Thicke's hugely successful single has edged ahead of Daft Punk's 'Get Lucky,' but there's still time for the final results to change
'Blurred Lines' is the biggest selling single of 2013 in the UK, the Official Charts Company revealed today (7 Dec), having sold more than 1 million copies in the UK alone. Robin Thicke's controversial track managed to beat Daft Punk's come-back single 'Get Lucky' to the top of the yearly chart, providing these results don't prompt a huge surge in re-interest in the Daft Punk track.
Thicke's position as the top selling artist might not be assured yet
With 1.44 million copies sold in the UK, Thicke's single edged ahead of the French electronic heroes by a few thousand copies, with 'Get Lucky' so far having sold 1.28 million copies. Either way, this is great news for Pharrell Williams, who appears on both tracks.
Not too far behind Daft Punk is Avicci, whose summer hit 'Wake Me Up' has so far managed to clock up 1.12 million sales this year so far. The single also hold the distinction of being the fastest selling single of the year too. Finishing up the top five is Passenger and Naughty Boy, finishing fourth and fifth respectively. 'Let Her Go' by Passenger holds the unique distinction of being the only single in the top five not to have reached the No. 1 spot, whilst 'La La La' by Naughty Boy features up-and-coming vocalist Sam Smith.
With Christmas still to come, the Official Charts Company mentioned that the finally tally "could change significantly before we ring in 2013" and we could see a completely different top seller by the end of the year. Last year, Gotye's one-hit-wonder 'Somebody That I Used To Know' was the UK's biggest-selling single, with 1.32 million copies sold.
The robots could still snatch the top spot from Thicke