'Blurred Lines' tops Spotify streaming for seventh week

'Blurred Lines' tops Spotify streaming for seventh week
"Blurred Lines," by Robin Thicke, is the most streamed song on Spotify this week. (AP Photo / Interscope Records)

There's nothing ambiguous about it: Robin Thicke's "Blurred Lines," the smash summer hit that is now also the title of his new album, is dominating pretty much every metric.

The song, featuring vocalists Pharrell Williams and T.I., has been most-streamed song in the U.S. on the on-demand music service Spotify for seven straight weeks.

The song, which has received a lot of attention for its NSFW video, also currently sits atop Billboard's Hot 100 singles chart and iTunes' song chart. 


However, mixed reviews, including one from The Times' Randall Roberts, indicate the rest of the new album may not be so infectious.

The much talked-about tune is nowhere to be found on Spotify's list of most viral songs, which tracks the number of times people share the songs through social media versus the number of people who listened to them.

Spotify's list, which shows what songs are currently getting buzz, includes shares through Facebook, Tumblr, Twitter and Spotify for the week ended July 28. 

The top viral song was "Elevate" by the Brooklyn synth-pop group St. Lucia. 

Here are Spoitfy's list of top streaming songs and most viral tracks.

Most streamed

  1. Robin Thicke. "Blurred Lines"
  2. Jay Z. "Holy Grail"
  3. Miley Cyrus. "We Can't Stop"
  4. Imagine Dragons. "Radioactive"
  5. Macklemore & Ryan Lewis. "Can't Hold Us - feat. Ray Dalton"
  6. Avicii. "Wake Me Up"
  7. Jay Z. "F*ckwithmeyouknowigotit"
  8. Jay Z. "Tom Ford"
  9. Bruno Mars. "Treasure"
  10. Daft Punk. "Get Lucky - Radio Edit"

Top viral tracks

  1. St. Lucia. "Elevate"
  2. Ellie Goulding. "Burn"
  3. Icona Pop. "All Night"
  4. Lorde. "Royals"
  5. Kings of Leon. "Supersoaker"
  6. Avicii. "Wake Me Up"
  7. Lana Del Rey. "Summertime Sadness - Lana Del Rey vs. Cedric Gervais"
  8. Ariana. "Grande Baby I"
  9. One Direction. "Best Song Ever"
  10. John Mayer. "Wildfire"


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