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Readers’ Poll: The 10 Best Eminem Songs

Your picks include ‘Stan,’ ‘Without Me’ and ‘Rap God’


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Eminem released his eighth studio album last month, debuting at Number One on the Billboard 200 albums chart with The Marshall Mathers LP 2. In addition to appearing on the cover of the latest issue of Rolling Stone, the rap veteran has released videos for "Berzerk" and "Rap God," and earlier this month performed as the musical guest on Saturday Night Live, where Rick Rubin joined him onstage for "Berzerk." With all the attention on Em and the new album, it seemed like a good time to ask our readers to vote for their favorite Eminem songs, resulting in a selection of older songs and new. Click through to see the results.


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1. ‘Lose Yourself’

This 2002 staple was written during filming for the 8 Mile film, and throughout, it channels the intensity of Em's character, "B-Rabbit," preparing for a rap battle. "His palms are sweaty / knees weak, arms are heavy," Mathers rhymes, narrating his own movements to the stage, "There's vomit on his sweater already / mom's spaghetti." In terms of pure lyricism, "Lose Yourself" is one of the rapper's finest achievements, and the rapped-sung hook is far and away the best in his discography. But let's not forget the work of producer/co-writer Jeff Bass, who contributed one of the most instantly recognizable guitar riffs of all-time. 

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