How come no one is talking about Same Love by Macklemore?
A straight rapper (a massively popular straight rapper) puts out a gay equality anthem (an incredibly poignant one) and no one is talking about it?
Oh, and it's burning up the charts.
This is not the same America as it was 10 years ago.
Wasn't it released last year? I first heard it this year and I was surprised no one was talking about it so I looked it up. I figured I missed the boat.
In LA, it's now a top ten song on the local pop station.
Macklemore is straight?????
It's played all the time here in LA. Great, great song.
It is a boring song by straight men - who last week both spent a fortune in a NY strip club.
Blurred Lines is far catchier a song.
Personally, I'm a little peeved by the reaction of some people I know, who would rather support Macklemore's song than music by actual out artists.I suppose my dislike of that attitude has rubbed off on the song.
[quote]Personally, I'm a little peeved by the reaction of some people I know, who would rather support Macklemore's song than music by actual out artists.
For what it's worth, Mary Lambert, who sings the hook in the song, is an out artist.
I don't know who he is. I don't listen to pop music (especially rap), and no, I'm not an old geezer. I just happen to think pop music absolutely sucks the big one these days. That having been said, whoever he is, if he's that popular and has done this, I think it's great!
They're too busy in every other thread talking about that thug Trayvon Martin and that fine, upstanding citizen George Zimmerman.
You expect DLers to like a RAP song?
Thanks, r6. I didn't know that, and it does make a difference. Off to buy a copy of the song, then...
Just heard it- it's great-and I usually hate hip hop
The song is the biggest gay rights song in history, based on charts, sales, media attention, and public reaction. Nothing else even comes close. For that, Macklemore and Ryan Lewis deserve all the accolades they are receiving.
Read his statement on the recent Supreme Court rulings?
Who is this guy? He is the most incredible straight advocate we have right now. Christ.
The message of the song is poignant and meaningful and so is the promotional video, I guess, but this is not good music.
It came out a LONG time ago in urban areas and big cities, so it's actually kind of played out.
It's sort of making its way right now into flyover country and other conservative areas, which are usually behind the times.
Still, it's pretty amazing that the song has become mainstream.
However, if the hook had been "my love my love my love HE keeps me warm," and sung by a guy, the song would not have been as accepted as it is now.
The "my love my love my love SHE keeps me warm" can be sung by straight guys, and not be seen as "gay."
Lame, but true.
[quote]I'm not an old geezer
[quote]It came out a LONG time ago in urban areas and big cities, so it's actually kind of played out. It's sort of making its way right now into flyover country and other conservative areas, which are usually behind the times.
Oh yes, only urban areas and big cities have access to current music.
Yes, the single was first released a year ago. It's getting airplay now because "Thrift Shop" became Macklemore's first crossover hit.
he's got a lot of character
I checked out the video on YouTube last year and thought it was great.
I was shocked when I heard it on the radio while driving to work a few weeks back. And actually the DJ said it was the number one requested song of the week.
You can hear "People Get Ready" in it. This song was intro'd to me by my 16 yr old nephew abt six months ago. It helped him bond with a lesbian classmate. That's the import of it.
Some of you live in a cave. How can you not know who Macklemore is? He and Justin Timberlake have ruled the music charts and airplay all year.
R22, most on DL are ancient fossils. Hence the existence of this thread.
This is yet another reason for each and every one of us to come out to our family and friends. Do you suppose he would have done this song and issued such a supportive statement if he didn't have gay uncles???
It hits home when one has a close relative who is gay. Coming out to your family is one of the best ways to change people's minds.
Come on, dudes. How can you live in America and not know who Macklemore is and not have heard his hit song "Same Love?" Some people really are out of touch.
I dont know. I am crazy about this song, and my friends always turn it up when it comes on.
The number 11 song in the nation now.
hen the Supreme Court struck down the Defense of Marriage Act on June 26 and marriage rights were reinstated to gay, lesbian, bisexual, transgender, and queer couples throughout California, Macklemore and Ryan Lewis’ song “Same Love” became the overnight theme music to centuries worth of equal rights struggles finally being destroyed piece by piece, state by state.
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While the Seattle-based hip-hop artist first came on the scene for his fun-loving, quirky hit “Thrift Shop,” Macklemore has made his biggest mark through a song that “started a conversation” at a pivotal moment in history. If anything, the experience has humbled the already intrinsically modest musician, who tells his life stories sincerely through his music, and even used a picture of his gay uncle and his uncle’s partner as the cover art for “Same Love.”“You hope that a song like ["Same Love"] creates a dialog and people start having conversations around the issues,” Macklemore told L.A.’s AMP Radio. “You hope that there’s an awareness around it, that people start to look at their own prejudices and own stereotypes, and maybe, potentially, use of derogatory language. And that’s what you wish. So, in any capacity that that happened it was a success to me. And the fact that it was embraced on the level it has been where we’re on The Ellen DeGeneres Show and I’m talking to CNN now and there’s this real level of ‘Let’s have this conversation. This is an important issue for the world.’ Not just America.”
