Robin Thicke, the man famous for putting naked girls in a music video and grabbing butts other than his wife’s recently admitted that he was drunk and high on pills when his biggest song, “Blurred Lines” was being born in the studio. Also, he didn’t write it, but took credit anyway.
“I was high on vicodin and alcohol when I showed up at the studio,” Thicke said during a court deposition deciding whether “Blurred Lines” is a white copy of a Marvin Gaye song. “I started kind of convincing myself that I was a little more part of it than I was and I — because I didn’t want him — I wanted some credit for this big hit. But the reality is, is that Pharrell had the beat and he wrote almost every single part of the song.”
Thicke told Howard Stern last year that “Blurred Lines” only took a few minutes to write, and, considering he’s been not only recording albums since 2003 but also writing music for other people (Michael Jackson, Jennifer Hudson, anyone but himself) and didn’t see a glimmer of radio success until “Blurred Lines,” it seems all it takes to make a hit song is a few downers, a swig of Jack and epic laziness.
On a side note, why is male breakup music SO BAD compared to female breakup music?