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Top 10 Best Eminem Songs of All Time (As of 2015)

Love him or hate him, it’s hard not to admit that Eminem is great at what he does. In fact, his musical career has changed the landscape of hip-hop as we know it. Below are our choices for the top 10 best Eminem songs of all time.

1. Stan

It really doesn’t get any better than “Stan.” It’s a simple, slow-paced song that gets straight to the point. Chronicling the life of a diehard fan turned stalker, it is a far cry from the Slim Shady days of Eminem’s early career.

2. Lose Yourself

The lead single from the autobiographical film 8 Mile, “Lose Yourself” is another classic Eminem song that most people are at least somewhat familiar with. With a big chorus, a great hook, and loads of positivity, the track is one of the best hip-hop songs about self-motivation that there is.

3. The Way I Am

“The Way I Am” is classic Eminem. Though the entire song including the beat with eerie piano and funeral bells is a masterpiece, it is the rapper’s barking, masculine vocals that really make it stand out.

4. Guilty Conscience

Perhaps the first truly significant song he ever wrote, “Guilty Conscience” puts Eminem’s Slim Shady character and the character of Dr. Dre head to head. It is considered the quintessential Slim Shady track by many people.

5. Renegade

“Renegade” is a song that truly highlights the skill and stardom of Eminem. Written and performed by Jay-Z, Em takes the spotlight despite only rapping a single guest verse.

6. Kill You

From the early days of Eminem’s career comes “Kill You.” The provocative song is meant to be humorous although it can be hard to tell that sometimes from the hard-hitting vocals and the increased sense of mania that creeps into the rapper’s delivery as the song progresses.

7. Kim

Nowhere are Eminem’s skills as a rapper, storyteller, and artist more apparent than in his song “Kim.” Yet it is also one of his most terrifying tracks. The near hysterical mania in his delivery really hits a breaking point in the last few lines of this dark, unhinged song.

8. Forgot About Dre

“Forgot About Dre” is another song in which Eminem comes in as a guest and leaves with the song all his own. This time he does it on the heels of Dr. Dre. In many ways, Eminem’s appearance on the track was his introduction to the musical world at large.

9. Cleanin’ Out My Closet

“Cleanin’ Out My Closet” perfectly highlights the artistic formula Eminem built his career on. It’s a straightforward, hooky, self-referential track that has Em throwing crass accusations at several people in his life including his mother and his ex-wife Kim.

10. White America

Much less political than its title makes it out to be, “White America” is nevertheless another great song by Eminem. It’s a dripping, sarcastic track that takes shot at many different things including consumerism, censors, his fans, and even himself.

So there you have it – 10 of the best Eminem songs of all time. Which other songs do you think should have made the list?

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