Space Jam (soundtrack)

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Space Jam
Soundtrack album by Various artists
Released October 21, 1996
October 20, 1997
(re-release)
Recorded April, 1996 - September, 1996
Genre R&B, pop, hip hop
Length 65:16
Label Warner Sunset/Atlantic
Producer R. Kelly, Ken Ross, Craig Kallman, Dominique Trenier
Singles from Space Jam
  1. "I Believe I Can Fly"
    Released: November 26, 1996
  2. "Space Jam"
    Released: December 3, 1996
  3. "Hit 'Em High (The Monstars' Anthem)"
    Released: January 7, 1997
  4. "Fly Like an Eagle"
    Released: February 10, 1997
  5. "Love Is All We Need"
    Released: February 18, 1997
  6. "For You I Will"
    Released: February 25, 1997
  7. "I Turn to You"
    Released: June 1997
  8. "All of My Days"
    Released: June 10, 1997

Space Jam: Music from and Inspired by the Motion Picture is the original soundtrack album of the 1996 film of the same name starring Michael Jordan and the Looney Tunes cast. An album featuring the film's score by James Newton Howard was also released. The soundtrack was released by Warner Sunset and Atlantic Records on October 21, 1996. The worldwide hit "I Believe I Can Fly" by R. Kelly was first released on the soundtrack.

The soundtrack album was re-released on October 20, 1997, with En Vogue, SWV, Mary J. Blige, Vanessa L. Williams, Joe, Aaliyah, Toni Braxton, Xscape, 702, and Total replacing Billy West, Spin Doctors, Barry White, Biz Markie, Robin S., D'Angelo, and Chris Rock, with their original songs like "Whatever", "All I Need", "How Soon", "Love Is All We Need", "Someone Like Me", "Choosey Lover", "Not Gonna", "Happiness", and "Use Your Heart".

Reception[edit]

Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
Allmusic 3/5 stars[1]
Entertainment Weekly B−[2]

The soundtrack earned mostly good reviews and was successful on the Billboard 200, peaking at #2. The soundtrack also managed to sell very well; it was certified as double platinum less than two months after its release, in January 1997. In 2001, the soundtrack was certified 6x Platinum.[3]

End of decade charts[edit]

Chart (1990–1999) Position
U.S. Billboard 200[4] 69

Track listing[edit]

No. Title Writer(s) Producer(s) Length
1. "Fly Like an Eagle" (Seal) Steve Miller Seal & Rashad Ringo Smith 4:15
2. "The Winner" (Coolio) Artis Ivey Jr., Brian "The Wino" Dobbs & Curtis Mayfield Dobbs 4:03
3. "Space Jam" (Quad City DJ's) Jay McGowan, N. Orange & V. Bryant Jay "Ski" McGowan 5:07
4. "I Believe I Can Fly" (R. Kelly) Robert Kelly R. Kelly 5:22
5. "Hit 'Em High (The Monstars' Anthem)" (B-Real, Busta Rhymes, Coolio, LL Cool J & Method Man) Louis Freese, Trevor Smith, Artis Ivey Jr., Todd Smith & Clifford Smith Poke and Tone 4:18
6. "I Found My Smile Again" (D'Angelo) Michael Archer D'Angelo 6:16
7. "For You I Will" (Monica) Diane Warren David Foster 4:56
8. "Upside Down ('Round-N-'Round)" (Salt-N-Pepa) Bernard Edwards, Nile Rodgers, Cheryl James & Sandra Denton Rashad Ringo Smith & Armando Colon 4:17
9. "Givin' U All That I've Got" (Robin S.) Robin Stone & Todd Terry Terry 4:04
10. "Basketball Jones" (Barry White & Chris Rock) Thomas Chong & Cheech Lou Adler & Jamey Jaz 5:40
11. "I Turn to You" (All-4-One) Diane Warren James Harris III & Terry Lewis 4:53
12. "All of My Days" (R. Kelly featuring Changing Faces & Jay-Z) Robert Kelly, Shawn Carter Robert Kelly 4:02
13. "That's the Way (I Like It)" (Spin Doctors featuring Biz Markie) Harry W. Casey & Richard Finch Danny Kortchmar & Peter Denenberg & Rashad Ringo Smith 3:50
14. "Buggin'" (Bugs Bunny) Lyrics by Carter & Music by James Newton Howard Dominique Trenier and Dominique Owen 4:15
Total length:
65:13

Album singles[edit]

Single information
"For You I Will"
  • Performed by: Monica
  • Released: February 25, 1997
  • Formats: CD
  • Chart positions: #27 UK; #2 NZ; #4 US
"I Believe I Can Fly"
  • Performed by: R. Kelly
  • Released: November 26, 1996
  • Formats: CD, cassette
  • Chart positions: #1 UK; #1 NZ; #2 US
"Space Jam"
  • Performed by: Quad City DJ's
  • Released: December 3, 1996
  • Formats: CD
  • Chart positions: #24 NZ; #37 US; #57 UK
"Hit 'Em High (The Monstars' Anthem)"
"Fly Like an Eagle"
  • Performed by: Seal
  • Released: February 10, 1997
  • Formats: CD
  • Chart positions: #10 US; #13 UK; #61 GER
"Love Is All We Need"
  • Performed by: Mary J. Blige featuring Nas
  • Released: February 18, 1997
  • Formats: CD, cassette, maxi
  • Chart positions: #43 US; #15 UK; #7 NZ; #90 DUT; #31 SWE
"All of My Days"
  • Performed by: Changing Faces featuring Jay Z and R. Kelly
  • Released: June 10, 1997
  • Formats: CD, cassette, maxi
  • Chart positions: #65 US; #38 US R&B/Hip Hop

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