Released: 19th December 2005.
In hot contention for another Top 5 single this week is the world's most famous rapper, Eminem. After a relatively quiet 2005 on the music front, Em's recent stint in rehab has prompted Shady/Aftermath to release his greatest hits collection, "Curtain Call". This week, "When I'm Gone", Em's apparent swan-song is released, along the same successful vein as previous hit "Cleanin' Out My Closet". It's the far superior Eminem mode - in full reflective, nostalgic thought. The string section orchestration adds a touch of class, and the track itself (while not a patch on "Lose Yourself" or "Stan") is a very worthwhile send off for hip-hop's most revered.