Top Ten Most Inspiring Macklemore Songs

I've become quite the fan this past week, and many of his songs are deeply personal and inspiring. A simple glance at the lyrics really does the trick too. So I hope anyone viewing this list is open to checking out his other work without biases.

To anyone with unwavering opinions, don't worry, I can already feel myself getting sick of these songs (been playing them on loop for days... ) so expect this little obsessive phase to be over within a month or so.

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I believe this song will forever be my favorite of Macklemore's. It's just one of those artistic moments when everything just falls into place, and as he personally has felt the grip of drug addiction, he is essentially pouring his heart out into this song. I would know, sometimes there's a drawing that seems to draw itself. When my soul goes into it and it all just... Works. The same is applied here, and it's one of the most powerful songs I've ever heard, especially the remix. - keycha1n

No words can truly make you begin to comprehend how deep the lyrics are in this song

Heart on a plate. This is the soul of Mack through your ears. Enjoy.

2Same Love

This song is literally the perfect marriage equality song. I remember I didn't even care about homophobia until after listening to this song because I lived in a very liberal town and didn't even know it existed. But after listening to this, I just broke down and cried. For a pro-LGBT song to go mainstream... That's beautiful. Everything in this song is spot on. - keycha1n

Such good song it should definitely be higher.

I really like this song.
"I hope one day my uncles can be reunited by law"

I love this song

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3Starting Over

Anyone who was inspired by Otherside, was probably even more inspired by Starting Over. It's songs like these when I really know Macklemore isn't just saying words. There are certain things you can't fake and the emotions expressed in this song is one of them. Just take a listen. The first time listening to it, I sobbed like a wuss and played it over and over... But only after Otherside. Otherwise, you might not understand. - keycha1n

4Inhale Deep

"it's always the darkest part of the night right before the sun has its break through. The spirit's there to knock you down, but if you make that the end you'll never know the beauty of being able to stand up again."
An older gem of his! - keycha1n

5Make the Money

"Take away the dot com, name, love, fans, Twitter followers, and the buzz. See, you keep the issues but you take away the drugs and I had to find out who I really was. Who I really wasn't. So sick of who I was becoming. Yeah, tired of running. Time to look at the man in the mirror until I can learn to love him."

Refreshing that this song came out after his mainstream songs. Considering he's spent the last two years making a new album instead of trying to go mainstream with more singles, I sincerely think he hasn't "sold out". I respect that he acknowledges that fame is tempting, but that it can't be why he raps. He seems down to earth, speaking about issues like homophobia, addiction, and racism. I hope he stays that way. It's the reason why I listen to him. - keycha1n

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"So I stare into this paper instead of sitting at a cubicle. Take all ugly stuff inside and try to make it beautiful. Use the cement from rock bottom and make it musical. So the people can relate to where I've been,
Where I'm going, what I've seen, what I've heard."

This is why I respect the dude. Plus, I love the jazzy tunes and instrumentals. - keycha1n

7A Wake

"Celebrate our ignorance whilst these kids keep dying"
Respect dude

Honestly, I couldn't choose one lyric. So here's all of the gems...
"They say thirty is the new twenty, and twenty is the new thirty. Well, I guess makes sense, cause fifteen year olds seem twenty and twenty five year olds seem ten."
"Walk around looking through a fake lens. Apps this good, whose got time to make friends? "
"Don't even tweet, R.I. P Trayvon Martin. Don't wanna be that white dude, million man marchin', fighting for our freedom that my people stole."
"Don't get involved with the causes in mind, white privilege, white guilt, at the same dang time. So we just party like it's nineteen ninety nine. Celebrate the ignorance while these kids keep dying."

Heck, just listen to the song. Its too beautiful. I'm gonna end up reciting the whole thing! - keycha1n

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9Ten Thousand Hours

Thoroughly sorry about putting it so low! This song is so inspiring. Hard work and you will make it. As well as promoting an artistic career. I simply love this song. A wonderful opening track for The Heist. Ten thousand hours drawing... In willing to do it! - keycha1n

10Growing Up

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12Thin Line

One of my favorite lines in any song:
"The greatest trick the devil ever pulled was convincing women they looked better in their makeup."

This song is so somber and sad. Definitely a change from his previous upbeat party songs. But still sweet. - keycha1n


It is just an amazing song about our consumerism.

14Can't Hold Us

I'm officially addicted to this song. - RockFashionista

15Thrift Shop

I miss when this song foray came out. - TopTensFan

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Top Remixes

1. Otherside
2. Starting Over
3. Same Love
1. Otherside
2. Inhale Deep
3. Starting Over



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