Top 30 Favorite Songs of All Time: #19 “Can’t Hold Us” by Macklemore & Ryan Lewis feat. Ray Dalton

We’ve now entered the teens of this list, my friends.

Macklemore, basically known by all teenagers as one of the minds behind the great song Thrift Shop, is an amazing lyricist. His lyrics actually represent values that aren’t about money, prostitutes, jewelry, crime, drugs, or anything of the like. He speaks against music like that, and his message is always presented in unique ways.

This song, since the well deserved rise in fame of Macklemore & Ryan Lewis, has been featured in several commercials, especially for the NBA.

Anyway, let’s get to the song. Ray Dalton’s voice really made me think it was John Legend at first.

Earworm: “Thrift Shop” by Macklemore & Ryan Lewis ft. Wanz

Funny rap songs. I’m in.

Funny rap songs with meaning behind them? Even better.

The last verse of this catchy and hilarious song actually makes so much sense. Why pay so much money to buy something that won’t even make you look unique? It’s not like buying expensive clothes get you the ladies (or men, or, hell, both). Yeah, the style might help.

But why pay full price? Thrift Shop. This is fucking awesome.

This earworm is literally embedded in my head. I can’t stop singing the hook, and the rapping is actually really smooth. I can dig it.