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Music from and Inspired by the Motion Picture 8 Mile

Cover to original soundtrack
Soundtrack by Shady Records
Released October 29, 2002
Recorded 2001-2002
Genre Hip hop
Length 68:19
Label Shady, Aftermath, Interscope, UMG Soundtracks
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8 Mile Soundtrack

Music from and Inspired by the Motion Picture 8 Mile is the official music soundtrack to the 2002 movie 8 Mile, starring Eminem, who raps on five of the tracks on this soundtrack. It was released under the Shady/Interscope label.


Album Information

The album debuted at number one on the U.S. Billboard 200 Albums Chart that year with over 702,000 copies sold, and finished the year as the fifth best-selling album of 2002 with US sales of 3.2 million, despite only two months of release. It also reached #1 on the UK Compilations Charhe Australian ARIAnet Albums Chart. It featured Eminem's worldwide chart-topping single, "Lose Yourself". It also spawned a follow up soundtrack, More Music from 8 Mile, consisting of songs that appear in 8 Mile that were current singles during the film's time setting of 1995. The album was also made in a clean edition removing most of the strong profanity and violent content. It is fairly consistent censorship compared to most of Eminem's other albums. Some of the songs like "Adrenaline Rush" where the word "fuck" is used 34 times are hard to understand due to the heavy editing. However, the version of 50 Cent's "Wanksta" is less censored here than it is on the clean version of "Get Rich or Die Tryin'". In "Rap Game", "White House" and "Cheney" is censored in verse 2, performed by Eminem, when he says "I pipe down, when the White House is wiped out / When I see that little Cheney dyke get sniped out". This particular edit exists even on the explicit version.

Track listing

# Title Writer(s) Producer(s) Length
1. "Lose Yourself" (by Eminem) J. Bass, L. Resto, M. Mathers Eminem, Luis Resto, Jeff Bass 5:31
2. "Love Me" (by Eminem, Obie Trice & 50 Cent) C. Jackson, S. King, M. Mathers, L. Resto, O. Trice Eminem 4:30
3. "8 Mile" (by Eminem) M. Mathers, L. Resto Eminem 6:00
4. "Adrenaline Rush" (by Obie Trice) A. Thelusma, Obie Trice Red Spyda 3:48
5. "Places To Go" (by 50 Cent) C. Jackson, M. Mathers, L. Resto Eminem 4:15
6. "Rap Game" (by D12) V. Carlisle, D. Holton, R. Johnson, M. Mathers, O. Moor, D. Porter, L. Resto Denaun Porter, Eminem 5:53
7. "8 Miles And Runnin'" (by Jay-Z & Freeway) S. Carter, M. Mathers, L. Pridgen, L. Resto Eminem 4:08
8. "Spit Shine" (by Xzibit) A. Joiner, D. Porter Denaun Porter 3:39
9. "Time Of My Life" (by Macy Gray) M. Elizondo, Macy Gray, D. Ross D. Ross, J. Gamble, Mike Elizondo 4:21
10. "U Wanna Be Me" (by Nas) N. Jones, C. Thompson Chucky Thompson, Nas 3:50
11. "Wanksta" (by 50 Cent) M. Clervoix, J.B. Freeman, C. Jackson J. Freeman, Sha Money XL 3:38
12. "Wasting My Time" (by Boomkat) T. Manning, K. Manning K. Manning, M. Pradler 3:37
13. "R.A.K.I.M." (by Rakim) W. Griffith, L. E. King, D. Porter Denaun Porter 4:23
14. "That's My Nigga Fo' Real" (by Young Zee) D. Battle, D. Ross D. Ross, J. Gamble 4:45
15. "Battle" (soundtrack version) (by Gang Starr) J.R. Baxter, P. Chapman, K. Elam, K. Holley, A. Johnson, N. Jones, Chris E. Martin, K. Mochita, S. Moltke, M. Williams DJ Premier, Guru 2:56
16. "Rabbit Run" (by Eminem) M. Mathers, L. Resto Eminem, Luis Resto 3:10
Bonus tracks
# Title Producer(s) Length
1. "Rap Name" (by Obie Trice) Eminem 5:02
2. "Stimulate" (by Eminem) Eminem 5:03
3. "'Till I Collapse" (freestyle) (by 50 Cent) Eminem 1:26
4. "Gangsta" (by Joe Beast, additional vocals by Snoop Dogg) Mel-Man 3:35
5. "The Weekend" (by Brooklyn) not applicable 3:05
6. "California" (by Shaunta) Mahogany producer 3:27
More Music from 8 Mile
  1. "Shook Ones Pt. II" by Mobb Deep — 5:26
  2. "Juicy" by The Notorious B.I.G. — 5:11
  3. "Gotta Get Mine" by MC Breed and 2Pac — 4:18
  4. "Feel Me Flow" by Naughty by Nature — 3:34
  5. "Player's Ball" by OutKast — 4:21
  6. "Get Money" by Junior M.A.F.I.A. — 4:34
  7. "I'll Be There for You/You're All I Need to Get By" by Method Man and Mary J. Blige — 3:45
  8. "Shimmy Shimmy Ya" by Ol' Dirty Bastard — 2:41
  9. "Bring the Pain" by Method Man — 3:09
  10. "C.R.E.A.M." by Wu-Tang Clan — 4:12
  11. "Runnin'" by The Pharcyde — 4:56
  12. "Survival of the Fittest" by Mobb Deep — 3:43
  13. "Temptations" by 2Pac — 5:00
  14. "Unbelievable" by The Notorious B.I.G — 3:40

Songs missing from "More Music from 8 Mile"

Here is a list of songs that appear in the movie, but are absent from the "More Music from 8 Mile" soundtrack:

Chart positions


Year Chart Position
2002 Billboard 200 1
2003 Billboard 200
2003 Australian ARIA Albums Chart


Year Single Chart Position
2002 "Lose Yourself" The Billboard Hot 100 1
"Lose Yourself" Modern Rock Tracks 14
"Lose Yourself" Hot Rap Tracks 2
"Lose Yourself" Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Singles 4
2003 "Wanksta" The Billboard Hot 100 13
"Wanksta" Hot Rap Tracks 3
"Wanksta" Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Singles & Tracks 4
"8 Mile" Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Singles 54
Preceded by
Shaman by Santana
Billboard 200 number-one album (First Run)
November 10, 2002 - November 23, 2002
Succeeded by
The Blueprint²: The Gift & the Curse by Jay-Z
Preceded by
Up! by Shania Twain
Billboard 200 number-one album (Second Run)
January 5, 2003 - January 18, 2003
Succeeded by
Come Away with Me by Norah Jones
Preceded by
Let Go by Avril Lavigne
Australian ARIA Albums Chart number-one album
January 27 - February 9, 2003
Succeeded by
Come Away with Me by Norah Jones

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