Best Macklemore Songs

The Top Ten

1 Can't Hold Us Can't Hold Us Cover Art

I love this song (the music video version, not album version, because the music video version just has a better start and just gets better throughout). This is a song with a purpose, a song you listen to when going to fight, a song to get you ready and pumped for whatever it is you do. It doesn't hold back and unlike some of the other songs, feels like it was made with literal passion.

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I love Can't Hold Us it's got a great beat and a hilarious video. If some guys saying Thrift Shop is better than Can't Hold us why the heck is it number 1. I don't care what you think this song in the best I absolutely <3 it. Here we go back this is the moment tonight is the night we'll fight till it's over so we put our hands up like the sealing can't hold us. Can I kick it thank you I'm so damn greatful laugh out loud!

Love this song (the music video is better then just the song) because it has such an epic feel to it. You can't help but get pumped after listening to it. Now again, if you're going to choose a version, go with the music video because the opening and ending have a better feel to it.

2 Same Love Same Love Cover Art

This song definitely deserves #1. If this song had never existed, I doubt our world would be where it is today. When I first heard this song, I cried so hard. This song still brings tears to my eyes. I love Can't Hold Us, but Same Love gives me more happiness and feeling.

This song brought me to tears, I'm straight but have always had others of different lifestyles as friends and even family, I have always believed no one has the right to tell you who to love! How ridiculous to deny any love in a world filled with hate, prejudice and racism! Promote love, joy, happiness, compassion, peace and equality for this sad planet!

Number 3? Really, had this song never existed, chances are, I never would've came out, because this is what I made my parents listen to while I did that. If this song never existed, I'd be in the closet my whole life, never would've gotten married to the love of my life (Chris, and my life would be a major bum. This song seriously needs to be higher.

This song is so inspiring and helped promote compassion and respect towards the LGBT community. I love it and it makes me smile so big every time I hear someone humming or singing along to it. It proves the world is able to change and accept others if they really try and are exposed to the reasons as to why they should do so.

3 Otherside Otherside Cover Art

This song saved my life, back in 1988 I time travelled and was sent to here. I was going to buy a boat, but then I heard this song and decided not to buy the boat. I could have drowned! Anyway I studied the lyrics in this song and realised if you sing it backwards and then spell your name in Chinese you go back in time! I am writing this back in good old 1988! Thanks Macklemore for this stunning tribute to time travellers

Honestly this song tells a story. It makes you cry. It makes you realize what's wrong in life and what we need to make better. Drugs are a bug problem in the world and kill people daily. Otherside is a song to listen to. It's the best.

This song has a lot of meaning behind it. It's the complete opposite of a lot if songs and different and I absolutely love it because of that. This should be number one because it addresses so many things at once.

Being in love with someone struggling with addiction is also a battle.. This song gives me goosebumps every single time. Its opened my eyes, and the music video is phenomenal.. when I see mackelmore rap in the official video, I see the passion in his eyes.

4 Wing$

This my absolute favorite song.
Many rappers rap about drugs, and drinking, and ignoring authority, but this one of the few rappers who rap with meaning. What we wear don't define us, what we say, defines who we are. An article of clothing that will be deemed "old school" within the next month, shouldn't be the highlight of our lives. I was once this person, and still am today, but this song has changed, my thoughts, feelings, and opinions. I know Macklemore won't read this comment, but thank you. Words cannot describe how much I am thankful to have rappers like you, influence this generation.

If you've ever played basketball or.. hell... lived life, then this song is for you. If you're not into rap, then this song will change that. It moved me to do what I dreamed of when I was a child, and continues to motivate me to this day. If possible, watch the music video. It's impact on my life is incredible, and I hope it does the same for you and anyone else out there.

In my opinion this is the best song of Macklemore. I've listen to it like a 1000 times and I can still hear it without getting bored. This song has helped me a lot of seeing the truth of this consumerism world I recoment to you all to listen this song at least once in your life

Addresses many real life problems and is in some ways inspiring. hell of a song and makes you think about life. if you want inspiration listen closely to Ten Thousand Hours by Macklemore and Ryan Lewis, if you want to be great, take Ten Thousand Hours to heart.

