Love the Way You Lie
by Eminem & Rihanna
Video & Audio
Ever since its debut as the biggest 24-hour YouTube hit ever, it's kind of unbelievable how many people have watched this video.
Just a little moving, singing reminder of the level of talent we are dealing with. As in the music video, Rihanna keeps her performance pretty serious and toned down.
Like in "Love the Way You Lie," Eminem opens up and show his vulnerable side on this song, to powerful effect.
This is a confessional in somewhat the same format as "Love the Way You Lie." The video depicts Eminem in an A.A. or other recovery meeting, confessing his problems and recounting his nightmares about being neglectful of his daughter and abusing his ex-wife.
This song off her 2007 album describes a conflicted, stressful relationship—but the video imagines it as two unknown strangers' fantasies about each other.
Her biggest hit probably requires no introduction.
The latest solo work from Rihanna is lyrically down and dirty, and the video is a display of the singer's unusual propensity for looking good in all sorts of wacky fashion, including a zebra outfit.