Robin Thicke's Blurred Lines tops all-time UK downloads chart

Resistance is futile. Despite all the protests about it glorfying sexual harrassment, despite the bans in student unions, Robin Thicke's Blurred Lines has been named the biggest selling download in UK history by the Official Charts Company.
Blurred Lines has sold 1.54m download copies since its release in May 2013, overtaking Adele's Someone Like You, which has sold 1.53m copies. They are the only tracks to have sold more than 1.5m downloads, though 27 have sold more than 1m.
Thicke and Adele are followed in the top five downloads by Maroon 5's Moves Like Jagger, Gotye's Somebody That I Used To Know and Black Eyes Peas' I Gotta Feeling. Happy, by Pharrell Williams, has already sold around 1.3m downloads, making it the ninth biggest seller on the list.
The official download chart was launched in September 2004, with the first countdown topped by Westlife's Flying Without Wings. Bleeding Love by Leona Lewis became the first download to sell more than 500,000 copies in July 2008, and I Gotta Feeling became the first million-selling download in June 2010.

Robin Thicke - Blurred Lines on MUZU.TV.

In the 10-year history of the download chart, Britons have bought 1.17bn single tracks for download and 153m albums, according to the Official Charts Company. Despite predictions that downloading would kill the music industry, it has revolutionised the singles market. 2012 and 2013 proved to be the biggest years for singles sales in UK chart history, with sales of 188.6m and 182.2m.
The all-time downloads top 10 is:
1 Robin Thicke – Blurred Lines
2 Adele – Someone Like You
3 Maroon 5 - Moves Like Jagger
4 Gotye – Somebody That I Used To Know
5 Black Eyed Peas – I Gotta Feeling
6 Daft Punk – Get Lucky
7 Rihanna – We Found Love
8 Avicii – Wake Me Up
9 Pharrell Williams – Happy
10 Kings of Leon – Sex on Fire
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