Carly Rae Jepsen's seven week run in the digital charts is equalled by Macklemore and Ryan Lewis
Carly Rae Jepsen should be looking over her shoulder right now, because Macklemore’s coming to get her. Metaphorically speaking, that is. MTV reported yesterday (February 27, 2013) that Macklemore and Ryan Lewis’ breakthrough hit ‘Thrift Shop’ is still riding high at the top of the Billboard Digital Songs chart, with seven weeks at the top.
This is the longest that any song has retained that place at the to of the digital song chart since Carly Rae Jepsen’s ‘Call Me Maybe,’ which also managed a seven week run last year. ‘Thrift Shop’ has quickly become one of those inescapable hits, playing in every shop you enter and every time you switch the radio or television on. So far, fans have downloaded the song over 360,000 times, making it only the second song to ever sell more than 300,000 downloads (along with Fun’s ‘We Are Young.’). It looks as though Baauer’s ‘Harlem Shake’ - which has received one hell of a promotional boost since the Harlem Shake dance craze went viral on YouTube – could well be the next to join that elite club of 300,000 plus downloads, as it’s already rising at 297,000 as we speak. The iTunes chart (also downloads) speaks a similar story, with Macklemore at the top there as well.
In the albums chart, the duo’s album The Heist is also climbing, having jumped a whopping 17 places, to number 16, buoyed of course, by the success of their hit single.
Macklemore - we're assuming he got that outfit in a Thrift Shop