LOGIN
  SEARCH
  

AUSTRALIAN CHARTS 
AUS-CHARTS WEEKLY 
SEARCH 
BEST OF ALL TIME 
CHARTS GAME 
REVIEWS 
LATEST REVIEWS
 
FORUM
Shazam Top 100 (2017) [Australia - Non ARIA]
ARIA Chartifacts 18-December-2017 [Weekly ARIA Chartifacts]
BIRTHDAYS!!!!! [2] [General Discussion]
iTunes / Download Charts, Pt. 26 [Australia - Non ARIA]
Chart Beat 2017 [New Zealand]
aus-charts EOY countdowns calendar -... [Your Special Occasion Charts]
Annual charts from 80s/90s videos [Special Occasion Charts]
Aus-charts Awards [Your Special Occasion Charts]
 
CHAT
Nobody is in the Chat room right now.
Please log on or create a new account to join the chat!

 
34 members online
Members: !Xabbu, 392414, alice1, antonnalan, bandito, Bennopaddermos, bjornemmy, capelli, discopants, edze, expressmyself, Fenrik, Fer, finnkro, fkvdmark, Fonzieboy109, FranzPanzer, gherkin, Groomy, Hannes, Hijinx, lievevdm, louiswijns, Mykl_77, otterobb, Pacadi, sanremo, Shaqattack, Snormobiel Beusichem, staetz, ultrat0p, Werner, Widmann1, womamail

HOMEFORUMCONTACT

MACKLEMORE & RYAN LEWIS FEAT. CHANCE THE RAPPER - NEED TO KNOW (SONG)
Year:2016

AVAILABLE ON FOLLOWING MEDIA
VersionLengthTitleLabel
Number
Format
Medium
Date
3:52This Unruly Mess I've MadeMacklemore & Ryan Lewis
7 98576 84962 7
Album
CD
26/02/2016
MUSIC DIRECTORY
MacklemoreMacklemore: Discography / Become a fan
Ryan LewisRyan Lewis: Discography / Become a fan
Chance The RapperChance The Rapper: Discography / Become a fan
MACKLEMORE IN AUSTRALIAN CHARTS
Singles

TitleEntryPeakweeks
Thrift Shop (Macklemore & Ryan Lewis feat. Wanz)11/11/2012127
Same Love (Macklemore & Ryan Lewis feat. Mary Lambert)23/12/2012120
Can't Hold Us (Macklemore & Ryan Lewis feat. Ray Dalton)03/03/2013125
Wing$ (Macklemore & Ryan Lewis)16/06/20131710
White Walls (Macklemore & Ryan Lewis feat. Schoolboy Q & Hollis)29/09/2013345
Arrows (Fences feat. Macklemore & Ryan Lewis)28/09/2014315
Downtown (Macklemore & Ryan Lewis feat. Eric Nally, Melle Mel, Kool Moe Dee & Grandmaster Caz)13/09/2015127
Dance Off (Macklemore & Ryan Lewis feat. Anderson .Paak, Idris Elba)13/03/2016710
Brad Pitt's Cousin (Macklemore & Ryan Lewis feat. XP)14/08/2016401
Glorious (Macklemore feat. Skylar Grey)02/07/2017224
Good Old Days (Macklemore feat. Kesha)08/10/2017811
 
