Robin Thicke's 'Blurred Lines' Officially Named Most Downloaded Song of All Time

Adele and Maroon 5 rounding up the Top 3, Kings of Leon ranked among Top 10 acts, full list inside.

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Robin Thicke's major hit "Blurred Lines" was officially dubbed the most downloaded track of all time by the Official Charts Company, selling 1.54 million copies.

AsĀ Digital Spy reports, the Pharrell-produced tune is closely followed by 1.53 million copies Adele's "Someone Like You" has sold as one of the only two songs ever to cross the 1.5 million sales mark.

Maroon 5 round up the Top 3 with "Moves Like Jagger," while Kings of Leon stand out as the only rock representative, reaching No. 10 with "Sex on Fire."

"I'm so honored, the success of 'Blurred Lines' is a dream come true," Thicke noted in a brief statement.

Official Charts Company chief executive Martin Talbot added, "'Blurred Lines' is surely one of the catchiest pop hits of all time, so its success is no great surprise. But to become one of only two tracks to have been downloaded 1.5 million times and climb to the top of the poll as the biggest download of all time is an incredible achievement."

Pharrell Williams stands out as the most successful artist on the list, being featured in three out of 10 most successful tunes.

Also featured in the Top 10 are Daft Punk, Black Eyed Peas, Avicii and more. Check out the full list below.

Top 10 Most Downloaded Songs of All Time:

01. Blurred Lines - Robin Thicke/T.I./Pharrell Williams
02. Someone Like You - Adele
03. Moves Like Jagger - Maroon 5 ft Christina Aguilera
04. Somebody That I Used to Know - Gotye ft Kimbra
05. I Gotta Feeling - Black Eyed Peas
06. Get Lucky - Daft Punk ft Pharrell Williams
07. We Found Love - Rihanna ft Calvin Harris
08. Wake Me Up - Avicii09. Happy - Pharrell Williams10. Sex on Fire - Kings of Leon

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    It's also perhaps the worst song of all time.
    It really isn't that bad compared with some of the other stuff in the charts these days.
    Blurred Lines has to be one of the top three most annoying songs of all time.
    I'd rather hear [insert banal pop star here] sing [insert same word repeated here] than some creepy-ass white guy condone sexual assault.
    He doesn't actually condone sexual assault though, that was just a load of tumblr feminism that bled into mainstream culture. If you actually ask people what was "rape culture" about it other than "I know you want it" (which Pitbull already did years back) and boobs in the video, most people have no idea.
    The song is definitely about date rape. I'm not a feminist or anything. It doesn't take a genius to read those lyrics and figure it out.
    He was glorifying sexual assault, period. Read the lyrics, it's not one throwaway line, it's the theme of the entire song. And no, it's not "tumblr feminism," which is just another flagrant insult to invalidate feminism, which pretty much goes hand-in-hand with being a good person.
    This is... the society i live in... unfortunately.
    Cheesy pop songs selling well has never worried me. I get more worried about people actually pre-ordering Rihanna albums...
    Mr. Baloonhands
    I'm so sick of all these songs. Where I work they play the station that plays the same shit all day everyday, and I swear this list as is gets put on shuffle or something cause I hear blurred lines and that ****ing happy song like every 2 songs. It drives you crazy 0_o
    I'm surprised Sex on Fire is still on the list. I would've thought others would have surpassed it by now. And lighten up people. The majority liking pop hits is not a sign of armageddon.
    I couldn't hum the melody (assuming there is one) to any of those songs. I guess I'm either too old or my son is not old enough ...
    We need Rock and Roll to become mainstream again
    No we don't. We don't need a hair metal 2.0. Look at what's happening to indie rock. All the piss is being taken out of it to make the cleanest, most accessible "product" possible. The less popular rock music is, the better it is /for/ rock music.
    Yeah, I remember the Indie Landfill days. We definitely don't need another band like Scouting For Girls playing shit Pop masquerading as an Indie Rock act.
    Sweet Jesus... I don't want to get on my high horse or anything.. but do people who make the effort of downloading a 'song' like that know what music is? And I don't understand how women can even listen to that? I'm going to live in a cave with my CDs.
    Good for him, the song is pretty damn catchy. I understand that you guys hate it, but I am pretty sure ALL of us have watched that music video about three times (at least) just for the sake of boobs, so stop complaining, could be worse artists than this
    In response to you being pretty sure 'ALL' of us have watched it for boobs, I can tell you that I haven't
    This list is pretty good in my opinion. I think 'Happy' and 'Sex on Fire' are overrated but otherwise this is a decent collection of music.
    I was listening to roger waters on howard stern years back maybe less. roger talked about how billboards have 2 categories on how they review and make charts to determine sales and this and that. well, he said they created the 2nd category so music today has a chance and they only go back x amount of years, bc if there was one one catergory, it would be dominate by music of yester-year and not some much today
    I think this kind of mainstream music does also have its place. It's really easy to listen to and sounds OK in the background. You don't need to focus on it to be able to sing along with the chorus. And that's the whole point of mainstream music - keeping it really simple and catchy. I do get sick of overplaying songs, though. And I would never listen to this kind of music. But I think it's OK in the background.