Rain Man

Rain Man

Eminem

This song is named after the 1988 movie Rain Man starring Dustin Hoffman and Tom Cruise. One of the main characters in the movie is autistic, and the song references several of his habits.

The playful and light-hearted song tells a lot of the same sort of celebrity oriented jokes as other Em tracks, such as “The Real Slim Shady” and “Just Lose It”, but have new punchlines.

Eminem mentioned this song in an interview with Rolling Stone in 2011:

Around the tail end of [2004’s] Encore, the songs started getting really goofy. “Rain Man,” “Big Weenie,” “Ass Like That” – that’s when the wheels were coming off. Every day I had a pocketful of pills, and I would just go into the studio and goof off.