Saturday, December 14, 2013

"Thrift Shop" by Macklemore & Ryan Lewis Named #1 Song of 2013

Just a week after they received seven Grammy nominations, the independent rap duo Macklemore & Ryan Lewis have had their smash hit "Thrift Shop" acknowledged as the #1 hit song for 2013 by Billboard magazine.
1. Thrift Shop - Macklemore & Ryan Lewis featuring Wanz2. Blurred Lines - Robin Thicke featuring T.I. + Pharrell3. Radioactive - Imagine Dragons4. Harlem Shake - Baauer5. Can't Hold Us - Macklemore & Ryan Lewis featuring Ray Dalton6. Mirrors - Justin Timberlake7. Just Give Me A Reason - Pink featuring Nate Ruess8. When I Was Your Man - Bruno Mars9. Cruise - Florida Georgia Line featuring Nelly10. Roar - Katy Perry
In fact, as you can see, Macklemore & Lewis have two of the top 5 biggest songs of 2013, with their other huge smash "Can't Hold Us" coming in at #5. This is something of a surprise because "Blurred Lines" was a #1 song for a ridiculous 12 weeks this summer.  "Royals" by New Zealand teen phenom Lorde spent 8 weeks in 2013 but because the song was released late in the year it came in at #15. As Joe Jervis says, it is "f***ing awesome" that the most visible straight allies in pop music have the #1 song of 2013. "Thrift Shop" has nearly a half-billion views on YouTube.

How many of these tracks do you recognize? I think I could recognize them all if I heard them except for #9. My favorite of this group is probably a tie between #5 and #10.

Hat/tip to Joe.My.God

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