18 Popular Songs You Forgot Were Originally Written for Movies
“Lose Yourself” by Eminem, 8 Mile
8 Mile hasn’t exactly been forgotten, but “Lose Yourself” definitely has a more lasting legacy than the film it’s from. That’s because it works just as well when it’s been stripped away from the movie. In context, it’s a moment when Eminem‘s Jimmy realizes he has to make his own way.
Outside of the film, “Lose Yourself” has become an anthem of empowerment. It’s perfect for warmups before a game, or as a track to listen to while you workout. Eminem wrote a song that transcended 8 Mile. This is the best case scenario for a movie song.