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Lose Yourself – Eminem

Eminem occupied the top of the UK singles chart for one week in 2002 with this track.

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Lose yourself by Eminem replaced If you’re not the one by Daniel Bedingfield at the top of the UK singles chart ten years ago this week in its first week in the top 40. It was succeeded at number 1 by Sorry seems to be the hardest word by Blue featuring Elton John after just one week.

After falling from the top spot, the song lingered in the top 10 for another twelve weeks, five of them in the top 5. The record finally left the top 10 in March 2003 and then spent the final five weeks of its chart life in the lower top 40.

Lose yourself was released on the Interscope record label and was the fourth chart-topping hit for Eminem in the UK. It was taken from the soundtrack album of the film 8 mile and won the 2002 Academy Award for Best Original Song. The song was certified silver in the UK and was also a US number 1.

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More number ones from 2002


This track was included on Eminem’s compilation album Curtain call – the hits.


UK singles chart for the week ending 14 December 2002

  1. Lose yourselfEminem

  2. Cheeky song (touch my bum)Cheeky Girls

  3. If you’re not the oneDaniel Bedingfield

  4. FeelRobbie Williams

  5. Holding on for youLiberty X

  6. DirrtyChristina Aguilera featuring Redman

  7. The last goodbye / Be with youAtomic Kitten

  8. We’ve got tonightRonan Keating featuring Lulu

  9. The ketchup song (asereje)Las Ketchup

  10. DilemmaNelly featuring Kelly Rowland

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