Albums

TitleEntryPeakweeks
The Heist (Macklemore & Ryan Lewis)16/12/2012250
This Unruly Mess I've Made (Macklemore & Ryan Lewis)13/03/2016618
Gemini08/10/2017311
SONGS BY MACKLEMORE
A Wake (Macklemore & Ryan Lewis feat. Evan Roman)
Ain't Gonna Die Tonight (Macklemore feat. Eric Nally)
American
And We Danced (Macklemore feat. Ziggy Stardust)
Arrows (Fences feat. Macklemore & Ryan Lewis)
Bolo Tie (Macklemore & Ryan Lewis feat. YG)
BomBom (Macklemore & Ryan Lewis feat. The Teaching)
Brad Pitt's Cousin (Macklemore & Ryan Lewis feat. XP)
Burkshot (Macklemore & Ryan Lewis feat. KRS-One, DJ Premier)
Can't Hold Us (Macklemore & Ryan Lewis feat. Ray Dalton)
Castle (Macklemore & Ryan Lewis)
Church (Macklemore feat. Geo of Blue Scholars)
Church (Macklemore feat. Xperience)
Corner Store (Macklemore feat. Dave B & Travis Thompson)
Cowboy Boots (Macklemore & Ryan Lewis)
Dance Off (Macklemore & Ryan Lewis feat. Anderson .Paak, Idris Elba)
Downtown (Macklemore & Ryan Lewis feat. Eric Nally, Melle Mel, Kool Moe Dee & Grandmaster Caz)
Drug Dealer (Macklemore feat. Ariana DeBoo)
Excavate (Macklemore feat. Saint Claire)
Fallin
Firebreather (Macklemore feat. Reignwolf)
Glorious (Macklemore feat. Skylar Grey)
Gold (Macklemore & Ryan Lewis feat. Eighty4 Fly)
Gold Rush (Clinton Sparks feat. 2 Chainz, Macklemore & D.A.)
Good Old Days (Macklemore feat. Kesha)
Growing Up (Sloane's Song) (Macklemore & Ryan Lewis feat. Ed Sheeran)
How To Play The Flute (Macklemore feat. King Draino)
Intentions (Macklemore feat. Dan Caplen)
Irish Celebration (Macklemore & Ryan Lewis)
Jimmy Iovine (Macklemore & Ryan Lewis feat. Ab-Soul)
Kevin (Macklemore & Ryan Lewis feat. Leon Bridges)
Let's Eat (Macklemore & Ryan Lewis feat. XP)
Levitate (Macklemore feat. Otieno Terry)
Light Tunnels (Macklemore & Ryan Lewis feat. Mike Slap)
Make The Money (Macklemore & Ryan Lewis)
Marmalade (Macklemore feat. Lil Yachty)
Miracle (Macklemore feat. Dan Caplen)
My Oh My (Macklemore & Ryan Lewis)
Need To Know (Macklemore & Ryan Lewis feat. Chance The Rapper)
Neon Cathedral (Macklemore & Ryan Lewis feat. Allen Stone)
Otherside (Macklemore & Ryan Lewis)
Over It (Macklemore feat. Donna Missal)
Rio Remix (Netsky feat. Macklemore & Digital Farm Animals)
Same Love (Macklemore & Ryan Lewis feat. Mary Lambert)
St. Ides (Macklemore & Ryan Lewis)
Starting Over (Macklemore & Ryan Lewis feat. Ben Bridwell)
Ten Million
Ten Thousand Hours (Macklemore & Ryan Lewis)
The Town
The Train (Macklemore & Ryan Lewis feat. Carla Morrison)
Thin Line (Macklemore & Ryan Lewis feat. Buffalo Madonna)
Thrift Shop (Macklemore & Ryan Lewis feat. Wanz)
Victory Lap (Macklemore & Ryan Lewis)
White Privilege II (Macklemore & Ryan Lewis feat. Jamila Woods)
White Walls (Macklemore & Ryan Lewis feat. Schoolboy Q & Hollis)
Willy Wonka (Macklemore feat. Offset)
Wing$ (Macklemore & Ryan Lewis)
Zara (Macklemore feat. Abir)
ALBUMS BY MACKLEMORE
Back To Basics
For My People (Macklemore feat. Ryan Lewis)
Gemini
Love Not War
Music From The Otherside (Macklemore & Ryan Lewis)
The Heist (Macklemore & Ryan Lewis)
The Language Of My World
The Unplanned Mixtape
The Vs. EP (Macklemore X Ryan Lewis)
This Unruly Mess I've Made (Macklemore & Ryan Lewis)
DVDS BY MACKLEMORE
Limitless (Macklemore & Ryan Lewis)
 
