Stan (song)

2000 single by Eminem ft. Dido

"Stan" is the third single from The Marshall Mathers LP, Eminem's third album. It was No. 1 in the UK and Australia.[2] It is about an Eminem fan who kills himself and his pregnant partner after Eminem does not respond to his letters. Devon Sawa plays the fan in the music video. Eminem performed the song at the 2001 Grammy Awards. Elton John played the piano at the performance.[3] The album version of the song is 6 minutes and 39 seconds long. The video is 8 minutes and 15 seconds. On The Marshall Mathers LP 2, the song "Bad Guy" is a sequel to "Stan"; it is about Stan's brother, Matthew, taking revenge on Eminem.[4]

Single by Eminem featuring Dido
from the album The Marshall Mathers LP
ReleasedNovember 21, 2000
  • 6:44 (album version)
  • 5:31 (radio edit)
Eminem singles chronology
"The Way I Am"
"I'm Back"
Dido singles chronology
"Don't Think of Me"
"Thank You"

The song inspired the slang word Stan, which refers to an obsessed fan. The word was put into the Oxford English Dictionary in 2017.[5]

References change

  1. White Noise: The Eminem Collection. Thunder's Mouth Press. 2003. ISBN 978-1-56025-534-5. 'Stan', Eminem's most celebrated track, folds an epistolary rap into a horrorcore scenario.
  3. "Eminem & Elton John Dish on Anti-Trump BET Cypher & "Stan" Grammys Performance". HipHopDX. Retrieved July 27, 2023.
  4. C.M, Emmanuel. "Producer STREETRUNNER On The Concept Behind Eminem's "Bad Guy" - XXL". XXL Mag.
  5. "Stan, an Eminem song from 2000, is now in the Oxford English Dictionary". BBC. Retrieved July 27, 2023.

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