Fantastic list, Rob, with some new-to-me songs. An American Pie lyric excerpt is in the first chapter of my work-in-progress memoir (hope there won't be legal issues with that). I'm weaving in music lyrics into many of the chapters. Music really does shape/reflect our lives.
I'd forgotten about Eminem's Lose Yourself. Going to put that on a playlist now. And, going to check out these other songs soon.
Always enjoy reading your music insights!