Everyone, and I mean everyone, would say Eminem’s best song is “Lose Yourself” and rightfully so. It went to #1 on multiple charts in nearly every country on the planet. It’s one of those anthems that, when you hear it, you feel like you could run through a brick wall! Here’s the video, with hundreds of millions of views on YouTube.
But there’s a lesser known song Eminem released in 2014, over a decade after “Lose Yourself,” that never broke the top 10 in the US and around the world was just somewhere in the middle of the charts it appeared on. It has around 123 million views (amazing, but not even close to “Lose Yourself”). Check out a song that gave me full-body chills the last time I listened to it, here’s “Headlights”…
The chorus is performed by Nate Ruess of the band Fun. I had sort of forgotten about this song but while I was returning from a day trip to Memphis, Tennessee, it popped up on my Spotify and like I said, I got chills all over because of the lyrics. So personal, so much pain and hurt, and yet forgiveness and understanding weaved throughout. I can confidently say this song is in my top 5 Eminem songs, and quite possibly #1.
I don’t think there’s any doubt Eminem is the best rapper of our time, and quite possibly the best of all time.
-Out of the Wilderness