Macklemore’s “Thrift Shop” Tops Billboard’s Biggest Rap Songs Ever Ranking

    Now here’s a ranking worth mulling over, at least if you’re not allergic to hearing the names of the two big music industry institutions involved. To celebrate the 25th anniversary of its Hot Rap Songs chart, Billboard has put together a list of the genre’s best performing songs in that time period. The top spot went to Macklemore & Ryan Lewis for their vintage clothes-fetishizing hit song “Thrift Shop,” and as much the popularity of the single can’t be questioned, it’s interesting to have a release from the current decade, way past hip-hop’s commercial peak, take the crown. 

    Take a look at the top 10 below, and browse the whole ranking on Billboards’s website.

    10. “The Humpty Dance” – Digital Underground

    09. “No Hands” – Waka Flocka Flame feat. Roscoe Dash & Wale

    08. “Big Poppa/Warning” – The Notorious B.I.G.

    07. “Flava In Ya Ear” – Craig Mack

    06. “Gangsta’s Paradise” – Coolio feat. L.V.

    05. “Expression” – Salt-N-Pepa

    04. “Can’t Hold Us” – Macklemore & Ryan Lewis feat. Ray Dalton

    03. “Hot Boyz” – Missy “Misdemeanor” Elliott feat. Nas, Eve & Q-Tip

    02. “Tootsee Roll” – 69 Boyz

    01. “Thrift Shop” – Macklemore & Ryan Lewis feat. Wanz