Why do I feel like these nobodies are hitching their wagon to our civil rights movement in order to get a little buzz? I mean it's nice that they don't hate faggots but spare me your anthems. I prefer to write my own.
I heard this song a lot on the radio while driving through Pennsylvania. I had never heard it before (I live in east KY).
R29 is an asshole
Us gays need a new music icon. One that is Homosexual, Masculine, Aggressive and Sharp! This type of musician has to exist somewhere!!!
R32, there's nothing DL hates more than an openly gay entertainer. You must be new here.
Macklemore is straight. There's actually nothing DL hates more than someone who hates on a cute straight guy. I'm with R29. He's a nobody who's trying to make a career being "tolerant." It's like a white guy assuming that black people will worship him because he sang "A Change is Gonna Come."
The song is preachy and annoying. I turn it off whenever it comes on..
I don't need a song to tell me how to feel about equality and civil rights. If M., wanted more people to talk about the issue he should have written a song with a better beat and a catchy chorus.
I dislike the misogynistic slant to Blurred Lines, but at least it's worth singing along to.
OP, I had not heard of it before reading your post. But then again I'm in my early 40s and am not its target audience.
Just watched as much of it as I could stand on youtube. Agree with r35 that it's preachy and the hook is unoriginal and I have no desire to listen to it again.
But I can see how it would be moving to a young person.
Have they performed it live on the Today Show yet?
I first heard it over a year ago... Right here on DL where it was a topic of a these. So I guess we did talk about it.
I wish this would have just went top 10. :( Gay rights anthem status aside, it already had proven commercial appeal since it was big in other countries.
Great point, r17, but baby steps... I think if the "warm" line wasn't there it would be a hit too, but it helps that it is, even female sung. The video is the best thing about it and it also makes a subtle point about interracial relationships being "the same love".
For those of you who seem to think that Macklemore is a nobody putting out this song to get some attention, he's had two massive #1 hits this year already, one of which is the biggest selling song of the year. Choosing this song as his next single was not some lame bid to get publicity for himself.
He is arguably the hottest artist of the last 12 months, with only JT and Robin Thicke coming close to his chart and airplay success.
It bugged me a bit that he felt the need to establish his straightness in the opening lyrics. But I guess that's better than him playing the guessing game and toying with us. So quibbling aside, it's a good song.
[quote]However, if the hook had been "my love my love my love HE keeps me warm," and sung by a guy, the song would not have been as accepted as it is now.
You realize a chick sings that part, right? But if you're saying the lesbos are more acceptable to straight men than gay guys, well, that's not news.
Leave it to the stupid cunts of DL to bitch about a straight rapper writing a pro-gay rights song that's one of the biggest hits of the summer/year.
Truly, some of you are miserable assholes.
It's nice, but it takes too long to play so I switch to something else.
It's kind of like seeing a red ribbon - "Eh, thanks for your ribbony support."
Now, every time Robin Thicke's song comes on I wonder about the size of his dick, its hue, its form, its girthiness.
r45, grow up, dude!
He's ugly and the song is utter shit.
Macklemore has classic BDF
He is cool
Eminem feeling threatened by Macklemore's success and resentment for him calling out hip hop homophobia and heterosupremacy doubles down on gay hate!
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[quote]not some lame bid to get publicity for himself
No, it's all about the money. Go buy my music, gay friends!
This thread makes me understand DL a lot better. A couple of good posts by people who GET IT, R41 for example. And, some people on DL will never ever, ever get it.
Macklemore is real. Ryan Lewis is very special, and he is far out somewhere else in this version that I play to cheer up. Always seems to work.
R17, you sum up my thoughts.
That said, I do like the song. I'm 22 years old, and in Canada so it's not an earth-shattering event for me (or my peers) that this song is well-received. It's a very superficial reception, of course but it's the best we can hope for; there really has been no better time in history to be gay than now.
[R53] And Macklemore and Ryan Lewis REALLY CARE about you too.
As a matter of taste, I just didn't get into it. I'm more into cheesy throwback beats and stuff I can boogie out to, so I like "Can't Hold Us" a lot, and freaking LOVE "Thrift Shop". I heard "Same Love" and was like, "Aw, that was nice!" and then forgot about it.
I love Mack
This music is pandering. It's hip hop covered in green Nickelodeon goo.
Heard it on the radio the other day but wasn't too impressed with the beat. A real bore.
Fuck me, I appreciate the sentiment coming from a straight guy, but the song sucks donkey balls.
I am in my mid 40's and I swear some gay men in my generation are bitter about the fact that the younger generation is more out and open. I mean to say that the song is "preachy" says to me that you have a stick up you ass. Seriously!?? This song has the potential to change the way many homophobes think. It could also give people the courage to come out of the closet. I just don't under my generation sometimes. I need to go back outside and rake leaves.