Music collaborations 2013: Good and bad
Good: Robin Thicke / Pharrell / T.I.: "Blurred Lines"
The first time you hear the song, you think there's no hook. The second time you hear it, you've at least discerned what appears to be the chorus and inexplicably find yourself humming it all day at your desk. By the third listen, you realize the entire song is one giant hook, with Pharrell providing some Michael Jackson-esque yawlps and T.I. giving Thicke's smooth track a much needed edge.