7,045,000. According to Chart News, that’s how many people have purchased “Thrift Shop,” the single that catapulted Macklemore and Ryan Lewis to fame on a makeshift catapult they found for pennies on the dollars at Salvation Army. Maybe this is too inside baseball for you, but in the biz, we call that a poop-ton of sales.
So much so that “Thrift Shop” is now one of the highest selling RIAA-certified singles in U.S. history.
“Poker Face” by Lady Gaga (7,000,000)
“Thrift Shop” by Macklemore and Ryan Lewis (7,045,000)
“Call Me Maybe” by Carly Rae Jepsen (7,223,000)
“Somebody That I Used to Know” by Gotye ft. Kimbra (7,446,000)
“Party Rock Anthem” by LMFAO ft. Lauren Bennett and GoonRock (7,695,000)
“Rolling in the Deep” by Adele (7,984,000)
“We Are the World” by USA for Africa (8,000,000)
“I Gotta Feeling” by the Black Eyed Peas (8,368,000)
“Candle in the Wind 1997” by Elton John (8,839,000)
Elton John was wearing thrift shop clothes before Macklemore ironically made it cool.