RYAN LEWIS IN AUSTRALIAN CHARTS
Singles

TitleEntryPeakweeks
Thrift Shop (Macklemore & Ryan Lewis feat. Wanz)11/11/2012127
Same Love (Macklemore & Ryan Lewis feat. Mary Lambert)23/12/2012120
Can't Hold Us (Macklemore & Ryan Lewis feat. Ray Dalton)03/03/2013125
Wing$ (Macklemore & Ryan Lewis)16/06/20131710
White Walls (Macklemore & Ryan Lewis feat. Schoolboy Q & Hollis)29/09/2013345
Arrows (Fences feat. Macklemore & Ryan Lewis)28/09/2014315
Downtown (Macklemore & Ryan Lewis feat. Eric Nally, Melle Mel, Kool Moe Dee & Grandmaster Caz)13/09/2015127
Dance Off (Macklemore & Ryan Lewis feat. Anderson .Paak, Idris Elba)13/03/2016710
Brad Pitt's Cousin (Macklemore & Ryan Lewis feat. XP)14/08/2016401
 
Albums

TitleEntryPeakweeks
The Heist (Macklemore & Ryan Lewis)16/12/2012250
This Unruly Mess I've Made (Macklemore & Ryan Lewis)13/03/2016618
SONGS BY RYAN LEWIS
A Wake (Macklemore & Ryan Lewis feat. Evan Roman)
Arrows (Fences feat. Macklemore & Ryan Lewis)
Bolo Tie (Macklemore & Ryan Lewis feat. YG)
BomBom (Macklemore & Ryan Lewis feat. The Teaching)
Brad Pitt's Cousin (Macklemore & Ryan Lewis feat. XP)
Burkshot (Macklemore & Ryan Lewis feat. KRS-One, DJ Premier)
Can't Hold Us (Macklemore & Ryan Lewis feat. Ray Dalton)
Castle (Macklemore & Ryan Lewis)
Cowboy Boots (Macklemore & Ryan Lewis)
Dance Off (Macklemore & Ryan Lewis feat. Anderson .Paak, Idris Elba)
Downtown (Macklemore & Ryan Lewis feat. Eric Nally, Melle Mel, Kool Moe Dee & Grandmaster Caz)
Gold (Macklemore & Ryan Lewis feat. Eighty4 Fly)
Growing Up (Sloane's Song) (Macklemore & Ryan Lewis feat. Ed Sheeran)
Irish Celebration (Macklemore & Ryan Lewis)
Jimmy Iovine (Macklemore & Ryan Lewis feat. Ab-Soul)
Kevin (Macklemore & Ryan Lewis feat. Leon Bridges)
Let's Eat (Macklemore & Ryan Lewis feat. XP)
Light Tunnels (Macklemore & Ryan Lewis feat. Mike Slap)
Make The Money (Macklemore & Ryan Lewis)
My Oh My (Macklemore & Ryan Lewis)
Need To Know (Macklemore & Ryan Lewis feat. Chance The Rapper)
Neon Cathedral (Macklemore & Ryan Lewis feat. Allen Stone)
Otherside (Macklemore & Ryan Lewis)
Same Love (Macklemore & Ryan Lewis feat. Mary Lambert)
St. Ides (Macklemore & Ryan Lewis)
Starting Over (Macklemore & Ryan Lewis feat. Ben Bridwell)
Ten Thousand Hours (Macklemore & Ryan Lewis)
The Train (Macklemore & Ryan Lewis feat. Carla Morrison)
Thin Line (Macklemore & Ryan Lewis feat. Buffalo Madonna)
Thrift Shop (Macklemore & Ryan Lewis feat. Wanz)
Victory Lap (Macklemore & Ryan Lewis)
White Privilege II (Macklemore & Ryan Lewis feat. Jamila Woods)
White Walls (Macklemore & Ryan Lewis feat. Schoolboy Q & Hollis)
Wing$ (Macklemore & Ryan Lewis)
ALBUMS BY RYAN LEWIS
For My People (Macklemore feat. Ryan Lewis)
Music From The Otherside (Macklemore & Ryan Lewis)
The Heist (Macklemore & Ryan Lewis)
The Vs. EP (Macklemore X Ryan Lewis)
This Unruly Mess I've Made (Macklemore & Ryan Lewis)
DVDS BY RYAN LEWIS
Limitless (Macklemore & Ryan Lewis)
 
