Robin Thicke Breaks Down Blurred Lines, Track-By-Track (Pt. 2 of 2)

Robin Thicke’s Blurred Lines LP just dropped today and signs are pointing towards it being the biggest album of his career. It is seemingly well-positioned to topple Jay Z’s Magna Carta Holy Grail when next week’s SoundScan figures are released, thanks in large part to the buzz created by the worldwide success of the album’s title track. And if you’re looking for inside dirt on the writing and recording of the LP, you’re in luck. None other than Robin Thicke himself recently sat down with VH1 here in our New York headquarters to give us the scoop about Blurred Lines in the latest installment of our Track-By-Track series.


Today, we’ll feature Robin’s Track-By-Track commentary on the last six songs on his Blurred Lines LP, which is available RIGHT NOW: “Give It 2 U (feat. Kendrick Lamar),” “Feel Good,” “Go Stupid 4 U,” “For The Rest Of My Life,” “Top Of The World,” and “The Good Life.” He also gives us a little insight into two songs that are include on the Deluxe Version of the LP, “Pressure” and “Put Your Lovin On Me.” [If you missed Pt. 1 yesterday, here’s Robin Thicke Breaking Down Blurred Lines (Pt. 1 of 2).]

6. “Give It 2 U (feat. Kendrick Lamar)”
WRITTEN BY: Robin Thicke, Kendrick Lamar Duckworth, William Adams, Lukasz Gottwald and Henry Walter
PRODUCED BY: Dr. Luke and Cirkut for Prescription Songs
EXCERPT OF ROBIN’S COMMENTARY: “Will.I.Am and I wrote that together in about an hour. I have a tendency to always want to bring up something negative or depressing in my songs; I always want to talk about my problems. Working with Will, we’re not going to talk about our problems. We’re gonna get straight to the dancefloor, straight to the sexy.”

7. “Feel Good”
WRITTEN BY: Robin Thicke, Will.I.Am
PRODUCED BY: Will.I.Am for Will.I.Am Music, LLC
EXCERPT OF ROBIN’S COMMENTARY: “I actually got to sneak in some of my problems on this one. It talks about if I party too much, or if I’m not perfect, or if I’m depressed, will you still stand by me, will you help me get through those times or will you leave me?”

8. “Go Stupid 4 U”
WRITTEN BY: Robin Thicke, Will.I.Am, Edward G. Fletcher, Clifton Nathanial Chase, Sylvia Robinson, Melvin Glover, Jorge Mario Da Silva
PRODUCED BY: Will.I.Am for Will.I.Am Music, LLC
EXCERPT OF ROBIN’S COMMENTARY: “It has some [Antonio Carlos] Jobim references, with ’dark and tan and lovely.’ We took some of that creative license and made something very humorous, very funny. Another thing this album has that I haven’t done in awhile is adding more of a sense of humor.”

9. “For The Rest Of My Life”
WRITTEN BY: Robin Thicke, Projay
PRODUCED BY: Robin Thicke, Projay
EXCERPT OF ROBIN’S COMMENTARY: “This is one of the two most important songs to me on the album. It’s how I met my lovely wife when we were teenagers, and it tells the story of how we met when we were 14 years old.”

10. “Top Of The World”
WRITTEN BY: Robin Thicke, Projay
PRODUCED BY: Robin Thicke, Projay
EXCERPT OF ROBIN’S COMMENTARY: “It’s similar to ’Ain’t No Hat 4 That,’ about a professional woman who has been a little hardened. She’s having a tough time finding the right man to love. That song is about being on top of the world, but needing that one more thing to be happy.”

11. “The Good Life”
WRITTEN BY: Robin Thicke
PRODUCED BY: Robin Thicke, Projay
EXCERPT OF ROBIN’S COMMENTARY: “After my first album didn’t sell any records, and the balloon popped, I had some tough years there — I started drinking a lot, I tried yoga, I tried to find God. During [the The Evolution Of Robin Thicke tour], I wrote this song about not being a big star, and the kids in your town not knowing your name, and yet realizing I had an amazing wife, some great friends, and that was a good life even if I wasn’t going to be a big star.”

BONUS TRACKS: “Pressure” and “Put Your Lovin On Me”
“Pressure” WRITTEN BY: Robin Thicke, Niles Hollowell-Dhar, PRODUCED BY: The Cataracs
“Put Your Lovin On Me” WRITTEN BY: Robin Thicke, Niles Hollowell-Dhar, PRODUCED BY: The Cataracs
EXCERPT OF ROBIN’S COMMENTARY: “I did a few songs with Niles from the Cataracts. He’s an amazing producer, an amazing talent — he’s already had some huge hits, but this guy’s got a huge career coming. Him and I had a great time in the studio. But, once again, here were these really happy, sexy, youthful tracks, and I’m talking about my problems on them.”

If you missed Pt. 1 of Robin Thicke’s Blurred Lines Track-By-Track commentary, you can watch his commentary on songs like “Blurred Lines” and more here.