500 Greatest Songs of All Time
Eminem feat. Dido, 'Stan'
Writers: Marshall Mathers,D. Armstrong, P. Herman
Producers: Eminem, the 45 King
Released: March '00, Aftermath
15 weeks; No. 51
"Stan" was Eminem’s scariest song, because for once the horror seemed real. Anchored by a sample from Dido’s "Thank You" (which became a hit itself), it followed an obsessed fan who acts out Em's fantasies. "He’s crazy for real, and he thinks I’m crazy, but I try to help him at the end of the song," said Eminem. "It kinda shows the real side of me."
Appears on: The Marshall Mathers LP (Aftermath/Interscope)