Eminem "Lose Yourself" (2002)
Album: Music from and Inspired by the Motion Picture 8 Mile
Producer: Eminem, Jeff Bass
When "Lose Yourself" came out, it was virtually impossible to go any respectable length of time without hearing it. Even if you lived under a rock, chances are you heard five or so cars pass by while blasting it. This was much more than the work of one of the greatest rappers ever at his creative peak. Rabbit's story quickly became our story as "Lose Yourself" molded struggle and triumph into greatness. The electrifying guitar chords, those crazily memorable first few lines, that ass-kicker of a hook—the whole thing just sounds like straight win. Success is your only motherfuckin' option; failure's not. When Em says, "You can do anything you set your mind to" by the end, you damn straight better believe it.