2012 TOP 100 HITS – #3
Macklemore & Ryan Lewis feat. Ray Dalton – Can’t Hold Us – 584 462 000
There is no doubt that Macklemore & Ryan Lewis were successful in 2013. The smash Can’t Hold Us sold slightly less than Thrift Shop during their respective first months as the cannibalization factor played its role. In the long run though, it won the battle by making this list at #3 while the previous hit was #9.
Don’t get it wrong, Can’t Hold Us was still a massive success upon release. The track led the Hot 100 as many as 5 weeks. In the UK it peaked at #3 with 33 weeks charted inside the Top 75. It was also a Top 3 hit in Australia, Germany, France and Canada among others. As every song charting high on this list, this hit lasted forever on charts. Among others, it sat more than 60 weeks inside the weekly rankings of each France, Germany, Netherlands and Sweden. The track sold nearly 10 million downloads to date to go along its 584 million streams at Spotify.