Mockingbird (song)

Mockingbird (song)

Infobox Single
Name = Mockingbird

Artist = Eminem
from Album = Encore
Released = December 1, 2004
Format = CD
Recorded = May/June 2004 in Los Angeles, California
Genre = Rap
Length = 4 minutes 10 seconds
Label = Shady/Aftermath/Interscope
Producer = Eminem
Chart position =

  • #4 (UK)
  • #7 (Norway, Ireland)
  • #8 (New Zealand)
  • #9 (Australia)
  • #11 (US)
  • #14 (Switzerland)
  • #15 (Germany)
  • #18 (Austria)
  • #20 (Italy)
  • #22 (United World Chart)
  • #24 (Canada)
  • #38 (Brazil)
    Reviews =
    Last single = "Like Toy Soldiers"
    This single = "Mockingbird"
    Next single = "Ass Like That"

    "Mockingbird" is a rap song by Eminem and is on his album, "Encore". It reached #11 in the U.S. music charts, and #4 in the UK. It received a Grammy nomination for Best Rap Solo Performance, but lost to the Kanye West hit "Gold Digger".

    "Mockingbird" was later released on Eminem's compilation album "".


    This is an example of Eminem's rap storytelling ability, the best example being "Stan". The lyrics are a personal, surprisingly undisguised account of his early relationship with his daughter, written when he was separated from her and her mother (Eminem was subsequently awarded custody). The personal nature of the rap is emphaisied by the music video, which is edited from Eminem's own home videos.


    This song mixes an original rap dialog about Eminem's failed marriage, with a straight melodic version of the traditional "Mockingbird" lullaby.

    There are recordings adapted (with or without additional lyrics) from the original "Mockingbird" song, by Peter, Paul and Mary, Taj Mahal, Etta James, Katie Melua, Inez and Charlie Foxx, Aretha Franklin, Carly Simon and many others.


    The single does not have a Parental Advisory sticker, despite the song having the word "fuck" at the end of the song ("Don't fuck with Dad").

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