“Thrift Shop” is a song by American hip hop duo Macklemore & Ryan Lewis. It was released on August 27, 2012 as Macklemore’s eighth single on career and as the fifth single from their debut studio album The Heist (2012). It features vocals from Wanz. The song was composed to show Macklemore’s esteem for thrift shops and saving money, opposing the flaunting many rappers display. Music reviewers praised the song for its humorous lyrics and social critique.
Despite being released on Macklemore’s independent label with distribution by ADA, the single was a sleeper hit. It peaked at number one on the Billboard Hot 100 and has since sold over 7 million copies in the US alone. The song also reached number one in the United Kingdom, Ireland, Canada, France, Denmark, Netherlands, Australia and New Zealand. A music video was released to accompany the song’s release on August 29, 2012. Furthermore, the video has garnered more than 485 million views on YouTube, and as of January 2014 it is the site’s 14th most watched video.