News

‘Thrift Shop’ is hottest rap track of last 25 years

‘Thrift Shop’ is hottest rap track of last 25 years

CHART TOPPER: Ryan Lewis, left, and Macklemore pose in the press room with their awards for best rap performance and best rap song, for “Thrift Shop,” best rap album for “The Heist” and best new artist at the 56th annual GRAMMY Awards at Staples Center on Sunday, Jan. 26, in Los Angeles. Photo: Associated Press/Dan Steinberg/Invision

Macklemore & Ryan Lewis’ huge hit “Thrift Shop” has been named the best-performing rap song of the past 25 years.

The musicians earned two Grammy Awards in January for the popular tune, and according to a new list compiled by editors at music magazine Billboard, they can celebrate yet again after “Thrift Shop” landed the number one spot on the Top 100 Hot Rap Songs chart, which ranks the best-performing tracks since 1989.

Despite the fact the track was only released in 2012, its stellar performance on the weekly Hot Rap Songs chart over the subsequent 18 months makes it number one on the list, beating other notable hits since the chart’s inception.

In addition, the duo’s second single, “Can’t Hold Us,” featuring Ray Dalton, makes an appearance at number four.

69 Boyz’s 1994 hit “Tootsee Roll” came in at number two, 1999’s “Hot Boyz” by Miss Elliott featuring Nas, Eve and Q-Tip landed at number three, while female rap duo Salt-n-Pepa’s 1989 track “Expression” rounds out the top five.

Recent Headlines

in Music

Mumford & Sons announce third album

mumford

"Wilder Mind" is due out May 4.

in Music

Taylor Swift has no plans to talk about Katy Perry

taylorswift

The "Love Story" hitmaker has vowed to never talk publicly amid rumors of a raging feud between the two singers.

in Music

Aretha Franklin to mentor ‘Idol’ wannabes

franklin

The soul star is also slated to perform on an upcoming episode of "American Idol."

in Music

New music now comes out on Fridays

music

For decades, new music releases came out on Tuesdays, but not anymore.

in Music

Drake ties Beatles chart record

drake

With more than a dozen songs on the Billboard Hot 100 chart, Drake has tied a record set in 1964.