39. Eminem, "My Name Is"
"God sent me to piss the world off," announced Eminem – and by the time the curtain dropped on his debut single, he'd fulfilled his mission. It was a sound no one had heard before: a white rapper from a Midwestern trailer park with a seemingly bottomless supply of uproarious rhymes. Over Dr. Dre's cartoon-funk beat, Em tears off Pamela Anderson's breasts, goes after his junior high English teacher's testicles with a stapler and rhymes "head straight" and "impregnate." "If you're sick enough to think it," he said at the time, "then you're sick enough to say it."