Eminem's third album, 2000's The Marshall Mathers LP, is overwhelmingly dark, focusing on Marshall's problems with drug abuse, his newfound celebrity status and his troubled (to say the least) relationship with his ex-wife, Kim. The album's bleakest moment, however, is its acclaimed third single, "Stan." Lyrically, the track is framed as a series of fan letters – each growing increasingly angry, culminating with the narrator driving his car (his pregnant girlfriend bound in the trunk) into a lake. Meanwhile, the building tension is constantly counterbalanced by Dido's gentle, rainy-day hook ("It reminds me that it's not so bad"). "Stan" is much more than just a violent fever dream – it's a poignant commentary on the destructive power of fame.