40. "My Fault" (1999)
The Slim Shady LP's 46-second "Lounge (Skit)" actually spurred Eminem to write "My Fault," the intricate story song that follows it on the tracklist. The skit's silly tune, sung by Bass Brothers producer Jeff Bass ("I never meant to give you mushrooms, girl") got Em thinking about the time one of his friends had a bad drug trip. "He was talking about how worthless he was and how fucked up his life was," Eminem said in the 2006 David Stubbs book Eminem: The Stories Behind Every Song. In "My Fault," the friend's gender is flipped into Susan, one of four characters Em alternately describes, comically and grotesquely, throughout the song's narrative of a unruly rave party.