There Are Two Eminem Songs on Billboard’s “100 Greatest Choruses of the 21st Century”

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Billboard: “We voted, we debated, and we have our answers: Billboard’s list of the 100 greatest choruses of the 21st century, ranked by no metric other than the songs that most immediately came to mind when thinking about everything that a great chorus should be — clever, catchy, singular, and utterly unforgettable.”

 

There are two Eminem’s songs on the list. You can check it below:

 

# 70. Eminem, “The Real Slim Shady”

There’s a lot going on in the lyrics to “The Real Slim Shady,” from Eminem spitting on onion rings to dissing a slew of TRL stars to an interpolation of a long-forgotten Tom Green joke song. But it all falls apart, of course, without the chorus, which has served as the central thesis of Em’s career: there’s only one artist quick-witted and reckless enough to lob the bombs that make your head nod.

 

 

 

# 46. Dr. Dre feat. Eminem, “Forgot About Dre”

Only Eminem could turn such a complex bit of rhythm and wordplay into a song’s signature hook. With an assist from Dre’s Addams Family-esque production creeping beneath, Em strings together a 29-word run-on sentence that somehow spills out of his mouth with playful poise, as if it’s completely natural to rhyme “move their lips” with “a bunch of gibberish.” No rhyming dictionary could have done what Slim Shady did here.

 

 

 

You can check the full list of 100 Greatest Choruses of the 21st Century here