed out that many classical composers used material from previous composers, saying that "John Williams all but lifted the core idea of his Star Wars soundtrack score from the scherzo of Erich Korngold's Symphony in F-sharp Major, written 25 years earlier. The song was completed in less than an hour. 2 to smear or smudge. So what's the situation with that guy you met?" [125] On November 5, 2013, Dave Callan, as part of his review of Just Dance 2014 on the ABC show Good Game performed a parody of the music video in response to the incorrect choreography of the song in the game. and Pharrell Williams – Blurred Lines", "Veckolista Singlar, vecka 41, 2013 | Sverigetopplistan", "The Official Swiss Charts and Music Community: Awards (Robin Thicke feat. [26] The Ledger's James C. McKinley Jr praised "Blurred Lines" as a "catchy come-on". [65] Thicke later clarified his comment during an interview for Oprah's Next Chapter, describing it as a "bad joke", noting that the GQ interview that was published did not mention that he had been joking back and forth with the interviewer and doing an impersonation of Will Ferrell's Ron Burgundy character while making the remark, thus not providing the facetious context. "Blurred Lines" was confirmed to have sold 1 million copies on its 50th day of release, becoming Pharrell's second song in only a month to achieve that feat in Britain (the other being Daft Punk collaboration "Get Lucky"). and Pharrell casually standing in front of light-pink backdrop as they flirt with models (Emily Ratajkowski, Elle Evans and Jessi M'Bengue) who pose and dance. I mean it's almost unbearable. 1 of the 2010s", "Week Ending Aug. 25, 2013. [92] The unanimous jury awarded Gaye's family US$7.4 million in damages for copyright infringement. "Blurred Lines" is a song by American singer-songwriters Robin Thicke and Pharrell Williams and rapper T.I., produced by Williams. [50] It sold over 5 million copies in just 22 weeks in the US, and 6 million in 29 weeks, faster than any other song in digital history.[52][53]. 0. If they can't get the joke, I feel bad for them, but I'm not going to change the joke. (informal) jump to other results. "[95] Comedian and music parody artist "Weird Al" Yankovic (who made a parody of the song with his 2014 "Word Crimes") described the ruling as "a raw deal", calling the song "Marvin Gaye pastiche. ", "Robin Thicke beats own record to score biggest one-week sale of the year! Everything that Pharrell produces is derivative of another song—but it's a homage. People say, "Hey, do you think this is degrading to women?" T.I. malabo' (ma-) unclear, vague, hazy ; v. lumabo' (-um-) to become blurred. [51] This feat also gave him the eighth lead male solo artist in Billboard history to rack ten or more weeks at the number one spot for a single. without a clear outline; not clear. ", "The Official Top 40 Biggest Selling Singles of the Millennium so far revealed", "Robin Thicke Chart History for Billboard Hot 100 Singles", "Robin Thicke Leads Hot 100 For 10th Week, Katy Perry's 'Roar' Debuts", "Uptown Funk Is Longest-Leading Hot 100 No. T.I. [Laidback Luke Remix] – 4:40, This page was last edited on 18 January 2021, at 13:41. The lines are becoming blurred between work and fashion, but we'll discuss that in the next section. She expresses it in dancing because she's a good girl. In the unrated version of the video, the models wear just thongs. [Music Video – Clean] – 4:33, "Blurred Lines" (featuring Pharrell and T.I. Illuminate definition, to supply or brighten with light; light up. adjetivo: Describe el sustantivo. Judge Kronstad remarked: "I don't expect Marvin Gaye's voice to be part of this case. Robin Thicke and Pharrell)", "Blurred Bynes by DWV (Detox, Willam & Vicky Vox)", "Weird Al Shows Off Big Dictionary in Robin Thicke Parody 'Word Crimes, "iTunes – Music – Blurred Lines (feat. T.I. As of August 2016, it is currently the seventh best-selling digital single of all time. It became one of the best-selling singles of all time, with sales of 14.8 million,[9] simultaneously breaking the record for the largest radio audience in history. + Pharrell – Blurred Lines", Norwegiancharts.com – Robin Thicke feat. With advancements in technology, many of the ideas in StarTrek now blur the lines between fact and fiction. The lines blurred and ran together and his head nodded. + Pharrell – Blurred Lines", "IFPI Greece International Digital Singles Chart", Robin Thicke feat. Cyrus subsequently touched Thicke's crotch area with a giant foam finger and twerked against his crotch. [93] The response among some observers