Now, I'm not as into music as I once was, partly because I live overseas and partly because my head is already full of all this money stuff. However, I am really surprised, and impressed, that a song about saving money is so popular.
The artist's name is Macklemore, and he's been burning up the charts with his song, Thrift Store. He spent four weeks at Billboard's #1 position before falling to #2 this week. He's been all over the media. Not everyone likes him, but I think they are being silly. Is it wrong for me to shop at the thrift shop just because I can afford full price items? Of course not. In fact, I might not be able to afford full price items if I hadn't spent years shopping at thrift stores.
The original version posted here has some explicit language, but not anything that my 5th grader hasn't heard at school. There is a clean version, but I think the editing is poor and it just isn't as good.
Philospher that I am, I am delighted whenever I hear someone in the public eye talking about things like saving money, reusing resources, and making smart decisions. Let's hope it becomes a trend.