11 Questions With Keith Urban: No. 6
What's one song you wish you'd written?
Strangely enough, I think 'Lose Yourself' by Eminem is one of the most extraordinary lyrical pieces. I've actually played that song to numerous songwriters in Nashville who claim to hate hip-hop. But I don't think of it in terms of genre. If anything, that song is like a modern-day Beat poet. What that songs says lyrically and how much it says is truly mind-blowing. When it first came out, I remember listening to it and thinking, "Oh my God! He crammed so much in. There's no filler." And I think with so many songs, you see a little filler, because there's a great hook coming up after it. But that song has no filler. It's a masterful piece of work.