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
Released January 7, 1997
Format CD
Recorded October 1996
Genre Hip hop
Length 4:17
Label Atlantic
Songwriter(s)
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) String Module Error: Match not found1996
"Hit 'Em High (The Monstars' Anthem)"
(1997) Hit 'Em High (The Monstars' Anthem)1997
"Men of Steel"
(1997) Men of Steel1997
Coolio singles chronology
"Keep It on the Red Light"
(1996) Keep It on the Red Light1996
"Hit 'Em High (The Monstars' Anthem)"
(1997) Hit 'Em High (The Monstars' Anthem)1997
"The Winner"
(1997) The Winner1997
Method Man singles chronology
"The Riddler"
(1995) The Riddler1995
"Hit 'Em High (The Monstars' Anthem)"
(1997) Hit 'Em High (The Monstars' Anthem)1997
"Judgement Day"
(1998) Judgement Day1998
LL Cool J singles chronology
"Ain't Nobody"
(1996) Ain't Nobody1996
"Hit 'Em High (The Monstars' Anthem)"
(1997) Hit 'Em High (The Monstars' Anthem)1997
"Phenomenon"
(1997) Phenomenon1997
Busta Rhymes singles chronology
"It's a Party"
(1996) It's a Party1996
"Hit 'Em High (The Monstars' Anthem)"
(1997) Hit 'Em High (The Monstars' Anthem)String Module Error: Match not found
"Put Your Hands Where My Eyes Could See"
(1997) Put Your Hands Where My Eyes Could See1997

"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]

Peak positions[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. ^ "Musicline.de – B Real, Busta Rhymes, Coolio, LL Cool J & Method Man Single-Chartverfolgung" (in German). Media Control Charts. PhonoNet GmbH.
  5. ^ "Nederlandse Top 40 – B Real, Busta Rhymes, Coolio, LL Cool J & Method Man" (in Dutch). Dutch Top 40.
  6. ^ "Charts.org.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.