Sunday, August 28, 2011

Ode to movie theme songs—Part 5: Lose Yourself

My fifth and final top fav' movie theme song has to go to Eminem's Lose Yourself—the unbelievable hit from the film 8 Mile, which also starred Eminem as the lead character. Not only did this song have a 12-week run as number one on the US Billboard Charts, but it also won the 2002 Academy Award for Best Original Song.

Written mostly during the filming of 8 Mile, Eminem cleverly depicts the story of the lead character, B-Rabbit, throughout the song. And if you've never seen the movie, you really should. It's a great flick with an outstanding performance by Eminem. It also stars one of my favorite actresses, Brittany Murphy, who's been in a ton of great movies throughout her short career. Anyone ever see the movie Freeway? It's killer.

So, if you've never seen the video for this song, check out the embedded YouTube video below. And if you've never seen the movie, jump on to Netflix and start streaming it now. Trust me, it's a great flick.



Don't forget, let me know your thoughts in the comments below. And if you haven't read my previous "ode to movie theme songs" posts click on the links below.

Part 1: Blaze of Glory
Part 2: Coo, coo, ca-choo Mrs. Robinson
Part 3: Singin' In The Rain
Part 4: Don't You (Forget About Me)