Hit 'Em High (The Monstars' Anthem)

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"Hit 'Em High
(The Monstars' Anthem)"
Monstars' Anthem CD.jpg
Single by B-Real, Coolio, Method Man, LL Cool J and Busta Rhymes
from the album Space Jam
ReleasedJanuary 7, 1997
FormatCD
RecordedOctober 1996
GenreHip hop
Length4:17
LabelAtlantic
Songwriter(s)
Producer(s)Trackmasters
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 hip hop single 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 popular. It failed to reach the Billboard Hot 100, but was successful in the United Kingdom.[citation needed] The video, directed by Hype Williams, is in black and white and features scenes from the movie, mostly the Monstars. The rappers wore the Monstars' jerseys from the movie while rapping on a basketball court.

Personnel[edit]

Recorded at Encore Studios and The Hit Factory

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]

Weekly charts[edit]

Chart (1997) Peak
position
Belgium (Ultratop 50 Flanders)[1] 35
Belgium (Ultratop 50 Wallonia)[2] 14
France (SNEP)[3] 38
Germany (Official German Charts)[4] 14
Ireland (IRMA) 8
Italy 140
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

Year-end[edit]

Chart (1997) Position
Belgium (Ultratop 50 Wallonia)[10] 86
Germany (Official German Charts)[11] 79
Netherlands (Single Top 100)[12] 82
Sweden (Sverigetopplistan)[13] 71

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Ultratop.be – B Real, Busta Rhymes, Coolio, LL Cool J & Method Man – Hit 'Em High (The Monstars' Anthem)" (in Dutch). Ultratop 50.
  2. ^ "Ultratop.be – B Real, Busta Rhymes, Coolio, LL Cool J & Method Man – Hit 'Em High (The Monstars' Anthem)" (in French). Ultratop 50.
  3. ^ "Lescharts.com – B Real, Busta Rhymes, Coolio, LL Cool J & Method Man – Hit 'Em High (The Monstars' Anthem)" (in French). Les classement single.
  4. ^ "Offiziellecharts.de – B Real, Busta Rhymes, Coolio, LL Cool J & Method Man – Hit 'Em High (The Monstars' Anthem)". GfK Entertainment Charts.
  5. ^ "Nederlandse Top 40 – B Real, Busta Rhymes, Coolio, LL Cool J & Method Man" (in Dutch). Dutch Top 40.
  6. ^ "Charts.nz – B Real, Busta Rhymes, Coolio, LL Cool J & Method Man – Hit 'Em High (The Monstars' Anthem)". Top 40 Singles.
  7. ^ "Norwegiancharts.com – B Real, Busta Rhymes, Coolio, LL Cool J & Method Man – Hit 'Em High (The Monstars' Anthem)". VG-lista.
  8. ^ "Swedishcharts.com – B Real, Busta Rhymes, Coolio, LL Cool J & Method Man – Hit 'Em High (The Monstars' Anthem)". Singles Top 100.
  9. ^ "Swisscharts.com – B Real, Busta Rhymes, Coolio, LL Cool J & Method Man – Hit 'Em High (The Monstars' Anthem)". Swiss Singles Chart.
  10. ^ "Rapports Annuels 1997" (in French). Ultratop Wallonia. Retrieved April 11, 2017.
  11. ^ "Top 100 Single-Jahrescharts". GfK Entertainment (in German). offiziellecharts.de. Retrieved April 11, 2017.
  12. ^ "Jaaroverzichten 1997" (in Dutch). Dutch Charts Portal. Hung Medien. Retrieved April 11, 2017.
  13. ^ "Årslista Singlar – År 1998" (in Swedish). Sverigetopplistan. Archived from the original on May 25, 2015. Retrieved April 11, 2017.