regarding the decision was that it was incorrect; bassist and entertainment law attorney Joe Escalante stated that the jury's verdict "must have been based on emotions because it is not based on any notions of what is protectable under copyright law today. That said, I respect women who are watching out for negative images in pop culture and who find the nudity offensive, but I find [the video] meta and playful. Then, honey you're not there when I'm. & Pharrell) – Single by Robin Thicke", "iTunes – Music – Blurred Lines (feat. T.I. n. 4 something vague, hazy, or indistinct. The paper had got wet and blurred the ink. /ˈblɜːri/. [45] According to the Official Charts Company, the single became Britain's best-selling single of 2013 with sales of 1,472,681 copies. The uncensored version of the video was removed from YouTube for violating the site's terms of service, but restored with an age restriction. [75] After its banning at University College London, Thicke declared the song was about his wife and that, after 20 years together, he indeed knew she wanted it from him. intercast.ro Nas redes de relacionamentos sociais online, a diferença entre o que é público e privado, pessoal e profissional é muit o tênue . T.I. It was banned in the United Kingdom from some institutions and students' unions at universities. However, Williams came to later regret working on the song years later and subsequently disowned it. [111] Thicke performed the song on the 2013 BET Awards on June 30, 2013. ‘The slower the shutter speed, the more blurred the background.’ ‘At wits, I stopped to look at the stars, slightly blurred by a haze, but bright and glowing.’ ‘The image obtained on SiS315 looks even more blurred especially on the polygon edges.’ ‘Images are frequently blurred to the point of abstraction.’ "[94] Singer-songwriter Keith Urban said: "My initial reaction from it, I was shocked, honestly. ... English → Spanish. This is a departure from his previous stance — in 2014, he told Pitchfork, "People who are agitated just want to be mad, and I accept their opinion." (Orthostatic Intolerance, NCI Thesaurus) The wrack had thickened to seaward, and the coast was but a blurred … Its current UK sales stand at 1,630,000. Learn more. ", "Album review: Robin Thicke's 'Blurred Lines, "Blurred Lines: the most controversial song of the decade", "From The Mouths of Rapists: The Lyrics of Robin Thicke's 'Blurred Lines, "Robin Thicke's 'Blurred Lines': Album review", "Robin Thicke: Is the album 'Blurred Lines' worth a listen? [74] When defending the song on NBC's The Today Show, the 36-year-old singer explained that encouraging conversation about the song's content was his intention, saying "It's actually a feminist movement within itself. The 2001 video for the N.E.R.D single "Lapdance" also featured models in two variant editions, one of which, like "Blurred Lines", is a topless version. ", "Marvin Gaye Recordings Barred From 'Blurred Lines' Trial", "Breaking: Thicke and Williams infringed copyright. 1 on Hot 100", "Robin Thicke Lands First Billboard Hot 100 No. The imagery conjures memories of a Robert Palmer music video if the '80s pop star had lived through the "Free the Nipple" movement. The song has been a worldwide hit, has peaked at number one on the Billboard Hot 100, and has also reached number one in 13 more countries including the United Kingdom, where Blurred Lines became only the 137th record in history to surpass the one million sales mark, and the United States. [122], On June 12, 2013 episode of Jimmy Kimmel Live!, in which Thicke and Pharrell were both guests, they aired a parody version of the "Blurred Lines" video in which host Jimmy Kimmel and his sidekick Guillermo attempt to join Thicke, Pharrell, and the dancers but keep getting rebuffed. & Pharrell – Blurred Lines Media Forest, Italiancharts.com – Robin Thicke feat. [118] In May 2017, he performed the song at 4th Indonesian Choice Awards. When asked about what references she drew from for the video, Martel cited the ballets of George Balanchine as performed by the New York City Ballet, noting their minimalism, as well as the work of Richard Avedon. Pharrell Williams told GQ in 2019 that he now regrets his part in "Blurred Lines." In the edited version, they are scantily clad and the hashtag "#BLURREDLINES" is seen at various points. Martel also sought out intentionally "gross" and "oversized" props to utilize in the video.