Hit 'Em High (The Monstars' Anthem)

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"Hit 'Em High (The Monstars' Anthem)"
Single by B-Real, Coolio, Method Man, LL Cool J, Busta Rhymes
from the album Space Jam
Released January 7, 1997
Format CD
Recorded October 1996
Genre Hip hop
Length 4:17
Label Atlantic
Writer(s) Artis Ivey Jr., Clifford Smith, James Todd Smith III, Louis Freese, Jean Claude Olivier, Samuel Barnes, Trevor Tahiem Smith Jr.
Producer(s) Trackmasters
Space Jam track listing
"I Believe I Can Fly"
(4)
"Hit 'Em High (The Monstars' Anthem)"
(5)
"I Found My Smile Again"
(6)
B-Real singles chronology
"Boom Biddy Bye Bye" (with Cypress Hill)
(1996)
"Hit 'Em High (The Monstars' Anthem)"
(1997)
"Men of Steel"
(1997)
Coolio singles chronology
"Keep It on the Red Light"
(1996)
"Hit 'Em High (The Monstars' Anthem)"
(1997)
"The Winner"
(1997)
Method Man singles chronology
"The Riddler"
(1995)
"Hit 'Em High (The Monstars' Anthem)"
(1997)
"Judgement Day"
(1998)
LL Cool J singles chronology
"Ain't Nobody"
(1996)
"Hit 'Em High (The Monstars' Anthem)"
(1997)
"Phenomenon"
(1997)
Busta Rhymes singles chronology
"It's a Party"
(1996)
"Hit 'Em High (The Monstars' Anthem)"
(1997)
"Put Your Hands Where My Eyes Could See"
(1997)

"Hit 'Em High (The Monstars' Anthem)" is a 1996 hip hop song performed by B-Real, Busta Rhymes, Coolio, LL Cool J, and Method Man from the Space Jam Soundtrack. Though the movie received mixed reviews, the soundtrack was a 1990's rap movement breakthrough. It failed to reach the Billboard Hot 100, but was hugely successful in the United Kingdom. The video (directed by Hype Williams) is featured in black and white form with scenes from the movie, mostly The Monstars. They wore jerseys that the Monstars had in the movie while exchanging lyrics in a basketball court.

The song is produced by popular hip-hop producers Poke & Tone (Trackmasters).[citation needed]

Track listing[edit]

A-Side[edit]

  1. "Hit 'Em High (The Monstars' Anthem)" (Extended Mix) — 4:41
  2. "Hit 'Em High" (Extended Track Masters Remix) — 4:23

B-Side[edit]

  1. "Hit 'Em High" (Original Instrumental) — 4:16
  2. "Hit 'Em High" (Track Masters Remix Instrumental) — 4:21

Chart performance[edit]

Peak positions[edit]

Chart (1997) Peak
position
Belgium (Ultratop 50 Flanders)[1] 35
Belgium (Ultratop 50 Wallonia)[2] 14
France (SNEP)[3] 38
Germany (Media Control Charts)[4] 14
Ireland (IRMA) 8
Netherlands (Dutch Top 40)[5] 4
New Zealand (Recorded Music NZ)[6] 17
Norway (VG-lista)[7] 1
Sweden (Sverigetopplistan)[8] 10
Switzerland (Schweizer Hitparade)[9] 11
UK Singles (The Official Charts Company) 8

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