What Makes The Song So Great ? – Blurred Lines by Robin Thicke


BPM: 120
Writer – Robin Thicke, Pharrell Williams , Clifford Harris Jr.
Producer – Pharrell Williams

Damn, this track is sexy. It’s like a mixture of Prince and Marvin Gaye.  Robin Thicke has clarified that the title Blurred Lines is referring to the whole good girl/bad girl complex. This song is pretty much about how a girl really wants crazy wild sex.

The beat is very classic Neptunes sounding. like a minimal version of Nelly’s Hot In Herre or Justin Timberlake’s Senorita. A very dancey blend of rap r&b. That bass line is just really infectious and does a great job of moving the body. All the instruments are very organic and live. It’s really minimal, with a beefed up chorus to fill in the sound.

The snare sounds like a clap/snare mixture with other claps added sporadically. There isn’t even a really clear difference between the verses and the hook. The only transition is the bass melody leading into the hook.

A lot of feminist groups were offended by the lyrics. That’s when you know it’s a great track. Pharrell & Robin wrote it in about an hour, and apparently they were just pretending dudes on a porch hollering at girls walking by.

“Good Girl, I know you want it”

“But you’re a good girl
The way you grab me
Must wanna get nasty
Go ahead, get at me”

Songs with sexual innuendos when done right will always have a place on the billboard charts and in the clubs. Sex sells. Im diggin T.I.’s Pharcyde reference and of course, girls love being called an animal. HAHA!

Apparently, Robin Thicke had to have his wife’s permission to have naked models in the video. That’s smart cause the girls are really hot!



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2 responses to “What Makes The Song So Great ? – Blurred Lines by Robin Thicke

  1. nice piece, sorry about the cubs/mets fiasco yesterday, 😦 xo LMA

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