5 Thrift Shop Thrift Shop Cover Art

I really love Can't Hold Us, but Thrift Shop is just amazing. I have to admit, Can't Hold Us made more sense and involved more skill, but still, something about Thrift Shop is totally epic.

SERIOUSLY?! This belongs at the top followed by Downtown. Thrift shop Is the best.Because of it I don't care what other people think of how I dress. Litteraly. Right now "I'm in your grandad's clothes."

Thrift shop and Can't hold us is the best song I ever heard, but I'm gonna pop some tags and only got 20$ in my pocket.

This is actually a highly overrated song. Never really understood the cause of it baggin so many nominations n awards

6 Ten Thousand Hours Ten Thousand Hours Cover Art

The greats werent great because they were born painting the greats were great because they painted a lot. This song is good, inspirational and should be closer to the top.

An amazing song. Their best in my opinion. Can't hold us and through shop are great, but I've heard them so Many times they have kinda lost their appeal.

Should be closer to the top. Macklemore and Ryan Lewis spent over 10, 000 hours working on The Heist.

Most inspiring song about how hard work pays off!
Love it!

7 My Oh My My Oh My Cover Art

I was born in Seattle and I was only 8 when Dave Niehaus died, but my dad was always a hardcore Mariners fan, and he grew up listening to Niehaus' commentary, just like Macklemore. My dad would take my brother and I to Mariners games when we were little all the way up to now, and after they put up the statue of Dave as a tribute to him, we took a picture next to it every time we went to a game and you can watch us grow up next to him, even if it was just a statue. Beautiful tribute to a great man. Seattle! �"️

This song brings me chills and tears to my eyes and I'm not even from Seattle. The way that the song leads into the call is unbelievable my perfect. CHILLS

My Oh My is just an amazing song. It talks about his history and I think that this is enough to make it reach top 6

A great song about childhood baseball memories, I wish a rapper would make one about the Yankees

8 Downtown Downtown Cover Art

First song that got me into Macklemore (although I'm still currently only playing this song as of yet) but I am going to check out his other music thanks to this gem (and this was after I heard 'Thrift Shop'. Not saying I hate it but this song is really different and what really caught my ear, so if you are fed up with generic Hip Hop and want a rapper who is literally different then you should try some Macklmore up for size! I double dare you to name me a rapper who you've heard in the last decade who has stood out more than this guy right here!

The Raps in this song is most amazing.
In comparision to the 'Thrift Shop' can't say which is better but Downtown is better cause the featuring artists also done their best. I vote Downtown as #1 song of the Macklemore & Ryan Lewis. And The Video is really awesome.

This song is like a cold lemonade on a hot summers day. It will fill you with energy and motivate you at the same time. Just an amazing song, this one should be number 1 on this list.

How is this so far back? This gets me pumped to buy a moped, and I actually might buy one because of this song.

9 Starting Over Starting Over Cover Art

This song is amazing! It is about his relapse with drugs and you can just hear the emotion he puts into it. It has a great beat, great lyrics, and a great chorus. I wish more people knew about this song!
"And you know what pain looks like,
When you tell your dad you relapsed then look him directly into his face"

Macklemore has been through some tough times, and you can really tell he means it when he says he regrets what he's done, and he's a encapsulated those feelings into a song that can change lives forever.

Nobody knows this song but it is incredible. Listen to overside then starting over. I listen to it on replay. If I can be an example of getting sober, I can be an example of starting over

It is a really great song that you can tell he really put a lot of his feelings into. And a really great beat to it

10 Inhale Deep Inhale Deep Cover Art

I hate the fact this is under thrift shop. I hate that people recognise Macklemore more for that song than his older stuff.
This song is deep. Listen to it, and listen to the rest of his older stuff, and you'll see

Got me through a lot of hard times. If it wasn't for this song and starting over I wouldn't be six months clean. By far best song

Finally made me realize that I no longer need weed to be happy... That instead I simply need to focus on living my life

Interestingly, one of the best on this list so far, if only more people listened to more of Mack's earlier work.

The Contenders

11 White Walls White Walls Cover Art

The only reason this song isn't in the top ten is because no one knows it! Everyone has to listen to this song its definitely top 5!

