Some collaborations in music will leave you awe-struck. Eminem and Rihanna’s collaboration for Love the way you lie is one of such. This track is jaw-dropping and is more than just a song. The song takes a more meaningful approach and talks about a societal dilemma. That vicious dilemma is domestic violence. The song was released on August 6, 2010, on YouTube. It has garnered over 2.3 billion views on YT. Eminem is a stalwart rapper.
On the other hand, Rihanna is an influential singer. Both of these are impactful forces. There was no doubt that their collaboration would give us an utter banger.
How to Download Eminem – Love The Way You Lie ft. Rihanna
To download the song from iTunes, click on the Download button that is located below this review. If you like Eminem, check out also Venom, Lucky, and Fall. If you are a Rihanna fan, we recommend This Is What You Came For.
The Song Review
A Global Hit!
This song was bound to gather massive commercial success at a global level. It went on to grab the No. 1 spot on the US Digital Songs Chart. At the same time, it topped the Pop Songs chart in the US. Moreover, this track debuted as No. 1 on the US Billboard Hot 100 songs chart. After this, the song made its way to other leading music charts in the world.
Love the way you lie took a spot on the Australian Singles Chart. Besides that, it became the third bestselling song of 2010 in South Korea. Moreover, the song grabbed top-tier spots in the music charts of France and Austria, respectively. In the UK, it became the No. 1 Bestselling Song of the Year 2010 and took the UK music chart by storm. It was also certified that Love the way you Lie is Eminem’s bestselling single.
“Love the Way you Lie” in the Critical Light.
Overall, the song gathered positive reviews from critics and media houses.
Rihanna was very much praised for her strong vocals. Billboard wrote about her, “Exquisitely melodic and surprisingly hopeful.” On the other hand, critics at Billboard denoted Eminem’s rapping as “Dark, Introspective.”
MTV regarded the track as a “Well-constructed pop song with a killer look.” In addition, critics at Entertainment Weeklycontrasted this track and Adele’s “Someone like you” song, quoting it as its “slow-burning music.”
Eminem brought his intense game for this song. You will sense the feelings of tumultuous associations and relationships.
The New York Times wrote and praised Eminem’s incredible “Ability to assess issues from the perspective of both sexes.” Surely, this is one of the most engaging and meaningful songs on the Album.
‘Love the Way you lie’ music video gained mixed reviews. It is one hell of an intensive video yet very impactful.
In the video, Rihanna is seen singing in front of a burning house. There are firefighters as well. In a new shot, a girl and her love interest are seen sleeping in bed. The girl wakes up and sees a contact number with the name Cindy, written in her partner’s hand. All of a sudden, she starts to hit him. This is a very different take on domestic violence. Because, usually, it is the other way round. Between this scene, Eminem is seen rapping in the field.
The video takes several turns. That couple makes love and fights at the same time. At last, they are reconciled. Later on, Eminem joins Rihanna.
Critics at Rap-up regarded the video as “Realistic” and said, “Art imitates Life.”
This track is a mid-tempo with a hip-hop ballad. Plus, you will sense a pulsating music effect incorporated for expressions. In Eminem’s verses, there are hints of acoustic guitar, drums, and violin.
In the lyrical light, the song is about two lovers. They are not ready to part, despite the violence and complications in their relationship.