Sing for the Moment
Name = Sing for the Moment
from Album =
The Eminem Show
February 25, 2003
Format = CD
Genre = Hip hop
Length = 5 min 39 s
Label = Shady/Aftermath/Interscope
Chart position =
* #1 (
Canada, Portugal, Spain, China)
* #3 (
Ireland, United World Chart)
* #5 (
Australia, Germany, Finland, Italy, New Zealand)
* #6 (UK)
* #7 (
* #8 (
* #10 (
* #11 (
* #14 (
* #16 (
* #27 (
* #28 (
Last single = "Superman"
This single = "Sing for the Moment"
Next single = "
One Day at a Time (Em's Version)"
"Sing for the Moment" is a hip hop song by American rapper
Eminemfrom the album " The Eminem Show", released in 2002. It was released as a music singlein 2003.
"Sing for the Moment" was later released on Eminem's greatest hits album "".
Critical reception and praise
"Sing for the Moment" is one of Eminem's most lyrically praised singles. It deals with the themes of rap music's effect on society and the misunderstanding that critics and parents have towards his message. Eminem uses the song to refute critics who have accused him of promoting violence to young people, saying that committing a crime is ultimately up to the offender. He also explains that his music has an advantage to young people, claiming that his music is a relief from boredom and depression. Eminem's altercation with a bouncer named John Guerrera is also referenced in this song. [ [http://www.foxnews.com/story/0,2933,194705,00.html?sPage=fnc.entertainment/eminem FOXNews.com - Eminem's Biography - Eminem Pictures | Video - FOXNews.com ] ] The song reached #14 on the U.S.
Billboard Hot 100Singles Chart, #6 on the UK Singles Chart, and #5 on the Australian ARIAnetSingles Chart.
A video for "Sing For The Moment" was made and released in 2003. It consist of a
collagecreated with various clips, including shots from the Anger Management Tour. It also contains cameos appearances by various fellow rappers, including Dr.Dre, D12, 50 Cent& Ludacris.
In popular culture
*In an issue of the comic book series
New X-Men, the character Surge is shown listening to the song in her bedroom while depressed about being disowned by her family.
# "Sing For The Moment" (Album Version Explicit)
# "Sing For The Moment" (Instrumental Version)
# "Rabbit Run" (Album Version Explicit)
# "Sing For The Moment" (Video Version Explicit)
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