Macklemore And Lewis' Thrift Shop Locks Out Bruno Mars For #1 Chart Spot
It’s officially a sad day for Bruno Mars fans. “Locked Out of Heaven” was kicked out of the #1 spot on the Hot 100 Billboard charts, making room for rap duo Macklemore and Ryan Lewis to sneak into the top position with their track “Thrift Shop (feat. Wanz)” and as the duo promises, it’s pretty “fucking awesome.”
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Sans one bad joke about R. Kelly, “Thrift Shop” is surprisingly charming, mentioning everything from flannel pajamas to gator shoes. Apparently, I’m not the only one who thinks so. According to Billboard, the song has also remained strong with digital sales and has increased presence on the airwaves. If you are wondering what position The Lumineer’s “Ho Hey” is at this week, the song is still holding out in third, but with “Locked Out of Heaven" on its way down, there is always room for additional movement. I doubt "Thrift Shop" will go down without a fight, however.
The song’s #1 position marks the first time a rap song has topped the Hot 100 chart since February of 2011, when Wiz Khalifa’s “Black and Yellow” dominated. Additionally, it’s a big win for Macklemore and Lewis, as “Thrift Shop” is the rapper and his producer partner’s first big success, off of their debut album, The Heist. “Thrift Shop,” the band’s fifth single, has been the most successful song off of the album, actually, and it's impressive a catchy but strange rap song has been able to beat out "Locked out of Heaven."