2. Eminem "Stan" (2000)
Album: Marshall Mathers LP
Producer: The 45 King, Eminem
The success of Dido's "Thank You" happened almost in reverse thanks to Eminem. While the folky pixie dropped a song about grattitude in love, Em pulled the sample for a track about a stalker. He said "thank you" to Dido, though, by putting her in the video for "Stan," thereby pushing her career to career heights.
Sample: Dido "Thank You" (1999)