On the 7th November in 2004, exactly 10 years ago today, Eminem went to number one in the UK singles chart with ‘Just Lose It’. The single was Eminem’s fourth UK number one following his own version of Tupac’s ‘One Day At A Time’.
Sacastic and full of Eminem’s usual wit, the song caused controversy due to its lyrics and parodies of celebs portrayed in the music video. The song pokes fun at Beavis/Cornholio, MC Hammer, Madonna and – most iconically – Michael Jackson who was facing child molestation allegations at the time.
Despite charting high in the UK singles chart, the song did not perform as well as Eminem’s other previous two lead singles ‘The Real Slim Shady’ and ‘Without Me’.
You can view the video for ‘Just Lose It’ below: