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[Music] Eminem feat. Dido – Stan

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It’s 2020 already! Two decades after the release of this masterpiece from legendary rapper, Eminem, titled “Stan” featuring Dido.

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Stan” is a song by American rapper Eminem featuring British singer Dido. It was released on November 21, 2000 as the third single from Eminem’s third album The Marshall Mathers LP (2000). It reached number one in twelve countries, including United Kingdom, Germany, Ireland and Australia.

Dido’s lyrics are a remix of the opening lines from her song “Thank You“. The 45 King-produced track also uses a slightly modified break from “Thank You” as its base sample; both songs were released as singles in late 2000. “Stan” has been called one of Eminem‘s best songs and is considered one of his signature songs. Rolling Stone magazine ranked “Stan” at number 296 in their list in The 500 Greatest Songs of All Time. The song was also listed at number 15 on VH1’s list of the greatest hip hop songs of all-time and was also named in the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame’s 500 Songs that Shaped Rock and Roll.

The song was nominated for multiple awards, including Best Song at the MTV Europe Music Awards, Video of the Year, Best Rap Video, Best Direction, Best Cinematography at the MTV Video Music Awards, but only won Best International Artist Video at the MuchMusic Video Awards. In April 2011, Complex magazine put together a list of the 100 greatest Eminem songs, ranking “Stan” at number two. The name of the eponymous character has given rise to a slang term online which refers to overzealous, maniacal, overly obsessed fans of a celebrity or personality; the term has since been included in the Oxford English Dictionary.

The song tells the story of a person named Stanley “Stan” Mitchell (voiced by Eminem) who claims to be Eminem’s biggest fan. He writes Eminem several letters; over three verses, he becomes more obsessive, and when there is no reply he becomes angrier. He finally creates a voice recording of himself drunk-driving his car, calling back to Eminem’s “My Name Is” with the lyrics “I drank a fifth of vodka, you dare me to drive?” He reveals that his pregnant girlfriend is tied up in the trunk as he proceeds to drive into the river, shortly after coming to the realization that he doesn’t know how Eminem will hear the tape.

The fourth verse features Eminem as himself, attempting to write back to Stan and reason with the troubled young man, only to realize—to his surprise—that the man was Stan and the tape collected by the police was for him.

The video is a literal interpretation of the story, directed by Dr. Dre and Philip G. Atwell and featuring Devon Sawa as Stan and Dido as his pregnant girlfriend. A prologue involves Stan dying his hair blonde and reacting angrily to being called “Stanley” by his girlfriend. Later, he sits in a room full of Eminem’s posters, writing letters that express his devotion as “your (Eminem’s) biggest fan”. He is aware of every development in Eminem’s personal life.

Stan wants Eminem to contact him through a personal letter or a phone call; but, due to unfortunate circumstances, the letters fail to reach Eminem in a timely manner. Believing he has been ignored, Stan uses a tape recorder to record himself driving along a rain-soaked highway while his girlfriend is tied up in the trunk; which he does with the intention of driving off a bridge. In the process, Stan references both “My Name Is” (“I drank a fifth of vodka, dare me to drive?”) and an urban legend about Phil Collins’s “In the Air Tonight” before realizing that there is no way of transmitting this final tape to Eminem. We then see the car break through the bridge barrier, sealing both occupants fate.

Stan’s mother and Matthew visit his grave. When Matthew opens his Hoodie, he has dyed his hair blonde like Stan. Eminem finally gets around to responding to Stan. He apologizes for being late, thanks him for being a fan, and expresses interest in Stan’s personal life. Eminem worries about Stan’s mental state and says he does not want Stan to end up like a story he had seen on the news recently—a man who had driven drunk off a bridge with his girlfriend in the trunk, about whom he then realizes, “It was you. Damn.” Unbeknown to Eminem, flashes of lightning shine on his window, revealing the ghost of Stan silently glaring. The video ends with Matthew staring at Stan’s grave. – Wikipedia

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Some Quotable Lyrics

My tea’s gone cold I’m wondering why I got out of bed at all
The morning rain clouds up my window and I can’t see at all
And even if I could it’d all be gray, but your picture on my wall
It reminds me, that it’s not so bad, it’s not so bad
My tea’s gone cold I’m wondering why I got out of bed at all
The morning rain clouds up my window and I can’t see at all
And even if I could it’d all be gray, but your picture on my wall
It reminds me, that it’s not so bad, it’s not so bad
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