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"Sing for the Moment"
Single by Eminem
from the album The Eminem Show
Released February 25, 2003
Format CD
Recorded 2002
Genre Hip hop
Length 5:39 (Album Version)
4:50 (Radio Edit)
Label Shady/Aftermath/Interscope
Producer Eminem
Certification Platinum (ARIA)
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"Sing for the Moment" is a hip hop song by American rapper Eminem from the album The Eminem Show, released in 2002. It was released as a music single in 2003.


Song information

Eminem samples the song "Dream On" by rock group Aerosmith. Joe Perry of Aerosmith plays the guitar solo at the end of the song, and Steven Tyler sings the song's chorus.

"Sing for the Moment" was later released on Eminem's greatest hits album Curtain Call: The Hits.

"Sing for the Moment" deals with the themes of rap music's effect on society and the misunderstanding Eminem claims 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.[1] The song reached #14 on the U.S. Billboard Hot 100 Singles Chart, #6 on the UK Singles Chart, and #5 on the Australian ARIAnet Singles Chart.

Music video

A music video for "Sing for the Moment" was made and released in 2003. It consists of a collage created 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 and Ludacris. The video is very similar to the 50 Cent music video "If I Can't".

Track listing

CD single
# Title Writer(s) Sample(s) Length
1. "Sing for the Moment"   S. Tyler, M. Mathers, J. Bass, L. Resto, S. King 5:40
UK CD single
# Title Writer(s) Producer(s) Length
1. "Sing for the Moment"   S. Tyler, M. Mathers, J. Bass, L. Resto, S. King Eminem 5:40
2. "Rabbit Run" (soundtrack version) M. Mathers, L. Resto Eminem, Luis Resto 3:10


Chart (2003) Peak
Australian Singles Chart 5
Austrian Singles Chart 7
Belgian Singles Chart (Flanders) 6
Belgian Singles Chart (Wallonia) 15
Finnish Singles Chart 5
French Singles Chart 28
German Singles Chart 5
Irish Singles Chart 3
Italian Singles Chart 5
Netherlands Singles Chart 8
New Zealand Singles Chart 5
Norwegian Singles Chart 10
Swedish Singles Chart 11
Swiss Singles Chart 8
UK Singles Chart 6
U.S. Billboard Hot 100 14
U.S. Billboard Bubbling Under R&B/Hip-Hop Singles 1
U.S. Billboard Hot Rap Tracks 18




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