"Lose Yourself" is a hip hop song by American rapper Eminem. It was released in 2002 as part of the soundtrack to the film ''8 Mile'', also starring Eminem, later released as a single in 2002, and re-released on Eminem's greatest hits compilation ''Curtain Call: The Hits''. The song was written and produced by Eminem and producer Luis Resto. Eminem won both an Academy Award in 2003 and a Grammy in 2004 for "Lose Yourself."
Reaching #1 in a 24 charts worldwide, "Lose Yourself" became a worldwide success. It spent 12 weeks atop the U.S. Billboard Hot 100, the longest-running #1 of 2002. It topped the UK and Eurocharts for over a month, ranking in the top 10 in several year-end sales charts. It won an Academy Award for Best Original Song, two Grammy Awards, and three other Grammy nominations, the most awards won by a single rap song in one year. The song is ranked 4th in the 100 greatest songs of the past 25 years by VH1.
It also ranked #93 on AFI's 100 Years...100 Songs and first of the 50 best film soundtracks by the French television channel Virgin 17. The song was named the fourth best song of the decade by the ''Complex Magazine''.
In March 2009, "Lose Yourself" topped the 2 million mark in digital downloads in the United States, becoming the second oldest song to hit that sales level, surpassed only by Journey's "Don't Stop Believin'" in 1981. It also became Eminem's first song to reach 2 million digital downloads as a lead artist. To this date, "Lose Yourself" has been downloaded over 3,000,000 times in the United States alone. In the same year the single was named the 28th most successful song of the 2000s, on the ''Billboard'' Hot 100 Songs of the Decade, the seventh most successful song of the decade in Australia and 51st in the UK.