Crack a Bottle

Album: Relapse (2009)
Charted: 4 1
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Songfacts®:

  • This song is credited to Eminem, Dr. Dre and 50 Cent. In late 2004, Eminem released "Encore," which featured the same three artists.
  • An unfinished version was leaked under the name "Number One" on a mixtape in December 2008. Billboard magazine reported that this left Eminem, "really heated. It wasn't close to finished, and it even has me doing guide vocals for Dre as a suggestion of how he could lay his verses down. It's like someone catches you peeping in your window before you got the Spider Man costume all zipped up! Nobody is supposed to see that. We are gonna finish it up though and get it out there how it's supposed to be."
  • This song's appearance in the Hot 100 marked Eminem's first appearance on the chart as lead vocalist in two years. His previous entry was "You Don't Know," which spent six weeks on the Hot 100 in December 2006 and January 2007.
  • Eminem, Dr. Dre and 50 Cent are all billed as lead artists on this track. The previous time three male artists teamed up to record a #1 hit was in September 2003 when Nelly, P. Diddy and Murphy Lee reached the top position with "Shake Ya Tailfeather."
  • In selling 418,000 digital copies, this set a new record for opening week download sales overtaking the 334,000 digital downloads sold by T.I.'s "Live Your Life" in its debut week. The trio only held the record for seven says as the following week, Flo Rida's "Right Round" sold 636,000 downloads.
  • The song's video was directed by Syndrome, the production company behind Slim Shady's "3am." None of the rappers feature in the clip, which didn't get released onto YouTube until August 1, 2022, four days before Eminem dropped his second collection of greatest hits - Curtain Call 2.

Comments: 9

  • Tom from Coffs Harbour, Australiaeminem...THE best of all rapers the way he puts rhymes togher its crazy in every verse nearly every single word rhymes
  • Woodz from Huntly West, New Zealand50's verse is the best: I'm the napalm, the bomb, the Don, I'm King Kong, get rolled on..
  • Lucy from Bullhead City, AzEminem is the KING of Rap, I don't care what anyone ever says, he is the KING!
  • Saltine from Htown, TxNice song but probably his 2nd worst on Relapse and thats sayin something. In a good way of course.
  • Dallas from San Antonio, Txawsum song...and album keep it up slim
  • Tiana from London, United KingdomI love this song but Eminem is in my opinion the greatest rapper of all time.
    but i still feel like it doesn't quite live up to the lyrical standards of songs like Sing For the Moment, Spend Some Time, The Way I Am or Til I Collapse to name a few
  • Tyfa from North, United Kingdomem knows how to rhyme, no doubt about that
  • Kayla from St. Paul, MnThis song is so CLASSIC..... He is a legend.
  • Lacie from Whitefish, MtI LOVE this song.
    Quality
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