‘Blurred Lines’ by Robin Thicke the biggest selling single of 2013

by Martin


We’re in the final few weeks of 2013 so what would we be if we didn’t look back over the past twelve months in music – and what a year it’s been.

According to The Official Charts Company who are already gearing up for the Christmas Number 1 and their end of year charts show that Robin Thicke and ‘Blurred Lines’ have scored the biggest selling single of 2013.

To date (and we don’t see anyone else overtaking him at this stage) Robin Thicke’s ‘Blurred Lines’ remains the biggest selling single of the year.

The track which featured producer Pharrell Williams and US rapper TI was first released on the 26th of May 2013 and to date has sold over 1.44 million copies.


‘Blurred Lines’ also managed to reach number one on the Official Singles Chart and spent five non-consecutive weeks there following its release.

Pharrell Williams also worked with Daft Punk (above) and Nile Rodgers on their hit ‘Get Lucky’ which according to The Official Charts Company is at Number (2) on this special chart with 1.28 million copies sold in the UK.

At Number (3) is ‘Wake Me Up’ by Swedish DJ Avicii which is also the fastest selling single of 2013 and has sold over 1.12 million copies.

Passenger (Mike Rosenberg) is at Number (4) with ‘Let Her Go’ which in this Top 5 is the only track to not have reached number 1 but managed to sell over a million copies in the UK.


Mike spoke to OfficialCharts.com about the achievement and said: “It feels wonderful but completely ridiculous if I’m honest (laughs)!”

“For the last five years I’ve been busking and playing tiny gigs in pubs, so for one of my songs to suddenly get so popular is not only a dream come true, but also a huge surprise.”

‘La La La’ by Naughty Boy featuring Sam Smith has sold over 926,000 copies in the UK this year and completes this special Top 5 chart at Number (5).

To see the full Top 40 Biggest Selling Singles of 2013 then head on over here

In regards to this chart The Official Charts Company have said:

“However, with the busiest sales period for music already underway – which includes the Official Christmas Number 1 race – this Top 40 could change significantly before we ring in 2014.”