Hitmakers: Songwriter Macklemore reveals the secrets behind Macklemore & Ryan Lewis' Thrift Shop

George Garner

At this point in my career I’ve been blessed, and I’m super-grateful, to have multiple hits. Thrift Shop is the biggest-selling and the one that broke us.

Did I know it was going to be a hit? God no. Not at all. I first started writing the song in 2008 actually, which is crazy because that’s 10 years ago! I had written some random bars about thrift shopping and I liked the concept a lot.

Obviously, thrift shopping is, and ...

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