This should be way higher. So good. He wanted a Cadillac so he put in the hours and got his car. So good

Ooho this is the coolest song ever... And the video is itself most unique
Guys this song should be at least on top five list

This song is epic! I have no idea that why is this song not in the top 5

12 Gold Gold Cover Art

Best song ever

Come on guys... shake and bake. This song is underrated. Nothing to special but this has to be better than number 9.

#3 behind my oh my and wings

Sooo catchy

13 Irish Celebration Irish Celebration Cover Art

This song should be higher its really good

This song is so inspiring. It should be #1!

Makes you so proud to be what you are

One of the best

14 Hold Your Head Up Hold Your Head Up Cover Art

The moment I heard "Inhale deep" I added it here and the moment I am listening "Hold your head up" I am adding it here. One of the best song!

Great sing from the album the language of my world

Just so thoughtful and motivational :-)

15 Neon Cathedral Neon Cathedral Cover Art

This should be #1. I'm not a fan of his "fun" songs. For example, downtown, thrift shop, penis song, and so forth. This song however, along with Starting Over and Ten Thousand are the songs that really connects to the soul.

Overall great song about alcoholism and how it can ruin ones life

My favorite Macklemore song to date, this should be #1 or at least top 3

Great song about Macklemores personal battle against alcoholism! How is this not top 10?

16 Make the Money Make the Money Cover Art

The music in this song is just amazing. I love it 'because this song is great and we should learn from the lyrics, which tell us the truth.

Make the money don't let the money make you. Its been making me reconsider my job choice

Honestly think this song needs more attention. Amazing from start to finish

Love this never get enough of it

17 Victory Lap Victory Lap Cover Art
18 Brad Pitt's Cousin Brad Pitt's Cousin Cover Art
19 American

Funny and actually somewhat poignant (to me anyway). If you're offeneded by it, you're probably "that guy"

Probably one of the funniest songs by Macklemore. Still really catchy

So. Flippin'. Funny. Not only that, but still relevant to politics... Way to go, Mack.

Amazing. Catchy. All around good.

20 Jimmy Lovine

So catchy, good meaning not just some rap about greatness and all that crud. Macklemoore is the best rapper his raps have real good meaning.

For goodness sake, it is "Jimmy Iovine" (literally pronounced 'eye-vene'). Not "Lovine".

Last 45 seconds are the best part

Fix Jimmy Lovine to Jimmy Iovine

21 Thin Line Thin Line Cover Art

I've listened to a lot of his music, this is still my favourite. Wouldn't expect it to be higher though as I understand that the majority of listeners are content with the more superficial tracks in "White Walls" and "Can't hold us". Real relatable track. "yeah, lets keep swimming in the snake pit get bit, get out then jump back into the suffocation."

This is so amazing! One of those songs you put on repeat and listen to over and over until you get bored of it. #4 behind Thrift Shop, Can't Hold Us and Wings.

Pleasee listen to this song. It is truly amazing. Give it a chance. The chorus is amazing. It's probably the best chorus in all of his songs.

22 Vipassana Vipassana Cover Art

This song still pops into my head when all others have faded (of Macklemore's).

Absolutely one of his top songs... hope more people hear this song honestly

An unknown song which I think it's the best he has done

One of his best. can't believe people like anything off the heist more

23 Glorious Glorious Cover Art

I could like play this song a hundred times over and not get tired of it.Inspirational rap and the chorus is amazing it lifts up my spirits.

Can't believe this isn't in the top 5! belter song! total feel good vibe!

Great song and done it for his grandma

Amazing song

24 Dance Off Dance Off Cover Art

Love this song! Such a good beat, and really pumps me up. Helps me with problems. I'm feeling bad and I listen to Macklemore. I could vote for Can't Hold Us, Thrift Shop, Wing$, Same Love or Downtown, but this needs a bump, amazing song.

This song is amazing! Com pen on guys vote for this song it really needs a bump up higher!

This is my legit favorite song! I honestly don't get why it's down at 22.

So catchy, should be #1

25 Growing Up (Sloane's Song)

Definitely my new favorite by Macklemore! Such a happy and relaxing song, the lyrics have a big message behind them and Ed Sheeran is there to top it all off. I love it.

One of my favourite songs

Such a thoughtful song

Hits me in the feels

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