[65]. [117] In December, he performed the song at Jingle Ball 2013 concerts. [24] In her review for The Christian Science Monitor, Nekesa Mumbi Moody labeled the song as "undeniable", and wrote that it had become a "cultural flashpoint". [Clean] – 4:22, "Blurred Lines" (featuring Pharrell & T.I.) Florence + The Machine - Landscape. I wanted to deal with the misogynist, funny lyrics in a way where the girls were going to overpower the men. 1. unclear in form or expression "the blurred aims of the group" "sometimes one understood clearly and sometimes the meaning was clouded" - H.G.Wells 2. indistinct or hazy in outline "a landscape of blurred outlines" "the trees were just blurry shapes" "[79], In the interview, Thicke noted that part of video director Diane Martel's intention was to generate attention, but Thicke defended the song, saying: "The song and the video are two completely different things. Blurry is an adjective and does not have any particular implications as to why the image is indistinct, and will usually appear in the attributive and predicative positions: The image is blurry. "[105][106] In March 2018, the Ninth Circuit affirmed the district court's finding of infringement against Williams and Thicke.[81]. T.I. I don't think the video is sexist. "[34], "Blurred Lines" debuted at number 94 on the US Billboard Hot 100. More soon! [87][88], On October 30, 2014, United States District Court for the Central District of California Judge John A. Kronstadt ruled the Gaye family's lawsuit against Thicke and Williams could proceed, stating the plaintiffs "have made a sufficient showing that elements of 'Blurred Lines' may be substantially similar to protected, original elements of 'Got to Give It Up'." Obviously, when a guy's standing there fully clothed and the girls are naked, I totally welcome the conversation of what does this video say about men and women, but the song itself, the title, 'Blurred Lines', is about men and woman are equals. 5 a smear or smudge. I mean naughty, sexually, yeah. On November 10, Thicke performed the song with Iggy Azalea at the 2013 MTV Europe Music Awards. Blurred: to make (something) unclear to the understanding. "[91], On March 10, 2015, a jury found Thicke and Williams, but not T.I., liable for copyright infringement. [43] "Blurred Lines" then remained at number one the following week, selling even more than it did in its first with 199,000 copies sold. With eyesight as poor as mine, faces blur into featureless ovals. [7][8], In August 2013, Thicke, Williams, and Harris (T.I.) [6] The song became the subject of a bitter legal dispute with the family of Gaye and Bridgeport Music, who argued the song infringed on copyrights to the song that inspired it. + Pharrell – Blurred Lines", Austriancharts.at – Robin Thicke feat. [82] Pharrell Williams responded to the lawsuit by calling the two songs "completely different", further stating: "Just simply go to the piano and play the two. Here is where the responsibilities of the medical insurance companies become blurred. Because all three of us are happily married with children, we were like, "We're the perfect guys to make fun of this." That's how Pharrell works. In a Q&A for Grantland.com, video director Diane Martel had this to say about the music video:[65]. In Marshfield, Wisconsin, Lisa Joling, head coach of the Marshfield High School dance team, was fired in August 2013, three days after a halftime performance by her dance class to the song.[73]. To both videos' credit, all participants genuinely looked like they were having fun filming. I've always respected women. Williams and Thicke were found liable for copyright infringement by a federal jury in March 2015, and Gaye was awarded posthumous songwriting credit (based on the royalties pledged to his estate). [37] "Blurred Lines" topped the Hot 100 for 12 consecutive weeks before being displaced by Katy Perry's "Roar". The fashion in which the women in the video are dressed was in part inspired by the work of photographer Helmut Newton. The song is placed at number one on America’s top 40 charts for the week of September 14th. adj. With intertextuality, the meaning of a new text a new text may be dependent on the reader’s knowledge of the ‘referenced’ text. The song has nothing to do with belittling a woman or misogyny or anything. The moment that we realize, was always gonna be. Symptoms include dizziness, blurred vision, low urine output, and irritability to name a few. T.I. The four finalists walked the runway during the performance, as well as performing a burlesque-like dance on different items of furniture. I thought about cheap props, crappy fun stuff. Since the launch of the Canadian Hot 100 in 2007, the song has become third with most weeks at number one, tying "Apologize" by Timbaland featuring OneRepublic, and just behind "Uptown Funk" by Mark Ronson featuring Bruno Mars and "I Gotta Feeling" by The Black Eyed Peas, with 15 and 16 weeks on top of the charts respectively. I know you want it. ", "Blurred Lines Becomes UK's Latest Million Selling Single", "Official Charts Analysis: Pharrell Williams hits No.1 with 106k sales", "The UK's Top 100 most downloaded tracks of all-time revealed! [60][61][62] The unrated version of "Blurred Lines" generated more than 1 million views in the days following its release on Vevo. T.I. "Blurred Lines" topped the Hot 100 for 12 consecutive weeks before being displace… The manner in which Martel directed the action and interaction of those in the video was intended to convey playfulness while also presenting the women "in the power position." [89] Williams and Thicke filed a successful motion in limine to prevent a recording of "Got to Give it Up" from being played during the trial. At the University of Edinburgh, students' association officials stated that the song violates its policy against "rape culture and lad banter" and promotes an unhealthy attitude towards sex and consent. "[68], In the United Kingdom, more than 20 universities banned the song from use at student events. – 4:23, "Blurred Lines" (featuring Pharrell & T.I.) + Pharrell – Blurred Lines", "Robin Thicke Chart History (Euro Digital Song Sales)", Robin Thicke: Blurred Lines (Feat. It's not the same chord progression. T.I. [59] The unrated video remains available on Vevo, while the edited version is available on both Vevo and YouTube. In online social networks, the lines between public and private, personal and professional are blurred. "[28] Writing for Rolling Stone, Rob Sheffield described "Blurred Lines" as "the worst song of this or any other year." [19] Randall Roberts of the Los Angeles Times noted the songs use of "plasticine funk" and "warbly bass". 0. [56] After being on the site for just under one week, the unrated version of the video was removed from YouTube on March 30, 2013, citing violations of the site's terms of service that restricts the uploading of videos containing nudity, particularly if used in a sexual context. The song would later rise from number six to number one in June 2013, giving T.I. Sometimes meaning "to push the envelope " or test the boundaries of acceptability. " The evidence is blurred by central banks' reluctance to reveal their blunders. At various points, the hashtag "#THICKE" flashes, while towards the end, "ROBIN THICKE HAS A BIG DICK" is spelled out in silver balloons. [78], In an interview for CBC Radio's Q, Thicke dismissed the idea that the song is about a man forcing himself sexually onto a woman as "an impossible reality". The Lyrics for Blurred Lines by Robin Thicke feat. 1 Single With 'Blurred Lines, "Katy Perry's 'Roar' Tops Robin Thicke's 'Blurred Lines' On Billboard Hot 100, Becoming Singer's 8th No. While it is popular, the lyrics paint a story of someone who wants the singer, but is a good girl. [116] On September 20, he performed Blurred Lines at the 2013 iHeartRadio Music Festival. Look at Emily Ratajkowski's performance; it's very, very funny and subtly ridiculing. 's Southern twang in the bridge, the song also showcased a catchy bass and snare-heavy drumline courtesy of rapper-producer Pharrell Williams that seemed closely inspired by legendary Motown crooner Marvin Gaye's "Got It Going on" (invoking a nasty copyright battle with Gaye's estate in 2013). So the way we were seeing it is, 'I know man tries to domesticate you but you're an animal, you are just like any man.' [63] As of November 2020, the unrated version of "Blurred Lines" is available on YouTube and has gathered over 69 million views. 3 tr to make (the judgment, memory, or perception) less clear; dim. "[15], During an interview with NPR, Pharrell defended the song, highlighting the lyric "that man is not your maker", saying, "I don't know anything that could be more clear about our position in the song" and "... if you're looking at the lyrics, the power is right there in the woman's hand. T.I. [12] In an interview with GQ's Stelios Phili, Thicke explained: Pharrell and I were in the studio and [...] I was like, "Damn, we should make something like that ['Got to Give It Up'], something with that groove." Look, technically it's not plagiarized. T.I. Another word for blurred: indistinct, faint, vague, unclear, dim | Collins English Thesaurus and Pharrell backing vocals) on Australian The Voice season 2 finale on June 17, 2013. 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