CHANCE THE RAPPER IN AUSTRALIAN CHARTS
Singles

TitleEntryPeakweeks
All My Friends (Snakehips feat. Tinashe & Chance The Rapper)27/12/2015319
I'm The One (DJ Khaled feat. Justin Bieber, Quavo, Chance The Rapper & Lil Wayne)14/05/2017121
SONGS BY CHANCE THE RAPPER
All My Friends (Snakehips feat. Tinashe & Chance The Rapper)
All Night (Chance The Rapper feat. Knox Fortune)
Baby Blue (Action Bronson feat. Chance The Rapper)
Blessings
Blessings (Reprise)
Coast Is Clear (Skrillex feat. Chance The Rapper & The Social Experiment)
Confident (Justin Bieber feat. Chance The Rapper)
D.R.A.M. Sings Special
Family
Family Matters
Favourite Song
Fight For You (Pia Mia feat. Chance The Rapper)
Girls @ (Joey Purp feat. Chance The Rapper)
Glam (Chuck Inglish feat. Chance The Rapper with Macie Stewart)
I Love You So Much (DJ Khaled feat. Chance The Rapper)
Iconic (Madonna feat. Chance The Rapper & Mike Tyson)
I'm The One (DJ Khaled feat. Justin Bieber, Quavo, Chance The Rapper & Lil Wayne)
Juice
Life Round Here (James Blake feat. Chance The Rapper)
May I Have This Dance (Francis And The Lights feat. Chance The Rapper)
Need To Know (Macklemore & Ryan Lewis feat. Chance The Rapper)
No Problem (Chance The Rapper feat. Lil Wayne & 2 Chainz)
Penthouse Floor (John Legend feat. Chance The Rapper)
Same Drugs
Show Me Love (Skrillex Remix) (Hundred Waters feat. Chance The Rapper, Moses Sumney & Robin Hannibal)
Summer Friends (Chance The Rapper feat. Jeremih & Francis And The Lights)
The Worst Guys (Childish Gambino feat. Chance The Rapper)
Ultralight Beam (Kanye West feat. Chance The Rapper & Kirk Franklin)
ALBUMS BY CHANCE THE RAPPER
Coloring Book
 
REVIEWS
Average points: 4.33 (Reviews: 3)
Only the reviews in english are displayed: Show all languages
*****
The roll out for the 2nd collaborative album from Macklemore & Ryan Lewis has been so awkward, an unruly mess you might say. Australia aside, I don't think "Downtown" was quite the hit it was aiming to be, and ever since that came and went, it's become very easy to avoid the album, I can't say I've seen quite as many defenders of it as "The Heist".

I feel like triple j is in an awkward position with Macklemore & Ryan Lewis. They were possibly the first radio station in the world to give them a real bit of attention and it catapulted immensely in the year or so to follow. This of course warped perceptions, and suddenly there's huge outrage that "Thrift Shop", a song that at first seemed too outrageous and explicit for pop radio, was topping the station's annual music poll. triple j didn't stop playing Macklemore & Ryan Lewis's music, but you could feel the buzz wind down rapidly. It was most apparent when 6 months later, the station had another poll concerning favourite songs of the last 20 years. The dominant discussion on social media at the time was outrage at the belief that "Thrift Shop" would get voted in, even though it didn't. But much like with Taylor Swift 2 years later, the station played with the controversy on the day by blatantly tailering an announcement to indicate the song placing at #4. They started playing the song before abruptly switching to the Hilltop Hoods song which also fit all the vague descriptors given out.

