Eminem has reportedly set a new Guinness World Record for having the most words in a hit song.
According to Billboard, the record was clinched by “Rap God,” Eminem’s rapid-fire hit which is said to have a whopping 1,560 words squeezed into just over 6 minutes.
One verse of the song in particular, starting at the 4:25 mark in the video, has left fans dumbstruck with its tongue-tying speed.
But who else was in the running? We consider some of the contenders.
– It’s the End of the World as We Know It (And I Feel Fine) – REM
Length: 4min 7sec Word count: 615 Words a second: 2.49
– We Didn’t Start The Fire – Billy Joel
Length: 4min 29sec Word count: 511 Words a second: 1.9
– Subterranean Homesick Blues – Bob Dylan
Length: 2min 20sec Word count: 326 Words a second: 2.33
– Length: 14min 35sec Word count: 2,879 Words a second: 3.29