Top 10 Eminem Songs of All Time (And 10 Classic Verses) Slim Shady is hotter than a set of twin babies, and he'll tell you all about it

Marshall Bruce Mathers III (stage names Eminem/Slim Shady) is the most popular rapper of all time. His blonde hair and midwestern white guy looks give him mainstream appeal, despite his lyrics leaning horrorcore. Still, he manages to encapsulate every style of hip-hop, from the classic boom-bap to the complicated modern rhyme schemes he inspired. Whatever comes next, you can bet Slim Shady will have something to say until his dying breath. Check out these highlights from the historic discography of Eminem.

Slim Shady Songs

10.  “Say Goodbye to Hollywood”

Album: The Eminem Show 2002

Classic Line: 

Its like the boy in a bubble who never could adapt I’m trapped
If I could go back, I never would of rapped
I sold my soul to the devil, ill never get it back
I just want to leave this game with level head intact
Imagine going from being no one and seein’ everything blow up
And all you did was grow up M-Cin’
Its fucking crazy, all I wanted was to give Hailey the life I never had
I’ve forced us to live alienated

9. “Mosh”

Album: Encore 2004

Classic Line: 

If you don’t understand, don’t even bother to ask
A father who has grown up with a fatherless past
Who has blown up now to rap phenomenon that has
Or at least shows no difficulty multi-task
And in juggling both perhaps mastered his craft
Slash entrepreneur who has held onto few more rap acts
Who’s had a few obstacles thrown his way through the last half
Of his career typical manure moving past that
Mr. kisses ass crack, he’s a class act
Rubber band man, yea he just snaps back

8. “You’re Never Over”

Album: Recovery 2010

Classic Line: 

Proof you knew I’d come out of this slump, rise from these ashes
Come right back on they asses, and go Mike Tyson on these bastards
And I’m a show ’em, blow ’em out the water slaughter ’em homes
I’m on so many belts the only place they can hit me is below em
Homie I know I’m, never gonna be the same without you
I woulda never came in this game, I’m going insane without you
Matter of fact it was just the other night, had another dream about you
You told me to get up, I got up and spread my wings and I flew

7. “Lose Yourself”

Album: 8 Mile Soundtrack 2002

Classic Line: 

Snap back to reality, oh there goes gravity
Oh, there goes Rabbit, he choked
He’s so mad, but he won’t give up that easy? No
He won’t have it, he knows his whole back’s to these ropes
It don’t matter, he’s dope, he knows that, but he’s broke
He’s so stacked that he knows, when he goes back to his mobile home, that’s when its
Back to the lab again yo, this whole rhapsody
He better go capture this moment and hope it don’t pass him

6. “Fall”

Album: Kamikaze 2018

Classic Line: 

Just remember, I was here before you
And I’ll be here after you make your run-in for you
Detract this, I might have to fuck Pitchfork with a corkscrew
Just what the doctor ordered
Revenge is the best medicine

5. “Headlights”

Album: The Marshall Mathers LP 2 2013

Classic Line: 

I went in headfirst
Never thinking about who what I said hurt, in what verse
My mom probably got it the worst
The brunt of it, but as stubborn as we are
Did I take it too far?
Cleaning out my closet and all them other songs
But regardless I don’t hate you ’cause ma!

4. “Just Don’t Give a Fuck”

Album: The Slim Shady LP 1999

Classic Line: 

I’m nicer than Pete, but I’m on a search to crush a milkbone
I’m everlasting, I melt vanilla ice like silicone
I’m ill enough to just straight up diss you for no reason
I’m colder than snow season when it’s 20 below freezin’
Flavor with no seasonin’, this is the sneak preview
I’ll diss your magazine and still won’t get a weak review

3. “Lucky You (ft Joyner Lucas)”

Album: Kamikazee 2018

Classic Line: 

Levels to this shit I got an elevator
You could never say to me I’m not a fuckin’ record breaker
I sound like a broken record every time I break a record
Nobody could ever take away the legacy I made, I never cater
Motherfucker now I got a right to be this way
I got spite inside my DNA
But I wrote ’til the wheels fall off, I’m workin’ tirelessly, ayy

2. “Stan (ft Dido)”

Album: The Marshall Mathers LP 2000

Classic Line: 

Dear Mister “I’m Too Good To Call Or Write My Fans”
This will be the last package I ever send your ass
It’s been six months and still no word, I don’t deserve it?
I know you got my last two letters, I wrote the addresses on ’em perfect
So this is my cassette I’m sending you, I hope you hear it
I’m in the car right now, I’m doing 90 on the freeway
Hey Slim, I drank a fifth of vodka
You dare me to drive?

