Today, 12 Years Ago, Eminem Released “Like Toy Soldiers”

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On this day, exactly 12 years ago (January 24, 2005), Eminem released “Like Toy Soldiers,” off his fifth solo studio album, Encore. The beat was produced by Eminem along with Luis Resto and it samples “Toy Soldiers,” a song by Martika. The song was later included in Eminem’s greatest hits album Curtain Call: The Hits.

 

“Like Toy Soldiers” received positive reviews from music critics, and peaked at number 34 on the Billboard Hot 100. Outside the United States, “Like Toy Soldiers” topped the charts with #1 in the United Kingdom and peaked within the top 10 of the charts in 12 countries, including Australia, New Zealand, Germany, Norway and Italy. It also reached #1 on Eurochart Hot 100 Singles.

 

The song went gold in the United States and Australia and silver in the United Kingdom.

 

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