You often see discussion on the way that triple j's directions and intentions are often very seperate from the artists they play. So they may have been playing Diplo's music with and without Major Lazer for almost a decade, but that doesn't mean Diplo works for them, and will readily collaborate with artists outside of triple j's wheelhouse like Ellie Goulding or Justin Bieber, leading to discussion on where the status of artists fit into their roles and whether or not they warrant airplay.

That example isn't the issue for Macklemore & Ryan Lewis, because Ed Sheeran aside, their two albums are loaded with lesser known artists from in and out of rap who are probably getting their biggest break by appearing on these albums. I don't even think there's anyone who's been featured more than once which is kind of impressive.

Macklemore's issue stems from a discussion of authenticity and credibility. History has after all taught us to be suspicious of when a white person enters a traditionally black culture and potentially reaps the most benefits from it. Whether or not you think he's earned it is subject to debate and I need not chime into it, but it's hard to argue against the fact that he did come out on top, and whether or not valid, he WAS subject to criticism for it. Macklemore is of course aware of this and goes to great lengths not to propagate it. I feel like with "This Unruly Mess I've Made", he's in no way trying to pretend he's something he's not. It has its fans, and while plenty of people don't like it, they've certainly settled down compared to 3 years ago.

With that I return to triple j, who are often put under a different pressure, the pressure that comes from artists and fans who spot when the station stops supporting an artist that they did previously. This can lead to extremely tough decisions, because we have to face it, it is simply impossible to perpetuate the airplay whether recurrent or current for every artist, particularly for a station like triple j that brands itself as a youth station that focuses on new music. For the artists, it's a fight for maintaining relevance amongst the shifting interests of the youth.

I've seen it best described as all popular artists having their phase where they're in the spotlight of discussion, winning over new fans regularly with their new music. That phase at some point stops, and the artist becomes a legacy act. They may release new albums, but they'll only be consumed by the major fans, as well as the music nerds & reviewers who'll listen to it once or twice when it comes out and never again. This happens when the artist ceases to be relevant to the general public. When the artist has nothing new to add to everyone's perception of them, or at least no one is interested in hearing what that might be. This is usually when triple j cuts off high rotation for artists and which is the cause of which can be subject to debate. I do often find though that BBC Radio 1 act in a similar mind with similar results mind you.

Macklemore & Ryan Lewis are at risk of this happening to them. When negative reaction continues to propagate, eventually the defenders who are keeping the artist relevant will themselves give up and it'll be over.

I feel like triple j are doing their best to help Macklemore & Ryan Lewis. For instance, had they stuck along the same path as the other stations, there'd be a mass of angry complaints every time the ridiculous "Dance Off" or "Brad Pitt's Cousin" got airplay. triple j have instead favoured this album cut, a much more dignified moment featuring a much loved collaborator.

I don't know how much impact the airplay is having, it doesn't seem to be selling well as a cherrypicked download though its streaming numbers are solid. Nonetheless, I've certainly not seen any outrage sparked from it, and from a personal perspective, it's made me write a Macklemore review in a much more positive light than I have in the recent past because I really quite like this song.

It has an odd distinction wherein the two rappers have somewhat similar tones and what you occasionally hear in this is that much of a meeting point that it's not always obvious (to me) who's at the mic. Both do well here, but Chance's verse is a definite highlight, managing to be fun and introspective in a way only he can. If conscious rap is something you're into, definitely cop this one.
Add a review

Copyright © 2017 Hung Medien. Design © 2003-2017 eMedia Jungen. All rights reserved.
Page was generated in: 0.25 seconds