1. “Not Afraid”

Album: Recovery 2010

Classic Line: 

It’s a game called circle and I don’t know how
I’m way too up to back down
But I think I’m still tryin’ to figure this crap out
Thought I had it mapped out but I guess I didn’t, this fuckin’ black cloud
Still follows me around but it’s time to exercise these demons
These muh’fuckers are doin’ jumpin’ jacks now

Slim Shady Guest Verses

10. Yelawolf “Best Friend”

Album: Love Story 2015

Classic Line: 

I’m about to vomit and I can feel it coming
Cause failure’s something I can barely stomach
And I only listen to my gut
So unless you’re my fuckin’ belly button
Don’t tell me nothin’
You ain’t my (best friend, best friend)
Who you think I’m talking ’bout?
Lifts me up when I’m down and out
Still look to him without a doubt
Still got a (best friend, best friend)

9. Obie Trice “Lady”

Album: Cheers 2003

Classic Line: 

So they label me this crazed loony rap bully
But truthfully that ain’t the truth
And if you believe in that shit then you’ll believe anything’s true
And you’re too stupid to ever get to know me personally
But personally that actually works for me
‘Cause the last thing that I need’s a string attached to me
I’m a bachelor bitch and I ain’t in no fast fury
To run out and find a new Mrs. Mathers

8. Busta Rhymes “Calm Down”

Album: Calm Down: The Clash EP 2014

Classic Line: 

Me and Bus put it down like a sick pet
You’re fucking with vets dawg, fucking internet bloggers
“I sit in front of my computer all day and comment on
Everything, I’m an expert on everything, everything sucks, play the next song”
Guess if I hopped out your freaking laptop, you idiot prick
With Biggie and kicked the living shit out of you, I’d be dead wrong

7. 50 Cent “Patiently Waiting”

Album: Get Rich or Die Trying 2003

Classic Line: 

Its like a fight to the top just to see who died for the spot
You put your life in this, nothing like surviving the shot
Y’all know what time it is as soon as Fifty signs on this dot
Shit what you know about death threats, ’cause I get a lot

6. Missy Elliott “Busa Rhyme”

Album: Da Real World 1999

Classic Line: 

Covered in throw-up, and I refuse to grow up
I won’t budge, I still tell a grown-up to shut up (SHUT UP!)
I made this rap game suspenseful, cause now I got a impulse
To give you insults wrote with a pencil (bitch)
And waste the paper on you, choppin’ down the oakwood
Cause everything that you wrote in your notebook was no good
And as long as I stay in the studio and keep cuttin’
You motherfuckers are puttin’ your words together for nuttin’

5. Notorious B.I.G. “Dead Wrong”

Album: Born Again 1999

Classic Line: 

There’s several different levels to Devil worshippin’ horse’s heads
Human sacrifices, cannibalism, candles and exorcism
Animals havin’ sex with ’em, camels mammals and rabbits
But I don’t get into that, I kick the habit,

4. The Game “We Ain’t”

Album: The Documentary 2005

Classic Line: 

Which- way do you wanna face when your brains hit pavement
Think of what you’ll say to Pastor Mase and save it
For the day that they got them affidavits waiving in my face
Looking for answers, rap sensation Eminem battles to ward off accusations
That he had somebody blasted
The Mask of Jason was found at the scene of the task with masking tape
And the victim’s penis up his ass, a basket case
And they ask him to clean up his act, you bastards wasting too much time
Me no kiss ass, and if that’s the case, then we ain’t going…

3. Drake, Kanye, Lil Wayne “Forever”

Album: More Than a Game Soundtrack 2009

Classic Line: 

He ain’t had a buzz like this since the last time he overdosed
They’ve been waiting patiently for Pinocchio to poke his nose
Back into the game and they know
Rap will never be the same as before
Bashing in the brains of these hoes
And establishing a name as he goes
The passion and the flame is ignited
You can’t put it out once we light it
This shit is exactly what the fuck I’m talking about when we riot

2. Jay-Z “Renegade”

Album: Blueprint 2 2001

Classic Line: 

Maybe it’s hatred I spew, maybe it’s food for the spirit
Maybe it’s beautiful music I made for you to just cherish
But I’m debated, disputed, hated and viewed in America
As a motherfucking drug addict, like you didn’t experiment?
Now now, that’s when you start to stare at who’s in the mirror
And see yourself as a kid again, and you get embarrassed
And I got nothing to do but make you look stupid as parents
You fucking do-gooders, too bad you couldn’t do good at marriage!

1. Dr. Dre “Forgot About Dre”

Album: Chronic 2001 1999

Classic Line: 

One day I was walking by
With a Walkman on
When I caught a guy
Give me an awkward eye
And I strangled him up in the parking lot
With his Karl Kani
I don’t give a fuck if it’s dark or not
I’m harder than me tryna park a Dodge
When I’m drunk as fuck
Right next to a humongous truck in a two-car garage
Hopping out with two broken legs
Trying to walk it off
Fuck you too bitch, call the cops
I’mma kill you and them loud-ass motherfucking barking dogs


Dr. Brian Penny is a former Business Analyst and Operations Manager at Bank of America turned whistleblower, troll, and freelance writer. You can find his work in Cracked, High Times, HuffPost, Lifewire, Forbes, Fast Company, and dozens of other places, although much of it is no longer under his name. Dr. Penny loves annoying fake media.

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