Throughout history, the music industry has produced some of the finest talents under the sun. There have been movers and shakers in the industry who have made their permanent mark on the music revolution over time. Most of them may have died, but their legacy is still very much alive. From Bob Marley and Michael Jackson to Eminem and Elvis Presley, these are some of the most iconic musicians to ever live. In terms of songs, the list can never be exhaustive. Some songs that will linger in people's minds forever include Imagine, Hey Jude, Bohemian Rhapsody, and One Love, among many others.
28 Jul 2021
This was the first Eminem single to reach number one in the UK charts. It was released in April 2000 and won multiple awards, including the Best Rap Solo Performance award at the Grammy Awards. The video was particularly notable for its lookalikes of famous celebrities such as Pamela Anderson.
26 Jul 2021
With one of the most memorable guitar riffs known in the modern music world, “Lose Yourself” retains its spot on most playlists as a favorite psych-up song.
At sporting events the world over, you are bound to come across this 2002 hit as athletes pump up for their big game, swim, or run.
The semi-autobiographical rap song from notorious rapper Eminem, also known as Marshall Mathers, reshaped the world of pop music when it came out in October 2002.
Of course, using music from the official soundtrack of a movie as the single for promotional material was nothing new. Still, this track from the movie 8 Mile crashed onto the Billboard charts (and stayed at number one for a dazzling 12 weeks) and broke a few rules and records on the way.
“Lose yourself” surprised everyone by becoming the first rap song to win an Academy Award for Best Original Song. The song also won a Grammy Award for Best Rap Song as well as Best Solo Performance.
To this day, Eminem remains an icon with his latest musical offering “Songs to be Murdered By” popping onto the Billboard charts at number one. With such talent, you can bet another grammy might be in his future.
You really could because nowadays, people can even place these types of bets online.
Several Eminem’s songs have received Grammy’s over the years, so he is no stranger to the famous golden horn, but it seems that this particular track has the masses in a vice.
A simple read-through of the lyrics places the audience in a world of high stakes, deep disappointment, and the pressures that come with growing up in a mobile home. From the very first ambient piano notes layered under engrossing lyrics, it forces the listener into the story.
Whether you’re a fan of rap music or not, very few people can resist the urgent narrative delivery synonymous with the song.
Eminem wrote the lyrics in the character of Jimmy “B-Rabbit” Smith Jr, the character he played in the film 8 Mile.
He wrote the song between takes while sitting in his trailer. The engaging narrative tone and emotional connection that comes across so powerfully, regardless of whether or not you’ve ever seen the film, are what make this song so powerful and relatable.
The song received critical acclaim and is one of only three rap songs that made it onto Rolling Stone Magazine’s “500 Greatest Songs of all Time” list.
In addition, a survey by music app Spotify revealed that “Lose Yourself” was in the top 20 most popular songs on running playlists in 2020, solidifying the song as a timeless hit that speaks through generations.
No matter where you are, this song has the power to unify the collective voice - a voice urging you to take your shot, to lose yourself in the moment.
16 Jun 2021
This classic reggae song is one of Bob Marley's most well-known songs. Although it was written in 1978, it did not appear on a record until 1983, two years after his death. The lyrics relate to the black US cavalry regiments, who were known as Buffalo Soldiers.
10 May 2021
This fabulous pop song was released in 1983 and is taken from the best-selling Thriller album. It was written by Michael Jackson himself and includes a memorable guitar solo from Eddie van Halen. The Billboard charts registered the single at number one for three weeks.