My tea's gone cold, I'm wondering why I got out of bed at all
The morning rain clouds up my window and I can't see at all
And even if I could it'll all be gray but your picture on my wall
It reminds me, that it's not so bad, it's not so bad

from Eminem (Ft. Dido) – Stan Lyrics on Rap Genius


“Thank You” is a song by Dido. Samples from the track were featured in the song “Stan” by Eminem; a rare example of a song becoming a hit after the track which sampled it.

The hook is relevant because even though Stan goes through a lot of hardships, the poster of Eminem on his wall makes life enjoyable since Stan idolizes him so much

The sample came to be as DJ Mark ‘The 45’ King sent a beat tape to Eminem, and the second track was “Thank You”. As Eminem heard Dido’s song, he thought that the hook could describe an obsessed fan. He asked Dido for permission, and she accepted, even declaring she was impressed that he wasn’t the psycho his lyrics\reputation painted.

Fun Fact: Dido named her first kid Stanley.

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