Classic Hit Academy - Thank You Songs - Thank You - Dido

Back in 1997 rapper Eminem used a significant enough sample of this song for his song “Stan” that, after the song was produced, he had to ask for permission to use it.

The song was from singer/songwriter Dido’s debut album and she was thrilled to see it get some major attention.

Dido recalled to Billboard magazine: “I just got a letter saying, ‘We heard your track. We love it. We’d like to use it for this track “Stan.” Can you take a listen? I hope you like it and can we use your song?’ Already an Eminem fan , Dido loved it and gave permission immediately.

Although her career was already taking off in Europe it was the Eminem release prompting many US pop fans to check out the original song that spurred on her success America.

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