Macklemore’s ‘Thrift Shop’: 10 Awesome Covers & Parodies

By Megan O'Neill 

Macklemore and Ryan Lewis’ Thrift Shop has taken YouTube by storm, racking up over 56 million views since it hit YouTube at the end of August.  This week a number of covers of the hit song have gone viral and inspired us to compile a list of Thrift Shop covers and parodies that are “F***ing Awesome!”

If you haven’t heard the original song yet, you must check out the original video below immediately (I’ve been listening to it on repeat on Spotify for weeks now).  Warning: Lyrics are a bit NSFW but more importantly once you listen this song is going to be stuck in your head for weeks (not that I think that’s a bad thing!).

And before we get to the parodies and covers, check out Macklemore and Ryan Lewis’ performance of Thrift Shop on The Ellen Show, which hit YouTube today.

And now…to the covers and parodies!

Thrift Shop – Pentatonix (Macklemore & Ryan Lewis cover)

This cover of Thrift Shop by YouTube a capella group Pentatonix has racked up nearly 1 million views in the past few days.

Thrift Shop – Lindsey Stirling & Tyler Ward (Macklemore & Ryan Lewis

Violinist Lindsey Stirling also jumped on the Thrift Shop bandwagon this week with her own cover of the song, also featuring YouTuber Tyler Ward.  Enjoy!

“Thrift Shop” By Macklemore & Ryan Lewis (Performed Live by Clara C)

Clara C puts her own spin on Thrift Shop in this jazzy acoustic cover.  Love it!

Mippey5 Music : Macklemore – Thrift Shop Music Video (Parody)

Now I hope you’re ready to laugh.  Mippy5 does a parody of the song about what it would be like to receive birthday presents from “Uncle Macklemore.”

Thrift Shop by Macklemore Cover (Auto Tunes w/Flula) – Explicits!

In this video, Flula Borg does an awesome cover of Thrift Shop in his car.  Not familiar with Flula?  He’s awesome.  Check out our intro to this hilarious German YouTuber in our 2011 post.

Macklemore Thrift Shop “Game Shop” Parody

This parody about game shopping has racked up over 100,000 views since yesterday.

Thrift Shop Parody: Broke Dads & Baby Macklemore

This one’s for you moms and dads!

Thrift Shop – Macklemore & Ryan Lewis ft Wanz (Alex G Acoustic Cover)

Alex G’s Thrift Shop cover has been viewed over 478,000 times in the past week.  Woah, is that an ice cold monkey?!

Thrift Shop – Macklemore (Dan Henig Cover)

Dan Henig, who went viral a couple of months ago when he performed Get Low in a coffee shop does a pretty sweet Thrift Shop cover.

Kyle Hanagami | Thrift Shop – @Macklemore x @RyanLewis

And finally, here’s a fun video people dancing to the original song…in thrift shop attire, of course!

Now, if you’ll excuse me, I’m gonna go pop some tags.

Megan O’Neill is the resident web video expert here at Social Times.  Megan covers everything from the latest viral videos to online video news and tips, and has a passion for bizarre, original and revolutionary content and ideas.